Annual Federal Notices
Employers, like Indiana University, are required to provide notices to employees about rights and responsibilities they have related to healthcare coverage. The full text of these notices is available at hr.iu.edu/benefits/federal_notices.htm. A summary of each is provided below.
Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage
The university's employee prescription benefits allow covered individuals to delay enrolling in Medicare prescription coverage without penalty so long as enrollment takes place within 63 days of IU coverage ending.
HIPAA Privacy Practices
IU maintains the privacy of Protected Health Information (PHI) that is received or created by its healthcare plans. PHI is only used for the payment, treatment or operations of its healthcare plans consistent with federal and state privacy laws.
Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act (WHCRA)
The mastectomy and reconstruction benefits provided under IU medical plans meet all the requirements of WHCRA.
Medicare/CHIP Special Enrollment Rights
IU employees have the right to change health coverage during the year when there is a change in the eligibility of a dependent child to receive coverage under Medicaid or a state Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) establishes employee eligibility and job entitlements, employer obligations, benefits and remedies under the Act.
Healthcare Coverage for Children
Children of employees who have not yet reached age 26 are eligible to enroll in IU-sponsored healthcare coverage effective January 1, 2011. This includes children whose coverage ended or who were previously ineligible for coverage due to marriage or tax dependent status.
Employees and their covered dependents have the opportunity for a temporary extension of medical coverage at group rates in the event that coverage would otherwise end.
Fidelity and TIAA-CREF offer mobile applications that allow IU employees to access their personal retirement accounts. Using their secure login, employees can view account balances and investment performance.
- Fidelity offers an app designed for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android phones.
- Blackberry and other PDA users can access their account information via Fidelity's Web browser interface at fidelity.mobi.
To learn more and to download the app, visit the Fidelity Mobile Apps page.
- TIAA-CREF offers an app designed for the iPhone.
To learn more and to download the app, visit the TIAA-CREF App page.
W-2s for 2011 will be delivered electronically through the Employee Center in OneStart. This will replace W-2 Express and make the retrieval process more convenient for employees. Employees must consent to receive the W-2 online. This consent will allow retrieval of the 2011 W-2 form 1-2 weeks earlier than mailed paper forms. To consent for online delivery and view prior year W-2s, visit the Tax Information section of the Employee Center in OneStart at www.onestart.iu.edu. For questions about W-2s or the new process, contact .