Benefits Meeting – Annual Enrollment for 2010

September 23, 2010 at 3:53 pm

June Lewis, assistant benefits manager and Michelle Lucas, benefits counselor from Columbia, will be conducting a benefits meeting on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00  p.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in the  Rampey Building, Shewhart Room.

The following are changes that can be made starting October 1 –  October 31, 2010 and will be effective January 1, 2011:

–You may change from one Health Plan to another.

–Add dependent children to Health, Dental and Vision that are younger than 26 years old and not currently enrolled in any Employee Insurance Program benefits nor are they eligible for their own coverage.

–Enroll or cancel State Vision Care Plan coverage.

–Enroll in Supplemental Long-term Disability without medical evidence (SLTD).  Change from 90-day wait period to 180 day waiting period. Decrease the wait period from 180 days to 90 days without medical evidence of insurability. 

–Enroll in Optional Life or increase your current coverage by $50,000 in $10,000 increments without medical evidence. Increase the coverage to the maximum $500,000 with medical evidence of good health. Decrease coverage in $10,000 increments or cancel the coverage.

–Enroll or increase Spousal Dependent Life coverage by $10,000 or $20,000, as long as the amount does not exceed 50% of the employees optional life coverage up to $100,000 or whichever is less.

–Increase coverage with medical evidence of good health.


–Enroll in Medical Spending if you have (1) year of employment as of 1/1/2011.
–Re-enroll in Medical Spending and Dependent Daycare accounts.
–Employees can enroll or cancel the pre-tax feature.

 My Benefits

–An e-mail confirmation will be received when you make changes through the MyBenefits system. This email should be forwarded to the Human Resource office.

— Multiple changes can be made until October 31, 2010.

 * If a family status change occurs during this annual enrollment, please see Human Resources for assistance with changes.

 *Beneficiary changes should not be made during annual enrollment, these changes are effective immediately. Changes you make during annual enrollment will not be effective until January 1, 2011. (ex: if you make beneficiary changes with your annual enrollment changes, the effective date of the change will be Jan. 1, 2011 and you would want your beneficiary changes to go into effect immediately).

Questions? Contact Shirley Parton at ext. 5319 or