Print Archive: December, 1999
- Reframe your way. Learn positive reframing strategies for better outcomes in 2022. Watch the on-demand webinar hosted by our Employee Assistance Program (Company Code to log in: automation).
- New 401(k) employee contribution limit. The IRS increased the employee annual contribution limit for 2022 to $20,500. Increase your pre-tax contribution amount to the Rockwell Automation Retirement Savings Plan.
- Get to know Delta Dental. Replacing MetLife, Delta Dental is Rockwell Automation’s new dental plan administrator. With this change, your limits for crowns, bridges and orthodontia have been reset.
Commit to a healthier you with the Rockwell Automation Health Management Program. You’ll earn financial incentives—up to $500 off your 2023 medical premiums—by completing Take Action activities for your total health and well-being.
Ready to get started? Here’s how:
- Log in at WebMD. Choose My Incentives to begin. If you’re new to the Health Management Program, have your Rockwell Automation Employee ID handy to create an account.
- Take the Health Risk Questionnaire (HRQ). Select the HRQ graphic in the Recommended For You section on webmdhealth.com/ra. Answer all four sections of the short survey and then select Get My Score for personalized results.
- Complete Take Action activities and/or a Health Screening. Choose from a variety of Take Action activities for $100 each, or combine them with a Health Screening, for up to $500 in savings on 2023 medical premiums.
That’s it! Complete these steps by Dec. 31 for better health and savings. To participate, you must be enrolled a medical option through Rockwell Automation.
Keep in mind …
- You must complete the HRQ to earn incentives and avoid paying a $100 penalty on your 2023 medical premiums.
- Rockwell Automation cannot see your HRQ answers or Health Screening results. Your answers and results are confidential.
- As of Jan. 1, 2022, the Covid-19 vaccine no longer counts as a Take Action activity.
- Caring for Our Elders webinar. Taking good care of our elders requires skill and support. Watch the on-demand webinar hosted by our Employee Assistance Program to learn how to better care for our oldest loved ones (Company Code to log in: automation).
- Company holiday closings. Mark your calendars for designated holidays in November for U.S locations and employees. Rockwell Automation will be closed on Nov. 25 and Nov. 26 or Thanksgiving Day and the day after.
- 2022 Health Management Program. Ring in the new year with a fresh start at Health Management Program incentives. Details coming your way in early January!
As the holiday season approaches, it’s easy to forget those important end-of-year benefits deadlines. Use this checklist to get them done now and then relax into the new year.
Your end-of-year benefits checklist:
- Enroll by Nov. 14. You only have a few days left to enroll for 2022 benefits. This is your last chance without a qualified status change to makes changes for next year. Enroll on Your Benefits™.
- If you don’t enroll, you’ll be automatically enrolled in the same plans you have today, except any Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs). You must re-elect FSAs each year. If you continue participation in the HSA option, your Health Savings Account (HSA) contribution will default to your 2021 election. Your HSA election can be made or changed anytime throughout the year.
- Save money on 2022 premiums. There’s still time to save up to $500 on your 2022 medical premiums—and avoid a $100 penalty—with the Health Management Program. Take the Health Risk Questionnaire (HRQ) and complete Take Action activities and/or a Health Screening by Dec. 31. Your physical, financial and emotional health will thank you for it.
- Use or lose those FSA dollars. If you are enrolled in a 2021 Health Care FSA or Dependent Care FSA, you forfeit any unused funds over $550 if you don’t use them by Dec. 31. Enroll for 2022 and contribute at least $100 to keep your 2021 rollover. Eligible expenses include deductibles, immunizations, contact lenses, adult and child and care centers. Remember to save all your receipts in case you need to show that an expense is eligible for tax return purposes.
Keep in mind …
- 2022 benefits enrollment closes on Nov. 14. If you don’t enroll, you’ll be automatically enrolled in the same plans you have today except any FSAs. Your HSA contributions roll over from year to year.
