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Edwards Aquifer

Aquifer Level 662.6'
11/17/17 - Official

The Edwards aquifer and its catchment area in the San Antonio region is about 8,000 square miles and includes all or part of 13 counties in south-central Texas.

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Year-Round Watering Hours

Watering with an irrigation system or sprinkler is allowed any day of the week before 11 a.m. or after 7 p.m.

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Benefits

2018 Health Plan Options

SAWS offers two medical plans, the PPO Economy (base plan) and the EPO (buy up plan).


UHC Plan Cost Estimator

Choosing the right plan for you and your family can be challenging. To assist employees with becoming better consumers of health care, UHC has created a Plan Cost Estimator that allows you to consider both the coverage (below) and the premiums you have to pay each month when selecting your medical coverage for 2018. Click on “Estimate your costs” to use the Plan Cost Estimator.

PPO Economy: The in-network benefit plan design has a $1,500 deductible and out-of-pocket maximum of $4,600 per individual. Primary care physician co-pays will remain at $40 per office visit, and in network specialist physician co-pay at $60 per office visit.

2018 PPO Economy Medical Premiums
Hired Before Jan. 1, 2011 Hired After Jan. 1, 2011
Tier Selection SAWS Employee SAWS Employee
Employee Only $399 $23 $399 $23
Employee + Spouse $799 $86 $659 $226
Employee + Child(ren) $697 $62 $587 $172
Employee + Family $1,177 $130 $917 $390

EPO Plus: This in-network benefit plan has a deductible of $500 per individual and out-of-pocket maximum of $4,100 per individual. In-network primary care physician co-pays will remain at $25 per office visit, and specialists at $40 per office visit.

2018 EPO Plus Medical Premiums
Hired Before Jan. 1, 2011 Hired After Jan. 1, 2011
Tier Selection SAWS Employee SAWS Employee
Employee Only $447 $95 $447 $95
Employee + Spouse $892 $245 $752 $385
Employee + Child(ren) $780 $195 $675 $300
Employee + Family $1,324 $355 $1,049 $630

PPO Networks: Both plans will offer the same PPO network through UnitedHealthcare. Go online to list of participating providers, and select the "UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus" network, or call 1-888-651-7277 to get personal assistance from a UnitedHealthcare representative. If you register on myuhc.com, your will access your personal account, along with direct access to the provider network.

Summary of Coverage
PPO Economy EPO PLus
Plan Benefit In-Network Out of Network In-Network Out of Network
Deductible $1,500 individual $2,500 individual $500 individual Not Covered
$4,500 family $7,500 family $1,500 family Not Covered
Coinsurance 80% after deductible 60% after deductible 80% after deductible Not Covered
Out of Pocket* 4,600 individual $6,600 individual $4,100 individual Not Covered
$9,200 family $13,200 family $8,200 family Not Covered
Office Visit
PCP/SCP
$40/$60 60% after deductible $25/$40 Not Covered
Preventive Care 100% 60% after deductible 100% Not Covered
Virtual Visits $30 N/A $15 n/A
Urgent Care $40 60% after deductible $40 Not Covered
Emergency Room $150 per visit co-pay, plus deductible and coinsurance $150 per visit co-pay, plus deductible and coinsurance
EMERGENCY ONLY
Hospital Inpatient 80% after deductible 60% after deductible 80% after deductible Not Covered
*Note: Out-of-pocket maximums for both the PPO Economy and EPO Plus include medical and prescription copay, deductible, and coinsurance amounts.

For all of the coverage details, see the official plan documents below.


In this section:

Medical Downloads

2018 Health Plan Options

Summary of 2018 coverage for PPO Economy and EPO Plus plans.

2018 SAWS Medicare Part D Creditable Coverage Notice

SAWS has determined that the prescription drug coverage offered by SAWS through Express Script, Inc. is, on the average for all plan participants, expected to pay out as much as, or more than, what the standard Medicare prescription drug coverage will pay and is considered Creditable Coverage under Medicare.

2018 Summary of Benefits and Coverage - EPO Plan

2018 Summary of Benefits and Coverage - PPO Economy

ACA Uniform Glossary of Medical Terms

This document provides a glossary of medical terms commonly used in health insurance.

Convenience Care Clinics

If you can't get to your doctor, and your condition is not urgent or an emergency, you may want to consider a convenience care clinic.

Cost-Saving Tips: Lab, X-Ray and Scan

Tips to save money on medical procedures.

Medical Plan Glossary

Learn the definitions of many commonly used health coverage terms.

Real Appeal

Real Appeal is a digital weight loss program available to you as part of your employee benefit plan.

UHC - Advocate4Me

Advocate4Me is your one-stop-shop for help with questions about your health plan benefits.

UHC - Health4Me

UHC's Health4Me app allows you to get ID cards, find doctors, compare costs, and much more.

UHC - Healthcare Cost Estimator

Quickly and easily estimate your health care costs on myuhc.com® or the UnitedHealthcare Health4Me™ app.

UHC - Medical Provider Search

How to find a UHC medical provider online.

UHC - NurseLine

myNurseLine can help you make informed health care decisions with telephone and online access to experienced registered nurses.

UHC - Plan Cost Estimator

UHC's Plan Cost Estimator allows you to compare your SAWS health plan options to make the decision that's best for you.

UHC - Rally

Rally shows you how to make simple changes to your daily routine, set smart goals and stay on target.

UHC - Transition of Care

Learn more about transition of care.

UHC - Virtual Visits

A virtual visit lets you see and talk to a doctor online, any time.

UHC - Welcome Handbook

Learn more about your UHC health benefits.

UHC - Where Should I Go For Care

This resource can help you understand where to go when you need care.

UHC Premium Program

The UnitedHealth Premium program may help you locate quality, cost-efficient providers.



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