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Annual Enrollment

Annual Enrollment provides an opportunity to review and change your benefits for the following calendar year. Click an image below to skip to the section that best applies to the information you're looking for: Annual Enrollment for faculty and staff or Annual Enrollment for retirees.

Annual Enrollment for the 2020 plan year has ended. The details below are for informational purposes.

Annual enrollment is coming soon; research your insurance options now      


   Faculty and Staff: October 14–25, 2019    

Review your current benefit plan elections in myHR, including enrolled dependents and designated beneficiaries, and make changes as necessary during the Annual Enrollment period. 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.

Changes for 2020 must be submitted between October 14 – 25, 2019.

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   Retirees: October 28–November 8, 2019    

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 2020, no action is required on your part. You and your covered dependents will be enrolled in the same plans you have now. Changes for 2020 must be submitted by November 8, 2019.

Prepare for Annual Enrollment

To get ready for Annual Enrollment:

Date Time Participant call information
October 11, 2019 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. CST (800) 260-0702
Participant access code: 470372
October 11, 2019 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. CST (800) 260-0702
Participant access code: 470373
October 18, 2019 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. CST (800) 260-0702
Participant access code: 470374
October 18, 2019 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. CST (800) 260-0702
Participant access code: 470375

Get more information on the plans

If you have not received your personalized Annual Enrollment letter by October 18, 2019, 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 Retiree Healthy Savings Plan: You may view the most current plan benefit and cost information on the Retiree benefits overview webpage.

Have questions? Contact the HR Service Center. For Medicare-eligible participants, the UHC call center will open October 1, 2019, for questions regarding the 2020 UM-sponsored Medicare Advantage plans. Call 1-866-899-5903, TTY 711, from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. all time zones, Monday – Friday.

Change elections for 2020

To change medical plans and/or change, cancel or add the vision plan for yourself and your dependents, complete the 2020 Annual Enrollment Retiree Benefits Change Form.

To change dental and/or life plan options for yourself and your dependents, or to cancel coverage, including medical, complete a Retiree Benefits Change Form. Please note, you may reduce or cancel coverage in all of these plans at any time during the year and are not limited to retiree Annual Enrollment. If coverage is reduced or cancelled, it cannot be reinstated at a later date.

Medical plan-covered members enrolled in the Medicare Advantage Plans or the Retiree Health PPO Plan will receive a new member ID card for 2020. Those who add vision coverage for the first time in 2020 will receive plan information and an ID card from EyeMed Vision Care.


Visit the archives about Annual Enrollment from previous years.

Reviewed 2019-11-11