• By Dana Sparks

Inspiring Scents and Compassionate Care

October 30, 2014

'Mayo 150 years serving humanity' 150th Sesquicentennial Logo

Kim creates luxury fragrances that tell stories about the faraway places she’s visited. So when a brain tumor was found pressing on and damaging her olfactory nerve – the nerve that controls one’s sense of smell – she came to Mayo Clinic for minimally invasive, microsurgery technique to remove the tumor and, ultimately, enhance her sense of smell.  [TRT 3:02]

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This is a special report produced for the Mayo Clinic 150th Anniversary Collection of Stories. To view other stories and learn about Mayo Clinic's sesquicentennial, please click here

 

 

 

Am I understanding correctly that Mayo will no longer make an annual contribution to employees HSA accounts? For the horizon/basic insurance? If you have an HSA account and elect to change to a different plan, can you continue to contribute to it?

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Where can I find the list of Tier 1 and 2 providers for next year. When the insurance changes for 2015 were announced,we were told the Tier 2 network would be available in June of this year.

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Where can we see which providers are included in the Expanded In-Network?

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@ Jessica: I'm sure the benefit folks will correct me if I'm wrong, but you're correct that, starting in 2015, Mayo is no longer contributing any money to our HSAs. You may contribute to the HSA, but only if you also have high-deductible heal

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I also need to see the list of Tier 1, 2, & 3 providers. Thanks.

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benefits team, when will we know what the networks are? i live in orlando and i am excited to know that i might be able to see in netwrk doctors instead of being forced to travel almost three hours back to jacksonville.

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Will the list of providers for Tier 1 and Tier 2 be available prior to enrollment?

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@Jessica – You are correct. Mayo will not make an employer contribution to the HSA. If you enroll in Mayo Basic only, you can continue to contribute to the HSA. If you choose a different plan you won't lose the money already in your HSA but you won&#3

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Please note: As part of the network implementation process, Mayo Clinic Health Solutions will provide a 2015 Provider Search tool on their website, MayoClinicHealthSolutions.com beginning October 1st. This tool will allow you to look up providers and see which Tier they fall under. Thank you, Your Benefits Team

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What happens to the money that is currently in our HRA today? Should we spend all we can this year to prevent us from losing it?

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@Alison – If you currently have an HRA balance, you will receive a letter explaining your options regarding the money in your account within the next few weeks. Thank you, Your Benefits Team

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When will we know who is part of the Friends and Family Tier 1 Network? Seems extremely vague….

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Are there plans to improve the vision benefits as all it covers is a basic eye exam?

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If I decide to retire in 2016 when I am 65, will my spouse (who is 3 years younger than I am) still be eligible for Mayo health insurance until he goes on Medicare?

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@Brian – As part of the network implementation process, Mayo Clinic Health Solutions will provide a 2015 Provider Search tool on their website, MayoClinicHealthSolutions.com beginning October 1st. This tool will allow you to look up providers and see whic

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