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Benefits Open Enrollment Starts Next Week

To: Benefits-Eligible Employees


Division of Human Resources

Subject: Benefits Open Enrollment Starts Next Week

Date: October 19, 2015

Benefits Open Enrollment for University of Arizona employees starts next week. Beginning Monday, October 26, 2015, through Friday, November 13you can make changes to your benefits for the 2016 plan year.

What's the good news?  
What you pay in insurance premiums will not increase in 2016 – in fact, some medical premiums are decreasing. And no more "use it or lose it" in the Healthcare Flexible Spending Account plans. At the end of 2016, you will be able to roll over up to $500 of unused Healthcare Flexible Spending Account funds for use in 2017.  

Do I need to do anything during this year's Benefits Open Enrollment?  
If you want to participate in the Healthcare and/or Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account plans in 2016 (your current Flexible Spending Account elections do not automatically carry over from year to year), and/or you want to make changes to your existing benefits, you will need to take action. Instructions will be included in a message you will receive next week.

If you do not wish to make any changes to your medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, and/or supplemental life insurance elections, they will automatically carry over into the 2016 plan year.

For information on 2016 benefits offerings, please visit the Division of Human Resources Benefits Open Enrollment website. For specific information on any changes, visit the Updates and Changes page. 

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