Special Open Enrollment – Health Insurance Changes (NJ Direct, NJ Direct 2019 or OMINIA Plan) - Health Professionals & Allied Employees

Special Open Enrollment – Health Insurance Changes (NJ Direct, NJ Direct 2019 or OMINIA Plan)

HPAE has been able to come to a negotiated agreement with the State and University Hospital to successfully attain the approval from the New Jersey Division of Pensions & Benefits (NJDPB) to provide an employee contribution decrease if you are enrolled in the NJ Direct (employees hired prior to 7/01/19), NJ Direct 2019 (employees hired after 7/01/19) or the OMNIA plan. The employee contribution for these plans will be based on your salary instead of the monthly premium. The schedules to show the new annual employee contributions effective January 2023 are here:

As a result, a Special Open Enrollment will be held from December 12th to December 20th. During this period, UH employees will be given the opportunity to make medical plan changes only with the State Health Benefits Program (SHBP). You will not be permitted to add dependents, change coverage levels, or make changes to dental plans.

If you wish to make a plan change, please click this link myNewJersey and login to your Benefitsolver account. If you are not making a plan change you will not have to take any action.

Noted below is a schedule of virtual meetings with plan design experts from both UH and HPAE, that will review the plans and the new employee contribution structure for the NJ Direct, NJ Direct 2019 and OMNA Health Plans. Please click the link below to join the virtual meeting of your choice:

If you are enrolled in NJ Direct 15, 1525, 2030, 2035, 4000, 1500 or Horizon HMO your employee contribution will continue to be based on monthly premiums which includes the 2023 rate increase. Please use this link at access the 2023 Premium Contribution Calculator and view your 2023 annual premiums.

For additional information, please call or email your Benefits Team at:

Claudine Green, 973-972-0885, cruzgrcl@uhnj.org

Tracey Bacskay, 973-972-4743, bacskatr@uhnj.org

Sherronda Williams, 973-972-3925, willi201@uhnj.org

In solidarity,

Banita Herndon, President, HPAE Local 5089
Ryan Novosielski, Co-President, Local 5094