New Teladoc® Benefit
The TAC GHB is offering an optional new Teladoc® benefit in 2017 at no cost for Standard PPO Plan participants (High Deductible Plan participants pay $45 per visit subject to deductibles and co-insurance). Teladoc® gives you 24/7/365 access to a board certified Internal Medicine, Pediatric or Family Practice physician through the convenience of a phone consultation (video consult is not currently available in Texas). Teladoc® doctors can treat many medical conditions such as cold and flu symptoms, allergies, bronchitis, skin problems, respiratory infections, and sinus problems among others, and can prescribe medications for short-term conditions. Teladoc® ID cards were mailed to participants in January. Go online to www.Teladoc.com for more information and to set up your account.
First Benefits Drafts in February
Please remind your church that the TAC Benefits Office does not process any Benefits drafts in January due to inputting new 2017 salary sheet and enrollment information. The first Group Health draft will be on February 1, 2017 and the first Pension draft will be on February 15, 2017. The February drafts will include both January and February Group Health and Pension contribution amounts.
No Rate Increases for 2017!
Good news – there are no increases in the Active Clergy Group Health Contribution Rates or the Church Group Health Contribution Rate for 2017. Your Dental PPO, Dental HMO and Vision Plan premiums also remain unchanged for 2017. While there are no rate increases for 2017, there will be increases in deductibles and office visit co-pays for 2017 (the first such increases in 5 years). View the 2017 Active Clergy Rate Sheet or 2017 TAC Fiscal Office Lay Employee Rate Sheet.
For further information, contact Barbara Kilby, TAC Benefits Administrator, at 713-533-3702, 1-800-606-0350, or email@example.com; or Gracy Chavez, Group Health Benefits Specialist, at 713-533-3723 or firstname.lastname@example.org.