2021 Benefits Open Enrollment
October 26 – November 6, 2020
It’s time for Open Enrollment—your annual opportunity to review and make benefit plan changes.
Even if you are happy with your elections from last year, it’s always a good practice to review and confirm that you’ve signed up for the right plans for you and your family. Take the time to review your options; otherwise, you’ll have to wait until the next Open Enrollment period to make changes, unless you experience an IRS-defined qualified life event (such as getting married or having a baby).
Once a year, you have the opportunity to make enrollment changes in the following benefit plans:
- Medical (including Tobacco-free Affidavit)
- Supplemental AD&D Insurance
- Tax Saver Benefit (TSB) Spending Accounts
- Health Savings Account (HSA)
Enroll & Verify
From October 26 to November 6, log into the Employee Center to process your enrollment. Not sure where to start? Follow the enrollment instructions for a step-by-step guide to online enrollment. Once you are finished, confirmation of your elections will be sent to your IU email address. Check your email confirmation carefully to verify your selections. If you do not receive an immediate email confirmation, the enrollment process was not completed.
If you do not have internet access, paper enrollment forms are available for download on the Open Enrollment Forms page.
Effective Date of Changes is January 1, 2021
All Open Enrollment changes are effective January 1, 2021. IRS regulations require that Open Enrollment benefit elections remain in place for the entire year unless you experience an IRS-defined qualifying life event. Certain life events, such as marriage, divorce, or the birth of a child, allow a corresponding change to your elections, but only within 30 days of the event. An exception is that you can make changes to your HSA contribution amount at any time during the year.
|If you DO NOT make any enrollment elections during Open Enrollment:|
|Medical and Dental Plan||Enrollment will remain the same.|
|Health Savings Account (HSA)|
|Tobacco-free Affidavit||You will not receive the $25/$50 monthly medical premium reduction in 2021.|
|Tax Saver Benefit (TSB) Plans||You will not be enrolled in the plan and no contributions will be made to your Healthcare or Dependent Care Spending Accounts.|