Open Enrollment Period Continues through April

Posted: April 23, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The annual open enrollment period for health insurance is in full swing and continues through May 1. During open enrollment, full-time faculty and staff members may enroll in another health care plan, add or remove dependents, or waive coverage for an effective date of July 1. Changes outside of open enrollment will be permitted only with certain life events.

Premiums and copayments will be changing this July, and a new Optimum Choice HMO will be offered, so it is important to plan in advance to make sure that all health coverage needs are met. A Spotlight newsletter and information about the EmployeeDirect benefits enrollment system have been mailed to all full-time faculty and staff members’ homes. While the telephone-based version of EmployeeDirect is not yet available, employees may use the web-based version for open enrollment changes.

For more information, call the Benefits staff at x32600.

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