Employees Take Note!
Please remember that the CVS Maintenance Choice (with opt-out) program has recently been implemented by the State of RI. Employees are able to save money through this program by choosing to fill their maintenance prescription drugs for 90 day supplies through CVS mail order or in person at CVS Pharmacy locations and select Target stores. The advantage of this program is that you will pay a 2 month co-pay for a 90 day supply of medication instead of a 3 month co-pay.
There is absolutely no requirement that you utilize the 90 day program to fill maintenance medications. If you choose to continue to fill only 30 day supplies of maintenance medications at a preferred non-CVS pharmacy, you can opt out of the program by contacting CVS Customer Care at 1-800-307-5432. Please note that if you do not call to opt out, you will be charged full price for your next prescription.
If you choose to opt out, you can opt back in by going to CVS/Target or use the mail order program in the future.
If you would like more information or have any questions, please call the HR Department at x2311 or visit http://www.employeebenefits.ri.gov/Documents/State%20of%20RI%20Maintenance%20Choice%20Flyer.pdf
Full-time employees and any employee receiving health coverage under the State employee health plan should have received the IRS form 1095-C in February 2017. Employees and their dependents may need this important form when completing federal income taxes for calendar year 2016.
For detailed information about IRS Form 1095-C, please visit www.irs.gov/affordable-care-act/questions-and-answers-about-health-care-information-forms-for-individuals and www.irs.gov/affordable-care-act/individuals-and-families/individual-shared-responsibility-provision.
With so many options available, it’s important that you make the right choice when selecting where you receive health care. From NurseLine to the emergency room, Rhode Island State Employee Health Plan members have a diverse array of venues to choose from. Please review the “Choosing Care” flyer for guidance from UnitedHealthcare on how you can make the best choice for your health and your wallet.
Additionally, the Rhode Island State Employee Health Plan is proud to introduce Virtual Visits from UnitedHealthcare. Virtual Visits provides Rhode Island State Employee Health Plan members the ability to see and speak to a doctor online anytime from a mobile device or computer. Virtual Visits are good for doctor consultations regarding common acute conditions such as a cough/cold, seasonal flu, sore throat and sinus problems. Virtual Visits are not meant for any complex or chronic conditions requiring a hands-on exam or any kind of tests.
To access Virtual Visits, log on to www.myuhc.com and click on the Virtual Visits link on the right-hand side of the web page under the heading "What would you like to do today?"
Please join us in welcoming the newest members of the CCRI community:
No matter where you are in life - just getting started or planning for retirement - a session with a financial consultant can help you create a unique plan for your goals. And, it's at no additional cost as a part of your retirement plan. You’ll get answers to these questions and more:
Register for a session to get an action plan created especially for you. RSVP today as space is limited. Register at www.TIAA.org/schedulenow or call 800-732-8353 weekdays, 8am to 8pm (ET).
|Day & Date||Time||Campus||Location|
|Thursday, June 8, 2017||9am - 4pm||Warwick||Room 3140|
|Tuesday, June 13, 2017||9am - 4pm||Lincoln||Room 2362|
|Thursday, June 22, 2017||9am - 4pm||Newport||Room 233|
|Wednesday, June 28, 2017||9am - 4pm||Providence||Room 2229|
|Wednesday, September 6, 2017||9am - 4pm||Warwick||Room 3140|
|Tuesday, September 12, 2017||9am - 4pm||Lincoln||TBD|
|Thursday, September 14, 2017||9am - 4pm||Newport||Room 233|
|Thursday, September 21, 2017||9am - 4pm||Providence||Room 2229|
|Wednesday, November 15, 2017||9am - 4pm||Warwick||Room 3140|
|Thursday, November 16, 2017||9am - 4pm||Lincoln||TBD|
Employees interested in scheduling an appointment with CCRI's MetLife Representative, Jake Darsch, please call 401-243-8823 or via email jdarsch@BarnumFG.com for one-on-one counseling.
Are you ready for the inevitable changes that occur in everyone’s life? Life is a journey. It can be full of bumps and potholes; making it quite hectic. Taking the time to make financial decisions will make the journey much more rewarding now and down the road. While we all have good intentions to get our finances in order, we may not take the time or even know where to start.
CCRI's Valic representative, Garfield Davidson, can help you develop a plan for your financial goals, your dreams and your life’s journey. Set up an appointment with Garfield by calling 401-413-2920 or via email at Garfield.Davidson1@valic.com.
Garfield will be on campus for private consultation meetings on the following dates and times:
|Day & Date||Time||Campus||Location|
|Monday, April 24, 2017 - Lunch Seminar||12pm - 1pm||Newport||Room 233|
|Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - Lunch Seminar||12pm - 1pm||Warwick||Room 3141|
|Thursday, April 27, 2017 - Lunch Seminar||12pm - 1pm||Lincoln||Room 2362|
|Friday, April 28, 2017 - Lunch Seminar||12pm - 1pm||Providence||Room 2229|
|Tuesday, May 2, 2017||10am - 2pm||Lincoln||Room 2362|
|Wednesday, May 3, 2017||10am - 2pm||Providence||Room 2229|
|Thursday, May 4, 2017||10am - 2pm||Newport||Room 233|
|Friday, May 5, 2017||10am - 2pm||Warwick||Room 3141|