Thank you for visiting our Open Enrollment website. Here, you will find updates and information regarding this year's Open Enrollment changes, activities and helpful links for learning about your benefit options.
New to this process? Check out the Introductory Open Enrollment video.
Open Enrollment starts 8 a.m. on Monday, Oct.15, and ends Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, at 6 p.m. EST
Open Enrollment is your once-a-year opportunity to make any changes you want to your State Group Insurance benefits. You can change your benefits as many times as you want before the November deadline.
Check out the Five Reasons to pay attention during Open Enrollment here.
Log in to People First to make your choices (changes, additions, and/or drop in coverages) and remember to select the Complete Enrollment button when you are ready to save changes. If you make Open Enrollment changes, look for a mailed confirmation statement in early November. Be sure all changes are correct, any eligible dependents are enrolled in coverage, and any ineligible dependents have been removed.
IMPORTANT! The Division of State Group Insurance is reporting employees are receiving spam calls and emails during open enrollment. Employees are encouraged to be cautious about disclosing confidential information. Click here to learn more.
2018 Benefits Fair & Wellness Expos will be hosted as follows:
|St. Petersburg: Monday, October 22||9am-4pm||University Student Center|
|Tampa: Tuesday, October 23||9am-4pm||USF Marshall Student Center Ballroom|
|Sarasota: Friday, October 26||9am-4pm||Selby Auditorium|
The Tampa Campus Benefits Fair and Wellness Expo will include Benefit and Wellness Information sessions on topics such as:
- Highlights of the Employee Assistance Program
- Incorporating Mindfulness Into Your Daily Routine
- Worksite Wellness with Campus Recreation
- New Benefits for USF Employees
- Presentations from The Gabor Agency and Capital Insurance
- Healthy Living for your Healthy Colon
Please be sure to join us at one of the Benefits Fair & Wellness Expos to learn more about important plan changes and the many benefits available to USF employees. Additionally, our Employee Perks Vendors will be on hand with information and discounts on their products and services.
My Florida, My Benefits website
The Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) has updated their website with new information regarding the changes for Open Enrollment. You can visit their website by clicking here.
2019 Plan Year Benefits Guide
Changes for the 2019 Plan Year
- Three Ways to Save! New this year, three ways to save with new benefit options to shop for health care services, earn tax-free financial rewards, and reduce out of pocket health care costs. These new benefits are designed to save the state money and allow employees to share in those savings through the Shared Savings Program.
- HealthCare Bluebook offers an online transparency portal that allows members to shop for health services
based on cost and quality and earn financial rewards. Click here to watch a short video about this new benefit!
- SurgeryPlus provides bundled surgical services with concierge-level support. By taking advantage
of this benefit, members can earn financial rewards.
- Chard Snyder now offers a health reimbursement account. This new account is one of the options members can choose to receive any reward payments they have earned using Healthcare Bluebook or SurgeryPlus.
- HealthCare Bluebook offers an online transparency portal that allows members to shop for health services based on cost and quality and earn financial rewards. Click here to watch a short video about this new benefit!
- Securian is now Securian Financial. During Open Enrollment, Securian Financial will be offering benefit eligible employees
the ability to elect optional life insurance coverage at two times their annual salary, without providing evidence of insurability, up
to the maximum limit of five times their salary or $500,000. This offer extends to
all benefit eligible employees, even those who have been denied optional life in the
past as a result of medical history. OPS/Temp employees are not eligible.
- There is no change to the employee premiums for individual, family or spouse coverage. Employer health insurance premium contributions
have increased for the 2019 plan year. Early retirees, COBRA participants, overage
dependents, and surviving spouses will see an increase in their premium rates, as
these groups pay the combined employer and employee premium.
- Chard Snyder is launching a newly designed benefits card. Existing Benny Cards will continue to work until they expire, and any cards issued after Sept. 1, 2018, will feature the updated benefits card look.
For 2019, the health savings account (HSA) annual contribution maximum for employees enrolled in single coverage has increased to $3,500, and the family coverage HSA annual contribution has increased to $7,000, including the state's contribution.
- The Division of State Group Insurance (DSGI) is launching a second year of the Weight Management Pilot for eligible members of the Aetna, AvMed, Florida Blue, and United Healthcare plans. The pilot application period is open from Oct. 8 through Nov. 16, 2018. Click here for more information.
Here are a few reminders:
At the end of 2018, members will be allowed to carryover up to $500 of unused healthcare flexible spending account (FSA) and limited purpose FSA money into the next plan year. The "Grace Period" for incurring claims into the next calendar year has been eliminated for the healthcare FSA and limited purpose FSA. Please note that the change to allow a carryover does not apply to the dependent care FSA, and the dependent care FSA will still have the "Grace Period" for incurring claims into the next calendar year.
To ensure accountability in the State Group Insurance Program, DSGI will request documents verifying the eligibility of newly added dependents as part of an ongoing Quality Assurance Review.
- Information about your benefits and premiums is available in your Annual Benefit Statement and online through People First. Additional information about these changes is available at mybenefits.myflorida.com.
Open Enrollment Campus Wide Meetings
The Division of Human Resources will be conducting Open Enrollment Information meetings that will highlight the benefit options for the 2019 Plan Year. These meetings will be held at the following dates and locations.
|Tuesday, October 16th||2pm - 3pm||SVC 2070|
Wednesday, October 17th
|11am - 12pm||SVC 2070|
|Wednesday, October 24th||9am - 10am||SVC 2070|
|Friday, October 26th||10am - 11am||SVC 2070|
To attend these meetings, you must sign up through GEMS Self Service. Navigation: Main Menu > Self Service > Learning and Developing > Request Training Enrollment. Click Search by Course Name and type a keyword such as Open Enrollment into the field. You will see a listing of the training offerings. For help with registration, visit the instruction guide.
Open Enrollment Help Sessions
The Division of Human Resources is offering Open Enrollment Help Sessions for those employees who may need assistance navigating the People First website to make their open enrollment elections and changes. You will need to bring your People First ID number, your password for the website and the social security number and date of birth for any dependents you may need to add to your coverage.
These sessions are available at the following dates and times:
|Tuesday, October 16th||3pm - 5pm||SVC 2068|
|Thursday, October 18th||9am - 11am||SVC 2068|
|Wednesday, October 24th||1pm - 4pm||SVC 2068|
|Thursday, October 25th||6pm - 7:30pm||SVC 2068|
|Friday, October 26th||11am - 1 pm||SVC 2068|
|Monday, October 29th||9am -11am||SVC 2068|
|Tuesday, October 30th||1pm - 4 pm||SVC 2068|
|Friday, November 2nd||10am - 5pm||SVC 2068|