ISU Plan open change period runs Nov. 2-20

It's that time of year again. 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. 2 (9 a.m.) through Nov. 20 (5 p.m.).

Dates to remember

  • Nov. 2 (9 a.m.): Open change period begins; participation statements available on AccessPlus
  • Nov. 11 (9-10:30 a.m.): Live webcast
  • Nov. 20 (5 p.m.): Open change period ends
  • Dec. 4 (9 a.m.) Benefit confirmation statements available on AccessPlus
  • Dec. 11: Corrections to benefits statements due at 3810 Beardshear
  • Jan. 15, 2016 (9 a.m.): Final benefits statements available on AccessPlus

No changes for 2016

The 2016 ISU Plan medical (PPO and HMO) and dental benefits remain the same as last year, and there are no cost increases. To review the current coverages and costs, visit the benefits page on the university human resources (UHR) website.

How to update your benefits

ISU Plan participants may alter 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 through UHR. Don't have any changes this year? Then do nothing and your current choices will carry over to 2016. However, even if you're planning no changes to your benefit elections, the open change period is a good opportunity to review your benefits and beneficiaries. Contact the UHR service center, 294-4800, with questions about changing your benefits online.

More information

UHR is holding a live, interactive webcast for ISU Plan participants on Nov. 11 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. To participate, log on, enter your name under the "Enter as Guest" heading, then click "Enter Room." If you're unable to attend, a recording of the broadcast will be available on UHR's benefits Bulletin Board following the presentation.