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MERS Communication Corner

MERS is committed to communicating with our participants and employers on relevant issues and benefit information. The MERS Communication Corner is here to help you organize recent mailings or emails that were sent from MERS, so that you know what was sent and any action that needs to be taken.

Please note: All mailing dates are approximate. Large mailings such as account statements can vary up to two weeks from the mailing date.

Communications Sent

December 11, 2018 - 

Audience: Participants

Product: Health Care Savings Program

Contacts: All participants who are eligible to use their HCSP account (typically this means terminated or retired participants with an account balance, or their beneficiaries)

Date Sent: 12/11/18

Format: Email


On 12/11 an eblast was sent to all participants who are eligible to use their HCSP funds (generally that means terminated or retired participants with an account balance)‚Äč giving them notice that effective 1/1/19, Alerus will be the new claims administrator for their HCSP-related claims. 

Additionally, participants were notified that the $24 annual fee that is currently assessed to HCSP accounts will be removed as of 1/1 and operational costs will be reduced by 2 basis points ($0.20/$1,000 invested).

A copy of the eblast can be viewed here

The MERS resource website with complete transition details can be viewed here.


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