Employee Benefits Open Enrollment Has Ended
Employee Benefits Open Enrollment ended Friday, Nov. 4.
If you enrolled in or made changes to your benefits during Open Enrollment, your new elections will go into effect on January 1, 2017. You received confirmation of your changes while still logged in to the Benefits Enrollment System. You also should have received a confirmation email.
If you did not make changes to your benefits for 2017, but made your (and your spouse’s) tobacco-use attestation(s) via the stand-alone tobacco attestation screen, you will NOT receive a confirmation. However, you can confirm that your attestation was recorded by logging back in to the tobacco attestation screen from the Employee Self-Service (ESS) web page and checking to be sure your response is displayed accurately.*
From the ESS web page, employees also may visit My current benefits to ensure a tobacco-use attestation was recorded correctly. From there, you also can review your benefit elections for 2017 and confirm receipt of credit(s) for having completed a biometric health screening and/or health risk assessment between October 12, 2015, and October 7, 2016.** You may need to change the effective date at the top of the screen to obtain your 2017 information.
Questions? Contact ERSC at 301-517-8100, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m.–4:15 p.m., or by e-mail.
*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 3 percent surcharge will be removed.
**If, by December 1, 2016, 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.