Open Enrollment

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What you need to know for Open Enrollment

April 25 - May 13th is the three week period for open enrollment. This is the period of the year where you can change some things about your insurance without a qualifying event.

Things you can only do during open enrollment:

  • Enroll in the Flex Spending Account (FSA) Participation in the FSA is on a year-by-year basis, which means that enrollment does not continue from one year to the next. If you are interested in starting or continuing your FSA for Fiscal Year 2017, you must re-enroll.
  • Add previously declined dependent dental coverage
  • Change from one medical plan to the other Do you want to change from your Traditional, PPO, or High Deductable to another one of those three? This is the time to do it!
  • Change your medical and dental premium deductions from post-tax to pre-tax or vice virsa without a qualifying event

Important Notes:

  • The time for open enrollment is defined. You cannot make changes before April 25, 2016 or after May 13, 2016.
  • There will NOT be an increase in employee paid medical/dental insurance premiums in Fiscal Year 2017.
  • There is a new Flexible Spending Account vendor this year, Navia. Navia offers both Health Care and Day Care Flex Spending Accounts.
  • Navia will host educational webinars during the week of April 25th, 2016.
  • If you want to start or continue your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Dependant Care in Fiscal Year 2017, you must re-enroll.
  • There is no need to re-enroll in medical dental if you are not making any changes.

Questions? Contact your HR Rep or Human Resources at benefits@idoc.idaho.gov or 208-658-2027.

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