Benefits Open Enrollment 2014-2015

Open Enrollment for the 2014-2015 plan year will be open from April 15 through April 30, 2014

Tools and resources for open enrollment are available on the Villanova Benefits Resource page where you can access:

  • Benefits open enrollment and life event changes
  • NOVArewards!
  • NOVAfit!
  • Medical plan comparison tool

Start with these general instructions for accessing the benefits enrollment portal.

Wellness Fair

Attend the Wellness Fair on Tuesday April 15th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, in Connelly Center (see attached schedule of events). Raffles will be held for items which include an iPad mini, Kindle Fire, basketball tickets and more! For those of you that participated in the Personal Health Assessment and Health Screening campaign, attendance will qualify you for 10 NOVAfit! incentive points. (Please note- help session for enrollments will be held separately- see below for help session schedule)

Healthcare Costs

While healthcare costs continue to increase, proactive efforts made by the University as well as faculty, staff and spousal participation in wellness programs have positively impacted medical, prescription and dental claim spend for FY 2014. Therefore, the University is able to maintain the same standard premium contributions and plan design for FY 2015. Employees participating in wellness programming have the opportunity to receive higher incentives this upcoming year through both premium reductions and a VISA gift card.


Total compensation statements are available on-line. These statements provide a complete picture of your calendar year 2013 total compensation with the University. You can access these statements by logging onto the Benefits and Wellness Portal.


The enhanced Pathways document is now available on-line as a PDF document. Hard copy Pathways booklets are no longer being mailed.


Aggregate data from the 2013 health screening campaign showed that body weight, blood pressure and stress were the three key conditions that most impact our population. A healthier workforce not only affects you and your family but it will also help to manage medical/prescription drug claim costs in future years. Therefore, the following enhancements have been made.

  • NOVAfit! points based program introduced in January 2014
  • Faculty, staff and enrolled spouses had the opportunity to participate in a personal health assessment (PHA) and/or a health screening in order to raise awareness regarding their health status
  • As an incentive for doing so, faculty/staff qualified for up to a $225 annual medical premium reduction
  • After completion of the PHA and/or health screening, faculty, staff and spouses are eligible to earn a $200 VISA gift card through the NOVAfit! points program

Medical Coverage

  • Plan offerings and plan design will remain the same
  • Standard premium rates remain the same. Discount for wellness participation is now broken into two parts:

a. Premium incentive for completing the PHA and/or health screening

b. VISA gift card for obtaining NOVAfit! points after completion of the PHA and/or health screening

  • Visit the plan comparison tool to compare the three medical plans and determine which plan best fits your needs

Prescription Coverage

  • Express Scripts acquired Medco last year and therefore new prescription ID cards were mailed to your home in early April
  • Please replace and discontinue use of previous Medco ID cards

Health Advocate

Open Enrollment Help Sessions

Representatives from the Human Resources Department will be available to assist employees with completing the University’s open enrollment process in St. Mary’s Hall, Suite 163, on the following dates:

 Date                                            Time      

Wed 4/16/2014                         10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Tues 4/22/2014                         10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Fri     4/25/2014                          2:00 pm to 4:30 pm             

Wed  4/30/2014                         10:00 am to 4:00 pm            

At these sessions, you will be able to view your current benefit elections and make any benefit plan open enrollment changes.  Please have your username and password, that you use to logon to email, with you when you attend a help session.

If you have questions or need assistance with Open Enrollment, please contact Human Resources at 9-7900.

Benefit Resources


Benefits Enrollment System for new hire benefits enrollments and life events changes for current employees.

Pathways brochure provides a summary of the Villanova University Benefits Program.

Villanova Medical Plan Cost Estimator: this tool may help you determine which plan may be the most cost effective given your family’s current health situation. This tool is also available for your iPhone at

New Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Options and Your Health Coverage Notice: This notice includes information on how to access the new health insurance marketplace which will be available on October 1, 2013.

Summary of Benefits and Coverage- Premium PPO

Summary of Benefits and Coverage- Value PPO

Summary of Benefits and Coverage- Keystone HMO (in area)

Summary of Benefits and Coverage- Amerihealth HMO (out-of-area)

Employee contribution rates for medical and dental insurance plans.

Employee premium rates for purchase of supplemental life insurance.

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Special Enrollment Rights Notice

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Privacy Notice Reminder

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Privacy Notice

Creditable Coverage Notice (Notice for Medicare Part D).

CHIP Notice: Information regarding the Children's Health Insurance Plan (CHIP)

Women's Health & Cancer Rights Act Notice

Newborns' & Mothers' Health Protection Act Notice

Individual Health Care Buyers Guide

Health and Welfare Plan Summary Annual Report

Physician Affidavit for Health Screenings