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Benefits Open Enrollment

Your annual opportunity to completely customize your benefits for the year ahead.

Decision time: April 29 - May 15 Changes take effect: July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021

Qualifying events

If you experience a major life change outside of open enrollment you can also make changes to your insurance. This is known as a qualifying event.

Open enrollment is your once-a-year opportunity to make certain benefits changes.

It’s the only time all employees can change health insurance, re-enroll in flexible spending accounts, and add more coverage from our benefits package. That’s three decisions — only if you want to make them.

If you take no action, no problem:

  • You’ll keep the same insurances
  • No money will be deposited into your flexible spending account if you have one

Decision 1: Do you want to change or add any insurance?

The cost of insurance typically changes every year and the new rates take effect on July 1. You get this news during open enrollment so you can use it to inform your decisions. This year, we're pleased to announce no increases to your monthly health insurance costs.

Health insurance

Five different plan designs for different needs

Dental insurance

Two dentistry provider options, each with two coverage levels

Vision insurance

Two options from EyeMed: essential and enhanced

Need help? ALEX is your online benefits advisor.

Decision 2: Do you want to add or re-enroll in a flexible spending account?

Set aside money tax free to pay for certain items you expect to purchase.

FSA for dependent care

Deposit up to $5,000 to spend on eligible child care and elder care expenses

FSA for health care

Deposit up to $2,750 to spend on eligible medical expenses

Decision 3: Do you want to add more coverage from your benefits package?

Unless you have a qualifying event, you can only add and change most of these benefits during open enrollment. However, you can decrease life insurance at any time.

Short-term disability insurance

Partial salary while you’re away, including for childbirth

Life insurance

Extra coverage on top of what we already offer you

Accidental death and dismemberment insurance

Insurance for worst-case accidents

Legal services

Access to legal advice and representation

Cancer insurance

Insurance for cancer and 29 diseases, plus a $100 wellness rebate





Wednesday, April 29 to Friday, May 15, 2020

12:00am - 12:00am


Woman using a flexible spending account card at pharmacy.

May 12 Grace period for flexible spending account expenses through 2020 and more relief

Unused funds available through December, next year's health care rollover amount increases, plus newly eligible expenses

Jar of savings with piggy bank.

May 7 New limited purpose flexible spending account for Saver health insurance members

Starting July 1, 2020, you can have the HSA that comes with Saver insurance plus a limited-purpose health FSA


We're currently reachable by phone or email. Drop off any paper documentation at Scovell Hall in the lobby or drop box next to the door on the parking lot side of the building.



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Scovell Hall
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(859) 257-9519 option 3
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