- The COVID-19 vaccine counts as a Take Action activity if you complete it before Dec. 31. It will not be an eligible incentive for the 2022 Health Management Program launching on Jan. 1.
- Annual Enrollment is Oct. 23 – Nov. 14, 2021. Read the 2022 Annual Enrollment Guide for everything you need to know, including what’s new for 2022. Then enroll or make changes on Your Benefits™.
- New Specialty Medication Program can help you save. Beginning in January 2022, the Rockwell Automation Health Plan will include PrudentRx. This new program can eliminate your pharmacy out-of-pocket cost if you take an eligible drug. Watch for a letter from PrudentRx if you take one of the drugs on this list.
- Get your free flu shot. Flu shots are free through Rockwell Automation medical plans. Get yours through your doctor by showing your UnitedHealthcare ID card, or from CVS or another network pharmacy by showing your CVS Caremark ID card. Bring the whole family! Flu shots are free for covered family members, too.
- Embrace diversity and difference. Live and work in a way that is respectful and kind and embraces diversity in all walks of life. Starting Oct. 19, watch the on-demand webinar hosted by our Employee Assistance Program (Company Code to log in: automation).
- The 2022 pension interest rates are now available (for those hired prior to July 1, 2010). For those hired before July 1, 2010, and eligible for the pension plan, the rates for 2022 are now available. (If you were hired or rehired after July 1, 2010, this will not apply to you.) You can use the Pension Calculator to get an estimate of your benefit from the pension plan. Find it on Your Benefits™ at alight.com/rockwellautomation. You can also get help and request an estimate by calling the Rockwell Automation Service Center (RASC) at 1.877.OUR.RASC (1.877.687.7272). Be sure to say “retirement” when prompted.
Annual Enrollment starts soon. Prepare now by exploring what’s new and reviewing your choices. Then enroll or make benefit changes from Oct. 23 to Nov. 14.
Know what’s new
- New dental plan administrator. Delta Dental will replace MetLife as the dental plan administrator starting January 1, 2022. At that time, limits on crowns, bridges and orthodontia will be reset. Note that Delta Dental has more than 154,000 participating providers in their networks across the United States. In the U.S., eight out of 10 dentists belong to a Delta Dental network. To find one, go to Delta Dental’s website and select “Find A Dental Provider.”
- One-time Supplemental Life Insurance offer. During Annual Enrollment, you can enroll in or increase coverage for Supplemental Life Insurance up to three times your annual benefits pay—or $500,000 if less—without providing Evidence of Insurability (EOI). Typically, EOI is required before coverage can go into effect. You will see the Life Insurance rates online when you enroll.
- Changes in health plan rates. Medical and vision rates will have a modest increase. To help keep benefits as affordable as possible, Rockwell Automation will pay a greater share of the cost for the HRA option and for children. You can see the 2022 rates in the Annual Enrollment Guide.
Review your choices
Read your 2022 Annual Enrollment Guide to learn about your benefit choices and see the 2022 rates. Given the Supplemental Life Insurance offer, now is a great year to think about your needs and pay closer attention to your coverage options.
Want even more benefit details? Find them at raquickfind.com or in the Summary Plan Descriptions on the Your BenefitsTM website. And don’t forget to join the For Your Benefit Yammer group to follow the conversation about our Rockwell benefits.
Enroll by Nov. 14
Once you’ve reviewed your benefit options, be sure to enroll, make changes, or update dependents on Your Benefits™ by Nov. 14 This is your one time to make changes to your benefits without a qualified status change, so take full advantage.
If you don’t enroll, you’ll be automatically enrolled in the same plans you have today, except any Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs). You must re-elect FSAs each year.
If you need help making your elections or understanding your benefits, contact the Rockwell Automation Service Center at 1.877.687.7272, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Time.
Keep in mind …
- You can lower your 2022 medical premiums by up to $500 if you complete the Health Management program before the end of the year.
- You must re-enroll in an FSA if you want one for 2022.
