Online Open Enrollment for participation in the University’s health and
flexible spending plans starts today, Thursday, October 25 and ends
Thursday, November 8, 2012. This is your annual opportunity to join our
plans or make changes (move to a different plan, add or drop dependents,
move from single to family etc.). If you make any changes during Open
Enrollment they will be effective January 1, 2013, the beginning of our
new plan year. Detailed information about our plans, coverage options,
and employee contributions can be found on the HR Open Enrollment web
site. For your convenience, Banner Self-Service on-line enrollment
functionality is available 24/7.
We are pleased to inform you that we were able to secure a very
favorable renewal from Cigna this year resulting in no changes to our
current plans, and no increase in cost to you. Therefore, if you are
not making any changes to your current health selections you need not do
anything at this time. However, anyone who is currently enrolled or
who wants to become a new participant in the pre-tax Flexible Spending
Account (FSA) must take action to re-enroll or join this program.
In addition to the information found on the HR Open Enrollment web
site, we will be hosting three benefit fairs where you can ask your
questions in-person and gain a better understanding of all the benefits
the University offers. Representatives from human resources and the
various benefit vendors that we partner with will be on hand to assist
you with any questions you may have regarding your benefit options. The
dates and times of the sessions are as follows
South Orange Campus – Friday, November 2
University Center, Chancellor’s Suite UC03
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Newark Campus – Monday, November 5
Law School, Law School Library – Conference Room
10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
South Orange Campus - Thursday, November 8
Walsh Library, Beck A, B and C
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Again, if you are not making any changes to your benefits, you will
not need to take any action. However, participants in the pre-tax
spending accounts must re-enroll, if they wish to continue to enjoy this
benefit in 2013. (Please note that the federally mandated 2013 limit
for the health care flexible spending account will be reduced to
We encourage you to take this annual opportunity to review your benefits and all that we offer.
For more information please contact: