ISU Plan open change period begins Nov. 3

Faculty, professional and scientific staff, and supervisory and confidential merit employees may review and update their ISU Plan benefits during the annual open change period, Nov. 3-21. D-base (predoctoral and postdoctoral) associates, who recently were added to the ISU Plan, also may alter their medical and dental benefits during this open change time.

Important dates

  • Nov. 3: Open change period begins at 8 a.m.; participation statements available on AccessPlus
  • Nov. 11: Live webcast, 10:15 a.m.
  • Nov. 21: Open change period ends at 5 p.m.
  • Dec. 5: Benefit confirmation statements available on AccessPlus
  • Jan. 4, 2015: Final benefit statements available on AccessPlus

Status quo

The 2015 ISU Plan medical (PPO and HMO), dental and Avesis (eyewear/contacts/Lasik) benefits remain the same as last year. There is no cost increase for the 2015 benefits. For a reminder of the current plan's coverage and costs, visit the university human resources benefits website.

How to change your benefits

ISU Plan participants may update their medical, dental, flexible spending and Avesis coverage online through AccessPlus. Some employees may be unable to use AccessPlus, and some changes may require paper forms, which are available on the benefits website or from university human resources (UHR). If you are making no changes, there's no need to update your benefits; your current choices will carry over to 2015. Contact the UHR service center, 294-4800, with questions about changing benefits online.

More information

UHR is hosting an interactive live webcast for ISU Plan participants on Nov. 11, beginning at 10:15 a.m. To participate, log on, enter your name under the "Enter as a Guest" heading, then click "Enter Room." A recording of the broadcast also will be available on the UHR website