What You Need to Know About 2018 Benefits

As New Year Begins, Here Are Some Things to Keep In Mind

Finger with string, reminding people of their 2018 benefits

As 2017 comes to an end, here are some helpful reminders about Duke benefits:  

• Payroll deductions for medical, dental and vision benefits in 2018 begin in December 2017.

• Payroll deductions for 2018 health and dependent care reimbursement accounts begin in January 2018.

• Employees enrolled in 2017 health or dependent care reimbursement accounts must submit reimbursement claims for expenses incurred Jan. 1, 2017, through Dec. 31, 2017, by April 15, 2018. 

• Employees enrolled in the 2017 health care reimbursement account can carry over up to $500 of unused funds into their 2018 plan. After April 15, 2018, any unused money over $500 remaining from a 2017 health care reimbursement account will be forfeited.

• Employees can opt out of receiving print W-2 forms by logging into Duke@Work and choosing to receive the form electronically. 

• Duke will mail a 1095-C form to employee home addresses. Employees must use the 1095-C form when filing income tax returns. The form, mandated by the Affordable Care Act, provides information about an employee’s health insurance coverage. 

• Employees will receive a new pharmacy ID card if they changed health plans.

Visit hr.duke.edu for more information.