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Annual Benefits Open Enrollment Period Starts on Monday, February 11, 2013

February 05, 2013

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    The annual benefits open enrollment period begins on Monday, February 11, 2013 and continues through Friday, March 8, 2013.

The annual benefits open enrollment period begins on Monday, February 11, 2013 and continues through Friday, March 8, 2013. Changes take effect April 1, 2013 (premium changes will take effect in March).

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. Great news this year - no increase in benefit premiums!! Our plans have also remained the same in plan offerings and design.

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 2013 Open Enrollment Guide at: http://www.lclark.edu/live/files/13386-2013-oe-packetpdf

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 2013-14. 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/13406-allegiance-fsa–debit-card-oe-form-2013pdf

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 8, 2013. 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/

Finally, be sure to attend the Benefit & Wellness Fair on Wednesday, February 20th 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 blipinski@lclark.edu if you have any questions.

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