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Private Catholic Health Group Employee Benefits

The Employee Benefits web information below provides comprehensive information regarding medical, dental, prescription, and life insurance benefits. Your employer administers these benefits. Please work with your employer for rules of eligibility, enrollment, changes, termination or questions.

Medical and Prescription Drug Benefits with dental and a $10,000 Term Life Insurance and AD&D Plan

United Healthcare Customer Service Information: 1.888.332.8885

All eligible employees of the Archdiocese of St. Louis are eligible for a choice of two medical programs. The available programs are the UnitedHealthcare - Standard Plan and the UnitedHealthcare - Premier Plan. They are both Point of Service (POS) Plans. POS is a network of physicians and hospitals that has a contract with the plan to provide medical benefits. Members can choose any provider for care. However, if you choose an in-network provider (i.e. “go in network”), you will receive a higher level of benefits.

Health Insurance Major Provisions and Comparisons 2015 - 2016

Active eligible employees receive medical, prescription, dental and life insurance within the Archdiocesan health insurance plan. Coverage is available at three different levels – employee, employee + one eligible dependent, or employee + family. Employee contributions will be deducted from your paycheck on a pre-tax basis. You may waive this process and instead elect coverage on an after-tax basis if you wish. 

Employee Health Insurance Form 2016  to enroll, change, or cancel your health insurance plan.

The Employee Wellness Choice Program

Important Health Insurance Plan ACTION REQUIRED DURING 2015-2016 Regarding Your Health Insurance Plan Open Enrollment Choice for 2016 - 2017

Remember the old saying that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?” This can be especially true when it comes to preventive healthcare services.

Wellness has an important place in your employee’s daily life and your workplace. The Archdiocese has a goal to further promote, improve and integrate more employee wellness attention through plan design initiatives of the Archdiocese Health Insurance Plan.  It is to the benefit of all when an employee identifies health risk factors early and takes steps to minimize those risks. We hope you choose to be part of this wellness program detailed below.

 The Archdiocese offers two health plan options – the UnitedHealthcare Standard and Premier Plan. To be eligible for the Premier Plan choice in 2016, you must complete a Wellness Prerequisite as described below.

Prerequisite for UHC Premier Plan For Employees Currently Enrolled in the UnitedHealthcare Plan

 Effective July 1, 2015, the employee who is currently enrolled in UHC  (not spouse or children on the health plan) must complete one of the following in order to choose the UHC Premier Plan:

1.  Receive an annual wellness exam with a physician of the employee's choice between May 1, 2015 and April 30, 2016 and submit the Employee Wellness Form no later than the deadline of May 7, 2016


2. Participate in the Archdiocesan paid, confidential H & H Health Associates health screening between May 1, 2015 and April 30, 2016. You can contact H & H Health Associates at 314.845.8302 to make an appointment.

 If you receive your annual wellness exam from your physician, please complete the  Employee Wellness Form and submit the wellness form no later than the deadline of May 7, 2016. Please send the form to H&H Health Associates via mail, fax or email in order to have a choice between the two plan options in 2016. If you complete an H&H Health Associates screening, you do not need to submit the form. 

Without the health screening or an annual wellness exam as verified on the completed  Employee Wellness Form 2015- 2016, you will be limited to selecting the UHC Standard Plan, effective July 1, 2015.

For New Hires and Employees Enrolling due to Qualifying Events between July 2, 2015 and June 30, 2016:

Effective July 1, 2015, the employee electing to enroll in UHC any time between 7/2/2015 and 6/30/2016 (not for spouse or children) may choose the UHC Standard or UHC Premier plan for July 1, 2016 Open Enrollment. The employee must complete one of the following in order to choose the UHC Premier Plan during Open Enrollment for July 1, 2017:

1.  Receive an annual wellness exam with a physician of the employee's choice and submit an Employee Wellness Form to H&H Associates between May 1, 2016 and April 30, 2017.


2. Participate in the employer paid, confidential H & H Health Associates health screening between May 1, 2016 and April 30, 2017. You can contact H & H Health Associates at 314.845.8302 to make an appointment.

A quality and comprehensive wellness exam by your physician, including lab work, is generally more thorough to an H & H Health Associates screening. We encourage you to develop a physician/patient relationship to enhance the quality of your life.


