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Frequently asked questions after Open Enrollment

 

I didn't enroll during Open Enrollment; what's my enrollment status for 2014 benefits?

Your current enrollments (including your medical plan election) will remain the same with the following exceptions:

 

  •  You will have an additional annual deductible in your medical plan ($100 per person up to $300 per family) because you didn't complete enrollment for the Health Engagement Model (HEM) during Open Enrollment. Because Open Enrollment is the only opportunity for an active employee to complete HEM enrollment for the coming year, you cannot correct this after Open Enrollment closes.

 

  • You will default to Currently Uses Tobacco because you didn't answer the current-tobacco-use question during Open Enrollment. This means $25 per month will be deducted from your monthly pay ($50 if you cover a spouse or domestic partner) beginning January 2014. You can correct this using this correction form. If you submit the form before Jan. 1, the deduction will not be taken.

 

  • You will default to PEBB-covered Spouse/Partner Waives Coverage Offered by Other Employer because you didn't answer the waives-other-coverage question during Open Enrollment. This means $50 per month will be deducted from your pay beginning January 2014. You can correct this using this correction form. If you submit the form before Jan. 1, the deduction will not be taken.

 

  • You will default to Prior-12-month-tobacco-use rates for any optional employee life or optional spouse/partner life insurance. You can correct this using this correction form. If you submit the form before Jan. 1, the deduction will not be taken. 

 

  • You will not have a flexible spending account for 2014 because you did not enroll for this annual account as required per IRS regulations. You won't be able to establish an FSA for 2014 unless you experience a qualifying status change during the tax year.

 

How do I make corrections to plan enrollment errors I made during Open Enrollment?

Complete this correction form and submit it to your agency for processing. The deadline for making corrections is one month after you receive your first pay statement in 2014.

  • If you submit the correction form to your agency before the start of the new plan year, Jan. 1, 2014, the associated deductions will not be taken.
  • If you submit the form after the start of the new plan year, the correction will take effect the month following the submission, and the associated deductions will be stopped then. Any deductions taken prior to the correction will not be refunded.