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In this edition of K-C Benefits Buzz, you’ll find information on benefits that can help with taking care of yourself and others, an update on Time & Pay processes, enhancements to the 401(k) & Profit Sharing Plan, ID cards and year-end updates, and reminders about scheduling preventive care visits in 2021.
We know your day-to-day activities probably look a little different than you'd imagined at the beginning of this year. From masks and hand sanitizer to school and work arrangements, life looks a little different for all of us right now. That's why it's more important than ever to understand how your K-C benefits can help.
Use K-C’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to help keep your stress in check so you can plan, not panic.
Use LiveHealth Online to video call a therapist or board-certifed doctor 24/7 from the click of a button on your smartphone or computer. This includes one-on-one counseling and medical guidance for ailments such as cold and flu symptoms, sinus infections, pink eye, and more.
Use Bright Horizons to coordinate back-up care when your regular child and adult/elder care plans fall through.*
*Employees covered by a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) are not eligible for K-C's back-up care benefit.
K-C recently transitioned to Ultimate. Read below for an update on related process changes and your upcoming Form W-2.
New Name, Same Service: Recently, Ultimate and Kronos Group merged as one company called UKG. This means all future pay and time communication will now reference UKG as the vendor.
As part of the merger, the email address for the K-C Payroll Service Center is now email@example.com. Emails sent to the prior email address will be automatically redirected for a short period of time.
Form W-2 Delivery: Your electronic elections made in ADP, if any, were not carried over to UKG. This means for 2020 you’re defaulted into receiving a paper Form W-2 by mail, which will be mailed to the address on file in Workday at the time the form is generated. You’ll also have access to a digital copy of your 2020 Form W-2 on the UltiPro portal and mobile app.
If you’d like to only receive your Form W-2 electronically due to security concerns, log in to the UltiPro portal, select Income Tax > Change W-2 Consent Form and elect paperless delivery by December 31, 2020. Your 2020 Form W-2 will be available on the UltiPro portal in mid-January and mailed by the February 1, 2021, IRS deadline.
Beginning January 1, 2021, the 401(k) & PSP has been enhanced with the following updates:
Depending on your Annual Enrollment elections, you may need to watch your mailbox for new ID cards and/or a new ConnectYourCare (CYC) Payment Card for 2021. If you changed your medical or dental elections for yourself or your dependents during Annual Enrollment, you may receive new ID cards for 2021.* If your benefit elections didn’t change, you will not receive new ID cards for 2021.
If you currently don’t have a CYC Payment Card for your Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA), you can expect to receive one by January 1. If you haven’t received your new ID cards and/or CYC Payment Card by mid-January, call the K-C Benefits Information Line at 800-551-2333 and select the Health & Welfare option. From there, you can select the benefit you need assistance with.
*ID cards are not mailed for vision insurance.
With the end of the year approaching, there may still be a few things that require action with CYC:
As we head into the new year, it’s important to plan your preventive care visits for 2021. Preventive services are 100% paid for by the K-C Medical Plan, but only if you visit an in-network provider. This includes defined screenings, well visits, and immunizations.*
*Plan terms apply and provide guidelines regarding the type of preventive services that are allowed to be covered at 100% by law.
This site is provided to help Kimberly-Clark (K-C) employees better understand their benefit plans. It does not guarantee coverage under a plan and does not provide complete descriptions of K-C benefit plans. K-C reserves the right to change these plans at any time. In all cases, the formal Plan Documents will govern.
If you are an organized hourly employee covered by these plans, see your HR representative or other person designated at your unit for information on how your plan(s) may differ from the information on this site. You may also call the Benefits Information Line at 800-551-2333. Empyrean representatives are available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET and Fidelity representatives are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET. From outside the U.S., dial your country’s toll-free AT&T Direct Access number then enter 800-551-2333.