The Benefits Office wishes to remind all Berkeley Lab employees that the deadline for making health and welfare changes to University of California benefit plans during the November Open Enrollment period is tomorrow, Nov. 27, at midnight. This information corrects the “days left” notice in this morning’s regular edition of Today at Berkeley Lab
To make changes to your personal benefits plan, go here. All actions have an effective date of Jan. 1, 2008. Staff who are not making changes to their 2008 benefit plans do not need to take action during Open Enrollment. However, you must enroll or re-enroll in flexible spending accounts during Open Enrollment. These accounts are the Health Care Reimbursement Account (HCRA) or Dependent Care Reimbursement Account (DepCare). To access a Flexible Spending Account calculator for HCRA and DepCare, go here.
Employees who are currently enrolled in PacifiCare must select another medical plan option, or they will be defaulted into Health Net. Also, the legal plan, ARAG, is open for new enrollment.
Employees making changes to their benefit plans are reminded to submit and confirm their selection to finalize the online transaction. The confirmation number should be kept on record. If multiple changes are made at different times during open enrollment, then the last confirmation before tomorrow will be the