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Open Enrollment Reminders from the Benefits Office
The Benefits Office has been getting many calls regarding Open Enrollment.
Here are reminders from the office that may answer some questions and assist
staff members in completing Open Enrollment forms.
- If you are not changing your medical plan, HMO clinic or the dependents
covered under the medical plan, you need not complete a new medical plan
- If you are currently enrolled in the Premium Savings Plan (PSP), your
enrollment will continue for 1992 unless you revoke it. Unless you have a
change in family circumstance during 1992 (e.g., marriage, new child), you
will not have another opportunity to revoke your enrollment until next year's
Open Enrollment period (November 1992).
- If you are not enrolled in PSP and would like any 1992 contributions to
be deducted from your paycheck on a pre-tax basis, you must complete a PSP
Agreement and return it to the Benefits Office by Nov. 27, even if your
contributions do not start until March or September of 1992. Otherwise, you
will only be allowed to begin participation prior to next year's Open
Enrollment if you have a change in family circumstance during the year.
- If you are changing carriers, you will receive a new medical plan
identification card in February. If you need care after Jan. 1, 1992 but
before you have received your card, you should contact the carrier for
assistance at the following numbers:
Blue Shield: (800)535-8000
Health Net: (800)638-3889
Kaiser: Check the phone book for your local Kaiser facility
Enrollment forms are due to Benefits by Nov. 27. For additional
information, contact the Benefits Office at 723-3377. (SLAC employees should
contact the SLAC Benefits Office at extension 2357.) Staff can also drop by
the Benefits Office at 855 Serra.
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