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Summary of Benefits. See your 2010 Enrollment Guide for detailed information. Health Plans Medical Plans Dental Plan Vision Plan Income Protection Life (Basic & Optional) Long Term Disability Accidental Death & Dismemberment Long Term Care Insurance. Flex Spending Account

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Summary of Benefits

See your 2010 Enrollment Guide for detailed information

  • Health Plans

  • Medical Plans

  • Dental Plan

  • Vision Plan

  • Income Protection

  • Life (Basic & Optional)

  • Long Term Disability

  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment

  • Long Term Care Insurance

  • Flex Spending Account

  • Health Care Account

  • Dependent Care Account

  • Retirement

  • Traditional 403(b)

  • Roth 403(b)

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Partners Medical Insurance Policy

All Partners eligible employees MUST maintain health insurance coverage through Partners or an alternative source.

This policy was created to ensure compliance with respect to the new Health Care laws in Massachusetts.

Without coverage you may incur a tax penalty when you file your MA state taxes.

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When will my benefits begin?


  • Your benefits will begin on your date of hire, unless you take action to designate another date .

  • If you have medical coverage elsewhere, you can “opt out” of coverage through Partners.

  • Opting out MUST be done within 30 days of your hire date


    • You will automatically be enrolled in BCBS Partners Value – Individual

  • If you elect to “opt out” of coverage, you will receive a HIRD* form to complete and return to benefits. (* Health Insurance Responsibility Disclosure)

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Other times benefit changes can be made?

  • During Open Enrollment for 2011 (Fall 2010) Benefit changes effective January 1, 2011

  • If a “Qualified Life Event” occurs (e.g. marriage, birth of child, opportunity for insurance through your spouse, end of coverage through school, etc.)

  • Changes must be made within 30 days of the status change.

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How much will this cost?

We have done the math for you!

See the enclosed Rate Sheet

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Medical Plan OptionsDetails of each plan outlined in Medical Comparison Chart

BCBS Partners Plus

BCBS Partners Value

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Neighborhood Health Plan

Tufts Health Plan

BCBS Master Health Plus

Majority choose Partners Plus or Partners Value!

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Blue Cross Blue ShieldPartners Plus/Value

  • In-network coverage:

    • Designated Primary Care Physician (PCP)

    • Referral from PCP needed to see Specialists

    • Low out of pocket costs

  • Out-of-network coverage:

    • Self-referral to Specialists

    • Out-of-state care (non-emergency)

    • Higher out of pocket costs

The “Network” is

Blue Cross Blue Shield

HMO Blue and Blue Choice

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Prescription Drug Program Medco

In addition to your Health Insurance Card you will receive a Medco ID card

Retail Purchase

30 day supply

$10 Generic

$20 Preferred brand

$35 Other approved


Mail Order

90 day supply

$20 Generic

$40 Preferred brand

$70 Other approved


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Delta Dental Plan

1. Basic Dental - $1,000 per person annual maximum

100% Diagnostic & Preventive (No Deductible)

50% Minor Restorative ($50/$100 Deductible)

50% Major Restorative ($50/$100 Deductible)

No Orthodontia

2. Major Dental - $2,000per person annual maximum

100% Diagnostic & Preventive (No Deductible)

80% Minor Restorative ($25/$50 Deductible)

50%Major Restorative ($25/$50 Deductible)

Orthodontia - 50% covered up to $2000 lifetime maximum

You will receive separate ID card

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Davis Vision Plan

100% coverage by Davis providers

Every 12 months

  • Eye exam w/ participating optometrist ($10 co-pay)

  • 1 pair of Davis Vision eye glasses or contact lensessee brochure

  • Out-of-network care available at a higher cost

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Long Term Disability (LTD)

  • Continues portion of salary, if unable to work due to illness or injury for longer than 90 days.

  • Payments may continue to age 65.

  • Annual cost of living adjustment, if applicable.

  • Automatically enrolled @ 60%*, unless declined at enrollment.


    *60% of base pay @ $13.32 per month

    80% of base [email protected]$19.99 per month

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Life Insurance

Partners provides coverage of 1 x salary

(no cost to employee)

Need more Life Insurance?


Employees can elect up to 3x annual salary without Evidence of good health, 5x salary is available with Evidence of Health and insurance company’s approval


Coverage amounts: $10K, $25K, $50K, $75K, $100K


$10k for each child

Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance is also available (p 21)

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Flex Spending Accts (FSA)


For eligible expenses incurred from Hire Date to 3/15/2010CALENDAR YEAR BENEFIT – RE-ELECT EVERY YEAR!

  • Health Care

  • $3,000 pre-tax (max)

  • Out-of-pocket medical, dental and vision expenses

  • E.g. Deductibles, Coinsurance, Co-pays

  • Dependent Care

  • $5,000 pre-tax (max)

  • Expenses to look after dependent child while parents are working

  • E.g. Daycare for children through age 12 and disabled dependents

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Retirement Savings Programs

  • 2 ways to save for your retirement through payroll deductions

  • Traditional 403(b) ProgramYour contributions are deducted before taxes are calculated and will reduce your taxable income every paycheck

  • Roth 403(b) Program Your contributions are deducted after taxes are calculated. Your contributions and investment earnings will be tax free when distributed.

  • Combined maximum contribution $16,500 (CY2010)

  • Investment Providers Fidelity Investments, TIAA-CREF, Vanguard Group


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Start Age 25

$1,000 contributed annually for 10 years


Start Age 35

$1,000 contributed annually for 30 years


$10,000 Contribution

$30,000 Contribution


25 35 45 55 65

Tale of two savers





This hypothetical example is based on monthly contributions made at the beginning of the month to a tax-deferred retirement plan and an 8% annual rate of return compounded monthly. Your own Plan account may earn more or less than this example, and income taxes will be due when you withdraw from your account.. Investing in this manner does not ensure a profit or guarantee against loss in declining markets.

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How to create a Partners password

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  • Human Resources Information System which allows employees to perform transactions

    • Employee Self Service

      • Tasks

      • Views

      • eBenefits

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  • User Name: NT User ID

  • Password: Partners Password

    • Any problems: contact your Benefits Representative

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Accessing PeopleSoft eBenefits

Home > Self Service > eBenefits

Help is available

Call the Benefits Office once you get here if you need help accessing the options available in eBenefits

(617) 726-8133

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Time to enroll

Employee Name

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Employee Name

To elect, edit each plan!

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  • Submit your benefit elections online as soon as possible !

  • Elections received after 30 days will NOT be processed and you will be automatically enrolled in BCBS Partners Value (individual coverage)

  • Benefits as well as DEDUCTIONS & CHOICE PAY are effective on your date of hire or eligibility date

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  • Employees have until the

  • 15th of every month to enroll

  • Parking & Commuter Services –

  • Wang Bldg.02-230

  • call (726-8886) with questions or to purchase discounted T-passes after the deadline

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Don’t Forget!Designate Your Beneficiaries…

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Direct Deposit



Suppress DDP Advice Print

  • View pay advice before the 26th.

  • Protect your identity! No more worries about pay advice being lost or misplaced.

  • PRINT ON DEMAND- A complete history of your pay advices are printable at anytime.

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Questions? Contact

Professional Staff Benefits


Angela Carter (617) 724-9357

[email protected]


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Professional Staff Benefits Office

Mass General Hospital

Bulfinch Bldg, Rm 126

Last Name

Starts with Contact

A-G Jennifer R. Williams (617) 726-9266

H-O Linda Gulla (617) 726-9266

P-Z Virginia Rosales (617) 724-9356