Print Archive: November, 2022
As the holiday season nears, it’s time to start thinking about ways to end your benefits year strong. Use this quick checklist to make sure you get the most from your 2022 Rockwell Automation benefits and set yourself up for a fantastic new year.
1. Confirm next year’s elections. Although 2023 Annual Enrollment has ended, there’s still time for you to double check your elections and covered dependents. If you believe you made a mistake during enrollment, call the Rockwell Alight Service Center at 1.877.687.7272, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Time.
2. Complete the Health Management Program. Take the Health Risk Questionnaire (HRQ) and complete your Take Action Activities by Dec. 31 to save up to $500 on 2023 medical premiums.
- The HRQ gives you an overall picture of your health and how your current habits may affect your future health. It’s the gateway activity you must complete to earn incentives and avoid a $100 premium penalty.
- Take Action Activities such as 10K-A-Day, coaching programs and Calm meditations, when completed, save you money on your 2023 medical premiums. Combine them with the Health Screening to earn up to $500 in savings on your medical premiums next year.
Log in to webmdhealth.com/ra for more information on the HRQ, eligible Take Action Activities and the Health Screening. If you have questions, call WebMD at 1.800.721.2696, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Central Time.
3. Use (or lose) those Flexible Spending Account (FSA) dollars. You can roll over up to $550 in unused Health Care FSA or Dependent Care FSA funds, but any funds over that you’ll lose forever if you don’t spend them by Dec. 31. Copays and coinsurance, immunizations, dental work, contact lenses, nursery school, day care and in-home elder care—to name a few—count as eligible expenses.
Manage and track your FSA funds on Your BenefitsTM. You must spend your FSA funds by Dec. 31, 2022, and file your receipts by March 31, 2023.
4. Think about your financial future. Through Rockwell Automation, you have access to retirement planning guidance from Edelman Financial Engines. Their Online Advice and Professional Management services can help you think strategically about your savings based on where you are in your life’s journey. Keep in mind:
- You have unlimited free access to powerful online retirement tools through the Edelman Financial Engines link on NetBenefits® website.
- For a fee, you can partner with a financial planner to make the most of your 401(k) plan and other sources of savings and investments.
To get started, visit 401k.com or call the Rockwell Automation Service Center at Fidelity at 1.877.ROK.401K (1.877.765.4015).
- Balance your life. Find out practical and effective strategies to balance your work and personal life as part of the sandwich generation. Watch The Sandwich Generation at Work, the latest on-demand webinar from our EAP (Employee Assistance Program). The webinar is available on Nov. 22 (company code to log in: automation).
- Prepare for holiday stress. Family discord, financial pressures, busy schedules, memories of lost loved ones. As joyful as the season can be, for many of us the holidays can also be stressful. The EAP can help. Log in to the Workplace Options website (company code: automation) for free stress management and relaxation tools, holiday planning articles and more. To talk with a counselor, call 1.855.897.4044.
- Enjoy your paid time away. Rockwell Automation will be closed on Nov. 24 and Nov. 25 for Thanksgiving. Use this paid time off to rest, relax and spend time with loved ones.
- Annual Enrollment is Oct. 22 – Nov. 13. Read the 2023 Annual Enrollment Guide. Then enroll or make changes to your 2023 benefits on the Your Benefits™ website.
- Learn what’s new and changing for 2023. Prepare to enroll by attending a Company meeting to learn what’s new and changing for next year. Covered spouses/domestic partners are welcome to attend. To see the live meeting schedule, visit here.
- 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.
- Plan for happy holidays. Learn some effective ways to plan, organize and make the most of your holiday. Watch Navigating Your Holidays, the latest on-demand webinar from our EAP (Employee Assistance Program). The webinar is available on October 18 (company code to log in: automation).
Annual Enrollment starts soon. Get ready now by exploring what’s new and changing and reviewing your choices. Enroll or make benefit changes from Oct. 22 to Nov. 13.
Know what’s new
While your dental and vision coverage, Long-Term Disability, Life insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) are not changing, there are some changes for 2023 you should know about before you make your elections.
- New medical option
A Broad Access Plan option will replace the HRA medical option. You can use your existing HRA funds for three years through HealthEquity if you remain enrolled in a Rockwell Automation medical plan. If you have an HRA balance, additional details will be forthcoming. If you’re a Rockwell Automation employee living in Eastern Wisconsin, visit here for details on your medical plan options for 2023.
- HSA deductible and out-of-pocket tier changes
The HSA option no longer has separate deductible and out-of-pocket amounts for a middle tier of coverage. If you cover dependents, the family deductible and out-of-pocket applies. For 2023, the HSA option will have a lower family deductible but a higher out-of-pocket maximum, and the Company account contribution has increased.
Review your choices
Read your 2023 Annual Enrollment Guide to review your benefit choices and see the 2023 rates. If you want to understand the details better, review the Summary Plan Descriptions on the Your BenefitsTM website
Enroll by Nov. 13
Once you’ve reviewed your benefit options, be sure to enroll, make changes, or update dependents on Your Benefits™ by Nov. 13 This is your once-a-year chance 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. Contact the Rockwell Alight Service Center at 1.877.687.7272, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Time, if you need help making your elections or understanding your benefits.
