The annual health open enrollment period for the health/dental 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, 2011, for calendar year 2011.
During open enrollment, employees will be able to make changes and enroll through HRMS. Paper forms will still be available for those without access to a computer or without a WUSTL KEY. Employees must finalize their online enrollment or send in their enrollment paperwork before the Nov. 30 deadline for enrollments and changes to take effect for 2011.
During open enrollment, action is required to:
- Enroll or change health/dental or dental-only plans;
- Verify all dependents enrolled in health/dental or dental-only plans;
- Enroll or continue HSA;
- Enroll or continue a health flex-spending plan;
- Enroll or continue a child-care flex-spending plan; and
- Enroll or change an RMSA.
This is the only time during the year that employees may change health plans and/or coverage and may enroll in the flex-spending plans, HSA and RMSA.
No action is required to continue current health/dental or dental-only plans or to continue current contribution to the RMSA.
Dependents must be verified by employees to remain covered by health/dental or dental-only insurance for 2011.
To familiarize employees with HRMS enrollment and change process and to help employees make the best decisions for themselves and their families, the Office of Human Resources will hold 20 one-hour informational meetings for employees from Nov. 2-23 in locations on all four campuses and two West County sites as well as a conference call with WUSTL’s Rolla Heart Care Institute employees.
Along with benefits information, these meetings will include a demonstration on how enrollments and changes can be made through HRMS.
“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,” says Tom Lauman, assistant vice chancellor for human resources, benefits, who will be the presenter at all sessions.
Human Resources also will make computer rooms available throughout the month of November for employees to use to make changes or enroll in benefits with representatives from the benefits team on hand to help answer questions about open enrollment through HRMS.
For more information about open enrollment, contact the Danforth or Medical School benefits departments.
Employee meeting schedule
Nov. 2, 10 a.m., North Brookings Hall, Room 300
Nov. 9, 2 p.m., North Brookings Hall, Room 300
Nov. 17, 2 p.m., Givens Hall, Kemp Auditorium
Nov. 23, 10 a.m., Anheuser Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom
Nov. 2 2 p.m., Mallinckrodt, Scarpellino Auditorium, first floor
Nov. 4 2 p.m., McDonnell Science Building, Cori Auditorium
Nov. 8 2 p.m., McDonnell Science Building, Erlanger Auditorium
Nov. 9 10 a.m., 4444 Forest Park, OT Auditorium
Nov. 11, 2 p.m., Yalem Building, Steinberg Auditorium, first floor
Nov. 12, 10 a.m., Children’s Hospital Auditorium, third floor
Nov. 16, 2 p.m., McDonnell Science Building, Cori Auditorium
Nov. 18, 10 a.m., Wohl Clinic, Clopton Auditorium, first floor
Nov. 19, 10 a.m., Children’s Hospital Auditorium, third floor
Nov. 3, 2 p.m., Multipurpose Room 350
Nov. 11, 10 a.m., Multipurpose Room 350
Nov. 16, 10 a.m., Conference Room 1303
Barnes West County
Nov. 18, 3 p.m., Heart Care Institute Kitchen
Nov. 18, 4 p.m., Heart Care Institute Kitchen
West County Orthopedics
Nov. 10, 2 p.m., Steele Conference Room, second floor
Nov. 5, 1 p.m., Heart Care Institute Conference Room
Computer assistance sessions
Nov. 9, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Eads Hall, Room 003
Nov. 16, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Eads Hall, Room 003
Nov. 4, 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., Becker Library, Room 601B
Nov. 8, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Becker Library, Room 601B
Nov. 19, noon-2 p.m., 4480 Clayton Ave., Room 1140 B
Nov. 30, 9-11 a.m., 4480 Clayton Ave., Room 1140 B
Nov. 3, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Garage Bldg, Training Room A
Nov. 10, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Garage Bldg, Training Room A
Nov. 17, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Garage Bldg, Training Room A
Nov. 24, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Garage Bldg, Training Room A
Nov. 30, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Garage Bldg, Training Room A