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State Employee Health Plan (SEHP) Open Enrollment For Coverage Effective January 1, 2023

Enroll Now - Membership Administration Portal(MAP)

Open Enrollment provides the opportunity to make changes to your benefit elections, including medical, dental, vision as well as voluntary insurance plans. You can enroll, waive, or change plans or add family members not currently enrolled. It is also when the SEHP announces changes for the upcoming year.

Action Required - Plan Year (PY) 2023 is an Active Enrollment

If you are enrolled in a SEHP medical plan in 2022, (Plan A, C, J, or N), you must complete Open Enrollment for PY 2023.  Otherwise, your coverage will be defaulted to Plan N, with your same insurance company, at the same coverage level, and with a Health Reimbursement Account.

Those who do not need to participate in Open Enrollment: ​1) Employees who have waived SEHP medical plan coverage; 2) Employees enrolled in Delta Dental, Avēsis Vision and/or Hartford Voluntary coverage only;  3) Employees who will be retiring before January 1st and 4) employees on leave who are enrolled in the SEHP Direct Bill/Retiree plan.

Reminder: If you want to enroll in health and/or dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts or in HealthyKIDS in 2023 you must enroll during Open Enrollment.  If you are newly hired and will enroll in coverage to be effective Oct., Nov., or Dec. 2022, you also will need to enroll during Open Enrollment for coverage to be effective January 1, 2023.


When is SEHP Open Enrollment?

SEHP Open Enrollment runs from October 1 to October 31. After that, you will not be able to make changes to your plan elections until the following Open Enrollment period unless you have a qualifying life event.

The KU SEHP Open Enrollment Fair will be held October 13, 2022, in the Kansas Room of the KU Memorial Union.  Representatives from the SEHP will make Open Enrollment presentations at 10 am and 1 pm.  Vendors from the benefits programs will be available from 10 am to 1 pm in the Big 12 Room.  Watkins Health Center will hold a vaccination clinic from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm in the Governors Room.  The Benefits team will be available with computer access to assist with Open Enrollment from 9 am to 3 pm. 


What’s New for Plan Year 2023?

Additional information about these highlighted changes and more can be found in the 2023 Enrollment Guide (pdf).

Medical Insurance

  • No increase in medical premiums for Employees.
  • Plan A - Decrease copays to $20 for Primary Care office visits and $40 for Specialist office visits. A $0 Copay remains in place for services through the HealthQuest Health Center.
  • Plan A - Decrease deductibles to $800/$1,600.
  • Plans C & N - The overall family deductible isn’t changing but for employee plus dependent coverage tiers, the FIRST deductible applied to a family member will be $3,000 and the remaining family members will meet the balance of $2,500 for a total deductible of $5,500.

Dental Insurance

  • Dental coverage will be provided at no cost for Full Time, Employee Only coverage.
  • All other tiers of coverage (Employee/Spouse; Employee/Children; Family) will be reduced by $13.38 per month.

HSA/HRA Contributions

  • Plan C - Increase the Employer contribution amount to $2,000 annually for Employee + Spouse and Employee + Family coverage tiers.
  • Plan N - Increase the Employer contribution amount to $1,125 for Employee + Spouse and Employee + Family coverage tiers.
  • Plan N - Increase the Employer contribution amount to $1,000 for Employee + Children coverage tier.

Flexible Spending Account

Two new types of FSA accounts:

  • Mass Transit FSA allows reimbursement for qualified mass transit tickets or passes, or State of Kansas Vanpools. Unused contributions may be carried over to the following calendar year.  
  • Parking FSA allows reimbursement for parking associated with your daily commute. Unused contributions may be carried over to the following calendar year.

****KU employees can pay for parking on a pre-tax basis through paycheck deductions, and those payments are not eligible for reimbursement from an FSA.  For more information about the new FSA, please see this FAQ.


  • Eliminate the requirement for covered spouses to participate in HealthQuest to earn the annual premium incentive discount. Only the covered employee will now be required to earn the 40 HealthQuest credits to earn the full premium discount for the following year.
  • Eliminate the requirement for a covered spouse to earn HSA/HRA Rewards Dollars. In response, the employer HSA/HRA contribution amount was increased (see above).

How do I complete Open Enrollment?

You complete SEHP Open Enrollment through the Membership Administration Portal, MAP, by making, saving and submitting your elections even if you want to continue in your current medical plan.When you complete Open Enrollment, a pending election statement will be sent to the email address you have registered in MAP. Once you receive that email, your PY 2023 Open Enrollment is complete.  You are encouraged to complete Open Enrollment early.  You may go into MAP as many times as needed during Open Enrollment to make elections.   The selection saved as of midnight October 31st will become effective January 1, 2023.

The KU Benefits team is available to provide enrollment assistance by phone at 785-864-7402  or book an Online Appointment for enrollment help.

How Can I Learn More?

View the 2023 Enrollment Guide (pdf), the 2023 Enrollment Video, and look at the 2023 Plan Rates and Health Plan Comparison Highlights Chart (pdf) with consolidated information about the plan premiums, coverage highlights, and HSA/HRA applicability.

Ask Alex is an interactive tool that serves as a virtual benefit counselor to help you understand and select benefits in a personalized way. 

The SEHP Open Enrollment website has on-demand Open Enrollment and vendor videos to provide additional information about the plans and options available.  

Open Enrollment must be completed by midnight October 31, 2022. 

You are strongly encouraged to enroll early in October in case you need assistance.  

KU Benefits  benefits@ku.edu785-864-7402