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Annual Enrollment

Annual enrollment is coming soon; research your insurance options now

   Faculty & Staff: October 15 – 26   

The Annual Enrollment period for faculty and staff has ended. The following is archival information for your reference.

Annual Enrollment provides an opportunity to review and change your benefits for the following calendar year. Review your current benefit plan elections in myHR, including enrolled dependents and designated beneficiaries, and make changes as necessary during the Annual Enrollment period (October 15-26). If you do not make changes to your elections, your current enrollments will continue into the new calendar year, with the  exception of Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs). You must re-enroll in health care and dependent care FSAs each year.

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   Retirees: October 29 – November 9   

The Annual Enrollment period for retirees has ended. The following is archival information for your reference.

Retirees and their dependents have different medical insurance options than active employees. If you are satisfied with your current enrollments and would like to continue the same coverage in 2019, no action is required on your part. You and your covered dependents will be enrolled in the same plans you have now. Changes for 2019 must be submitted between October 29 – November 9, 2018.

Prepare for Annual Enrollment

To get ready for Annual Enrollment:

Get more information on the plans

  • If you have not received your personalized Annual Enrollment letter by October 15, 2018, contact the HR Service Center.
  • Learn about UM-sponsored plans:

    • UM-sponsored UnitedHealthcare® Group Medicare Advantage Base (13759) and Enhanced (13760) Plans: View the most current plan benefit and cost information on the UM UHC Retiree website.
    • Retiree Health PPO Plan and Healthy Savings Plans: You may view the most current plan benefit and cost information on the Total Rewards website.
  • Have questions? Contact the HR Service Center. For Medicare-eligible participants, the UHC call center will open for questions regarding the UM-sponsored Medicare Advantage plans. Call 1-866-899-5903, TTY 711, from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Central Time, Monday – Friday.

Change elections for 2019

  • To change medical and/or vision plan options for yourself and your dependents, or terminate coverage, complete the 2019 Annual Enrollment Retiree Benefits Change Form.
    • Note: Medicare is in the process of mailing new Medicare ID cards. If you or your dependent(s) are currently enrolled in a University Medicare Advantage Plan and have previously submitted a copy of your Medicare ID card, you do not need to send us your new ID card. The UM System is working to automatically update your ID number in our system, so there is no need to contact our office once the new card is received.
  • To change dental and/or life plan options for yourself and your dependents, or to terminate coverage, complete a Retiree Benefits Change Form. Please note, you may reduce or drop coverage in either of these plans at any time during the year and are not limited to retiree Annual Enrollment

Members who make a medical plan change during retiree Annual Enrollment will receive a UHC packet that provides information on benefits and how to get the most out of the plan. All medical plan-covered members will receive a new member ID card for 2019. Those who add vision coverage for 2019 will receive plan information and an ID card from EyeMed Vision Care.


Visit the archives about Annual Enrollment from previous years.

Reviewed November 16, 2018.