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5 things to know about open enrollment

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  • September 20, 2021

This week, UAB HR Benefits begins rolling out information about open enrollment each week to provide benefit-eligible employees time to review upcoming changes and make informed decisions for themselves and their families.

October 15. Round calendar Icon with long shadow in a Flat Design style. Daily calendar isolated on a yellow circle. Vector Illustration (EPS10, well layered and grouped). Easy to edit, manipulate, resize or colorize.1. Open enrollment dates are set

UAB’s annual open enrollment for benefits will begin 7 a.m. Oct. 22 and concludes 5 p.m. Nov. 8. Eligible employees can choose among dental, vision and health insurance plans, plus voluntary life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance and tax-deferred spending accounts for health and dependent care for 2022. You can review all the information you need in the open enrollment toolkit anytime on the UAB for Me portal.

2. Action is required

This is an active open enrollment, which means any benefit-eligible employee who does not select a 2022 health care plan option during the enrollment period will not have UAB-provided health care coverage (medical, dental, vision) beginning January 2022. Detailed offerings of these plans will be provided in coming weeks to better enable you to make the best choice for your household.

2020 OPE 4 3. Most premium rates are flat

Except for a small increase in VIVA UAB, premiums for medical, dental and vision coverage will not increase for 2022.

Fetus silhouette design - vector medical background4. All plans will include some coverage for IVF treatments

UAB will offer a total of $10,000 in coverage for in vitro fertilization beginning in 2022.  A $5,000 lifetime medical benefit will be added to all four plans for the 2022 plan year in addition to the $5,000 pharmacy benefit.

2020 OPE 5b5. The Benefits Fair will adapt for social distancing

Similar to this past year, UAB will offer opportunities via Zoom and other social distance-friendly options for employees to ask questions and get answers before choosing benefits. More information will be provided as those plans are finalized. All open enrollment information will be housed in the UAB for Me portal. Meanwhile, contact your school/ department HR consultant or the UAB Benefits office, or 934-3458.