News & Updates

What doctors can I go to if I am on the Obesity Care Management Program?

Obesity Care Management Program providers can be found on PEBP’s Find a Provider page.

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What is Doctor on Demand?

Doctor on Demand – (DOD) connects CDHP, LD and EPO plan participants face-to-face with a board-certified doctor or licensed psychologist (by appointment) on your smartphone, tablet or computer through live...

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I want to make an appointment at the doctor’s office and I have the Consumer Driven Health Plan (CDHP PPO), what is the name of my plan?

Effective July 1, 2022 for the Consumer Driven Health Plan (PPO) the HealthSCOPE Benefits Aetna Signature Administrators Network is being replaced. HealthSCOPE Benefits is changing its name to UMR. Northern...

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How long do I have to submit an eligible receipt for reimbursement from my HRA?

Requests for reimbursement must be submitted within one year (12 months) from the date the service(s) where incurred.

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If I use funds from my HSA for medical expenses, can I claim them as a deduction on my income tax?

No. Since eligible expenses are paid with tax-free dollars from your HSA, you cannot claim the same expenses on your income tax return.

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How are HSA withdrawals monitored? Is there an expense verification process like an FSA or HRA?

Verification of expenses is not required for HSAs. However, total withdrawals from your HSA are reported to the IRS on Form 1099-SA. You are responsible for reporting qualified and non-qualified...

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If I am enrolled in single coverage under the CDHP, can HSA funds be used for my spouse or eligible dependents that are not covered under my health plans?

HSA funds can be used for you, your spouse, or eligible dependents (as identified on your Federal tax return) even if they are not covered under your CDHP coverage.

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What happens if I use my HSA funds for ineligible expenses?

An HSA allows you to withdraw funds for any reason. However, you would need to pay ordinary tax and an additional penalty of 20% on any funds that are withdrawn...

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What happens to my HSA if I am no longer an eligible individual? For example, if I change coverage from the CDHP to an HMO or EPO or if I enroll in Medicare?

If you are no longer an eligible individual, you can still receive tax-free distributions to pay or reimburse your qualified medical expenses, however, you can no longer contribute money to...

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Do I need to be a United States citizen to open and contribute to an HSA?

In general, you must be a United States citizen, green card holder, or a United States resident to participate. An HSA cannot be opened without a verifiable United States residential...

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