Open Enrollment is

 

Monday, October 29th  to  Friday, November 9th

 

All forms must be submitted by Friday, November 9th at 5:00 p.m.

**All supporting documents (marriage certificates, birth certificates, court papers, proof of insurance, etc.) must be received in HR by Friday, November 16th at 5:00 p.m.

 

  • Please review this page to familiarize yourself with important information, changes and forms for the new 2019 plan year. 
  • You may review our 2019 Open Enrollment Summary Guide HERE.
  • For information on the current plan year (2018) please visit the County's Employee Benefits Webpage
  • For a sample total sample benefit cost for SEIU & Unrepresented and DSA, SMU & BOS

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CHANGES & IMPORTANT INFORMATION

What should I do BEFORE open enrollment?

  • Log on to Employee Online to verify your employee contact information (contact information, beneficiaries, etc.) and emergency contact.
  • Obtain marriage or birth certificates if adding dependents to your coverage.
  • If dropping health insurance for other coverage, ensure you have proof of coverage (medical card, enrollment form or other verifiable proof.)
  • Calculate flexible spending needs for the new year.  Divide by 24 for your per paycheck deduction.

What can I do DURING open enrollment?

  • Enroll, change, or drop medical and/or dental & vision coverage.
  • Add, change or drop depedents.
  • Enroll in flexible spending accounts (medical reimbursement and dependent care).
  • Review and update your life insurance beneficiary (can be done at any time).
  • Enroll in voluntary products such as additional life, accident, short-term disability, accidential death & dismemberment, criticla care, or cancer.

What must I do DURING open enrollment?

  • Re-enroll for Cash-in-Lieu (CIL) if you wish to continue to participate.  This must be done every year.
  • Re-enroll in the Flexible Spending accounts (FSA) if you wish to continue to participate.

 

PREMIUM CHANGES

For the 2018 plan year, the County received a 3.94% increase in medical premiums, a -5.3% decrease in dental premiums, and 0% in vision premiums.  The changes in premium amounts will be on your December 14, 2018 paycheck. All new enrollments or changes in coverage made during the annual Open Enrollment period will be effective on January 1, 2019.

 

BELOW ARE A FEW HIGHLIGHTS OF NEW SERVICES OFFERED TO OUR EMPLOYEES

 

Anthem Blue Cross offers LIVEHEALTH ONLINE.

 

Anthem Blue Cross now offers enhanced surgery benefits through CARRUM HEALTH.

Anthem Blue Cross offers a 16-week lifestyle change program through SOLERA4ME for a Diabetes Preventions Program (DPP)

 

THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT!

 

Our Health, Dental and Vision providers each have apps available for download.

                 

 

Our third-party administrator, Alliant, has created an employee benefit app called BEN-IQ.  The app provides an overview of what the County offers, what services and procedures are covered, annual deductibles, and includes a cost of coverage calculator.  Look for the little Einstien and download the app.

         

HEALTH - DENTAL - VISION

 

There are no changes to the plans for Anthem Blue Cross, Delta Dental, or Vision Service Plan.  Please refer to the Employee Benefits page for detailed information on your coverage.

CASH-IN-LIEU OF MEDICAL INSURANCE

If you CURRENTLY have Cash-In-Lieu you will not need to make an appointment to re-enroll unless you are making changes to your dental or vision coverage.  You can complete the CIL Form/Declination of Coverage and forward it, along with a copy of your current medical card/proof, to Human Resources beginning Monday, October 29th and ending Friday, November 9th.

C-I-L renewal form

If you are not currently receiving the Cash-In-Lieu benefit and would like to enroll for the 2019 year please contact Human Resources for a one-on-one appointment.

FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS

If you are currently enrolled in one or both of our Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA's) you will not need to make an appointment to re-enroll.  You can complete the appropriate flexible spending enrollment form and forward it to Human Resources during the Open Enrollment period.

 

If you are not currently participating in our Flexible Spending program and would like to enroll for the 2019 year please contact Human Resources for a one-on-one appointment.

 

INFORMATION SHEETS

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

 

 

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL COUNTY PROVIDED BENEFITS