Medical:To view or change benefit elections, current employees need to access the online portal through BenefitFocus.The District’s 2020 medical plan is administered by UMR. The District has contracted with UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus, a preferred provider organization (PPO), to provide services to employees at a higher level of benefit. Make sure you confirm the doctor you are seeing is a UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus provider.The links below and to the right highlight the benefits available through Columbia Public School District’s medical plan, subject to certain exclusions and limitations. A complete Summary Plan Description of the medical plan is available by clicking on the link below. If you have questions, contact Employee Benefits located in Business Services at 1818 W. Worley or at 214-3710.
Summary Plan Description
How to find a UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus Provider-Once on the UMR website, select "Find a Provider"Open Enrollment - If the employee fails to enroll dependents as a new employee or under the qualifying event rule, dependents or part-time employees (working 30 hours or more) may be added to the medical plan during the open enrollment period (November) with an effective date of January 1st, the following year. The employee can move from one plan option to the other during open enrollment.
Note: Effective January 1, 2019 - MRI's and other services will now require a pre-authorization. Click here for a list of the procedures that require a pre-authorization. The doctor/provider (recommended), or the member will need to contact the customer service and notifications/pre-certifications phone number found on the back of the ID card to obtain the pre-authorization.