Open Enrollment 2023!
This is your once-a-year opportunity to make changes to your benefits so they continue to be a good fit for you and your family. This year, there’s much to consider, so it’s an ideal time to take a fresh look at all the benefits Madison County offers.
What's different this year?
Health Insurance Premium Increase
VSP (Vision) Insurance Premium Increase
Virtual Physical Therapy Benefit
Hinge Health is an innovative program that combines expert clinical care and advanced technology, surpassing traditional physical therapy methods. It offers personalized physical therapy developed by physical therapists to alleviate pain based on individual needs, goals, and abilities. With dedicated 1-on-1 support from qualified health coaches and physical therapists, users can connect via text, email, phone call, or video chat to set goals and ask questions. This service is available at no cost for employees enrolled in Local Gov Health Insurance.
Ready, set, enroll!
Join Hinge Health for exercise therapy without leaving home. No copays. No office visits. Reduce your back and joint pain in just 15 minutes a day. Best of all, there's no cost to you -your Hinge Health benefit is 100% covered by BCBSAL through Local Gov Health Insurance.
Join Hinge Health to:
• Overcome pain or limited movement
• Recover from a recent or past injury
• Keep your joints healthy and pain free
A personalized program
Get unlimited exercises and stretches developed for you by physical therapists. Reduce your pain with a plan that’s personalized for your needs, goals, and ability.
Dedicated 1-on-1 support
Partner with a care team that includes a qualified health coach and physical therapist. Connect via text, email, phone call, or video chat to ask questions, set goals, and more.
Convenient exercise sessions
With the Hinge Health app, you can do your exercise therapy anytime, anywhere. Plus, your exercises are designed so they can be done in about 15 minutes or less.
Employees and dependents 18+ enrolled in a BCBSAL medical plan through Local Government Insurance Board are eligible.
Hinge Health will be available to members beginning 1/1/2024
Open Enrollment Newsletter
Take a look at all that Open Enrollment 2023 has to offer. Learn more about your benefits, and access contact information for our benefit vendors.
Important note: This document contains only highlights of the Madison County Commission benefit plans and programs. Receipt of this document does not guarantee eligibility for any Madison County Commission sponsored plan or program of benefits. Eligibility for and entitlement to a benefit is governed by the terms of the official plan document or summary. Madison County expects to continue offering the employee benefits plans noted in this document, but reserves the right to amend, cancel, or terminate the plans at any time. If there is a discrepancy between this document and the official Plan Document(s), the official Plan Document(s) will govern.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Open Enrollment?
A: Open Enrollment allows benefit-eligible employees to modify their benefit elections and re-enroll in Flexible Spending Accounts.
Q: When does Open Enrollment begin?
A: 2024 Benefits Open Enrollment is from Wednesday, November 1 at 8 AM to Tuesday, November 14 at 5 PM.
Q: Where do I make changes during Open Enrollment?
A: Visit www.madisoncountyhr.org/openenrollment (this page!) to submit your changes.
Q: Do I have to do anything during Open Enrollment?
A: Annual re-enrollment is mandatory for Benefit Strategies Flexible Spending Accounts. If no changes are needed, the enrollment survey is not required.
Q: What can I change during Open Enrollment?
A: You can modify Health Insurance, Vision, Flexible Spending, Pre-Tax Deductions, or join the Sick Leave Bank. Changes include family status and coverage adjustments.
Q: Where can I find my current payroll deductions?
A: Check deductions in the Employee Portal under the MyHR tab.
Q: Do I have to complete the survey to make changes?
A: Yes, submit forms electronically through the survey or directly to HR.
Q: How will I know if my responses were received?
A: After completing the survey, a confirmation email with your selections will be sent to your provided email.
Q: I made a mistake or need help in the survey. What should I do?
A: Call HR at (256) 532-3614 or visit HR at 819 Cook Ave NW Suite 132 for corrections or assistance.
Q: Do I have to re-enroll in Flexible Spending?
A: Yes, re-enrollment is necessary each year during Open Enrollment to continue payroll deductions and add funds to your FLEX card.
Q: When do elections go into effect?
A: January 1, 2024. Deduction changes in health and vision start on December 8th for January coverage.
Q: Who should I call if I have questions?
A: Contact HR at (256) 532-3614 to schedule a benefits meeting or for more Open Enrollment information.
Q: Will Lincoln Voluntary Benefits be part of this Open Enrollment?
A: No, Lincoln Voluntary Benefits were finalized earlier this year, from October 2nd to 13th, and will not be included in this Open Enrollment period. Your next opportunity to make changes to Lincoln Voluntary Benefits will be Nov 1, 2024.
Open Enrollment Meetings
HR will be hosting meetings at the following locations to discuss plan design changes and assist employees with completing the Open Enrollment process. We encourage employees to attend a meeting at the Service Center or Courthouse if they need assistance or contact our office to schedule a one on one meeting.