Open enrollment for health, flex spending and savings accounts all through November

The annual health open enrollment period for the health- or dental-only plans, the health- and child-care flex spending plans, the Health Savings Account (HSA) and the Retirement Medical Savings Account (RMSA) will be from Nov. 1-30.

Enrollments and changes to these plans made during the open enrollment period and before the Nov. 30 deadline will be effective Jan. 1, 2009, for calendar year 2009.

The open enrollment period is the only time during the year in which employees may enroll in the flexible spending plans, the RMSA and the HSA. Knowing how important it is for employees to make the best decisions for themselves and their families, the Office of Human Resources will hold 15 one-hour informational meetings for employees.

“These meetings provide employees with the opportunity to receive a further explanation of all of the benefit information included in the Health Open Enrollment brochure and to ask their general and specific questions,” said Tom Lauman, director of benefits, who will be the presenter at all sessions.

The meeting schedule was included in the open enrollment brochure that was sent to campus boxes earlier this week and also can be found (as of Nov. 1) at or

For more information about open enrollment, contact the Danforth or Medical School Benefits Departments.

Benefits meeting schedule

Danforth Campus
Nov. 12, 3 p.m., South Brookings Hall, Room 100
Nov. 18, 2 p.m., North Brookings Hall, Room 300
Nov. 25, 10 a.m., Simon Hall, Room 107

Medical Campus
Nov. 6, 2:30 p.m., McDonnell Medical Sciences Building, Moore Auditorium
Nov. 10, 2 p.m., Yalem Building, Steinberg Amphitheater, 1st floor
Nov. 13, 10 a.m., St. Louis Children’s Hospital Auditorium, 3rd floor
Nov. 18, 10 a.m., St. Louis Children’s Hospital Auditorium, 3rd floor
Nov. 20, 2 p.m., Yalem Building, Brown Room, 1st floor
Nov. 26, 10 a.m., Mallinckrodt, Scarpellino Auditorium, 1st floor

North Campus
Nov. 5, 10 a.m., Room 1312

West Campus
Nov. 11, 2:30 p.m., Library Conference Center, Room A/B
Nov. 20, 10 a.m., Multipurpose Room 2128

Barnes West County
Nov. 17, 1 p.m., Heart Care Institute (HCI) Kitchen
Nov. 17, 2 p.m., Heart Care Institute (HCI) Kitchen

West County Orthopedics
Nov. 13, 2 p.m., Steele Conference Room, 2nd floor