13 October 2010

Open Enrollment is Coming!

Open Enrollment for the 2011 Plan Year will take place from November 1 through November 12

What does this mean to you?

If you would like to be enrolled in SMP benefits next year, you must participate in Open Enrollment.

Benefits Open Enrollment Q&A:

Q: I am enrolled in Benefits already for this year. Do I still have to make an election during Open Enrollment for next year?
A: Yes! Anyone who does not elect benefits during Open Enrollment will not have any medical, dental or vision benefits in 2011.

Q: What about Vision and Dental? Do I need to elect that again also?
A: Yes! All benefits you would like to be enrolled in for 2011 must be elected by you during Open Enrollment.

Q: Do I need to make a new election for my FSA if I had one in 2010?
A: Yes. You must make a new FSA election every year, no matter what.

Q: When is Open Enrollment?
A: November 1 through November 12.

Q: What if I forget to enroll?
A: You will not have benefits in 2011.

Q: How do I enroll?
A: SMP is going green! Open Enrollment will be online. Check back here for more details soon.

Q: I will be out of the office during Open Enrollment. How will I enroll?
A: You can enroll online from any computer.

Q: Enrollment online sounds scary! How will I know what to do?
A: Enrollment Kits will be mailed to your home prior to Open Enrollment. Logon Instructions will be included. Ask someone in HR for help if you need assistance.

Q: I just moved and I never got my Enrollment Kit in the mail. Now what?
A: Your Local HR Department will have extra enrollment kits on hand. Stop by to pick one up during Open Enrollment. If you are located in the field, give us a call and we will have a new kit sent out to you right away.