And NVIDIA benefits are here to see you through every thrilling moment.
Open enrollment is your chance to make sure you’re on the right track with your current benefits—and, if you want, to participate in the Health Care or Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for 2019.
2019 Changes and Enhancements
We heard you! Several of the updates are a direct result of your feedback.
All the changes listed below are effective Jan. 1, 2019.
Health Savings Account Contributions
Cigna Medical Plan Enhancements and News
Kaiser Plan Enhancements
More Protection for Your Family and Finances
Simplified Support for Your Emotional Health
Your Cost for Coverage
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In 2019, NVIDIA HSA contributions (available if you enroll in a NVIDIA HSA, NVIDIA HSA Plus, or Kaiser HSA medical plan) will increase by up to $500 for those covering more than one child (if you are covering a spouse or domestic partner and children, NVIDIA already contributes the higher amount). And nobody will get less.
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You Can Save More In the HSA
You can contribute to your HSA, too. Remember: Every dollar you save in your HSA is a dollar you don’t pay federal income tax on. The IRS is increasing the annual HSA limit for all contributions to:
- Individual: $3,500 (up from $3,450 in 2018)
- Family: $7,000 (up from $6,900 in 2018)
Add $1,000 to the above limits if you are or will be age 55 or older in 2019.
(Note: These HSA limits include NVIDIA's annual contribution.)
Cigna Cancer Support Program
The Cigna Cancer Support Program can help provide support for every step in the process—from diagnosis to treatment to remission. You’ll get a personalized care and support plan and access to specially trained oncology nurses who are knowledgeable about your treatment plan and benefits coverage. Your care team will also facilitate authorizations, help you manage claims and coordinate care across multiple doctors, and identify and connect you with other caregivers and support.
Expanded Coverage for Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy
With approval from Cigna, you’re covered for up to 100 visits for physical, occupational, and speech therapy (increase from 30-visit maximum). Chiropractic or acupuncture remains limited to 30 visits.
Additional medical necessity review for physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, chiropractic, and acupuncture will be required after 12 visits instead of 8 visits.
Combined ID Card for Medical, Mental Health, and Prescriptions
By the end of the year, you and each family member enrolled in a Cigna medical plan will receive a new ID card to verify coverage for medical and mental health services (transitioning from ComPsych to Cigna in 2019), and prescriptions. Be sure to use your new card beginning in January 2019.
Hearing Aid Coverage for Kaiser HMO
The plan will cover up to $2,500 toward the cost of hearing aids, once every 36 months.
Increased IVF Benefit for Kaiser HMO
Your copayment for GIFT (gamete intrafallopian transfer, a technique for assisting conception) services will reduce from 50% to $20. Coverage includes one-cycle maximum per lifetime, including ZIFT and IVF.
Increased Life and Accident Insurance
The maximum benefit from your Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance coverage (that you receive automatically and at no cost to you) will increase from 2.5 times your pay, up to $1 million, to 2.5 times your pay, up to $2.5 million. Please note that Prudential, our life insurance provider, requires an insurability review for coverage amounts above $1 million.
Plus, you now have the option to buy additional voluntary AD&D coverage—up to $1 million—for yourself and your family.
LegalEASE Portal Improvements
Starting Jan. 1, 2019, an online attorney search directory will make locating the right attorney on the LegalEASE portal easier than ever. Search by location and area of law, such as estate planning, traffic tickets, adoption, and more. Learn more about LegalEASE.
Cigna Will Replace ComPsych
Beginning in January, administration of mental health benefits will transition from ComPsych to Cigna, which offers a broader network of providers.
For Cigna plan members, this means you’ll be able to find mental health providers on mycigna.com, which also lets you view coverage and manage claims in one convenient place.
If you or a family member is currently in treatment, chances are you can keep seeing your same provider. Most of ComPych providers also participate in the Cigna network. Confirm whether your provider is in the Cigna network at mycigna.com, and if so, show them your new Cigna ID card in January in order to re-route claims. If your current provider is not in the Cigna network, contact Cigna at 1-800-244-6224.
Improved Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Portal
A redesigned homepage for the GuidanceResources® (EAP) portal will be available on Jan. 1, 2019 (register with Web ID: NVIDIA). This will provide easy access to work-life solutions, including parenting, nutrition, relationships, and stress management.
After three years with no increases, your paycheck deductions for medical, dental, and vision coverage will increase slightly, reflecting the overall trend in healthcare costs.
2019 Paycheck Premiums [PDF]