Benefits Open Enrollment for 2022 is coming: October 26-November 4, 2021. This is your annual opportunity to review your benefit options and choose the ones that best meet your needs.
Preview of Benefit Changes for 2022
Salary Tiers Will Be Adjusted Upwards for Faculty, Nonunion Staff and HUCTW Members
Salary amounts for tiers 1, 2, and 3 for medical premiums for faculty, nonunion staff and HUCTW members are being adjusted upward by $5,000, effective January 1, 2022.
You will automatically be placed in the right tier based on your salary and do not need to take any action. Salary tiers are based on full-time-equivalent (FTE) salary, which is the salary you earn if you work full time, or if you work part time, the salary you would earn if you worked full time.
Tiers will be adjusted as follows:
- Tier 1: Changing from less than $55,000 to less than $60,000
- Tier 2: Changing from $55,000-$74,999 to $60,000-$79,999
- Tier 3: Changing from $75,000-$99,999 to $80,000-$99,999
- There is no change to tier 4, which remains $100,000 and above
This change does not apply to members of other unions.
Prescription Copayments Waived or Reduced for Many Medications for Chronic Conditions
Certain medications used to prevent or manage the treatment of chronic medical conditions will be available at a reduced or no cost under new federal guidelines. Examples of conditions that have medications on this list include asthma, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and others.
Prescription coverage is provided by Express Scripts and is included in Harvard’s plans for active employees. More information, including an Express Scripts Open Enrollment website where you can confirm your prescription copayments for 2022 and view the Preventive Medications List will be available in early October. You may also contact Express Scripts at 877-787-8684.
Health Plan Rates
You can see 2022 rates by selecting the link below for your employee group:
- Harvard Business Publishing employees
- Faculty, Administrative/Professional Staff and Nonunion Staff
- HUSPMGU and Local 26 bargaining unit (union) members
- ATC, HUPA, and SEIU members (Custodian and Arboretum)
Look for Your Open Enrollment Guide in October
Additional information will be provided beginning in mid-October to assist you in making the best coverage decisions for you and your family.
Digital Open Enrollment Guides
If you are in one of the following employee groups, Harvard will provide 2022 benefit information by email in mid-October, with a link to an easy-to-navigate digital Open Enrollment Guide that you and your family can review:
- Harvard Business Publishing (HBP) employees
- Adminisrative/professional staff
- Support staff including HUCTW members
To ensure sure you receive yours promptly, you may check that your type “Harvard” email address is correct by going to PeopleSoft and selecting My Personal Details > Contact Details. If you need to make any changes to your email, please contact your local HR office by September 25, 2021.
US Mail Open Enrollment Guides
Members of Service & Trades unions, employees based in Washington, D.C, as well as those on long-term disability, Workers Compensation and unpaid leaves will receive their 2022 Open Enrollment Guide by mail. If you have moved, please update your address in PeopleSoft by September 25 to be sure you receive materials promptly.