WELS VEBA provides health benefits for workers at WELS and ELS calling bodies across the country. The above video provides information on the important advantages of WELS VEBA. A flyer highlighting the main points discussed in the video is available for download here. We encourage you to share this video and flyer with fellow workers and leaders at your organization as you make future health coverage decisions.
The WELS VEBA Commission is pleased to offer a limited open enrollment for the WELS VEBA Group Health Care Plan for the 2022 plan year. The limited open enrollment is available to eligible workers at sponsoring organizations with at least one active worker enrolled in medical benefits under the WELS VEBA health plan. Enrollment will open on November 1, 2021 and run through November 30, 2021.
If you would like to enroll in WELS VEBA or make a change to your current WELS VEBA coverage, you can do so via the WELS Benefits Service Center website at www.wels.bswift.com or by calling 1-800-487-8322 (option 1) beginning on November 1, 2021. Please carefully consider this opportunity to enroll in WELS VEBA, as the VEBA Commission does not hold an open enrollment every year.
Importantly, the 2022 limited open enrollment will include a special enrollment opportunity for eligible workers to enroll for new or increased Group Term Life Insurance, without evidence of insurability, up to the following amounts: $150,000/employee, $25,000/spouse, and $5,000/child. This special enrollment opportunity for Group Term Life Insurance will be available from November 1, 2021 through November 30, 2021. Additional information regarding the 2022 limited open enrollment and WELS VEBA benefits is available in the 2022 WELS VEBA Benefits Guide.
The WELS VEBA Commission has also announced that the 2022 premium rates for WELS VEBA medical benefits will not change compared to the 2021 rates. The Commission is pleased to provide this rate stability to help support WELS ministry efforts. Please consult with your calling body or employer as you make changes in benefit coverage to discuss the impact on its financial resources and any additional financial obligation which you may incur. WELS VEBA health plan rates for 2022 are available here on the Benefit Plans website.