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Weber State University. STAR Plan 2014. The STAR Plan. S elf-Directed T ax A dvantaged R esource. The STAR Plan Intent. How does it benefit you…. The STAR PLAN. PEHP. Star Plan Health Benefits (A qualified HDHP) Medical and Pharmacy. Health Savings Account (HSA)

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Weber State University

STAR Plan 2014

The STAR Plan

Self-Directed Tax Advantaged Resource

The STAR Plan Intent

How does it benefit you…



Star Plan Health Benefits

(A qualified HDHP)

Medical and Pharmacy

Health Savings Account (HSA)

Interest-bearing account

Two Components


Financial Institution


To qualify for an HSA, an individual:

Must be covered by PEHP’s STAR Plan (a HDHP)

  • Must be 18 years or older

  • Can’t be enrolled in Medicare A, B, C, D

  • Can’t be claimed as a dependent on someone else's tax return

  • Can’t have other health coverage, unless permitted by the IRS. (TRICARE)

  • Cannot participate or be covered by a FSA or HRA, or the balance will be $0 by June 30th


Preventive Health Benefits

Routine Services

Contracted Provider

Some are age specific

Deductible does not apply

Women’s Health

Removal of waiting periods for adults


When Using Contracted Providers

Deductible You pay for all pharmacy, doctor and hospital

visits before PEHP begins paying for coverage.

Payment based on PEHP’s Allowed Amount (AA)

  • Individual: $1,500

  • Two- Party, Family: $3,000

    After Deductible is met you pay:

    20% coinsurance for inpatient and out patient services

    20% coinsurance for physician office visits

    Applicable pharmacy copays

Advantage and Summit STAR

When Using Non - Contracted Providers

You pay for all pharmacy, doctor and hospital visits before PEHP

begins paying for coverage.

Payment based on PEHP’s Allowed Amount

Deductible Combined with Contracted Provider

  • Individual: $1,500

  • Two- Party, Family: $3,000

    After Deductible is met you pay:

    40% coinsurance for inpatient and out patient services

    40% coinsurance for physician office visits

    Applicable pharmacy copays.

    Excess fees above AA

    NO out-of-Pocket Maximum

Star vs. Traditional

Deductibles and Plan Maximums

Star vs. Traditional

Out-of-pocket Maximum Comparison

STAR Plan Key Concepts

PEHP pays eligible Medical/Pharmacy benefits after Deductible is met

Payment is based on Allowed Amount

One Deductible

- Includes pharmacy/medical

One out-of-pocket maximum

- Includes pharmacy/medical

Medical Benefits – July 1 to June 30th each year

Individual STAR Plan Example

Double STAR Plan Example

Family STAR Plan Example

Health Savings Account

Administered by HealthEquity

Savings account combined with qualified health plans to offset cost of higher deductibles

Can be used to offset retiree coverage costs

Both the employer and employee can contribute

  • Like a Flex Plan …… But Better!

HSA Facts

Interest-bearing account

Account money rolls over to the next plan year

Account is portable

Employee & Employer contributions are made tax-free

Money grows tax-free

Money used on eligible expenses is tax-free

Who can use HSA Funds?

Based on IRS guidelines.


Spouse and dependents you

claim on your tax return or

could be claimed on your tax return.


This option is only available on the STAR plans

You may elect a Limited Purpose Flex Account

  • Dental and Vision expenses

  • Medical Expenses after the deductible is met

  • Up to $2,500

  • This is in addition to your H.S.A contributions



WSU will help you fund the account with

Semi-monthly contributions.

  • $33.09 for Individual coverage

  • $66.18 for Double Family coverage

  • Employer and employee contributions made through payroll will be in deposited in your account.

  • Change your contribution each pay period

WSU Contribution

HSA – Contributions

Must be enrolled in the STAR plan (HDHP)

Contribution limits are based on a Calendar year!

Catch-up contribution 55 years and above

Includes Employer and Employee contributions

How Can HSA Funds be Used?





Prescription Costs *

Eligible services not covered by the medical plan.

*1/1/11 OTC medications

require a prescription.

HSA Common Uses


Just because you can use your HSA money for a service does not guarantee that the service will accrue towards your deductible or

out-of-pocket maximum

Health Care Account Comparison

Health Care Account Comparison

STAR Plan Key Concepts

It is your account, you never lose funds

Employer and Employee contributions are made tax free.

Must be enrolled in a qualified HDHP to make contributions

Contributions based on calendar year

Allows you to save for future costs.

You can’t have a Flex account

You can have Dependent Day Care account


HSA How To:

Doctors Visit

Show ID card

No payment at

time of service

PEHP adjusts

price based on

discounts (see your EOB).

Pay provider from your HSA funds, if they are available. Pay out of pocket if funds aren’t available and reimburse yourself later.




HSA How To:

Pharmacy Prescriptions


Show your

pharmacy card

Pay with your

HSA Card

PEHP applies amount to your deductible, no paperwork necessary.



Questions for Medical

HealthEquity 24/7

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PEHP Customer Service

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