- Your HSA contributions roll over from year to year. If you don’t change your contribution during Annual Enrollment, your current contribution will continue. You can change your contribution anytime during the year.
- Join our new Yammer group for U.S. employee benefits information! Looking for employee benefits information? There’s a new resource—a Yammer group—for updates. Join the For Your Benefit Yammer group to follow the conversation. You can also visit Quick Find for more U.S. benefits information.
- Find your Calm. How does the Calm app help improve your health and happiness? Answer a few questions on the Calm website to find out. Then use your Rockwell Automation email to register for your free premium membership!
- Get your free flu shot. Flu shots are free through Rockwell Automation medical plans. Get yours through your doctor by showing your UnitedHealthcare ID card, or from CVS or another network pharmacy by showing your CVS/caremark ID card. Bring the whole family! Flu shots are free for covered family members, too.
- Switch on to Being More Present. Be more present and digitally disconnect to spend quality time with those around you. Learn more in the latest on-demand webinar sponsored by the Employee Assistance Program (Company Code to log in: automation).
While most of us adjusted to mask mandates and working from home during the pandemic, identity thieves focused on stealing our personal information. According to the AARP, reports of identity theft jumped to 1.4 million in 2020, more than double the number from 2019. And there was a 2,920% annual increase in the number of identity theft cases that involved using victims’ information to apply for or receive government benefits.
Unfortunately, that’s something Ryan E. Overbey, Asset Mgt Commercial Program Specialist, and some Rockwell Automation employees experienced firsthand. After someone used his information to claim unemployment insurance, Ryan learned about CyberScout, a feature included with our MetLife Legal Plans.
“CyberScout is pretty much an ‘I need help and guidance’ type of service,” he said. “I let them know everything I did and what was involved, and they told me I did everything correctly. Because I was a current victim related to the pandemic and its unemployment fraud, they gave me a year of monitoring services for free as well as post office address change monitoring.”
Protect yourself with MetLife Legal Plans
MetLife Legal Plans doesn’t offer preventive credit monitoring, but it provides tools and resources to help you minimize your risk and protect your personal information. And it offers both proactive and resolution services if you suspect or know your information has been compromised.
Through the LifeStages Identity Management Services provided by CyberScout, the Plan offers:
- Access to CyberScout Knowledge Center for helpful tips and resources so you can protect yourself
- An assessment to gauge your risk for falling victim to identity theft
- Direct one-to-one support from our CyberScout specialists if you suspect foul play
If you’re ever a victim of identity theft, you can count on our MetLife Legal Plans for:
- Attorney consultations to respond to creditors
- Help contacting banks, creditors and credit bureaus
- Attorney defense for issues caused by identity theft
- Unlimited 24/7 resolution assistance for issues, notifications, and credit and fraud monitoring.
Enrollment opportunity coming soon
You can elect MetLife Legal Plans during Annual Enrollment next month. When you enroll, you also get access to a network of over 15,000 experienced attorneys who can help you with other things like wills and trusts, real estate transactions, adoption processes, traffic ticket defense and more. It’s available for $13.50 per month, through after-tax payroll deductions.
Take time now to learn more about MetLife Legal Plans (Access Code: 3210010) and how it can you with identity theft and other legal issues. Then, if you decide the plan is right for you, you’ll be ready to take action during Annual Enrollment.
What to do after identity theft
If you’re enrolled in the MetLife Legal Plans, contact them immediately for assistance. Otherwise, take Ryan’s advice and follow this important reporting process:
- Report the incident to identitytheft.gov, which is managed by the Federal Trade Commission.
- Contact your local police department and file a report (when possible).
- Report the incident to the state in which the imposter claim was filed using the “Claimant” links.
- Request your free credit reports via www.annualcreditreport.com and review them for other fraudulent activities.
- Go to your state’s attorney general office website and fill out a fraud report (https://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/consumers/filecomplaint.html).
- Learn more about other scams and how to protect yourself on the state’s coronavirus website.