Open enrollment lasts through October; vendor booths posted online

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Annual benefits open enrollment began on Oct. 1 and continues through the end of the month. If an employee wants to update any of their coverages, add or remove dependents, enroll or reenroll in a flexible spending account or change their Health Engagement Model status, they must take action.

Public Employees Benefits Board has decided, for this year only, to make open enrollment voluntary. Employees do not have to do anything if they are happy with their current coverages and insurance plans, including their current participation in the Health Engagement Model. This means that 2020 plan choices will roll over to 2021 with no penalties or surcharges.

Employees can tour virtual booths from various vendors to view and download resources and watch videos, including recordings from webinars conducted during the benefits fair. Vendors include Providence Health Plan, Kaiser Permanente, Moda Health, Delta Dental, ASI Flex, retirement plan providers and many more. The vendor booths will remain available through the end of October.

The open enrollment webpage provides employees with instructions, information and quick links to everything needed to understand this year’s passive open enrollment process. Contact the benefits office at for open enrollment questions and assistance.