The latest work-life information at IU
No. 61
October 2013

University Human Resources
Informed Employee

Annual Federal Notices

Employers, like Indiana University, are required to provide notices to employees about rights and responsibilities they have related to healthcare coverage. The full text of these notices is available at A summary of each is provided below.

NEW! Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Options and Health Coverage
This notice provides basic information about the new ACA Health Insurance Marketplace that takes effect January 1, 2014, including health coverage offered by IU which meets the affordability and minimum value standards defined by the ACA.

Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage
The university's employee prescription benefits allow covered individuals to delay enrolling in Medicare prescription coverage without penalty so long as enrollment takes place within 63 days of IU coverage ending.

HIPAA Privacy Practices
IU maintains the privacy of Protected Health Information (PHI) that is received or created by its healthcare plans. PHI is only used for the payment, treatment or operations of its healthcare plans consistent with federal and state privacy laws.

Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act (WHCRA)
The mastectomy and reconstruction benefits provided under IU medical plans meet all the requirements of WHCRA.

Medicare/CHIP Special Enrollment Rights
IU employees have the right to change health coverage during the year when there is a change in the eligibility of a dependent child to receive coverage under Medicaid or a state Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) establishes employee eligibility and job entitlements, employer obligations, benefits and remedies under the Act.

Healthcare Coverage for Children
Children of employees who have not yet reached age 26 are eligible to enroll in IU-sponsored healthcare coverage. This includes children whose coverage ended or who were previously ineligible for coverage due to marriage or tax dependent status.

Employees and their covered dependents have the opportunity for a temporary extension of medical coverage at group rates in the event that coverage would otherwise end.


Find and Map Open Enrollment Info Sessions

A list of times and locations of Open Enrollment information sessions is available in the Employee Services section of the IU Mobile app. iPhone and iPad users can download the app through iTunes at; Android users can download the app from AppBrain at






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