2019 Open Enrollment Has Ended
Employee Benefits Open Enrollment ended Friday, Nov. 2.
If you enrolled in or made changes to your benefits during Open Enrollment, your new elections will go into effect on January 1, 2019. You received confirmation of your changes while still logged in to the Benefits Enrollment System (BES). In addition, you should have received a confirmation email. If you did not make changes to your benefits for 2019, but made your and your spouse’s tobacco-use attestation via the stand-alone tobacco attestation screen, you also should have received confirmation of your attestation via email.
To ensure that your attestation was recorded correctly, return to the Employee Self-Service (ESS) web page, click on My current benefits, review the information on the screen, and log in by clicking the log-in link at the bottom. You will see whether or not you are recorded as tobacco-free at the top right of the Current Benefits screen. On the same screen, you can review your benefit elections for 2019 and confirm receipt of credit(s) for having completed a biometric health screening and/or health risk assessment between October 9, 2017, and October 5, 2018.** You will have to change the effective date at the top of the screen to January 1, 2019, to obtain your 2019 information.
Questions? Contact ERSC at 301-517-8100, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:15 p.m., or by email.
*Don’t forget: If you reach tobacco-free status (i.e., have been tobacco-free for 12 consecutive months) outside of Open Enrollment, you may complete a new attestation from the Tobacco Attestation screen and the 25 percent surcharge will be removed.
** If, by December 1, 2018, your Wellness Initiatives credit(s) have not been updated on My current benefits, please email ERSC the following:
- Your name and employee ID number,
- The dates you completed your biometric health screening and/or health risk assessment, and
- Whether your screening was conducted by your primary care physician or at a Well Aware health screening.