Benefits open enrollment ends Friday, Feb. 25 at 5 p.m.

Contact: Nicole Stewart

Friday, Feb. 25 is the last day for benefits-eligible employees to make changes.

Open enrollment is the time of year where benefits-eligible employees can make changes to their plan choices. Please submit changes by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 25. Changes made during this time will go into effect on April 1, 2022.

If you do not wish to make any changes to this upcoming plan year no action is required on your part. However, if you are wanting to participate in the healthcare or dependent care FSA this upcoming plan year you must re-enroll during this open enrollment period or you will not have a flexible spending account for the 2022-2023 plan year.

See below for a summary of changes to the 2022-2023 benefit plans:

  • Medical premiums are increasing for most employees by 5%
  • Naturopathic care will no longer be tied to an annual $1,500 limit and the number of doctor visits are now unlimited
  • Members may now select a naturopathic doctor as their primary care physician
  • Alternative care (acupuncture, chiropractor, massage) will no longer be tied to an annual limit of $1,500, instead, Kaiser is changing to a model of maximum visits per service type
  • Dental premiums are not increasing
  • Previously, preventative care costs had been applied to your annual maximum of $1,500. Starting April 1, this will no longer be the case. This means that you will have more money available for non-preventative dental work. Do note that if you have more frequent dental work, such as extra cleanings for periodontal disease, amounts that are in excess of what Kaiser defines as regular and customary could be applied to the annual maximum. Also, note that the cycle of renewing the annual maximum takes place on January 1 of each year

For the healthcare and dependent care FSA, please note that you must re-enroll in your flexible spending account(s) if you wish to participate in the 2022-2023 plan year. If you do not re-enroll, you will not have an account for this upcoming plan year.

Managers, please post this notice for staff and faculty with limited access to email.

Have a great open enrollment.

-Human Resources

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