Annual enrollment transfer period now open for 2012

Posted by Lori Shull - Monday, October 03 2011
lshull@tntech.edu

ANNUAL ENROLLMENT TRANSFER PERIOD

The Annual Enrollment Transfer Period (AETP) for 2012 benefits will be held from October 1 through November 1, 2011. The enrollment period allows members the opportunity to make the following insurance changes:

Change health options — switch between the Partnership and Standard PPOs, subject to eligibility*

Change health insurance carriers — select either BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee or CIGNA Healthcare

Enroll in health insurance for yourself or your eligible dependents (please note, a monthly late applicant fee will apply)

Cancel health coverage

Enroll in, cancel or transfer between dental options

Apply for optional life coverage, or to increase or decrease optional life coverage amounts, if eligible

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Apply for Optional Special Accident

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Apply for Long-Term Care Insurance, if past initial 90 days of employment you will be subject to medical underwriting.

* Members enrolled in the Standard PPO may switch to the Partnership PPO for 2012. If you enrolled in the Partnership PPO for 2011 and you or your spouse did not meet the requirements of the Partnership Promise, you are not eligible to continue in this option during 2012. You will still have coverage; however, you will be automatically switched to the Standard PPO.

If you DO NOT want to make changes
if you are happy with your current benefit selections, no action is required to remain enrolled in coverage.

If you are currently enrolled and choose to stay in the Partnership PPO, you (and your covered spouse) are automatically agreeing to fulfill the 2012 Partnership Promise.

If you DO want to make changes

Complete an enrollment application and submit to the TTU Human Resources Office no later than 4:30 pm on November 1, 2011.

 

The options you choose during the enrollment period will take effect on January 1, 2012, and remain in effect through December 31, 2012, unless you lose eligibility or have a qualifying event or family status change during the year.

A qualifying event or family status change is something that results in a covered person becoming newly eligible for other coverage. Examples include birth, a change in marital status and new employment. For a complete list of qualifying events, look on page 3 of the enrollment form. If you or your covered dependent(s) experience one of these events and need to make changes to your coverage, or you need more information about reasons to cancel coverage and who qualifies, contact your TTU Benefits Specialist, ext. 3035.

Helpful Links to assist you in your decisions:

2012 Health Premiums

2012 Late Applicant Fee

2012 Dental Premiums

UNUM Supplemental Life

Optional Special Accident Enrollment

Med America – Long-Term Care Insurance

2012 Decision Guide

Partners for Health

Frequently Asked Questions

Sample Enrollment Form

To check what you are currently enrolled in:

Flexible Spending, Long Term Disability and other optional programs will have an open enrollment period of October 17th through November 18th.   Those options will be sent out by October 17, 2011.

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