Open Enrollment for 2015 is October 11 through November 3.

Open enrollment is your annual opportunity to make changes to coverage options for yourself and for covered dependents for health, dental, short term income protection (STIP), and to enroll for flexible spending accounts (FSAs).

Best news! Health care rates for employees are going up only a minimal amount for 2015. On a monthly basis, employee health care rates will increase $2.50 for employee-only coverage, $5.00 for employee + one (spouse or child) and $10.00 for employee + dependents (children or family). And biweekly, that is only $1.25/$2.50/$5.00 per pay. The County has made great efforts to hold down your health care rate increases by absorbing most of the higher costs – even while significantly cutting back on expenses across the County. No easy task! Unlike other localities, the County’s minimal health care rate increases for employees won’t negate the mid-year pay increases that will take effect the first pay in January.

In addition, to keep costs down in 2015 and beyond, a new health plan choice – Lumenos HSA – and cost saving options for outpatient radiology are in place for 2015. These options can provide new ways for you to save health care dollars, help manage plan costs overall and enable the County to maximize contributions toward your coverage. With any plan you choose, as you intentionally get the health care you need in the most cost effective settings, you make a difference for your own costs and for costs for others as well!

Check out What’s New? and consider attending an Open Enrollment Information Session as an opportunity for you and your family to learn about the 2015 plan options and to speak with representatives from Anthem, Delta Dental, Aetna (short term income protection), and Flex-Plan Services (FSAs).

During the plan year, employees may add/cancel coverage and/or add/drop dependents only within 31 days of a qualifying event.

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Last updated 27 October 2014

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