This notice appeared in the Weekly Phoenix between October 15, 2018 and October 21, 2018.
October 16, 2018
Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to add, change, or remove benefits enrollment elections for the next plan year. Elections made during Open Enrollment are effective on Jan. 1 of the following year. Outside the annual Open Enrollment period, employees may only make changes to their benefits elections within 60 days of a Qualifying Status Change (QSC) event.
2019 Open Enrollment dates are Oct. 15 through Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. EDT. We encourage you to make your elections early in case you need assistance from the People First Service Center.
The State of Florida manages our state benefits, and they do not offer an extension when a deadline is missed for Open Enrollment. Employees will have to wait until the next year’s Open Enrollment period. However, if you experience a Qualifying Status Change (QSC) event and request a change within the QSC window, you are permitted to change a benefit election.