Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment for 2014 begins November 1, 2013 and ends November 30, 2013

Should you need help at any time during the open enrollment process, please contact askHR by phone at ext. 2000 or by email askHR@baylor.edu.

Open enrollment is your annual opportunity to make benefit changes to your current insurance plans and/or enroll/continue with your FSA for the following calendar year. Elections/changes during open enrollment are effective January 1. Enrollment or cancellation of participation in group medical, dental, cancer, intensive care, recovery plus, or accident insurance products may only be completed during the open enrollment period. Eligible faculty/staff who reject or drop coverage may not enroll until the next open enrollment period unless qualified based on a change in Life Events.

If you want to keep your current 2013 medical or dental plan elections in 2014, you do not need to do anything. Please note, though, it is important to review the plan details to ensure your current plan is still the best option for you. If you are enrolled in the Healthcare or Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, IRS Regulations require that you must re-enroll each year.

What's New for 2014?

  1. There are no changes to the existing group PPO medical plan benefits.
  2. Premium costs for the group medical plan have increased by $2 to $20 per month depending on salary range and coverage election.
  3. A new option, a PPO plus a Health Savings Account has been added! Over the years, faculty and staff have expressed interest in adding this option. We are pleased to make it available! Details on the advantages of this new option, how it works and compares can be viewed here.
  4. No changes to dental benefits or premium costs!

Completed open enrollment forms may be mailed to:

Human Resources
One Bear Place #97053
Waco, TX 76798-7053
OR
dropped off at Robinson Tower, Suite 200
OR
faxed to 254.710.3819
OR
some forms allow for electronic signature and submission and may be scanned/emailed to askHR@baylor.edu.

PLEASE RETAIN A COPY OF ALL FORMS SUBMITTED FOR YOUR RECORDS.


Flexible Spending Accounts

A healthcare FSA and/or a spouse's healthcare FSA are not allowed if the employee and/or spouse are enrolled in the PPO + HSA medical plan.

Participation/continuation in flexible spending accounts requires annual enrollment.

*For 2014, the maximum election for the Unreimbursed Medical FSA will remain at $2,500.00.

• Flexible Spending Account Enrollment Form

• take care FSA Plan Information

• Convenience of the take care Card


Health Savings Account

Healthcare FSAs must be closed before contributions can be established for an HSA. Enrollment in the PPO + HSA plan is required for enrollment in an HSA.

Participation in/continuation of health savings accounts requires annual enrollment.

• Health Savings Account Enrollment Form

• BenefitWallet's HSA FAQs


BCBS Medical Plans and CVS/Caremark Prescription Drug Plan

To add, switch, or cancel a group medical plan, or

To add or cancel dependents to or from your group medical plan:

•  Benefits Enrollment Application/Change Form

◊ Life Insurance beneficiary would not be added to this form.

◊ All other sections should be completed if applicable.

◊ Adding medical coverage will add a deduction to your payroll check.

◊ Adding a dependent may also increase your deduction to your payroll check.

Employee Premiums



Dental Plan

To add/cancel your dental plan or to change your dental provider:

• Benefits Enrollment Application/Change Form

◊ DR Premiums/Plan
◊ QCD of America
◊ QCD Premiums/Plan

♦ Adding dependents to your dental plan may add a deduction to your payroll check.


Supplemental Insurances

To cancel Supplemental Insurance plans:

• Cancellation of Supplemental Insurance Form

To add Supplemental Insurance plans:

•  Accidental Death & Dismemberment

◊ Enrollment Form

♦ Complete section for Voluntary Accident Insurance (VAI).

♦ Adding Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) will add a deduction to your payroll check.

•  AFLAC Insurance Plans

◊ Baylor AFLAC agents

♦ Enrollment applications are processed with an AFLAC agent.

•  Supplemental Term Life

◊ Enrollment Form
◊ Evidence of Insurability Form

♦ Forms are forwarded to Human Resources and are subject to Dearborn National's underwriting department's approval. Enrollment in the supplemental term life benefit can also be requested during the calendar year.

•  UNUM Long Term Care

◊ Enrollment Form
◊ Evidence of Insurability Form
◊ Acknowledgement of Disclosure of Rating Practices (1149-02)
◊ Potential Rate Increase Disclosure Form (1141-02)

♦ Forms are forwarded to Human Resources and are subject to UNUM's underwriting department's approval. Enrollment in the UNUM Long Term Care benefit can also be requested during the calendar year.