Keep in mind…
- You can lower your 2023 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 2023.
- 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.
- Connect through communication. Attain the skills to have open and effective communication at work and at home. Watch Open Communication: Powerful Ways to Create It, the latest on-demand webinar from our EAP (Employee Assistance Program). The webinar is available on September 20, 2022 (company code to log in: automation).
- Get in-home child, adult, and elder back-up care. Let Bright Horizons® help you care for family members when your primary care services aren’t available. In-home back-up care provides professional, comforting, and individualized care in the comfort of familiar surroundings.
- Access EAP counseling through Talkspace. Your free EAP benefit now includes the use of Talkspace to connect with a counselor virtually or through asynchronous messaging sessions. Visit Talkspace to register (company code to log in: Rockwell Automation). Talkspace is for U.S. employees and dependents only.
Identity theft happens when someone steals your personal information to commit fraud. The identity thief may use your information to buy services or merchandise, apply for credit, file taxes, or get medical services. These acts can damage your credit and cost you time, money, and emotional anguish to restore your identity. Use these tips to protect yourself.
- Don’t share personal information like your birthdate, Social Security number, or bank account number just because someone asks for it. Remember, your account representatives will not ask you to send them your username or password.
- If you leave town, place a hold on your mail until you return. You don’t want the personal information in your mail piling up in your mailbox.
- Pay attention to your billing cycles. If bills or financial statements are late, contact the sender.
- Use the security features on your mobile phone. Keep your passcode private. If possible, set up facial recognition to unlock your phone.
- Review your credit card and bank account statements. Compare receipts with account statements. Watch for unauthorized transactions.
- Shred receipts, credit offers, account statements, and expired credit cards. This can prevent thieves from getting your personal information.
- Install firewalls and virus-detection software on your home computer.
- Create complex passwords that identity thieves cannot guess. Change your passwords if a company that you do business with has a data breach. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has a handy password checklist to help.
- Review your credit reports once a year. Be certain that they don’t include accounts that you have not opened. You can order it for free from annualcreditreport.com.
- Finally, report any instances of identity theft to the FTC at identitytheft.gov, or by phone at
1 877 438 4338. The FTC will collect the details of your situation.
As a benefits-eligible employee, you have access to MetLife Legal Plans for identity theft protection. MetLife provides tools and resources to help you protect your personal information and minimize your risk of identity theft. It offers proactive and resolution services if you suspect your information has been compromised.
You can elect MetLife Legal Plans during Annual Enrollment next month. If you enroll, you also get access to a network of over 15,000 experienced attorneys who can help you with a variety of other legal matters such as wills and trusts, real estate transactions, adoption processes, traffic ticket defense, and more. Learn more about this voluntary benefit on raquickfind.com.
As the seasons change from summer to early fall and back to school, many of us experience stress or turmoil in the transition. The good news? You always have a place to go—in person or virtual—for confidential, caring help and support.
Here are five facts about the Rockwell Automation Employee Assistance Program (EAP) you need to know:
- The EAP offers virtual counseling on a variety of platforms. If you need help with a personal or work situation, the EAP has virtual counseling on platforms such as Skype, FaceTime, Messenger, and many others. Connect with a professional counselor who can help you with a variety of issues from job stress, substance abuse, depression, relationship conflicts and more. All conversations are confidential. Just dial 855.897.4044.
- The EAP is action oriented. The specially trained and good listeners. They also offer plans of action. Depending on your situation, your counselor may suggest additional sessions to help you reach your goals. If the counselor believes that you need specialized or longer-term counseling, they may refer you to another qualified professional. The important thing is that you will work with a caring counselor on an action plan that is right for you.
- The EAP isn’t just for emotional issues. The EAP can help you work with grief, depression, anxiety, stress, and more. It’s also a great resource for affordable childcare solutions, support through the adoption process, legal guidance, relocation services, pet care, personal development and more.
- The EAP is interactive. The EAP has a variety of online resources including quizzes, videos, articles and more, to help you hone your life skills. Every month, the EAP offers a free webinar on topics such as building better relationships, self-care, caring for elders, raising teens and seasonal depression. Visit the EAP website to see this month’s topic.
- The EAP is global. Wherever you work for Rockwell Automation, the EAP is here for you. It’s available to employees globally. Visit the Workplace Options website for contact information outside of the U.S.
Lastly, the EAP is available 24/7. You’re automatically eligible at no cost to you, and you don’t have to sign up. For more information or to speak with a counselor, call 1.855.897.4044 or visit the Workplace Options website (company code: automation). You can learn all about this important benefit on raquickfind.com.
- Take better care of yourself. Identify the ways to implement self-care as a part of your schedule and learn the art of slowing down. Watch Self-Care: Better Care of Yourself, our EAP’s latest on-demand webinar (company code to log in: automation).
- Be ready for school. Let Bright Horizons® help prepare your family for a successful new school year. From tutoring and test prep to after school and elder caregiver access, take advantage of enhanced family supports available to you as a Rockwell Automation employee.
- Share your Calm. You can add up to four family members or friends to your Calm Premium account as dependents. Simply follow these instructions to share the mental health benefits of Calm with those you care about. Dependents must be 16 years of age or older.