This year's Open Enrollment will take place from October 21 to November 15, 2013.
Open Enrollment provides us with an excellent opportunity to re-familiarize ourselves with the many great benefits WHOI provides. It is also your once-a-year opportunity to enroll in or make changes to your core benefit plans for Medical and Dental coverage, as well as participate in the Healthcare Flexible Spending Account and/or Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account for the upcoming year. It is important to remind you that decisions made during Open Enrollment are generally binding for the entire year and cannot be changed until next year's Open Enrollment, unless you experience a qualifying event that allows for benefit changes during the year. If this happens, you MUST notify the Benefits Department of such a change within 30 days of the qualifying event date.
As always, we will kick-off our annual Open Enrollment with WHOI's Annual Benefits, Health and Wellness Fair on Monday, October 21st from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Clark 507. At this year’s event, we will again be holding a special onsite Flu Clinic beginning at 9:00 a.m. (free for BCBS of Massachusetts members). At the Fair, attendees will be able to meet directly with all of our benefits vendors. This is a great opportunity to ask the experts and learn about the many benefits programs provided by WHOI. For a complete list of vendors who will be at the Fair, please view the Open Enrollment Newsletter.pdf. We hope to see you there!