As mentioned in the April 2017 “A Matter of Health” newsletter Annual Enrollment is just around the corner. Watch for July’s special Annual Enrollment editions of the employee and retiree newsletters to be distributed via email by Wednesday, July 5, 2017. This year the Retiree edition of the newsletter will be distributed in print as well and retirees should expect the printed version to arrive by July 15, 2017.
During early July, the UT System Office of Employee Benefits (OEB) website will be updated with this year's Annual Enrollment information, including video presentations from OEB and the UT Benefits insurance vendors.
KEEP THESE IMPORTANT DATES IN MIND
- Annual Enrollment period: July 15, 2017 through July 31, 2017;
- UT Benefits Enrollment Options Letter: Receive via email by July 15, 2017;
- Deadline for submitting Evidence of Insurability (EOI) forms for Disability insurance and Voluntary Group Term Life insurance (if required, more information available during July): August 15, 2017; and,
- Effective date for coverage elected and approved during Annual Enrollment: September 1, 2017. (For coverage requiring EOI, the effective date may be later than September 1, 2017 depending on when EOI is approved.)
It is especially important for employees and retirees to keep your contact information (particularly email addresses) up to date during the Annual Enrollment season. If you know of any employees or retirees who are not receiving this newsletter electronically, please encourage them to contact the Human Resources Service Center to update their email address.
Stay tuned for more information about Annual Enrollment from the Office of Employee Benefits as well as from the UT Austin Benefits team.