This article was originally published on the UConn Today Web site on May 21, 2012.
By: Michael Kirk
About 2,000 UConn employees have yet to fulfill the reporting requirements associated with the state’s Health Enhancement Program (HEP). Employees, and their spouses, who fail to visit www.cthep.com and report their status by May 31, 2012 will be required to pay an additional $100 monthly premium and medical plan deductibles.
Once at the HEP website, the process is straightforward: employees should enter their identifying information as directed and have their doctor’s name and date of their appointment available. If an employee or spouse is already compliant, a message will be displayed saying so.
In an email sent in April, state Comptroller Kevin Lembo wrote: “As you know, a key component of HEP is obtaining required screenings. Also, if you have one or more of the five identified chronic conditions, it is critical that you have information specific to those conditions. By now, you should have received a letter in the mail from your health insurance carrier either confirming that you have met all the requirements of HEP, or identifying requirements that are still outstanding this year. If you have outstanding requirements, the letter should have identified what those are so that you can make an appointment and then take steps to successfully comply with HEP.”
Even if this letter was not received, employees must still visit the HEP website and enter their information.
The reporting deadline is May 31; the required screenings or exams must be completed before Dec. 31, 2012.
For more information about medical insurance guidelines or tracking tools, please visit www.cthep.com or the Office of the State Comptroller’s website at www.osc.ct.gov where you can find HEP Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
If an employee would rather not use the HEP website, or has difficulty logging on, compliance forms are available from the Comptroller’s office website or from the UConn Human Resources benefits office. Those forms must be mailed or faxed (as indicated on the form) no later than May 31.