Employee Open Enrollment
Open Enrollment Dates for the 2014 Benefit Year
- November 4 to November 22, 2013
The 2014 Benefit Year begins January 1 and ends December 31, 2014.
Open enrollment is held annually. Changes made during open enrollment are effective for the next benefit year.
If you are on leave without pay or layoff on the date the open enrollment or benefit year begins, you may elect coverage either during open enrollment or within 30 days of the date you return to work.
If you do not change your benefits during the open enrollment, you will automatically be re-enrolled in the same benefits you had in the prior year unless you were in a default plan and the default plan is changed. In addition, participation in the reimbursement accounts is not automatically renewed. If you want to be in the reimbursement accounts, you must submit an enrollment during each open enrollment. The enrollment must be for all the benefits you want. If you are enrolled in one benefit year, including in the reimbursement accounts, and you don't submit an enrollment during open enrollment, you automatically will be re-enrolled for any insurance you have, but you will be dropped from the reimbursement accounts.
Elections made during open enrollment will remain in effect until the end of the benefit year unless you terminate your employment or change your elections following a qualified change in your family or employment status. Each benefit year runs from January 1 through December 31.