monthly news for Saia employees
December 2018

Benefits Corner

Benefits Corner this month features information on the ending of the 2019 benefits open enrollment. Also featured are stories on your Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) and Saia's company-provided life insurance.

By Kristy Roger
Corporate Benefits Manager
December 2018

Open Enrollment Period Closes

Open enrollment has ended and we are excited to announce that over 97 percent of Saia’s eligible employees participated in the annual event. The election of benefits was required to ensure benefits coverage in 2019, which begins this Jan. 1. All eligibility information was transmitted to our providers, United Healthcare and MetLife. Please note that you will receive a medical card if you newly elected coverage for the coming plan year. You may print out a temporary card by visiting

As a reminder, if you are covered under our dental plan, MetLife, a dental card is not required at the time of service. For coverage verification, request that your dentist contact MetLife at 1-800-942-0854.

If you have any questions about your benefits, please contact the Benefits Department at extension 2564 or email

Your Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)

Confidential help is available for you and your family members with a wide range of assistance, including:

  • Counseling services
  • Financial and legal advice
  • Family support
  • Help with relationships and more

Call 1-866-374-6054 or visit Log in using access code: SAIA

Life Insurance

Did you know that Saia pays for company-provided life insurance for all eligible, full-time employees? This benefit is available as outlined during our enrollment process as well as on the employee confirmation statement.

It is important that you designate a beneficiary for both your company-provided benefits as well as your supplemental policies.

If you have any questions, please email