Open Enrollment is an annual period when you may make changes to your benefits for the following calendar year. Benefits include the health, dental and vision plans. This year, the Open Enrollment period begins Monday, October 24 and ends at 5 p.m. on Monday, November 7, 2016. Outside of Open Enrollment, the only time you can make changes to you coverage under these plans is within 30 days of a qualifying life event (QLE). For more information on QLEs, please refer to the section below.
Optional life insurance and the UMPIP (retirement savings) plans are not part of Open Enrollment and you may enroll or make changes to your coverage or enrollment in these plans at any time.
There are no major changes to the Kentucky Conference benefits plans for 2017. If you are happy with your benefits you don’t need to do anything to keep them – with one exception. If you are currently contributing to a health savings account (HSA) through a pre-tax payroll withholding and want to participate in 2017, you will need to re-enroll. Plan rules do not allow participation to cross calendar years. Unless you make a change during open enrollment, your enrollment in other benefit plans will continue through 2017 as long as you remain eligible.
Please contact Celeste Doll if you have any questions.
If you experience a Qualifying Life Event (QLE), you may be eligible to make changes to your benefit elections outside of the annual open enrollment period. To learn more about what meets the requirements of a QLE, click here.
Don't forget to download the 2017 HSA Employee Contribution form and turn it in to your employer. This form must be filled out annually in order to maintain or change your HSA contributions. A copy of the form may be found here.
A: If you want to make a change to your current plan elections, you will need to complete the enrollment form for the plan (health, dental or vision) and submit to the Benefits Administrator.
A: Once you have finalized your 2017 elections (even if you are not making any changes), you can complete the 2017 Payroll Withholding Summary and return to you church treasurer/administrator. Please keep in mind that completing this form DOES NOT enroll you in any of the health or retirement savings (UMPIP) plans. This form is planning/informational tool to help your employer with your payroll withholdings.
* Active Employees - CLICK HERE to access information about our health plans and to download enrollment forms.
* Retired Employees - CLICK HERE to access information about our Medicare plans.
* For our voluntary dental and vision plans, CLICK HERE.
* For information about pension and retirement plans offered by the United Methodist Church, please visit www.wespath.org or contact Celeste Doll.