ERS has announced the summer enrollment period for ACC employees. The ERS Summer Enrollment Guide has information about all of the insurance plans and what will change in FY2021. Most plans will have no or very slight premium decreases and there are no major health plan changes for next year. Please see the appropriate rate sheet and chart for more information about plan premium rates. The most notable changes that will be effective September 1, 2020 include:
ERS has also announced that they will not hold in-person summer enrollment fairs this year. Instead, they will host virtual presentations by ERS staff and have separate virtual question and answer sessions with each of their insurance plan vendors, see schedule and registration information. Employees are welcome to participate in any meetings they wish but will need to register in advance to receive a link for each specific meeting.
In addition, HR Benefits staff will be available by phone or email to help employees with enrollment questions. Employees may schedule a time to talk to an HR Benefits staff member over the phone or email HR Benefits.
If you do not want or need to make any changes to your benefits, no action is needed during summer enrollment for your benefits to roll forward into the new plan year. If you do make changes, they will be effective on September 1, 2020.
If you make any changes to your ERS benefits during Summer Enrollment, ERS will email you a confirmation statement that lists all of the changes. In some cases ERS will send the confirmation by mail. Email confirmations are sent on the same day that the changes are entered in ERS OnLine. Please review your Summer Enrollment confirmation statement carefully to be sure that it reflects the benefit changes you intended to make. If you find a mistake, contact ERS at 877-275-4377.
Important Reminder: If you need to make a Family Status Change or Post Hire Change during the months of July and August, you will need to complete this change form and send it to the ACC HR Benefits office or call ERS customer service at 877-275-4377. During Summer Enrollment, ERS does not allow employees to go online and make these types of changes.
Making your summer enrollment changes is like doing your taxes; because you do it only once a year it can be confusing and easy to make mistakes. That is why it is so important to make sure that your benefits are correct during September. Here are some tips.