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Notices

Form 1095-C Mailed

Form 1095-C was mailed to home addresses on 1/28/2020.  It can take up to two weeks before they arrive.  Form 1095-C is the form employers must send to anyone who was eligible for health insurance during 2019.

New PPO Dental Cards Mailed

All participants in the Dearborn PPO plan will be provided new insurance cards from BCBSIL. These cards should arrive to your home mailing address by March 1. This card will need to be provided to your dental provider for all claims incurred on or after March 1. Those with employee only coverage will receive one card and those with covered dependents will receive two cards, both with only the employee's name.

If you did not receive your ID card, please contact BCBSIL at (800) 573-9827.

Additionally, participants in the PPO dental plan will be able to access all medical and dental claims through one portal at www.bcbsil.com on or after 3/1/2020. For claims processed through Dearborn before 3/1/2020, you may access EOBs through the new URL http://www.mydearborngroup.com/individuals/dental-customers.

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At Northwestern, we are proud to provide meaningful benefits support and peace of mind through competitive programs that include high-quality health care plans, retirement benefits, tuition discounts and more. 

Use our benefit-finder for an overview of all we have to offer.

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Benefit eligibility

University employees — like staff, faculty, visiting scholars — and their spouses and dependent children are eligible for benefits. Eligibility for benefits varies based on employment classification.
Benefit eligibility

Benefit changes

Change your benefit elections during Open Enrollment or when you experience an IRS Qualifying Event, such as adding a child to your family, getting married, or changing positions.
Benefit changes
All resources on benefits changes, eligibility and enrollment.

Help with benefits

Find resources that may be helpful as you manage your Northwestern benefits. If you have any questions or concerns — either during benefits enrollment or any time throughout the year — please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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