Introducing The New USNH Choice Plan!*
This fall, during our annual Benefits Open Enrollment, USNH will offer an innovative new medical plan option that will encourage benefits-eligible employees to think about benefits differently and maximize their available resources. The new Choice Plan will be offered in addition to our current HMO and POS plans as another medical coverage option. Choosing your benefits – especially your medical plan – involves consideration of what services you expect to use in the coming year, as well as what you expect to pay out-of-pocket, with the goal of making the best choice for you and your family. The new USNH medical plan option, the Choice Plan, provides comprehensive coverage with the flexibility to use any provider you wish and more control over your expenses. When you elect to enroll in the Choice Plan, USNH will review the eligibility requirements to set up a new Health Savings Account (HSA) for you.
An HSA is a tax-free savings account owned solely by you that can be used to pay for qualified medical expenses. It earns interest and can be invested once a certain threshold is met. USNH will fund an annual deposit into your HSA of $500 for Individual coverage, or $1000 for Two-Person or Family coverage (prorated for mid-year elections). This account can cover a portion of your out-of-pocket expenses under the Choice Plan, and/or you may make contributions into the account. The funds roll over from year-to-year and are portable when employment ends. Please find below link to the Choice Plan Campus Informational sessions and also Online Tutorials for both the Choice Plan and Health Savings Account.
*Available to active benefits-eligible staff and faculty not covered by a collective bargaining agreement.
- USNH Faculty & Staff Employee/Employer Rate Sheet for Medical and Dental
- Health Savings Account (HSA)
- Choice Plan Employee Information Meeting Presentation
- Online Tutorials for the new Medical Option
- Choice Plan
- Health Savings Account
- Choice Plan
- Tandem Care - Information and Reward Levels
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Choice Plan Informational Session at GSC (Video)
- Plan Cost Estimator
- User ID: USNH2014
- Password: USNH2014