Annual Benefits Enrollment

Review ALL the resources in one convenient place to help you make your benefits elections during Annual Benefits Enrollment. You are electing benefits coverages which take affect beginning July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 for FY 2018-2019.

IMPORTANT this year :  There are no changes to our Benefits Plan and only minor changes to the benefits plan rates for FY2018-2019.  For this reason, Human Resource Services will not be providing one-on-one computer lab assistance during this Annual Benefits Enrollment period.

REASONS TO DO ANNUAL BENEFITS ENROLLMENT

1. Review your current benefits to see if allowed changes are needed. You can:

  • Switch medical plans ( because provider network changes or costs).
  • Switch dental plans (to increase or decrease dental benefits or costs).
  • Add or drop optional vision hardware coverage.
  • Add or drop dependents from optional vision hardware plan. (Must provide marriage certificate, birth certificate or other proof of dependent status if adding).
  • Increase or decrease life insurance/AD&D and/or long term disability coverages as allowed.
  • Add children under age 26 to medical, dental, vision if they are not already on plan. Must provide birth certificate or other proof of dependent status.
  • Elect medical and/or dependent care FLEX accounts. This must be done each year, this election does not continue from the prior benefit year.

2. Confirm/update personal information on file for yourself and dependents (i.e., address, Social Security Number, date of birth, emergency contact info).

3. Confirm/update beneficiary information for life insurance/AD&D coverages.

4.  While in CYBERBEAR, review and/or update Decedents Warrant beneficiary.

 

REVIEW THE INSTRUCTIONS

These instructions provide a comprehensive step-by-step process to complete Annual Benefits Enrollment successfully.  It is important that you start from the beginning and follow each step in the order as they appear. The instructions are designed so that you can manage without assistance.  Keep these instructions available so that you can review and follow the process steps while completing your online benefits enrollment.

📄 Annual Benefits Enrollment Instructions

📕 Choices Enrollment Workbook 2018-2019

🖳 Login to CyberBear


CHECK THE PROVIDER NETWORKS

  1. Make sure your medical providers are still in-network. 
  2. 2. For BlueCross Blue Shield use Blue Preferred PPO and search as a Guest.

 

IMPORTANT REMINDERS

CLOSED ENROLLMENT CONTINUES : Our enrollment plan remains closed for spouses until further notice. Our plan allows annual enrollment for dependent children up to age 26 due to the provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

New Requirement:  The MUS Benefits Plan requires proof of dependent status in all cases of an allowed enrollment of that dependent.  Example-- Copies of Marriage certificate, birth certificate or other legal document such as latest tax return.

  • A spouse cannot be added to medical and dental plans unless there is a qualifying event.
  • A spouse can be added to the Vision Hardware coverage.
  • Dropping a spouse at Annual Benefits Election is allowed. However, once removed, a spouse will not be reinstated unless there is a qualifying event.
  • Dependent children up to age 26 can be added to any coverages at Annual Benefits Election.
  • Dropping a dependent child at Annual Benefits Election is allowed. Once removed, the child will not be reinstated until the next Annual Benefits Enrollment event for children, or if there is a qualifying event.

Qualifying Event - A qualifying event is a change in status such as marriage or divorce, the birth or adoption of a child, or a loss/gain of eligibility for insurance coverage.

 

ENROLLMENT DATES

April 12, 2018 through Friday, May 18, 2018 at 5:00 PM

WEBEX PRESENTATIONS

Active Employees: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Retirees:  2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

When:  Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Where:  University Center Theatre – 3rd Floor

📺 Active Employee Recorded Presentation

📺 Retiree Recorded Presentation

📄 Connecting to WebEx Benefits Instructions

📺 MUS Benefits Presentation Podcast