Open Enrollment 2021

Open Enrollment is July 1st through July 31! Review Workday and the information below prior to making your elections. Check MyEvive to make sure you have completed your wellness exam and your incentive status has been updated.

What’s New

> Every 6 years, the A&M System Benefits Administration office is required to bid the insurance plans. This year, during the Request for Proposal process, Express Scripts was chosen to remain the prescription drug carrier. 2nd.MD will remain the second opinion provider.

> Retirees enrolled in the Medicare Part D prescription drug plan through Express Scripts can now take advantage of a broader pharmacy network for 90-day prescriptions. You will have the option to fill acute, maintenance, and specialty medication prescriptions through 63,000+ retail pharmacies, as well as through home delivery from the Express Scripts® Pharmacy or Accredo® Specialty Pharmacy. This includes all major chains such as Walgreens and CVS, with the exception of Publix. Maintenance medications can be filled for up to 90 day supplies at any pharmacy in the Broad Performance Medicare Network. To find out more information or to locate a pharmacy, contact Express Scripts Medicare customer service at 1-855-895-4647.

> Night-guards are being added to coverage under the Delta Dental PPO plan.

> There will no longer be a copay for the Graduate Student Employee Plan telemedicine services. Enrollees will have access to AHP Live Care, instead of MDLive.

Premiums and Costs

>  The employee premium for full-time employees enrolled in the A&M Care Plans will remain the same for the sixth year in a row. Part-time employee premiums are increasing slightly. Retiree and Grad Plan rates are decreasing slightly. Remember that if you are changing to a different age bracket for life insurance, for example, 65-70, your premium may increase, and your coverage level will decrease. Please review the premium sheets below.

Reminders

>  If adding a dependent to coverage for the first time, you should add them in the Dependents section in Workday before beginning the Open Enrollment task. This will allow you to easily add the dependent to coverages during the enrollment process. Please select the Reason for Adding which most closely represents your situation.

>  If you want to enroll in or increase your Optional or Dependent Life coverage, you must provide Evidence of Insurability (E of I). If you choose your coverage and amount in Workday, you will receive a notice to wait until August 1. At that point you will receive an additional notice to return to Workday to answer your E of I questions. Once completed, it should be a short time until your E of I application is approved or denied unless additional information is needed. Your application will be approved or denied and become effective the first of the month following your receipt of notice.

> If you are an employee or retiree covering your grandchild as a dependent, you should recertify your dependent by submitting new documentation to HRConnect Legacy. Accepted grandchild documentation is a copy of the portion of your most recent income tax return that states you are claiming your grandchild as a dependent. You may redact (cross out) any financial information.

> If you would like to remain enrolled in a Flexible Spending Account, you must re-enroll every year.

>  It is important to name a beneficiary for life insurance, and the fastest way for your beneficiary to obtain your benefit in the event it is needed. Open Enrollment is a good time to check your beneficiaries and ensure they are up to date!

 

July 1 – July 31 Virtual Open Enrollment Meetings 

 Below you will find the morning, afternoon, and Retiree Meeting presentation schedules. If your campus or agency meeting is shown on the calendar in the AM, use the AM Presentation schedule for reference. You may join the Webex at any time during the meeting to listen to the vendor presentation for which you are most interested. Click the calendar above, and click on your campus or agency name to quickly get to the Webex meeting for your event. You may also drop off the meeting at any time. You will need the Webex information below to dial in. You may also have received this information from your benefits office via email invite. Please record this information ahead of your meeting.

Call-in Information: 1.855.282.6330 (toll free)
Password: benefits

Access Codes:

TAMIU: 145 683 2235
TAMUCC: 145 930 9259
TAMU-HSC (7/7): 145 494 7749
TAMU-HSC (7/20): 145 506 7079
TAMU-K: 145 930 9259
TAMU (7/7): 145 494 7749
TAMUG (7/7): 145 494 7749
TAMU (7/20): 145 506 7079
TAMUG (7/20): 145 506 7079
TAMUS: 145 827 0979
TDEM: 145 827 0979
AgriLife: 145 827 0979
TEEX/TFS/TTI:  145 200 8497
TEES/COE: 145 200 8497
Retiree Meeting: 145 630 4421
WTAMU: 145 655 4156
PVAMU: 145 300 0611
TAMUSA: 145 683 2235
TAMUCT: 145 655 4156
TAMUT: 145 300 0611
TAMUC: 145 300 0611
Tarleton: 145 655 4156
Weslaco: 145 683 2235

 

Other Information

Log in to Workday Help through your SSO menu to find Job Aids and ELearnings on the Open Enrollment process in Workday – Https://sso.tamus.edu

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MyEvive – Check your Wellness Incentives

 

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