Benefits Open Enrollment for 2016
Click here to see the guide to be mailed to benefit-eligible employees.
Open Enrollment period is November 1 to December 1, 2015. Be sure to get your benefit changes in by the deadline.
During Open Enrollment you may enroll in Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, and Optional Long Term Disability benefit plans. Changes take effect Jan. 1, 2016.
If you’re satisfied with your current benefit elections, you don’t need to do anything except re-enroll in a Flexible Spending Account; FSAs require annual enrollment.
View a PowerPoint slide summary of benefit options during Open Enrollment.
Open Enrollment Forms
Select the form below for the benefit plan you wish to update. Print it, fill it out, then send to our office for receipt by 12-1-2015. You can send your form:
IN PERSON: visit our office on 4C of the Central Building. Employees at ACH may visit the UAMS Pediatrics Office in the Sturgis Building, 4th floor, Suite 4175.
BY FAX to (501) 686-5386. Our fax machine will be very busy. Make sure it transmits by printing a fax confirmation and keep it with your original.
BY E-MAIL: scan your form and send to AskHR@uams.edu. Only do this if you are sending from an internal UAMS email address so your document is secure.
BY CAMPUS MAIL: address to HR Benefits, box 564. Be sure to keep a copy and send far enough in advance so that our office receives your form by Dec. 1.
Medical: enroll, add or drop family members; change between Point of Service and Classic plans; or drop all coverage
Dental: enroll, add or drop family members; or drop all coverage
Form to add or change your vision insurance : enroll for the first time, add or drop family members (but you remain covered), or change between Basic and Expanded plans.
Vision Drop: use this form if you want to drop all vision coverage
Premium Taxation: change how Medical, Dental or Vision premiums are deducted from your paycheck, either before-tax or after-tax
Optional Long Term Disability: buy-up your LTD coverage so that your salary between $20,000 and $100,000 is covered (does not apply to FGP members or Medical Residents/Housestaff)
Online enrollment for a 2016 Flexible Spending Account, Nov. 1-Dec. 1, 2015
FSA 2016 Enrollment Instructions to help you enroll online via Employee Self Service
(ESS will be down for upgrade and maintenance the weekend of Nov 13-15)
FSA Worksheet to help you calculate your annual amount
How Flexible Spending Accounts Work if you’re unfamiliar with this benefit
Not sure what benefits you have now?
Log into Employee Self Service and select Benefits. If you then select UAMS Benefits Statement, you’ll see all the benefit plans available to you and whether or not you’re enrolled in each. If you select Benefits Participation Overview you will only see the benefits in which you are currently enrolled. But you can change the date to 01-01-2016 to verify your open enrollment changes have been processed.
Talk to your benefit vendors in person at the Employee Benefits Fair on Wed, Nov 18, from 9am to 3pm on the ground floor Ed II. If you are located at Ark. Children’s Hospital, attend a mini-fair sponsored by the Pediatrics department on Thurs, Nov 19, from 10am to 2pm in the Children’s Hall.