Benefits Open Enrollment for 2012

| October 26, 2011

Full-Time Benefit-Eligible Faculty and Staff:

Save these dates. Benefits Open Enrollment for 2012 benefit elections will begin Monday, Oct. 31, and conclude on Friday, Nov. 18. You should soon receive a mailing at your home address providing an overview of 2012 updates and instructions on how to make changes in your current elections.

This year’s enrollment is considered a passive enrollment so no response is necessary if you want all of your benefit elections to stay the same in 2012, with ONE exception — the Flexible Spending Account requires an annual enrollment.

All the information will also be posted on our HR Channel on Connections. Remember, this is the only time of year you can change your benefit election unless you have a qualifying event (e.g. marriage, new child, etc.).  Note:  Qualifying events do not apply to Prepaid Legal Services or Identity Protection.

We will also host our annual benefits open enrollment fair on the Home campus on Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Sunnen Lounge. Vendor representatives from most of our insurance companies along with Human Resources will be on hand for your questions.  There will be some giveaways, so plan to attend if you are able!

Virtual Benefits Fair for Extended Campus Employees

Additionally, this year, we’ll have a virtual benefits fair for employees at our extended campuses.  More details will be forthcoming on how to connect, but you will be given an opportunity to ask your questions directly to a vendor on Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 10-10:30a or from 2:30 to 3 p.m.   Stay tuned!

If you have a specific question you want answered by one of our vendors, send them to us at and we will follow up and include the questions and answers on our HR Channel on Connections.

If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact Benefits coordinator Paula Eschmann at or 314-968-6961, or Benefits and Compensation manager Cheryl Fritz at or 314-246-7055.


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