Annual Benefits Open Enrollment Period Started on Monday, February 14, 2011
Dear Valued Employee,
This post is your official notice that the annual benefits open enrollment period began on Monday, February 14, 2011 and continues through Friday, March 11, 2011.
Open Enrollment is your once per year opportunity to make changes to your health and dental plan elections, renew or enroll in flexible spending accounts, and enroll in certain voluntary benefit offerings. It is also the time when our benefit vendors set new rates, if applicable, and implement any changes.
As we enter open enrollment season it is important to note that you cannot make changes to some of these benefits at any other time than open enrollment without an appropriate “qualifying event” and supporting documentation. This includes enrolling in or terminating coverage, removing/adding dependents, or changing plans. As such, it is very important that you review the information that is distributed to you during the Open Enrollment period.
For more information on plans, rates, and changes please review the 2011 Open Enrollment Guide at: http://www.lclark.edu/live/files/7667-2011-open-enrollment-packet
Also, please remember that re-enrollment is mandatory if you wish to participate in either the Health Care Spending Account or Dependent Care Spending Account for 2011/2012. To participate in the next plan year you MUST complete the Allegiance Flexible Benefits & Debit Card Open Enrollment Form: http://www.lclark.edu/live/files/7582-flexible-benefits-amp-debit-card-open-enrollment
Please note that all of your Open Enrollment forms must be received by Human Resources no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 11, 2011. Forms received after that time will not be processed. For additional information about Open Enrollment, please visit the Open Enrollment page at: http://www.lclark.edu/offices/human_resources/employee_resources/benefits/open_enrollment/index.php
Finally, be sure to attend the Benefit & Wellness Fair on Thursday, February 24th from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in Stamm. It is a fun event with lots of samples and prizes!
Please be on the lookout for more information as these dates draw near, and email email@example.com if you have any questions.