2022 Benefit Highlights and Changes
Highlights of 2022 Benefit Program Changes
The benefits program supports you in making smart decisions about your health and finances. We want to make sure that you understand the 2022 program so this page will highlight what’s new or changing for the Plan Year.
Your Benefits Decision Support Tool, ALEX
ALEX is a virtual benefits counselor that explains your benefit options and helps you choose the plan that’s best for you and your family. ALEX prompts you for some basic information about your personal situation, asks a few questions about how you anticipate using your healthcare (your answers remain anonymous, of course), and helps you figure out what to choose based on your responses.
Before you make your benefit elections in Workday, be sure to spend a few minutes with ALEX at www.myalex.com/leidos/2022 to make sure you’re enrolling in a plan that’s right for you and your family.
Healthy Focus Medical Plans
- The minimum age for a preventive colorectal cancer screening will be lowered to age 45
- All Healthy Focus plan enrollees will get a new medical ID card from Aetna for 2022
- Enhanced Aetna Maternity Management Program – NEW Components include:
- Fertility Advocate: Members struggling with fertility have access to a nurse specialist who will provide clinical and emotional support as well as guide them through their fertility treatment options
- Genetic screening and counseling are available through Aetna's partnership with Informed DNA; parents can get a carrier screening which tests for 147 genes
- Preeclampsia prevention initiative identifies members who have risk factors and provides them a coupon for CVS Health® low-dose aspirin and educational materials about risk factors, symptoms and the benefits of low-dose aspirin therapy
- Identify and target members in need of postpartum depression support to encourage new parent(s) to complete 6 telehealth behavioral health visits over 3 months
Tobacco Use Surcharge
- Starting in 2022, vaping will be subject to the Tobacco Use Surcharge
Health Savings Account (HSA) / Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
- Increase to IRS HSA limits for 2022: $3,650 maximum for single coverage and $7,300 maximum for family coverage
- Leidos will be reducing the HSA Employer Contribution for 2022. Refer to the chart on page 16 of the OE Guide for the new annual contribution amount
- IMPORTANT - In order to receive a Leidos HSA contribution for 2022, you will need to elect an HSA in Workday, even if you do not want to make your own contribution
Limited Purpose FSA (LPFSA)
- Leidos is adding a LPFSA option in Workday which will be available to those employees that enroll in a Healthy Focus medical plan AND HSA. Employees that elect to contribute to the LPFSA, can only use funds for dental and vision expenses until their medical deductible has been met.
Leidos has decided to discontinue our partnership with Grand Rounds after December 31, 2021. If you initiate a Medical Expert Second Opinion in December, please rest assured that Grand Rounds will fulfill the review.
Clickotine tobacco cessation program
Leidos has decided to discontinue our partnership with Clickotine after December 31, 2021.
As a replacement, we will be partnering with the American Lung Association to offer their Freedom From Smoking program. The program uses proven activities and tools to help you understand your own relationship with tobacco—and how to say good-bye for good. For further details, please refer to the Freedom From Smoking website.
Basic Life Insurance
New minimum Basic Life Insurance minimum of $50,000 for all U.S. benefits eligible employees. Therefore, employees with a salary less than $50,000 will receive a flat $50,000 in coverage. Employees with a salary greater than $50,000 annually can continue to receive their default of 1x annual base salary or can choose a flat $50,000 of coverage.
- This option will still be subject to age reduction at age 70.
- For 2022, the Voluntary AD&D rates will decrease slightly. The new rates will be visible in Workday once Open Enrollment has started.
- Effective January 1, 2022, the age reduction clause will be removed from the Basic AD&D and Voluntary AD&D policies. Therefore, all U.S. benefits eligible employees, including expats, will be eligible for coverage at their full base annual salary after age 70.
Effective January 1, 2022, the age reduction clause will be removed from the BTA policy. Therefore, all U.S. benefits eligible employees, including expats, will be eligible for coverage at their full base annual salary after age 70.
Voluntary Short-Term Disability (VSDI)
For 2022, the VSDI rate will increase from .72% to .74% of salary.