Open enrollment takes place November 6 to 20, 2020. During this time, benefit eligible team members will have the opportunity to enroll in benefits for the 2021 plan year. Benefits elected during open enrollment become effective January 1, 2021.
All benefit-eligible team members must participate in this year's open enrollment. If you intend to have medical coverage or any other type of benefit coverage with Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center in 2021, you must 'take action' and actively elect your plans. Your 2020 medical, dental and vision benefit plans will not carry over to 2021. Failure to elect a medical, dental or vision plan will result in your coverage being waived for 2021. The only benefits you will receive it you fail to make any elections are your company paid basic life insurance, long-term disability, short-term disability and any voluntary benefit you enrolled in for 2020. All other benefit elections will default to 'waive' for 2021.
- To participate in the flexible spending account (healthcare or dependent care), you must re-enroll in it for 2021.
- To continue medical coverage for a spouse, you must re-verify your spouse will not be eligible for employer-sponsored group medical coverage in 2021 by completing a spousal affidavit form and returning it to human resources.
- To participate in the health savings account (HSA), an annual election is required. Only team members who are currently enrolled or elect the high deductible health plan are eligible for HSA.
- Short-term disability change for 2021. All team members currently not enrolled into short-term disability (STD) will automatically be enrolled in the 30-day waiting period plan. You will have the opportunity to buy up to the 15-day waiting plan or opt out. Payroll deductions for STD will start on Jan. 8, 2021. During open enrollment STD is guaranteed issue and no evidence of insurability (EOI) or proof of good health is required this year. However, if you opt out during this enrollment period you will be required to complete an EOI form should you decide to elect this insurance later.
If you would like to elect additional benefit plans you must enroll in those plans during open enrollment.