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Open Enrollment 2020-2021

August 15 to September 15

This benefits Open Enrollment is optional!

Enrollments from last year will carry over to the new benefit year that runs October 1, 2020, to September 30, 2021. Newly eligible part-time faculty must enroll or opt-out by September 15, or you will be assigned the default medical plan – Kaiser plan 3 – for yourself only, without vision and dental.

Log into MyOEBB online system if you are newly eligible or if you choose to make changes. Changes must be made by the deadline of September 15, 2020.

Open Enrollment is your opportunity to:

  • Enroll or change medical, vision, dental (must enroll in medical to enroll in dental), and long-term care.
  • Add or drop dependents.
  • Opt-out of insurance (must have other medical coverage to opt-out).
  • Update personal information (address, tobacco use status, Medicare status, etc).

Note: Open Enrollment for Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) will occur in November, and will be effective January 2021.

Open Enrollment checklist

2020 Open Enrollment action checklist

Provider networks

  • Moda and VSP allow the use of any licensed provider.
    • Moda medical plan members must choose a PCP 360 in the MyModa system to receive the enhanced “coordinated care” benefits.
    • Members not selecting a PCP 360 will receive the “non-coordinated” benefits if using a provider in the Connexus network.
    • Services outside the Connexus network will be paid at the “out-of-network” level.
  • Willamette Dental Group and Kaiser Permanente both require you to use their facilities and contracted providers to have services covered.
    • If you are currently covered by a different carrier and switching to one of these plans, be aware that you will most likely need to change providers.
Important reminder

12-month waiting period for dental services: If you did not enroll yourself or a dependent in dental coverage when initially eligible, then chose to enroll during an Open Enrollment period, you or your dependent will be considered a “late enrollee” and will be subject to a 12-month waiting period on all dental plans. This means only diagnostic and preventive care on the dental plans will be covered for the first full 12 months of coverage.

Every effort has been made to report information accurately. However, all information, including the amount of any benefit and employee eligibility for benefits, is subject to and governed by the terms and conditions of the applicable contract, policy, or plan document. In all cases where any of the information provided in this guide differs from the amount of benefit provided, the terms of the legal documents will control.

Please check your October 1 paycheck to ensure any payroll deductions reflect the enrollment decisions you have made. Notify Benefits immediately if anything appears to be incorrect.