Open Enrollment for 2019

Open Enrollment will be held November 1-30, 2018.

Changes will take effect January 1, 2019.

What changes can I make?

Use this Open Enrollment Checklist to guide you.

How do I make changes?

We’re working with I.T. to make all open enrollment elections online in Employee Self Service.  Instructions will be posted here by Nov 1.

Review the communications:

  • Benefits Bulletin mailed by UA System Office in late September to current medical participants
  • Coming:  2019 Open Enrollment Decision Guide to be mailed to current medical participant homes in October.  Extra print copies will be available in Human Resources and at the Nov 14 Benefits Fair.
  • Coming:  Human Resources will send open enrollment letter to all benefit eligible employees in October

Not sure what benefits you have now?

Log into Employee Self Service (ESS) and select Benefits. Select UAMS Benefits Statement to 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 change the date to 01-01-2019 to verify you successfully completed your open enrollment elections.  TIP:  Be sure to click on “Save” at the top of each screen when you are making changes, else your enrollment will not be completed.

Nov 14 Benefits Fair

Come to the Benefits Fair on Wed, Nov 14 to talk with our benefit carriers and enjoy hot dogs, snacks and giveaways. Held on the ground floor of the Ed 2 building from 9-3.  A mini-version will be held the previous day, Nov 13, from 10 to 3 in Children’s Hall on the Ark. Children’s Hospital campus.

Additional information and websites:

Insurance rates
Benefits homepage
How FSAs work