LHR News: Dependent Verification Program deadline is March 30

Submitted by Cathy O’Connell

Those who have not yet completed the dependent verification process will be receiving a final reminder/notice of cancellation of coverage letter from Aon Hewitt within the next several days.

Please remember – in order to continue coverage for dependents, it is very important that all required verification documents be submitted to Aon Hewitt by March 30, 2013 . If the Aon Hewitt Dependent Verification Center does not receive and verify the eligibility of dependent(s) by March 30, 2013 , those non-verified dependent(s) will be removed from the medical, dental, and/or vision plans effective April 1, 2013 ; the tuition discount will be discontinued effective with the summer 2013 semester.

Aon Hewitt’s Dependent Verification Center is available to help! Anyone with questions about the verification or the process should call them at 1-888-223-3338 . Until March 30 , they are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They will be closed on Easter Sunday, and as of April 1 , phone hours for the Dependent Verification Center will be 8 am – 11 pm, EST, Monday through Friday .

Faculty and staff having experienced a qualifying event and/or having been hired after January 1, 2013 , will receive information from Aon Hewitt in the May/June timeframe. No action is needed by them at this time. Also, this program applies only to those faculty and staff covering dependents on the medical, dental, vision or tuition discount programs.

Information, including Frequently Asked Questions, is also available on the Employee Benefits website at: http://ohr.psu.edu/benefits/dependent-verification/.

Thank you in advance for your participation and compliance with this important initiative. Your cooperation will help protect our benefit program costs now and in the future.