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Be Ready to Take Action at Annual Enrollment

As you plan for Annual Enrollment, research your benefits options, make sure you understand what’s changing for 2015, and use available resources to help you make the best choices for you and your family this year.

  • Attend a Benefits Fair to learn more about your coverage options from our vendors. They will be held September 22 at East Baltimore’s Turner Auditorium and September 23 at Homewood’s Glass Pavilion. Both fairs will run from 10am - 4pm.
  • Attend a Town Hall to hear from the Benefits team what’s new for 2015 and get answers to your enrollment questions.
  • Visit myChoices to see an overview of what’s offered at enrollment. All the tools noted below will be a part of the site during annual enrollment.
  • Use the Health Care Premium Net Impact Tool to see how your 2015 medical plan premiums compare to what you paid in 2014.
  • Try the Medical Plan Coverage Comparison tool (MPCC) to get a side-by-side look at how basic health care services are covered under each plan. You can customize the settings to compare the features and services that are important to you.
  • Use the Medical Plan Cost Estimator (MPCE) to estimate your plan usage, see how costs compare across each of the plans, and calculate how much you may want to contribute to an FSA for 2015. (Keep in mind that current FSA participants can roll over up to $500 of unused 2014 Health Care FSA funds.)
  • Consult the Health and Welfare handbook to review Plan details.
  • Compare any alternative coverage options. Review any coverage offered through your spouse/same-sex partner and visit www.healthcare.gov to learn more about the options available through the public Health Insurance Marketplace.
  • Review important Legal Notices on the Benefits website.
  • Confirm that your dependent and beneficiary information is up to date. Those enrolled in university-provided life insurance or a retirement account should have designated beneficiary information on file. Be sure to have the SSN’s of your eligible dependents on hand when you go online to enroll.

If you have any questions, please email the Benefits Service Center at benefits@jhu.edu or call (410) 516-2000.

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