If you have a qualified life event, such as a new baby, marriage, divorce or a change in your spouse’s employment status, you can make changes to the benefit plans below within 30 days of the event.
Dependent Day Care Flexible Spending Account (DCFSA)
Optional Life Insurance
Dependent Life Insurance
Family Accident Insurance
The details are provided in the respective HR policies, which are posted in the Resource Materials section of myHR on Hess Connect. See instructions on what you need to do.
Annual Base Pay
The definition of annual base salary depends on whether you are salaried or hourly, and does not include bonus or overtime pay. If you are a salaried employee, annual base salary is your annual salary. If you are an hourly employee, annual base salary is your hourly rate times 2,080 (52 weeks x 40 hours/week).
Hess provides generous paid time off for maternity and child bonding — up to 16 weeks. Plus, you receive full pay during the period of approved family leave.
Keep in mind that working with Health Advocate is collaborative — you may need to share information so a dedicated Health Advocate can offer informed, well-researched guidance.
Plan so you can allow a day or two for your Health Advocate to do the necessary research to provide a response. This may include making appointments for you.
BUILD UP YOUR HSA NEST EGG
Depending on how you use it, your HSA can be a valuable addition to your retirement savings portfolio. If you save (rather than spend) your HSA dollars, you can build up your HSA balance for future use. You can even invest your HSA dollars and watch it grow tax free with investment earnings.
You must re-enroll in order to make HSA contributions every year. Your current election won’t roll over to next year. However, you can change (increase, decrease, start or stop) your HSA contributions at any time during the year.
FIND IN-NETWORK DENTAL PROVIDERS
To find an in-network dentist, visit deltadentalins.com and click Find a Dentist. Enter your ZIP code, select Delta Dental PPO or Delta Dental Premier, then click Find a dentist. You can also call 1-800-932-0783.
FIND IN-NETWORK VISION PROVIDERS
To find an in-network vision provider, visit anthem.com or call 1-866-723-0515. Go to Individual and Family at the top left of the home page. Under Care, click FIND CARE. Search either as a Member or as a Guest. If searching as a Guest, be sure to select the Blue View Vision network.