Open enrollment coming in November
Fall is approaching and so are opportunities to review and change your Asante Employee Benefits Plan for 2021.
Open enrollment takes place Nov. 1–13. Once again, Asante will hold benefits fairs but this time they’ll be online via video conference. Employees and their covered spouses can chat live with members of the Asante benefits team as well as medical, dental, vision and voluntary benefits vendors. No appointment is necessary for the benefits fairs.
All employees are encouraged to re-evaluate their benefit elections annually to make sure their needs are being met. Open enrollment is passive, which means you’re required to participate only if you want to:
- Enroll or re-enroll in a flexible spending account (FSA) for 2021
- Make changes to your current benefits
- Add or remove eligible dependents from coverage
- Cash out earned time off (ETO)
Some changes are in store this year, with slight increases in premiums and greater coverage in other areas. Details about plans, pricing and more will be mailed to your home address in October.
All enrollments will be self-service via myHR and must be completed by 1 p.m., Friday Nov. 13. If you don’t participate in open enrollment your current benefits elections and covered dependents will automatically roll over to 2021. The exceptions are FSA elections and ETO cash-out, which must be reelected each year.
Employees and their covered spouse can earn credits toward their 2021 health plan premiums by completing Know Your Numbers by Dec. 31. This involves a biometric screening exam and an online health assessment in MyChart.
Virtual benefits fairs
Go online to learn more about your benefits get your questions answered live on:
- Nov. 2, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Nov. 5, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Nov. 10, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Employees will be provided login details. Chat with representative from APP, Regence Empower, Regence, Journi, HealthEquity, MetLife, Willamette Dental, VSP (vision), The Standard, Fidelity, Mercy Flights and Guild Mortgage.
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