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High Deductible Health Plan with HSA

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Anthem/Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Benefits eligible employees (50% or more FTE) may participate in AUI's High Deductible Plan with Health Savings Account (HSA) or Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) through Anthem.The High Deductible Plan has two levels of deductible: Single ($1,500) and Family (2 or more) ($3,000) for in-network services. All preventative services are covered at 100% under the plan. Deductibles are on an annual, calendar year basis and reset each January.

Enrollment in the Medical plan is allowed as a new hire, through qualifying events (marriage/divorce, change in employment status, etc. Need to notify HR within 30 days), or annual open enrollment. Additional details of the plan are available below.

If you have questions regarding your Medical Benefits, please contact your HR representative or .

What's Covered?

How to use Anthem


Anthem Value Adds

Medical Plan Documents

Summary Plan Description (SPD)

Summary of Benefits (SOB)

Summary of Coverage and Benefits (SBC)

These documents were produced by Anthem and follow specific federal guidelines. Please note that some are only summaries and do not outline the comprehensive details of your plan. For complete coverage details you should refer to the Summary Plan Description as posted above.

How much does it cost?

Link to NRAO WebpageCurrent Year Medical Premiums

Preventive Services covered at 100%

Preventive Services List

  • Preventive drugs covered outside of the deductible, at coinsurance level

Preventive Drug List

Essential Drug List

    Enrolling in Medical

    There are two steps to enroll in the High Deductible Health Plan:

    1. Complete the Medical/Dental/Vision enrollment form

    - Health Savings Account (HSA), or

    - Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) if you have other insurance coverage, including Medicare, Medicaid, spouse plan, flexible spending, etc.

    2. Complete the Salary Reduction Agreement form (optional)
    - if you intend to contribute your own money to your HSA.

    - HRA participants cannot contribute their own money.

    For married couples who both work at the Observatory, medical coverage is carried by the higher earner.

    Legal Plan Document

    AUI Comprehensive Medical Plan Document.

    Legal document outlining who can be covered and how the plan works.

    Anthem Transparency in Coverage link


    Please use Employer Identification Number (EIN) to access.

      Anthem Member Services: Call Anthem if you have any issues regarding your coverage at: 833-820-8990

      Register online at Anthem.com. For more information, view the Anthem Portal Guide.

      • Download Explanations of Benefits, Manage your HSA, Download ID cards, Find a doctor, etc.

      Download Anthem's Sydney App - virtual primary care, chat with a doctor, & more right from your phone/tablet. Click here for demo.

       CareIon - Anthem's Rx provider. More information below:

      Find a Doctor

      Go Green! Anthem offers electronic statements for you to save on fees. A $1.50 charge will appear on your HSA if you continue with paper HSA statements. To "go green",

      • Log into your Anthem.com account
      • Click on “My Plan” on the top left and choose Spending Accounts
      • Click on the “Manage your account” link, which will open a new window or tab
      • Click on the settings icon in the top right; look for the option to “Go Green”


      Claim and Pre-Authorization Forms

      Medical Claim Form
      Medical Claim Form for out-of network claims, not for use with prescriptions.

      Rx Drug Claim Form
      Use this form to file claims.

      Rx Pre-Authorization Form
      Use this form to receive pre-authorization drugs.


      The Health Savings Account (HSA) and Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) are tied to being enrolled in the High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP). If you have other insurance but still want to enroll in dual coverage into AUI's HDHP plan, you are only eligible for the HRA:

      Health Savings Account (HSA)

      Tax-exempt contributions to an HSA remain exempt if you use them (and their earnings) to pay for qualifying Medical expenses.

      Certain restrictions exist for participation in an HSA:

      • Must be enrolled in a high deductible health plan.
      • Must not have any other insurance coverage.
      • Dependents with other coverage may impact the amount you can save.

      Employer contributions are not guaranteed and are determined on a plan year basis. There are no planned employer contributions for 2023 at this time.

      If you have a balance over $1,000, you can invest your HSA dollars in mutual funds.*Please note there will be a monthly $2.25 investment fee.

      More information below:

      HSA Investment Guide

      Eligible HSA Expenses

      HSA Routing Number: 075072157

      Sample Anthem HSA/HRA Card


      Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)

      If you enroll in the HDHP plan, but also have other coverage, you can participate in the HRA. Individuals who are not eligible for an HSA due to other medical coverage (Medicare, Medicaid, spouse insurance, flexible spending accounts, etc.).

      • Must be enrolled in a high deductible health plan.

      HRAs only have balances if an employer contribution is made to employee HSA accounts.

      The HRA is a "use it or lose it" at the end of each calendar year.


      For those who have HSA accounts through HSA Bank (previous custodian):

      Accessing your HSA Bank Account without MyCigna

      Online Virtual Primary Care

      • Virtual Primary Care visits with Anthem's Sydney Health Mobile App
      • Provides easy to schedule primary care appointments
      • Easy prescription refills, lower healthcare costs, efficient & fast care

      VPC Access to Care Options

      LiveHealth Online - Telehealth Services

      • Private video visit with board-certified doctor or licensed therapist
      • https://livehealthonline.com/
      • Virtual visit costs as little as regular office visit or at most $59
      • Sign up ahead of time for faster service when needed!

      24/7/365 Nurse Line Available

      • Registered Nurses available to answer questions at any time. Telephone number is on the back of your Anthem ID card

      Anthem BlueCard Global Core -If you are traveling abroad and need services:

      • Anthem will cover your claim as in-network if it is considered a "true emergency" (heart attack, bone break, seizure, etc.).
      • You will have to pay at the time of service and submit the claim later. Claim forms are available on this page, or from Anthem.com
      • Non-emergency services can be handled through LiveHealth Online.

      Cancer Care Navigator

      • Anthem’s Cancer Care Navigators are ready to help manage your care, so you can focus on your well-being. The program is included
        with your benefits, and it comes at no extra cost.

      Condition Care Assistance

      Complex Care - Assistance for coordinating care with complex health conditions. ComplexCare nurses will work with you and your doctors to create a customized plan to help you.

      Case Management - For those who experience hospital stays or serious health conditions, a case manager can help you answer questions, coordinate with doctors, educate you on your benefits, and provide you with guidance. For more information, please call 877-332-8193

      Anthem Special Offers!

      Did you know Anthem offers special discounts on things like vision and hearing products, or health and fitness services? To view the discounts offered, log into your Anthem.com portal. Click on Care, Discounts.