Open Enrollment Available through Dec. 10

Nov 16, 2018

For the plan year beginning Jan. 1, 2019, the annual benefits open enrollment period is held Nov. 10 - Dec. 10. This will again be an online process accessed through the PeopleSoft Self Service portal on the Guthrie Intranet page or via the Employee Login link from the Internet for all employees.

All benefit-eligible employees should log in to open enrollment to ensure the tobacco surcharge and spousal surcharge are being applied (or not applied) correctly and to select their benefit elections for the upcoming plan year. If you want to enroll in a Flexible Spending Account in 2019, you must make a new election. You can find the spousal surcharge form on the Open Enrollment Intranet page. Employees should also take a moment to review address, phone number, and emergency contact information to ensure that it is correct.

All employees can access their enrollment election form online where they can: review their current benefit enrollment information, make any necessary changes to benefit elections for the upcoming calendar year and consent to receive their 1095 and W2 electronically. A booklet explaining benefit information for the 2019 plan year will be mailed to all employee homes. You may also access the open enrollment booklets and other open enrollment documents on the intranet at www.guthrie.net/open-enrollment.

Changes to the Guthrie Network Advantage Plan this benefit year include

  • Cortland Regional Medical Center (soon to become Guthrie Cortland Medical Center) will be in the primary network. 
  • Coverage is only available for providers and facilities who participate with Blue Cross. 
  • The copay for an ER visit will be $100 for the first four visits and $150 for any additional visits. 
  • The copay for a primary care office visit in the primary network will increase to $20. 
  • Premiums will increase 6% this plan year. 

Changes to Life and Disability Benefits (All Employees):
All employees will use a new process when applying for a disability leave or FMLA. This will be handled directly by Cigna. Click here to view the new process.  

Changes to Voluntary Supplementary Benefits (All Employees):
Please note that voluntary supplementary benefit plans will this year be offered through MetLife. Enrollment will be completed through NaviLink for all staff members. 

A critical component of being prepared for open enrollment is to know your PeopleSoft username and password. Your PeopleSoft login is the same information that you use for PeopleSoft Self Service to access payroll and personal information and when using PeopleSoft Recruiting Solutions when applying for job openings. If you do not already know your password, make sure to contact the help desk at 570-887-5380 for assistance. For assistance with MetLife Voluntary benefits please call the Voluntary Benefit Enrollment Center at 1-888-317-3759.

We understand that online open enrollment may be challenging for some staff, and the Human Resources team is here to support you. Staff members are welcome to complete their open enrollment using the kiosks in the Human Resources lobby of the Foundation Building on the Guthrie Sayre campus from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. Staff will be available from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. for support or to answer questions. There will also be a kiosk in Guthrie Corning Hospital Human Resources available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Support for other locations will be communicated on the Guthrie Intranet and Workplace as well as in Friday Facts.

If you have additional questions, please contact the Benefits staff in Human Resources in Sayre at 570-887-4401. In addition, look for more information about open enrollment in Friday Facts, Workplace and on the Announcements page of the Guthrie Intranet.

Please take the time necessary to fully understand your Guthrie benefits and to choose wisely those elections most appropriate for your personal situation.