Missouri Western State University Benefits
Employee Benefit Summary
Medical Insurance – www.bluekc.com
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Missouri Western provides medical and prescription coverage through Blue Cross Blue Shield to all benefit eligible employees. Employees have a choice of two base plans or two buy-up plans.
Missouri Western pays 100% of the employee's premium of enrollment in one of the base plans. The Open Access Managed Choice High Deductible Health Plan includes participation in a Health savings Account (HSA).
Employees may choose to participate in the buy-up plan if they would like to increase their level of coverage, lower co-pays or deductibles, lower out-of-pocket expenses or expand the eligible provider network. The employee pays the difference between the base plan premium and the buy-up plan.
Detailed information regarding the medical plans is distributed annually and during the new employee benefit orientation. The medical plan documents are linked above under 'Medical Plan Choices - Benefit Plan Summary'.
Benefit coverage begins on the 1st day of the month following the date of employment (ex: hire date August 20, benefit coverage begins September 1).
Spouse and Eligible Dependents
Employees may also choose to cover their spouse or eligible dependents under the Blue Cross Blue Shield plans. Employees are responsible for 100% of the premium cost for coverage of a spouse or eligible dependents through payroll deduction. Deductions can be made on a pre-tax basis.
Medical Plan Cost and Additional Benefits
Rate Sheets - 2013:
BCBS Enrollment Form 7-2013
Additional BCBS Benefits:
UMB Customer Service 866-520-4472
Employees and dependents with medical coverage are eligible for Blue Cross Blue Shield Rx Pharmacy Network coverage. Employees and their dependents with medical coverage also may participate in the
Blue Cross Blue Shield Rx Pharmacy Network mail order prescription program to obtain a three (3) month supply of their medications.