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Health Plans

Eligibility

Contact the Benefits Office to confirm eligibility.

Michigan Conference

Medical
Partnering with our vendors we provide a comprehensive health plan to help cover needs that arise from medical situations. Click here for the medical and prescription summary for the Michigan Conference.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is Michigan’s largest health insurer and has the state’s largest health care network. It is a company founded on a tradition of affordable, quality health care for everyone, improving the present and investing in the future. Click here to go to BCBS of Michigan. To download the BCBS mobile app, click here.

Click here for the Michigan Conference 2019 Member Enrollment Guide.
Click here for the 2019 Michigan Conference health insurance rates.

Prescription
The Michigan Conference provides vendored services that help in obtaining prescription medication while helping with costs and coverage. Click here for a summary of the Michigan Conference prescription drug program.

Medtipster: Medtipster is dedicated to providing American consumers with thousands of dollars annually in healthcare and pharmaceutical savings by being the first to provide the most accurate and reliable healthcare data, pricing and information to the public. Click here for a list of participating pharmacies.

CanadaRXPro: We invite you to use our Canadian pharmacy partner Global Health Management to fill your 90 day supply of maintenance medications! Click here to find out more how this works.

Dental
The Michigan Conference dental coverage with MetLife gives you access to one of the largest networks of dental providers in the country at a negotiated cost. Click here for more information on the Michigan Conference plan.

MetLife: There are thousands of general dentists and specialists to choose from nationwide — so you are sure to find one who meets your needs. You can receive a list of these participating dentists online at www.metlife.com/dental or call 1-800-942-0854 to have a list faxed or mailed to you. With your PPO Plan, you can visit any dentist but you pay less out-of-pocket when you choose a PPO dentist. Please note: You will not receive an ID card from MetLife. You will simply supply your SSN to your provider and let them know you have MetLife or you can access a copy of the card via the MetLife mobile app. Questions? Click here.

MyBenefits: MyBenefits provides you with a personalized, integrated and secure view of your MetLife-delivered benefits. You can take advantage of a number of self-service capabilities as well as a wealth of easy to access information. MetLife is able to deliver services that empower you to manage your benefits. Click here for instructions on the registration process. 

Vision
Eye care is a vital component of a healthy lifestyle. With vision insurance, having regular exams and purchasing contacts or glasses is simple and affordable. The coverage is inexpensive, yet the benefits can be significant! Click here to learn more about the Michigan Conference vision program.

Vision Service Plan: VSP proves a rich, flexible plan that allow you to safeguard your health while saving you money. Review your plan options and see why vision insurance may be a great benefit for you. Click here to find a vision provider or call 1-855-638-3931. Questions? Click here for vision FAQs.

Teladoc
Teladoc gives you 24/7/365 access to U.S. board-certified doctors through phone or video consults. It does not replace your primary care physician but is a convenient option for quality care of non-severe medical conditions at no cost to the participant.

Teladoc-Summary to learn more about Teladoc.
Click here or call 1-800-835-2362 to connect to a doctor anytime.

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
A Flexible Spending Account (also known as a flexible spending arrangement) is a special account you put money into that you use to pay for certain out-of-pocket health care costs. Click here for the Michigan Conference claim form.

  • You can use a medical Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to pay for copayments, deductibles, some drugs, and some other health care costs. FSAs are limited to $2,550 per year.
  • You don’t have to pay taxes on this money. This means you’ll save an amount equal to the taxes you would have paid on the money you set aside.
  • You can use funds in your FSA to pay for certain medical, dental, and vision expenses, including copayments and deductibles. See a list of generally permitted medical, dental, and vision expenses.
  • FSAs are available only with job-based health plans. 
  • You can’t spend FSA funds on insurance premiums.

Questions?
Contact Rev. Donald Emmert, Director of Conference Benefits and Human Resources, at demmert@michiganumc.org or John Kosten, Benefits Administrator, at jkosten@michiganumc.org

Detroit Conference Health Reimbursement Account (HRA): Claims from 2018 for those who were enrolled in the Detroit Conference Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) must be submitted by June 30, 2019.

Click here for more information on the Detroit Conference HRA.
HRA-Claim-Form for the Detroit Conference HRA Claim Form.

The Michigan Conference of The United Methodist Church uses BenePro for our third-party administrators.

“Founded in 1990, BenePro is one of Southeast Michigan’s premier employee benefit advisory firms. At BenePro, we focus first on process and integration with all other Human Resource functions. By streamlining the more mundane processes, we are able to work with your team on the important areas in your benefit plans – cost, communication and compliance. This can make a real difference in helping you achieve your best possible outcomes from your plan. A Charter Partner with United Benefit Advisors, BenePro is able to deliver the best of both worlds – the personal touch of a local firm with the strength and resources of a large national firm.” – benepro.com

Do you have questions?
Contact Teresa Edwards at tedwards@hrpro.biz or
248-581-0292

Do you have claim questions?
Contact Erin Faszcewski at erin@benepro.com or
248-581-0279

Need to update your address?
Contact Donald Emmert, Director of Conference Benefits and Human Resources, at demmert@michiganumc.org

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