“Open Enrollment is the only time that employees can make changes to their benefits package,” said David Thaxton, vice president of The Elan Group, an employee benefits firm that will staff our enrollment events. “Enrollers are there to help employees navigate the system. We can give guidance on how to choose the proper plan that fits each employee’s needs.”
Be sure to stay up-to-date on your benefits plan as there are changes for the upcoming plan year.
Enrollers can inform you about voluntary plans — including accident plans, cancer policies and life insurance — to help you decide if they are right for you. Pharmacy plan, dental plan and legal plan vendors and medical third-party administrators also will be available to answer questions during the annual benefits fair the week of Nov. 18.
Please be aware of automatic enrollment. If you previously waived GatorCare coverage, you must waive coverage again each year or you will be automatically enrolled in waive coverage with no medical credits (opt-out cash).
A note about other elections: Flexible spending accounts (the health care reimbursement account, or HCRA, and dependent care reimbursement account, or DCRA) must be elected every year — these plans do not roll over to the new year and they require a new election.
On Dec. 15, HR will ask employees to review their benefits summary for the 2020 plan year elections.
If there are any discrepancies in your plan, please visit Bridge.UFHealth.org/Shands-HR or call the UF Health Shands Benefits office at 352-265-0043.