GEO: What's New for 2019-20
New Dental Plan Provider & Plan Upgrades
We're excited to announce we've partnered with Ameritas Dental to provide a dental plan that builds on our previous benefit with many enhancements, including:
100% coverage for 4 cleanings/plan year
an increased calendar year maximum of $2250
you can use $150 of this maximum toward remaining vision materials costs after our EyeMed vision insurance is applied
65% coverage for occlusal guards, like night guards
Please review the plan full description before utilizing the coverage.
Wellness Reimbursement Enhancements
We are continuing to offer the expanded the list of eligible wellness activities initially adopted in the wake of COVID-19, including fitness related equipment like weights, yoga mats, and more.
We have a limited number of prepaid 12 month Daily Burn Subscriptions available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Child Care Reimbursement Enhancements
We're working to expand the definition of eligible care to include informal forms of care due to the challenges of finding care during COVID-19. Check back for updates.
Adjustment to an Earlier Benefit Plan Year
Due to the earlier semester start date this year and to better align our benefit year with the academic calendar in general, the 2020-21 plan year will begin 9/1/20. What does this mean for you?
If you were enrolled for 2019-20 but won't be eligible for 2020-21: your final month of coverage for 19-20 will still be September, but your dental coverage will be with Ameritas for the period 9/1-9/30/20 and if you choose to extend coverage with COBRA, that dental coverage will also be with Ameritas.
If you are a new grad employee for 2020-21: your earliest possible coverage date is 9/1/20.
If you were enrolled for 2019-20 and will be eligible and enrolled for 2020-21: Plan ahead to use any plan year maximum you had left with MetLife by 8/31/20. Our dental plan will change to Ameritas on 9/1 and you will have a new plan year maximum and a new deductible responsibility.