Mark your calendar for Open Enrollment—Oct. 26 through Nov. 13—the annual opportunity for you to make changes to your health benefits and to add or drop eligible dependents from coverage.
Even if you’re happy with your elections from last year, it’s always a good practice to review and confirm that you’ve signed up for the right plan for you and your family.
What if I don't take action?
ATTENTION: The PPO Plan is being discontinued in 2016; therefore, PPO plan members may elect a new plan option or default into the Blue Shield Healthcare + Savings Plan, the high deductible health plan that allows you to elect an option Health Savings Account (HSA).
If you choose not to take action, coverage will either “roll over” or default into a new plan.* So take the time to review your options; otherwise, you’ll have to wait until the next Open Enrollment period unless you experience a qualified life event (such as getting married, having a baby, changing job status) to make changes. View the Change Your Benefits page for more details.
*The cost of coverage will reflect the 2016 contribution amounts. Also, if you elected the following plans in 2015, you’ll need to re-enroll as these plans will not roll over:
- Health Savings Account (HSA). You must re-enroll in the HSA to contribute money and receive contributions from Stanford.
- Flexible Spending Account. You must re-enroll to elect your 2016 contributions for health and/or dependent day care.
- Child Care Subsidy Grant (CCSG). If one has been awarded to you, you must enroll in a dependent day care FSA to accept the grant.