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Open Enrollment period ends Nov. 30 for academic faculty and administrative professionals

November 20, 2009

The Open Enrollment period for academic faculty and administrative professionals for CY 2010 ends Monday, Nov. 30, 2009 at 11:59 p.m.

Attention all benefits eligible faculty and non-classified staff

All enrollment or plan changes; continuation of Flexible Spending Accounts; and the addition of the newly required social security numbers for all covered dependents must be processed through the new Online Benefits Enrollment System (via the CAP portal) by the Nov. 30 deadline for coverage to continue into CY 2010.

Help sessions Nov. 20 and 24

There are two remaining Online Enrollment help sessions in the Clark Building, Room C143 from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on the following dates. The CSU Benefits staff will be available to help you with the online enrollment process and answer your open enrollment questions at these sessions.

Friday, Nov. 20
• Tuesday, Nov. 24

Important Open Enrollment information for CY 2010

  • Social Security numbers must be entered in the Online Enrollment System for each dependent you are covering on an insurance plan in CY 2010, and beyond, due to new Federal requirements from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid to ensure coverage. Note: this includes dependents covered on medical, dental, life and personal accident insurance.
  • Moving from the Select Benefits Plan (Ben Pay) to the CSU Benefits Plan (Cost Share) for “grandfathered” employees only. Note: To initiate this change, you must submit the Elect to Move from Ben Pay to Cost Share Form available at www.hrs.colostate.edu/oabEMBPCS.pdf no later than Monday, Nov. 23. You will then be able to make your benefit elections under Cost Share via the Online Enrollment System.
  • Changing your benefits enrollment (coverage levels, plans or updating beneficiaries.)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA’s) require re-enrollment each year.
  • DCP vendor changes may only be made during the open enrollment period for the upcoming calendar year (DCP participants only).

Paperless process

Please share this information with your colleagues to ensure our campus staff responds timely to the new paperless open enrollment process.  You may visit the Human Resource Services website for the link to the new enrollment system and to review enrollment materials at: www.hrs.colostate.edu/oabOE.html.  

Contact the CSU Benefits Office for assistance with your benefits questions or to receive assistance with the Online Enrollment System. You may reach us at (970) 491-6737.

Teri Suhr
Benefits Manager


Contact: Teri Suhr
E-mail: teri.suhr@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-6737