Open Enrollment

Plan Year 2016

Annual Open Enrollment for medical, dental and vision insurance, as well as Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), begins on Wednesday, October 21 and ends on November 13, 2015 for all benefit eligible employees of UAH. Changes outside of Open Enrollment can only be made due to a life event.

Open Enrollment Key Factors 

  • OptumRx will replace Prime Therapeutics as the pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) for the University effective January 1, 2016.  More information regarding OptumRx is below.
  • Health insurance premiums will change and include an updated salary tier level for both single and family coverage.  Review the 2016 Schedule of Premiums under quick links.
  • Employees only need to respond if they are making a change in health, dental, vision coverage or enrolling in the FSA plans.  Current elections will continue into the new plan year.
  • All elections made during open enrollment will be effective January 1, 2016.
  • Documentation is required to confirm eligibility of dependent(s) not previously enrolled in your insurance plan (Definition of Eligible Dependents and Required Documents).
  • Current Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Dependent Care Account (DCA) participants must re-enroll for the 2016 calendar year. 
    If no action is taken, your FSA and/or DCA participation will end December 31, 2015.

 

 

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 How to Enroll

Open Enrollment election changes are made online through HR Connection (BenefitFocus).

Please review the Enrollment User Guide for step-by-step instructions to view or change your current insurance elections.


 Plan Design Changes

Prescription Drug Plan

OptumRx FAQs | Pharmacy Summary | OptumRx

Health Plan

Summary Description | Summary of Benefits and Coverages 

There will be no plan design changes but a slight premium increase. 

Dental Plan

Summary Description

There will be no plan design changes or premium increase for the 2016 plan year.

Vision Plan 

Summary Description

There will be no plan design changes or premium increase for the 2016 plan year.

Flexible Spending Account

Healthcare FSA | Dependent Care | Savings Calculator | Reference Guide | Debit Card | PayFlex Mobile 

  • Flexible Spending Accounts allow you to set aside pre-tax earnings to pay for qualified out-of-pocket medical and dependent care expenses. 
  • You must re-enroll each year to continue participation in the FSA plan.  
  • If no action is taken, your FSA and/or DCA participation will end December 31, 2016.
  • Maximum Annual Elections:
  • Medical: $2,500 per year (mandated under Healthcare Reform)
  • Dependent Care: $5,000 per year ($2,500 for single filers per IRS)
  • You may carry-over unused health FSA balance from 2015 to 2016.  
  • You may carry-over up to $500
  • The health FSA money carried over to the next year may be used only for claims incurred within the new plan year.

Remember

  • Debit card feature allows you to pay for eligible health care expenses.
  • Deadline for submitting claims for plan year 2015 is 90 days after the plan year ends.