Please contact your benefits administrator for your employer/employee monthly payroll-deducted contributions for medical, prescription, dental, and life insurance benefits. The monthly premium rates billed to your employer are shown in this table below:

Plan – July 1, 2015 - 2016

Employee + 1*

Employee + Family
UHC - Standard Plan      
Please see your employer for your employee/employer for your premium deductions   
Total Monthly Premium $444.00 $978.00 $1,324.00
UHC - Premier Plan      
Please see your employer for your employee/employer for your premium deductions   
Total Monthly Premium $650.00 $1,304.00 $1,644.00
UHC - Standard Plan $452.00 $  998.00 $1,350.00
UHC - Premier Plan $662.00 $1,330.00 $1,676.00


UnitedHealthcare (UHC) Choice Plus - Standard Plan  

UnitedHealthcare (UHC) Choice Plus - Premier Plan

UnitedHealthcare Plan information links below are for both the Standard Plan and the Premier Plan


Delta Dental logo

Delta Dental of Missouri

Customer Service Information: 1.800.335.8266

All Archdiocesan employees enrolled into one of the two available medical plans are automatically enrolled into the Delta Dental Plan of Missouri. Like the medical plans, you may see any dentist you wish. However, if your dentist participates with Delta Dental your costs may be reduced. Employees are not able to enroll in just the dental plan only.

The Archdiocese has an enhanced dental program by offering a second network (Delta Dental PPO network) with enhanced Basic and Major benefits.  If you choose to see a Delta Dental PPO dentist, you will save money and stretch your benefits.  The Delta Dental PPO network gives you 10% more benefits for Basic and Major services. Delta Dental PPO dentists provide greater discounts, saving you even more money. There is no change to your benefits, if you continue to see a Delta Dental Premier dentist or a non-participating dentist.

      You and your eligible dependents have the freedom to choose any dentist. Benefits will be based upon your provider and services. You do not enroll in the PPO Network or Premier Network. For example, you may be a patient of a PPO network provider and your dependent may be a patient of a Premier network provider. You are able to change a dentist at any time.



Unum Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment

Customer Service Information: 314.792.7540

Each eligible Archdiocesan employee enrolled in the medical plan is automatically provided $10,000 of group term life insurance through Unum Life Insurance Company. Each eligible Archdiocesan employee is also automatically provided $10,000 of accidental death and dismemberment insurance through Unum. At age 70, the benefit reduces to $5,000.


Other Information

New Employee Benefit Packet

To receive a New Employee Benefit Packet, you may contact your parish/agency/school benefits administrator. Your local agency/school employer administers these benefits. You need to work with your employer for rules of eligibility, enrollment, changes, termination or questions.


Forms (Enrollment, Change, Termination, and Claim forms)


Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Notice


The use and disclosure of your Protected Health Information ("PHI") by the Plans is regulated by a federal law known as HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act). This Notice of Privacy Practices is intended to summarize the HIPAA regulations. PHI includes all individually identifiable health information created, received, sent to other people or companies, or maintained by the Plans. The Plans are required by law to maintain the privacy of PHI. This Notice is effective beginning April 14, 2003, and the Plans are required to comply with the terms of this Notice.

The Notice of Privacy Practices for the Archdiocese of St. Louis health plan and dental plan 27.91 Kb 


Medicare D Prescription Drugs

Medicare prescription drug coverage is insurance that covers both brand name and generic prescription drugs at participating pharmacies. Medicare Part D plans are open to everyone who is eligible for Medicare in the U.S. Generally, that means people who are 65 years old or older, and some younger people with certain disabilities. Participation is voluntary. You get to decide if you want to enroll or not. Below is a letter from the Archdiocese of St. Louis Employee Benefit Health Plan that explains about your current prescription plan with Mercy Health Plan or United Healthcare Choice Plus Plan and the enrollment into Medicare D. For further comprehensive information, please see the Medicare website at 

Go to the website and search for the MEDICARE AND YOU booklet for a Show Me Guide that is an easy to use reference for understanding Medicare and its coverage options, provided by United Healthcare.

DISCLAIMER: In the event of a discrepancy between information on the website and the Plan Document, the Plan Document will be the official governance information.


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