ARE YOU OR A PARENT ELIGIBLE FOR MEDICARE?
Medicare is the health insurance program run by the Federal Government. It is available to those 65 and older, those under 65 with certain disabilities, and those with end-stage renal disease. Personalized service is now available to you and your family members so you can choose the right Medicare coverage for your individual situation. The Healthplan available through The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland may or may not be the best option for you. Click HERE to learn more.
We believe a critical part of our mission is to offer you and your family affordable, competitive healthcare benefits. In spite of the ever-increasing costs we are able continue that commitment. The expense of providing health care for our employees is at an all-time high. We now spend approximately $9,000 per year per person for those covered by the Plan.
The updated Health Care Handbook is now available. In it you will find useful information about plan provisions, along with answers to your most commonly asked questions.
Highlights for 2020-2021
THE CHANGES WE’VE MADE HAVE BEEN MINIMAL. THE SAME AS LAST YEAR, YOU HAVE FOUR PLANS TO CHOOSE FROM:
- The Medical Mutual PPO (MMO PPO);
- The Medical Mutual PPO/Health Savings Account (MMO PPO/HSA);
- The SkyCare EPO plan (formerly named MetroSelect EPO) plan; and,
- The Medical Mutual MedFlex EPO plan.
There is no change to the rates for the Medical Mutual MedFlex EPO, Metro SkyCare EPO and Medical Mutual PPO/HSA plans.
The Medical Mutual PPO/HSA plan still offers the annual $500/employee and $1,000/family contribution to your health savings account.
The rates for the Medical Mutual PPO plan have increased from last year and this remains the highest rate plan. The deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums have also increased. If enrolling in this plan you’re eligible to select a Paladina doctor. Click HERE for details.
The Medical Mutual MedFlex EPO and Metro SkyCare EPO plans offer a great value in high quality healthcare. The premiums are lower than the Medical Mutual PPO plan, where we unfortunately needed to increase both the rates and also the deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums.
Recently, we’ve included a telehealth services option for all plans. The telehealth provider varies by plan so check HERE for details.
This year we introduced the Paladina Health program. It’s a great way to get personalized care from a doctor who will take the time to get to know you and your health. See the FLIER for more details.
We also introduced the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that provides a wide range of confidential counseling services. See THIS PAGE to learn how to access this help for you and your family.
Flu season is here so it’s time to start thinking about getting your annual flu shot. Getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect yourself and others from the flu.
Diocese Employees and their dependents are able to receive a flu shot at any CVS Pharmacy at no cost. Note that you should get your flu shot from your CVS pharmacist, not from a CVS Minute Clinic, as you could be assessed an administration charge for the shot.
New this year: If you are enrolled in one of our Diocesan health plans, you no longer need a voucher. Simply show your pharmacist your CVS/Caremark card. If you have misplaced your card, call 844-431-4882 to request a new card. If you are not enrolled in one of our health plans, you can still obtain vouchers from the Benefits Office at (216) 696-6525, ext. 5040 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope many of you take advantage of this easy opportunity to receive your annual flu vaccine.