Get Ready for Open Enrollment 2022

Open Enrollment for FY22: July 1-31, 2022

Open Enrollment is right around the corner and it is a great time to review your benefits. How often did you go to the dentist this past year? Are you filling maintenance prescriptions that might be cheaper through mail order? Did you complete your Two-Step Wellness Program incentive tasks? These are questions to consider when thinking about next year’s benefit elections.

Important changes for FY22 Open Enrollment:

  • There will be no grace period to enroll or make changes after Open Enrollment closes July 31, 2022
  • No corrections can be made in the month of August before the effective date of September 1
  • Changes cannot be made after the first payroll deduction of the fiscal year as happened in previous years
  • Mailed documents must be postmarked by July 31st (online enrollment preferred)
  • No exceptions

Plan updates beginning September 1, 2022:

  • Newly benefits-eligible employees will have 31 days from date of hire/initial eligibility to enroll in benefits. This is a change from the previous year of 45 days
  • Enrollment for benefits after a qualified life event must take place within 31 days from the date of event. This is a change from the previous year of 60 days
  • There will be a big change in the Open Enrollment timeline for FY23. The Open Enrollment timeline will be shortened to the first three weeks in July

Dependent Social Security Number Reminder

As part of compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the A&M System Benefits Administration Office is required to request Social Security Numbers (SSNs) for covered dependents. This information will remain confidential. If you have dependents covered through your A&M System health plan for whom you have not provided an SSN or if you are unsure as to whether you have previously provided your dependent’s SSN(s), go online to Workday (https://sso.tamus.edu/) to check and enter an SSN. After logging into Workday, click on the Benefits Worklet. On the Benefits screen, select Change Dependents.

First Things First: New Fiscal Year Benefits Checkpoints

First Things First: New Fiscal Year Benefits Checkpoints

Check your deductions

Your new benefits plan year began September 1, 2019. It is important to log into Workday through Single Sign On (https://sso.tamus.edu/) and verify the accuracy of the benefits you elected for FY20 by clicking on the Benefits worklet, then “Benefit Elections” in the View column. If you find an error in your benefit elections, contact your human resources office immediately.

Dependent SSN Reminders

As part of compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the A&M System Benefits Administration Office is required to request Social Security Numbers (SSNs) for covered dependents. This information will remain confidential. If you have dependents covered through your A&M System health plan for whom you have not provided an SSN or if you are unsure as to whether you have previously provided your dependent’s SSN(s), go online to Workday (http:// sso.tamus.edu/) to check and enter an SSN. After logging into Workday, click on the Benefits worklet. On the Benefits screen, select “Dependents” in the Change column.

FY19 Flexible Spending Account Deadlines

If you have remaining funds in your FY19 healthcare or dependent care Flexible Spending Account (FSA), you are eligible for a 2 1/2 month grace period. This means you may file eligible claims with a date of service of September 1, 2018 through November 15, 2019 to use your remaining FY19 FSA funds. All claims related to your FY19 FSA must be filed by December 31, 2019.

Total Rewards Explained

Last year, the Total Compensation Letter for employees of the A&M System was replaced with the Total Rewards page in Workday. You can find it by logging into Workday, clicking on your profile, then Compensation and the Total Rewards tab is on the far right.