Annual open enrollment is the only opportunity to make changes to your current benefit elections unless there is a qualified status change such as marriage, divorce, death, birth, adoption or loss/gain of coverage from a group plan. Each October, we offer an Annual Benefits Open Enrollment to provide an opportunity for employees to review their benefits and make any needed changes.
Any changes that you make during Annual Open Enrollment will not be effective until Jan. 1 of the following year. Some benefit plan changes may require an Evidence of Insurability (EOI). This means that health questions will be required and coverage will not be effective until it is approved by the carrier. If you currently have a Flexible Medical Reimbursement Account or Flexible Dependent Care account, you are required to enroll each year. Flexible Spending Accounts do NOT automatically rollover to the next benefit plan year.
You can review your current benefits anytime by going to Lawson/Employee Self-Service/Benefits/Current Benefits.
Life events include birth, death, marriage, divorce, sdoption, loss or gain of coverage from a group plan.
Pre-taxing insurance premiums qualifies UMMC as participants in the Section 125 (cafeteria plan) which is a pre-tax benefit to employees. Pre-taxed benefits include health, dental, vision, accident, flexible spending and retirement plans. Participation in the Section 125 Plan limits our ability to modify pre-tax benefit elections outside of open enrollment unless the plan participant has a qualifying life event: birth, death, marriage, divorce, adoption, a non-U.S. citizen entering the United States, loss or gain of coverage on another group plan.
Adding or dropping a dependent from your coverage (medical, dental, vision)
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Jackson, MS 39216
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Patient Appointments: 888-815-2005