Employee Benefits at Appalachian Regional Healthcare System

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New Resources Help Boost Financial Wellness

ARHS retirement plan participants now have access to prepare legal documents for a variety of purposes. Principal has teamed up with ARAG to make available risk-planning documents, as well as educational materials. As an industry leader in legal insurance, ARAG has...

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Your retirement plan statement is available online

Don't miss your retirement plan statement, login any time to view it online!  To view or print your statement, log in at https://principal.com/Retirement/Statements.   Assistance with your password If you have forgotten your password, or wish to make a change, select...

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Benefits Fairs and 2019 Open Enrollment Around the Corner

This is your annual opportunity to revisit and refresh your benefits elections.   During this time, you may add or drop coverage for eligible dependents and/or make changes to the following benefits elections: Medical Dental Vision Life Insurance – supplemental life...

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How Tier Placement Happens for Prescription Drugs

A little Rx trivia. Do you ever wonder how tier placement happens for prescription drugs?  Here is your answer: OptumRx Formulary Update The OptumRx business committee meets monthly to evaluate product status (tier placements) and new prescription products approved by...

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Form 5500 Filings with the Department of Labor

Each year ARHS is required to submit the Form 5500 on employee benefit plan’s annual information with the Department of Labor. The filing has been completed for the Plan year 2016. As part of the annual reporting requirements, ERISA, (Employee Retirement income Security Act of 1974), requires that ARHS provide plan participants with a copy of the Summary Annual Reports for our benefit plans. Download a copy of the reports below. To receive a paper copy of the Summary Annual Report please write or call the Human Resources Department of Appalachian Regional Healthcare System at 336 Deerfield Road PO Box 2600, Boone, NC 28607-2600, or by telephone at (828) 262-4116. These portions of the report are furnished without charge.

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Upcoming Events

7:00 am Benefits Fair @ WMC
Benefits Fair @ WMC
Oct 17 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Take advantage of benefit enrollers, on-site at each Fair to help you with benefit enrollment.

Quick Links

Benefit Vendors:

▸ Aetna: Term Life, AD&PL, Supplemental Life

▸ Allstate: Cancer

▸ Community Eye Care: Vision

▸ Delta Dental: Dental

▸ Optum Bank: HSA

▸ OptumRX: Prescriptions

▸ Principal: Retirement

▸ RelyMD: Telemedicine

▸ UMR: Health Insurance

▸Unum: Accident, Critical Illness, Short-Term Disability, Whole Life

Most Used Forms:

Medical Insurance Claim Form (EZ Claim)

Prescription Mail Order Form

Benefits at a Glance
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