What's New for 2019

Emory’s Annual Benefits Enrollment is your opportunity to review your current benefits and make selections for the upcoming year. Your new benefit selections will be effective on January 1, 2019. Changes for 2019 are summarized below.

Network Name Change

With the addition of DeKalb Medical, Emory’s provider network has grown. Emory’s three provider networks are now referred to as:

Retiree Medical Plan Cost Increases

For 2019, the overall cost of the medical plan will increase to reflect the continued escalation in the cost of health care to Emory University. Premiums for Pre-65 retiree medical will increase. For single coverage, the monthly rate will increase from $618.38 to $640.92; for retiree plus spouse, the monthly rate will increase from $1,236.75 to $1,281.81. There will be no plan changes or changes in co-pays, deductibles, co-insurance, or out-of-pocket maximums for 2019.

Vision Plan/Dental Plan

Retiree dental rates will increase slightly for 2019. There are no rate changes for the Vision Plan.

HRA Contribution Increase

Effective January 1, 2019, the Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) contribution will increase to $117.00 per month. The HRA applies to eligible retirees (hired prior to January 1, 2003) and/or their covered spouses who will transition to a Post-65 Medicare Supplemental Medical Plan in 2019.


Incentives will be offered again in 2019 to reward healthy living. For details, go here.

Summary of Benefits and Coverage

As part of health care reform, all employers are required to provide an five-page Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) for all the health plans available to their employees and retirees. Access this information here.