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ANNUAL BENEFITS ELECTION



OVERVIEW

Annual Benefits Election: Monday, April 22, 2013 – Thursday, May 23, 2013
Elections will not be accepted in any form after May 23, 2013


  • The 2013-2014 CHOICES Enrollment Workbook will be provided to all qualifying employees through UM campus mail.


  • The first in a series of CHOICES informational events for active employees is Tuesday April 9, 2013.


  • Enrollment for this plan is still closed, which means that no dependents can be added to medical and/or dental plans unless there is a qualifying event.


  • Due to new supplemental life insurance/AD&D and optional dependent life/AD&D coverages, prior elections for these coverages will not continue forward. New elections must be made and new beneficiary information entered.


  • A series of instructional and informational emails will be provided to campus as April 22nd nears.



IMPORTANT DATES

Monday, April 8, 2013 - UC Theater 3rd Floor
Retiree Session 3 pm – 3:30pm
Retiree New West Medicare Advantage Plan 3:30pm – 4:00pm
Montana University System Employee Benefits personnel detail the current status of our plan and the benefit changes for retirees effective July 1, 2013.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - UC Theater 3rd Floor
Active Employee Session Noon – 1:00pm
Retiree Session 3:00pm – 3:30pm
Retiree New West Medicare Advantage Plan 3:30pm – 4pm
Montana University System Employee Benefits personnel detail the current status of our plan and the benefit changes effective July 1, 2013.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - UC Theater 3rd Floor
HRS Benefits Fair 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Talk to representatives from our insurance providers: Montana University System, Allegiance, Blue Cross-Blue Shield, Pacific Source, Delta Dental, EyeMed Vision, Take Control Disease Management Program, New West Medicare Advantage Plan; our flex plan: Allegiance (replaces Peak1); and our retirement & supplemental retirement plans: Montana Public Employees Retirement System, TIAA-CREF, VALIC, Great West Life, ING.

Annual Benefits Election Begins: Monday, April 22, 2013




PRESENTATIONS


Important Information & Q&A about the changes to the plan effective July 1, 2013.


Monday, April 15, 2013
UC Theater, 3rd Floor
HRS Benefits Presentation
9:00am– 10:00am
10:00am – 11:00am

Monday, April 22, 2013
UC Theater, 3rd Floor
HRS Benefits Presentation
3:00pm – 4:00pm
4:30pm – 5:30pm

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
UC Theater, 3rd Floor
HRS Benefits Presentation
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
UC Theater, 3rd Floor
HRS Benefits Presentation
Noon – 1:00pm
2:00pm – 3:00pm

Thursday, April 25, 2013
UC Theater, 3rd Floor
HRS Benefits Presentation
11:00am – Noon
Noon – 1:00pm

Monday, May 6, 2013
Missoula College, HB01
HRS Benefits Presentation
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
UC Theater, 3rd Floor
HRS Benefits Presentation
10:00am – 11:00am

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
UC Theater, 3rd Floor
HRS Benefits Presentation
1:00pm – 2:00pm

Thursday, May 9, 2013
UC Theater, 3rd Floor
HRS Benefits Presentation
8:00am – 9:00am




WALK-IN ASSISTANCE


Walk-in Annual Benefits Election Assistance
Liberal Arts Building (LA 139) Computer Lab

  • M W F: May 6, 8 & 10 9:00am – 1:00pm
  • T Th: May 7 & 9 Noon – 4:00pm
  • M –F: May 13 – 17 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • M –Th : May 20 – 23 9:00am – 4:00pm

Computers and HRS staff will be available to assist you.



THE DEADLINE


THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2013 LAST DAY OF ANNUAL BENEFITS ELECTION

  • Elections will not be accepted in any form after May 23, 2013.
  • Due to a new process, no signature page is required this year.


RESOURCES




MAJOR LIFE EVENTS: Benefits

Retirement, marriage, or adoption and more means you are at an important point where reviewing and changing your benefits package options outside of the standard Annual Benefit Election period is possible. Understand More



QUICK QUESTIONS: Benefits

Precise answers and crucial information concerning; Coverage Choices, Insurance Group Numbers, ID Cards, Care Provider Networks, vital addresses and more. Ask It



Human Resource Services

Emma B. Lommasson Center
Room 252

The University of Montana

Missoula, MT 59812

Phone: 406-243-6766

Fax: 406-243-6095