Open Enrollment Begins Next Month

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Open Enrollment for 2019 benefits starts next month. This is your opportunity to choose benefits for you and your family. From October 30 through November 19, 2018, you will have the option to review your current benefit selections and determine which coverage best meets your needs for 2019. You may enroll in medical, dental and vision plans; flexible spending accounts; supplemental life insurance; supplemental accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance; dependent life coverage; legal resources; and voluntary benefits during Open Enrollment.

Enrollment Process

Associates must enroll online at myHR, where they have access to an updated enrollment site with a new look and feel, as well as features to help them choose the right level of coverage and covered dependents. If associates want to keep their current benefits for 2018, they do not need to enroll online. All 2018 benefit selections and enrolled dependents will roll over to 2019, except for Flexible Spending Account elections. Associates must enroll each year to participate in these accounts.  

Changes for 2019

  • Medical premiums—Medical plan premiums are increasing slightly
  • Emergency care copay—The copay for emergency care is increasing from $125 to $250 for both the MedStar Select and CareFirst medical plans.

Benefits fairs are scheduled throughout the system beginning October 29 through November 14, 2018. Representatives from our retirement plan (Fidelity), voluntary benefits (The Warner Company), and our internal benefits team will be present at the fairs for questions and conversations. Looking for more information about the total rewards package offered to you and your dependants? Take some time to attend a benefits fair and learn more. The full schedule of fairs is available here.