HR provides benefits information

The Office of Human Resources has made the following announcements regarding benefits coverage:

New health ID cards

Members of Aetna U.S. Healthcare's HMOs and post-65 retirees in either the standard or premium plans may receive a new ID card during the next few months. The cards will reflect a name change from Aetna U.S. Healthcare to Aetna Health Inc.

Aetna first will provide new cards to new members and those members making a change -- for example, adding a dependent, dropping a dependent or changing an address.

The new ID cards will be produced on plastic (like those provided currently to HMO members)and will be provided for the employee and each dependent.

The current ID card will continue to be honored by providers of Aetna Health Inc. until the new ID cards are issued. Those with questions should contact the Aetna customer service department using the telephone number listed on the back of the current ID card.

Vision care changes

Effective immediately, the University is providing additional coverage to members of the vision care plan at no cost to employees.

The co-pay for glass or plastic lenses has been reduced from $25 to $20, and there is no charge for scratch-proof coating for lenses. Those with questions about vision benefits should contact Vision Service Plan at 1-800-622-7444.
 
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April 15, 2002
Vol. 91, No. 23
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Contents

Page one
Paczynski 'OGLEs' the sky for answers to cosmic questions
Telescopes serve as time machines for sky surveyors
International friends break the language barrier

Inside
Symposium to honor Tilghman
Academic managers unite to provide continuity, support
HR provides benefits information
Spring tradition

Sections
People
By the numbers: Items that have been named for Princeton
Nassau Notes
Calendar of events


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