November 1st – November 20th, 2015 (Please note the shorter open enrollment period this year)
During the open enrollment period, benefit eligible employees can drop, change or enroll in the System Office medical, dental, and vision insurance plans as well as the Flexible Spending Accounts. Enrollments and changes submitted during the open enrollment period will take effect on January 1, 2016. If you don’t want to make changes to your medical, dental, or vision coverage, no action is required. Enrollment in these plans will continue in 2016 unless a change is made.
It is important to note that changes to your enrollment in Medical, Dental and Vision insurance as well as changes regarding Flexible Spending accounts can be made only during Open Enrollment and during the 30 day period immediately following a “life change” event. There are two types of qualifying life events:
- Family Status Change (marriage, divorce, childbirth, adoption of child, death of a spouse/dependent, or a child ceasing to be a dependent)
- Employment Status Change (changes in your full-time status with the System Office that affect your eligibility or changes in your spouse’s employment that affect benefit coverage)
**Be sure to notify HR within 30 days of a qualifying life event to make any benefit changes.
This is also a great time to consider enrolling in 403b/457b retirement plans, additional life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance (AD&D), and life insurance for your dependents.
NOTE: If you are currently enrolled in the Flexible Spending Account you will NOT be automatically enrolled for 2016. You must complete a new enrollment form for the upcoming year and submit to Human Resources no later than November 20, 2015. Links to enrollment forms found on Open Enrollment Website.
To Enroll or Make Changes, you must submit completed forms.
All completed and signed forms must be received in Human Resources by no later than November 20, 2015
Completed forms may be submitted as follows:
- Email scanned forms to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hand deliver or US Mail to 500 University Boulevard East, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401, Attn: Angela Keith
Insurance premiums are deducted one month in advance. Changes in your insurance deductions submitted during the open enrollment period will appear on your December 2015 paycheck. Flexible Spending Account deductions for the 2016 plan year will begin January 2016.
For more information regarding open enrollment, provisional changes to insurance plans, and links to forms, visit the UAS Open Enrollment Website.