2016 Open Enrollment
November 1 - November 30, 2015
It's time for Open Enrollment for benefits for 2016!
Open Enrollment begins on November 1, 2015 and will end on November 30, 2015 at 4:45 p.m. (CST).
During this time, you may enroll in, cancel or make changes to your benefits elections.
Open Enrollment announcements and information have been mailed to the campus address of all benefits-eligible employees. You may access additional information about the Open Enrollment process, the benefits that are available to you and the changes to benefits for 2016 via the links below:
"We've Got You Covered" Benefits Fair
Do I Need to Enroll if I Don't Want to Make Any Changes?
Payroll and Employee Benefits will host the 2016 Employee Benefits Fair on November 11, 2015, from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Recreation and Wellness Center.
AUM Human Resources will host the 2016 Benefits Fair on November 12, 2015, in the Taylor Center, Rooms 221-223, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
If you are currently enrolled in health, dental, vision and cancer insurance and you don't want to make any changes to your coverages, there is nothing you need to do to continue them - no action on your part will be deemed to represent your wish for your elections to carry over into 2016. However, if you are currently enrolled in the Flexible Spending Account, you must re-enroll or your FSA contributions will end as of December 31, 2015.
TO ENROLL OR MAKE CHANGES:
Health, Dental or Vision Plans
Forms may be obtained from Payroll & Employee Benefits or printed as follows:
Enrollment in the Auburn University Dental Plan requires a two-year commitment.
To enroll your dependents in the health, dental or vision plans, you must provide proof of dependent eligibility. Appropriate documentation varies but may include (see Dependent Eligibility):
Cancer and Supplemental Life and Disability
To enroll or change your participation in these products, contact Johnson+Sterling, Inc. at 887-5533 or 1-800-451-6861 or by e-mail at AUBenefits@johnsonsterling.com. A representative will also attend each benefit fair and will also be available on the following dates:
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA's)
Nov. 5: Auburn University Administrative Complex, 1550 East Glenn Avenue
Nov. 6: Phone enrollment (1-800-451-6861)
Nov. 12: Auburn University Administrative Complex, 1550 East Glenn Avenue
Nov. 13: AUM Taylor Center (rooms 221-223, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.)
Nov. 18: Ingram Hall (Room 223)
Nov. 19: Auburn University Administrative Complex, 1550 East Glenn Avenue
Nov. 20: Phone enrollment (1-800-451-6861) 887-5533
Nov. 30: Auburn University Administrative Complex and AUM (East Room in Library Tower)
Auburn University offers a Carryover Provision, allowing you to carry over up to $500 of unused Medical Spending Account funds into the next plan year. In 2016, the amount that can be placed into an FSA Medical Spending Account will increase, from $2,500 to $2,550. Additional information about this plan feature and about FSA Open Enrollment is included in the Open Enrollment packet mailed to your office address.
Continued participation in Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) requires re-enrollment each plan year. For FSA only employees have the option to complete a paper Open Enrollment form or participate in online enrollment via Self Service Banner.
Instructions for FSA online enrollment via SSB:
From the AU home page:
Using the same process, you may return to change/modify your elections up until 4:45 p.m. (CST), November 30, 2015, at which time the Open Enrollment period ends.
Click on "AU Access"; Sign on with your user name and password
Select the "Employee Services" tab
Click on "Self Service Banner"
From Employee Tab click on "Flexible Spending Account Plan Open Enrollment"
Complete online enrollment process (Please double-check to ensure you are entering the annual amount, and not the per paycheck amount, that you are electing).
Click on "Submit"
IMPORTANT! In order to receive your $300 annual Healthy Tigers discount, you must participate in the Healthy Tigers wellness screening program. As of January 1, 2015, there is no set deadline for qualifying for the Healthy Tigers program. An employee and his/her covered spouse, or covered sponsored adult dependent, who are screened during any given month will qualify for the discount for the remainder of that calendar year (after allowing up to 60 days for processing) and for the following calendar year. Test results must be conducted and any required follow-up must be completed (if results are abnormal) to qualify for the benefit. Information about this benefit is posted on the Healthy Tigers website at www.auburn.edu/healthytigers/.
All Auburn University employees enrolled in the health insurance plan can receive a $20 per month tobacco discount by certifying that they (and their spouse/sponsored adult dependent, if applicable) are not tobacco users. Employees must certify their tobacco use status to Human Resources/Payroll & Employee Benefits to qualify for the discount. (An employee only has to certify once. They do not currently have to recertify every year.) As an alternative, the employee and/or spouse/sponsored adult dependent may complete the Pack It Up Program that is available through the Auburn University Pharmaceutical Care Center to qualify for the discount. Contact the Auburn University Pharmaceutical Care Center for more information.