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Annual Open Enrollment

MERIT 2009 BENEFIT CHANGES
Effective Janury 1, 2009

Information available in printable format (pdf)

HEALTH INSURANCE –

The United Healthcare Select plan is being dropped.  If you are enrolled in this plan and wish to maintain health insurance, you MUST select a new plan. 

There are no other major changes to the State of Iowa health insurance options for 2008.

Due to a change in Iowa law, dependents living in the state of Iowa may now be covered through age 25, regardless of student status.  There are tax ramifications to consider.  

More information is here: http://www.uiowa.edu/hr/benefits/adult_child_enhance.pdf

The open enrollment period allows you to change your family status and/or plan.

If you are not making any changes, no action on your part is required.

DENTAL INSURANCE –

There is no open enrollment this year.

The standard family monthly premium has increased from $34.00 per month to $35.02 per month.  The Double Spouse rate is $17.78.

SPENDING ACCOUNTS –

You may enroll, change your contribution amount, or withdraw from the flexible spending accounts (FSAs) during open enrollment.

If you want your contribution to remain the same as last year, no action on your part is required.

ACCIDENTAL DEATH & DISMEMBERMENT INSURANCE –

This insurance can be added at any time. We include information on this coverage with your open enrollment materials to encourage your consideration and eliminate a separate mailing.

If you are not making any changes, no action on your part is required.

SUPPLEMENTAL LIFE INSURANCE -

This insurance can be added at any time. We include information on this coverage with your open enrollment materials to encourage your consideration and eliminate a separate mailing.

If you are not making any changes, no action on your part is required.

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