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Open Enrollment 2021 - October 1-31, 2020

Open Enrollment provides you the opportunity to make changes to your benefit elections, including medical, dental, vision as well as voluntary insurance products. It is also when the State Employee Health Plan (SEHP) announces changes for the upcoming year. Below, please find Open Enrollment information for both the State Employee Health Plan and Optional Group Life Insurance.

State Employee Health Plan (SEHP) Open Enrollment

For Coverage Effective January 1, 2021

Enrollment for PY 2021 is an “active” enrollment.  If you are enrolled in a medical plan in 2020, you must make an election during Open Enrollment for PY 2021, otherwise your medical plan coverage will be defaulted to Plan N, with your same insurance company, at the same coverage level, and with a Health Reimbursement Account.  Please remember that if you want to enroll in a Health Care and/or Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account or in HealthyKIDS in 2021 you must enroll during Open Enrollment.  Plans and rates are effective 01/01/2021.

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) 2021 is an Active Enrollment

State Employee Health Plan (SEHP) Open Enrollment For Coverage Effective January 1, 2021.

If you are enrolled in a SEHP medical plan in 2020, (Plan A, C, J, N or Q), you must complete Open Enrollment for PY 2021. 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 and/or Surency Vision coverage only; and 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 2021 you must enroll during Open Enrollment. If you are newly hired and will enroll in coverage to be effective Oct., Nov., or Dec. 2020, you also will need to enroll during Open Enrollment for coverage to be effective January 1, 20

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 eve

What’s New for Plan Year 2021?
Additional information about these highlighted changes and more can be found in the 2021 Enrollment Guide.
  • Medical premiums reduced by 2% for those with Employee + Spouse and Employee + Full Family coverage.
  • No change to medical premiums for those with Employee Only and Employee + Child(ren) coverage (the premium rates are the same as 2020).
  • Slight increase to the Delta Dental premiums.
  • Plan A deductible is changing to two tiers. $1,000 single and $2,000 family. The maximum deductible for memberships covering 2 or more people is $2,000.
  • The University of Kansas Health System is now a participating vendor for the Preferred Lab Benefit.
  • The Hartford is the SEHP’s new vendor for these voluntary benefit plans: Accident Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance and Hospital Indemnity Insurance. The current Met Life voluntary benefit plans will end on December 31, 2020. Those currently enrolled in Met Life, who wish to continue coverage. will need enroll in the plan(s) during Open Enrollment and coverage will be effective January 1, 2021.
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 2021 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, 202

How can I learn more?

Open Enrollment Optional Life Insurance

Approved coverage starts in January 2021

The University of Kansas provides Basic Group Life Insurance to faculty and staff, equal to 150% of annual salary, for those who participate in or are eligible for the Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) Mandatory Retirement Plan or Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS). Eligible employees can elect additional coverage by purchasing Optional Group Life Insurance (OGLI) for the employee, spouse and/or children under age 26. 

Annual OGLI Open Enrollment will be from October 1–31, 2020.

The Basic and Optional Group Life Insurance plans are underwritten by The Standard and administered by KPERS for all employees, including faculty and staff who participate in the KBOR Mandatory Retirement Plan.

Learn More - OGLI Open Enrollment
(Including monthly premiums, guaranteed coverage amounts and FAQs)   
How Do I Apply?

Complete the one-page Application Form and return it to the Benefits Office no later than 5 p.m., October 31st by fax to 785-864-5200 or email benefits@ku.edu

How much do you need?

Calculating how much life insurance you need to protect your loved ones doesn’t have to be hard. Check out this tool to help you find the right amount. Life Insurance Needs Estimato

Commonly Asked Questions
Where can I find information about my current life insurance coverage?
  • Benefits-eligible employees have basic life insurance equal to 150% of annual salary. If you have supplemental coverage and would like to verify the current coverage amount, please visit HR Pay at hr.ku.edu. Once logged in, go to Main Menu > Self Service > Benefits > Benefits Summary.

  • How will the OGLI premium be deducted from my paycheck?
  • OGLI premiums are deducted from the second paycheck of the month. Academic year faculty and staff with positions designated as less than twelve-month will have OGLI premiums for three summer months (June, July and August) deducted in advance during the spring semester.

  • I am currently enrolled in OGLI and want to continue coverage at the same level, Will my coverage automatically continue or do I have to fill out the application form again?
  • OGLI Open Enrollment is for employees who want to enroll in coverage for the first time or increase current coverage. If you do not wish to change your current coverage, you do not need to complete the application form. Your life insurance coverage will not change.

  • I would like to decrease or cancel my OGLI insurance coverage. What should I do?
  • Employees who wish to decrease or cancel OGLI coverage will need to complete the OGLI Reduction or Cancellation form. Please send completed form to the Benefits office by fax to 785-864-5200 or email benefits@ku.edu.  Decreasing or cancelling OGLI coverage can occur anytime of the year.
Need Special Assistance?
  • If you need help with accessing or completing the application form, please contact Benefits as soon as possible for assistance at 785-864-7402 or email benefits@ku.edu.

Questions?

Contact The Standard with questions.
(Please share that you are at the University of Kansas and this would be a Board of Regents Open Enrollment)

  • OGLI premiums are deducted from the second paycheck of the month.  Academic year faculty and staff with positions designated as less than twelve-month will have OGLI premiums for three summer months (June, July and August) deducted in advance during the spring semester.