Making Benefit Changes

Current employees experiencing a Qualifying Event and/or making changes during the annual Open Enrollment period will need to follow the instructions below to make changes to their benefits.

Qualifying Event Changes

Open Enrollment Changes

Open Enrollment is expected to run from October 19, 2020 – November 13, 2020.  More information will be posted on the Benefits webpage by early October.  Coverage changes made during open enrollment will be effective January 1, 2021.

Instructions to Complete Open Enrollment Elections

Coverage Effective Dates

  1. Effective Dates of Coverage:  Coverage changes are effective on the 1st of the month following the qualifying event date with the exceptions to newborns.  Newborns coverage is effective on the date of birth.  If deductions do not occur until after their effective date, the State will bill the employee back to the coverage effective date.
  2. Terminations:  Coverage will end at the end of the month in which an employee separates from employment or loses eligibility (such as dependents turning 26, removal of spouses/dependents, etc.)
  3. FSA Effective Dates:  FSA effective dates may begin on the 1st of the month following your benefit elections to allow enough time to process pre-taxed deductions.