Employee Benefits



MAY 1 – MAY 18, 2018

Welcome to the 2019 Annual Open Enrollment.  The current CIGNA medical plans are changing; therefore, all employees must enroll or waive medical coverage this year.  Although the dental and vision plans are not changing, we are requiring active enrollment in these plans as well. Employees will need to re-enroll for this coverage to continue. If you do not enroll for the new plan year, you will have no coverage effective July 1, 2018.

The Open Enrollment is the one time a year employees can change, enroll or waive their coverage, unless they have an approved change in family status.

For the 2018-2019 Plan Year, we are pleased to offer two new medical plans:

  • Cigna Open Access Plus Plan: This plan replaces the CIGNA Preferred Provider Organization Plan (PPO), will virtually have the same plan deductibles, co-payments and co-insurance as the discontinued PPO Plan, but will utilize the CIGNA OAP network of providers.  Certain tests and procedures will require prior authorization.
  • CIGNA High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) with Health Savings Account (HSA). This sounds just like its name—it is a health plan with a high deductible with a Health Savings Account.  Employees may elect to make pre-tax contributions to their HSA.  The Archdiocese will provide a discretionary quarterly employer contribution to the HSA that is subject to change from year to year.
  • The CIGNA Open Access Plan (OAP) will be discontinued effective June 30, 2018.

Open Enrollment Documents

Below you will find the 2019 Open Enrollment Guide, which provides summaries of the medical, dental, vision, and employer provided plans; new health management programs offered by Cigna; and decision support tools to assist you in selecting the best plan for you and your family members.

The link to the 2019 Enrollment Form is below. Please complete the form for you and any family members and return it to your direct employer.  Central Services employees should submit their forms to the Employee Benefits Office. Catholic Charities employees enroll online through UltiPro.

Employees enrolled in the High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) with a Health Savings Account (HSA), may choose to make a pre-tax contribution on a per pay period basis. The deduction form will be posted in the coming days. Catholic Charities employees will make this election through UltiPro.

Detailed descriptions of the two new medical plans are below under Benefit Plan Summaries.

Benefit Plan Summaries

Dental Plan Documents

When comparing dental plans, please be aware that the Cigna dental plan is a PPO and you are free to use any dentist (although you will incur higher claim costs if you use an out-of-network dentist).  The United Concordia dental plan is an HMO; consequently, you will need to designate a primary care dentist who must refer all specialist care.  The enrollment form contains a section on the back for you to enter the dentist’s ID for each family member.  If you need assistance with finding the ID, you may call United Concordia at 866.357.3304 or go online to www.ucci.com and scroll down to “Find a Dentist” to access the provider directory.  If you do not designate a primary care dentist, United Concordia will designate one for you.

United Concordia Dental HMO

Cigna Dental PPO

Open Enrollment Presentation and Webinars

To learn more about the new plans, you may listen to the recorded Open Enrollment Presentation that was held on April 26.  Please note there is a 1 minute 20 second delay before the presentation begins.  You may also fast forward to bypass the delay.

April 26th Open Enrollment Presentation

Open Enrollment Webinar

We also encourage employees to pre-register and attend one of the live Open Enrollment Webinars being held on the following dates.  Please click on the link for the date you would like to attend to pre-register.

May 8th at 3:30 p.m.                        https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8288609422659840525
May 9th at 10:00 a.m.                     https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2085645305329029389
May 10th at 3:30 p.m.                     https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3340383785691213836
May 15th at 10:00 a.m.                   https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7020661409601668108
May 16th at 3:30 p.m.                     https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/162025523279174411

Life Insurance Beneficiary Form and Supplemental Life Insurance

Open Enrollment is a good time to review your beneficiaries and consider enrolling in the supplemental life insurance for yourself, your spouse and/or your children.  A beneficiary form is below, as well as the supplemental life insurance enrollment form.  Please be aware that if you did not elect supplemental life insurance for yourself and/or your spouse at the time of hire or change in employment status, coverage will not become effective until it has been medically approved by CIGNA.  Children are guaranteed issue at any time.

Insurance Cards

You will receive new medical cards in the mail on or about July 1, 2018.  If you need to print a temporary medical ID card after July 1st, you may go to www.mycigna.com, log into your account and scroll down to the “Print ID card” link.  For a temporary Caremark prescription card, go to www.caremark.com, log into your account, and scroll down to “Print Member ID Card” under Plans & Benefits at the bottom of the page.  If you have never accessed your accounts before, you will need to first register and then log in with your created user name and password.

You may print a dental, vision or EAP card by clicking below.


Contact Us

If you need to contact one of our vendors, please click the link below for a complete list of vendor telephone numbers and web addresses.

Benefit Vendor Contacts

If you have questions, please contact the Employee Benefits Office at insure@archbalt.org.

We have made every attempt to ensure the accuracy of the information contained on these pages. However, if there is any discrepancy between this information and the legal documents, the legal documents will always govern. The Archdiocese of Baltimore intends to continue these plans indefinitely but reserves the right (subject to the provisions of any applicable collective bargaining agreement) to amend or terminate them at any time, for any reason, according to the amendment or termination procedures described in the legal documents. This information does not create a contract of employment with the Archdiocese of Baltimore.