What You Need to Know
The State of Florida Group Insurance Program Annual Open Enrollment period is scheduled for Monday, October 11 at 8:00 a.m. through Friday, October 29 at 6:00 p.m. ET.
The Division of State Group Insurance (DSGI) provides an Open Enrollment period each year, generally in the fall, to allow benefits-eligible employees to review available benefit plans and make changes for the following year. Coverage elections or changes that occur during Open Enrollment will become effective January 1, 2022.
Outside of Open Enrollment, employees can elect to enroll, change, add, or drop coverage and/or dependents from their benefit plans in the event of a Qualified Status Change (QSC).
Employees determined eligible by People First will receive communication prior to Open Enrollment that provides information on plan details, cost, and enrollment instructions. Employees are encouraged to visit the State of Florida myBenefits Open Enrollment Website to review benefit options and contact the insurance companies directly if you have specific questions about coverage, network access, and other benefits.
If you do not make any changes during Open Enrollment, the benefits shown on your Benefit Statement received from People First will remain in effect for all of 2022, unless you make changes allowed by a qualifying status change (QSC) event.
Benefits Webinar Series
The benefits webinars for the 2022 plan year will be hosted on the State of Florida myBenefits website. We highly encourage all benefits-eligible employees to sign up for any webinars they are interested in attending. A schedule of the benefit webinar series can be found here. Recorded webinars will also be posted on this website during the Open Enrollment period.
Please note: The Employee Assistance Plan provider listed on the myBenefits website is not the Employee Assistance Plan provider for UCF. Our provider is Health Advocate and more information can be found here.
Additionally, information on additional non-State of Florida benefits available to UCF employees can be found here.
What is New for 2022?
There are a few changes for the upcoming plan year. Please review the information below to learn more or click here.
2022 Health Savings Account (HSA) Contribution Limits
Effective January 1, 2022, the Health Savings Account (HSA) contribution maximum for employees enrolled in single coverage will increase to $3,650 (increase of $50), and the family coverage HSA contribution will increase to $7,300 (increase of $100). The employer contribution remains the same.
2022 Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (DCFSA) Contribution Limits
The Dependent Care FSA annual contribution maximum is reduced from $10,500 to $5,000 effective Jan. 1, 2022.
Premium Increase for Ameritas and MetLife Dental Plans
Ameritas and MetLife dental plan rates will increase for the 2022 plan year. Please check your annual People First benefits statement for the exact amount that your rate will be increasing. For specific monthly premium increase amounts, click here.
Effective January 1, 2022, telehealth services are covered for all eligible primary or specialist care benefits. Telehealth services are provided remotely through a two-way interactive electronic device that includes both audio and visual communication. Telehealth services may be provided through a telehealth vendor, or through a virtual visit with your network (HMO or PPO plans) or non-network provider (PPO plan only). Contact your health plan to learn more about what telehealth services are covered. Applicable co-payments apply.
Diabetes Management Program
Effective Jan. 1, 2022, Division of State Group Insurance (DSGI) will implement the Diabetes Management Pilot Program which will utilize a digital health platform for diabetes management within DSGI’s participating health plans to monitor eligible diabetic enrollees’ HbA1c and hypoglycemia levels. Members of Aetna, AvMed, Florida Blue, and UnitedHealthcare may enroll. Participants are responsible for all applicable medical and prescription (Rx) co-payments, co-insurance, deductibles, and out-of-pocket expenses. The application period is open from October 4 through November 15, 2021. For additional information, click here.
Weight Management Program
The Division of State Group Insurance (DSGI) is launching the fifth year of the Weight Management Program for eligible members of the Aetna, AvMed, Florida Blue, and United Healthcare plans. The application period is open from October 4 through November 15, 2021. For additional information, click here.
What Can You Do To Get Ready?
Helpful tips on the Open enrollment for the 2022 plan year can be found below and more information can be found here.
- Review your personalized benefits statement carefully. The benefits statement shows your current selection and your options for the next plan year, including the monthly cost.
- Contact the insurance companies directly if you have specific questions about coverage, network access, and other benefits.
- Make changes as many times as you would like during Open Enrollment.
- If you don’t make changes during Open Enrollment, all of your elections will continue into the new plan year.
The UCF HR Benefits team will be hosting virtual Open Enrollment (OE) sessions from 2pm-3pm on October 8th and 19th via Zoom. Employees can enroll in these sessions through myUCF (https://my.ucf.edu/) using the steps below:
- Go to https://my.ucf.edu
- On the myUCF menu, select Self-Service
- Select Learning and Development
- Select Request Training Enrollment
- Search by Course Number (OPNERL) and choose the session you want to attend.
- Follow the steps to complete the enrollment process.
- You will receive an email confirmation from [email protected] once registration is complete.
The UCF Human Resources Benefits Section offers enrollment labs to assist employees in completing their insurance enrollments. During these one-on-one sessions, key features of benefit plans can be compared, and issues that need to be considered when making election decisions can be addressed.
The sessions are available by appointment only. To make an appointment, please call or email the Human Resources Benefits section:
Call: (407) 823-2771 or Email: [email protected]
OPS employees who worked an average of 30 hours or more per week from 10/3/2020 to 10/2/2021 will be offered an opportunity to participate in the Annual Open Enrollment (OE) period. Employees determined eligible by People First will receive communication prior to OE, which provides information on plan details, cost, and instructions on how to enroll. New elections or changes made to existing benefits during this period will take effect beginning January 1, 2022.
OPS employees determined ineligible (worked less than 30 hrs/week when measured from 10/3/2020 to 10/2/2021), will not be able to participate in the OE period. If measured ineligible, but currently enrolled in benefits, coverage(s) will terminate at the end of the calendar year. A packet will be sent by People First regarding options to continue insurance under COBRA which would begin on January 1, 2022, once active coverage has ended.
If you have additional questions about OPS eligibility, please contact People First at (866)-663-4735 (Monday – Friday: 8AM-6PM EST).