Open Enrollment 2021-2022
August 15 to September 15
This benefits Open Enrollment is mandatory!
Enroll or opt out by logging into the MyOEBB online system by the deadline on September 15, 2021.
Enrollments from last year will not carry over to the new benefit year that runs October 1, 2021, to September 30, 2022. If you do not enroll or opt out by September 15, 2021, you will be assigned the default Kaiser Medical Plan 3, for yourself only, and without vision or dental.
Open Enrollment is your opportunity to:
- Enroll in medical, vision, and dental plans.
- Add or drop dependents.
- Opt out of insurance (must have other group medical coverage to opt-out).
- Enroll or change optional life insurance or accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D).
- Enroll or change Long-Term Care (LTC) insurance plan.
- Update personal information (address, tobacco use status, Medicare status, etc).
Note: Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) Open Enrollment will occur in November with enrollment effective January 2022.
Open Enrollment checklist
- Moda and VSP allow the use of any licensed provider, with better coverage in-network.
- 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.
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 paycheck to ensure any payroll deductions reflect the enrollment decisions you have made. Notify Benefits immediately if anything appears to be incorrect.