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Annual Enrollment

Annual enrollment is coming soon; research your insurance options now

   Faculty & Staff: October 15 – 26   

You must submit your choices in myHR between October 15 – 26, 2018, or you will default to the same benefit choices you made during your prior election period.

Quick links

Get the full details

  • The 2019 Benefit Enrollment Guide is now available. You may accesss the guide online, print it or pick up a hard copy at your local HR Office or the HR Service Center in early October.
  • Attend an Annual Enrollment meeting or support session in your location to get information about your benefits options, or for assistance as you complete your healthcare elections.
  • Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) for different plans wil be available here in early October.
  • Still have questions? Contact the HR Service Center.

   Retirees: October 29 – November 9   

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 September 21, 2018.