Benefits enrollment ends Friday

November 9, 2015  

Faculty and staff have five days left to enroll for their 2016 benefits. Open enrollment ends at 6 p.m. ET Friday (Nov. 13). No changes will be accepted after that time unless there is a qualifying life event (change in family status).

To ensure proper coverage for 2016, faculty and staff need to make sure to complete their selections. Enroll today to avoid high traffic on the online enrollment system.

Available resources

* Purdue's designated 2016 open enrollment website. The site includes detailed enrollment information, medical information, prescription information and more -- all in one convenient location.

* Live presentations and walk-in labs: A complete list of opportunities is available here

* Recorded presentations: Employees who are unable to attend a live presentation or who want to review the information again can access recorded presentations around-the-clock. Three recorded presentations are available on the designated open enrollment website.

* Sample employee scenarios: See how Purdue’s three 2016 medical plans could apply to real-life examples.

If additional information is required, contact Human Resources at 49-42222, or Faculty and staff at Calumet, Fort Wayne and North Central campuses may contact their campus HR office for assistance.

Consequences of not enrolling for 2016 benefits

If an employee doesn’t enroll, here’s what will happen with their 2016 benefits:

* Employees will have the same medical plan in 2016 as they’ve had for 2015. If they’re currently opted out of Purdue medical coverage, they’ll have no Purdue medical insurance in 2016.

* If they’re in the Purdue Health Plan Plus HSA 1 or the Purdue Health Plan Plus HSA 2, they’ll receive the appropriate University contribution to their HSA, but they will not have any contributions of their own. However, they will be able to begin future HSA contributions of their own at any time during 2016 by making a change through EBenefits.

* Any family members they’re covering on their medical plan in 2015 will continue to be covered in 2016, if they still meet eligibility requirements.

* The employee and his or her spouse/same-sex domestic partner will each be charged the $500 annual tobacco-user additional premium, if covered on a Purdue medical plan.

* If the employee is enrolled in a dental plan for 2015, his or her plan will not roll forward to 2016. Employee’s 2016 coverage will be limited to the preventive dental benefit.

* The employee will have no contributions to a flexible spending account (including health care, dependent day care and limited purpose FSAs).

* Other 2015 benefits will roll forward to 2016. 

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