is good news for those of you who want to utilize a health care flexible
spending account (HCFSA) in order to pay out of pocket medical, dental and
vision care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
Effective January 1, 2014, Aetna’s Streamline feature will include the new NECA/IBEW Family
Medical Care Plan.
is how Streamline works: Your
medical, dental, vision and pharmacy claims administrators report your out-of-pocket
expenses directly to Aetna. Aetna automatically processes the information as a
claim and reimburses you from your Aetna HCFSA. You can choose whether you want
your reimbursement direct deposited in your bank account or if you want to
receive a check.
does this mean for you? You will have no
claim forms to fill out, no EOBs or receipts to collect and submit, no concerns
about forgetting to file an expense.
following claims administrators have partnered with Aetna to offer Streamline:
NECA/IBEW Family Medical Care Plan (BCBS of
Service Plan (VSP)
take advantage of this easy way to stretch your benefit dollars, you may
contribute up to $2,500 into a HCFSA during
CenterPoint Energy’s annual enrollment, beginning November 22. If you are new to an HCFSA, to participate
in Streamline, visit your secure
Aetna Navigator™ website at www.aetna.com.
Select “Claims and Balances”, then “Related
Features” and then “Streamline Claims”.
Important: Do not choose Streamline
- You are
paying orthodontia expenses on a contract schedule rather than a per-visit
basis. These claims cannot be processed automatically.
- You are
also enrolled in your spouse’s plan and benefits are coordinated
remember, your contributions to a HCFSA are on a use it or lose it basis, so
carefully consider your expected out of pocket expenses. If you have any questions, please call Aetna’s
Flexible Spending Account Service Center