Employee Open Enrollment

 Open Enrollment Video


The 2020 Open Enrollment period begins on October 28, 2019 and ends November 22, 2019 for a benefit effective date of January 1, 2020. 

Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to review and make changes to your benefits. 

During Open Enrollment, you may:

  • Change your health plan and/or network*
  • Add/delete dependents
  • Enroll HMO dependents on the GAP Plan (current dependent GAP coverage will continue)
  • Enroll or re-enroll in the Flexible Spending Plans
  • Apply for or change voluntary benefits
  • Enroll in Health Savings Account if moving to the High Deductible Plan

*New employees hired on or after July 1, 2016 will be enrolled in the High Deductible Health Plan with a Health Savings Account for a minimum of two plan years.


 This is a good time to review your information for accuracy: 

Dependent Data: Review and verify names, birthdates and Social Security numbers.

Beneficiary Designation: You may update your beneficiary designation at anytime but open enrollment is a great time to review and update.

Personal Information: Have you moved or changed your contact information?  Be sure to update your information in ESS.  If you changed your name, please contact your HR Representative.

As a reminder, employees need to meet with American Fidelity during open enrollment to enroll or re-enroll in the Flexible Spending Program, enroll in the Health Savings Account, enroll dependents on the GAP Plan or other supplemental options.

To make an appointment with an American Fidelity representative:  

https://benefits.americanfidelity.com/washoe-county

REMINDER:

The Open Enrollment process is completed entirely online through ESS. ALL employees must review their benefit plans and certify their enrollment status annually. You must certify your benefits even if you are not making a change.  

Follow these simple ESS Instructions. ESS Open Enrollment Quick Reference Guide.

See below for a list of video tutorials on certifying your benefits in ESS. Select the tutorial that best suites your needs or watch them all!

 

WHAT’S NEW FOR 2020?

Effective January 1, 2020, there will be a new pharmacy benefits administrator for Washoe County's PPO and High Deductible Health Plans. MaxorPlus will replace WellDyneRX as the pharmacy administrator. Information regarding this change will be sent directly to your home following the Open Enrollment period.

High Deductible Health Plans

  • Annual Family Deductible will increase to $2,800 from $2,700

Premium Rates

Effective January 1, 2020, there will be premium rate increase for Washoe County's PPO and HMO Plans. Premium rates for the High Deductible Health Plan will remain the same.

Premium Rates for 2020.

Washoe County pays 50% of dependent coverage. For those employees who wish to cover their dependents, premiums are deducted each pay period on a pre-tax basis.*  Once you have elected coverage you will not be permitted to make a change until the next open enrollment period unless there is a qualifying event. The premiums shown below represent the employee’s share of dependent coverage cost per pay period.

For Calendar Year 2020

 Self-Funded PPO

 Renown or St. Mary's Network

 Self-Funded HDHP

 Renown or St. Mary's Network            

 HMO

 Prominence Network                           

Spouse or Domestic Partners*  

  $202.57

  $112.66

  $180.12

Child or Children

  $165.90

  $93.78

  $144.19

Family (spouse plus child/ren)

  $352.05

  $191.00

  $335.09

*Domestic partner premiums are post-tax deductions. 

 *Domestic Partners are not eligible to be covered on an HSA due to IRS rules governing eligible dependents.

Washoe County will contribute $2,000 into a Health Savings Account for those who are enrolling or currently enrolled in the High Deductible Plan.

Open Enrollment Meetings:

General Open Enrollment meetings for all County employees will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2019 and Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at the Administrative Complex, Health District Conference Room, Bldg. B from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM on a drop in basis.  Representatives from Hometown Health, CDS Group Health, American Fidelity, MaxorPlus and Prominence will be available to answer questions and provide plan information.

Informational sessions will be held during Open Enrollment. See below for dates/times and locations:

Health Benefits Overview:

  • Friday, November 1, Administrative Complex, Building A, Human Resources Training Room A220 from noon - 1:00 pm
  • Friday, November 1, Mills B. Lane Justice Center, 3rd. Floor Conference Room from noon - 1:00 pm
  • Tuesday, November 5, Sheriff's Office, Staff Dining Briefing Room - 7:00 - 8:00 am; 3:00 - 4:00 pm; or, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Friday, November 8, Mills B. Lane Justice Center, 3rd. Floor Conference Room from noon - 1:00 pm
  • Friday, November 8, Human Services Agency, 350 S. Center St, 2nd. Floor Conference Room from 1:30 - 2:30 pm
  • Monday, November 18, Human Services Agency, 350 S. Center St. 2nd. Floor Conference Room from 1:30 - 2:30 pm

HMO Overview:

  • Wednesday, November 6, Administrative Complex, Building A, Human Resources Training Room A220 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (drop-in basis)

High Deductible Health Plan Overview:

  • Wednesday, October 30, Administrative Complex, Building A, Human Resources Training Room A220 from noon - 1:00 pm
  • Friday, November 22, Administrative Complex, Building A, Human Resources Training Room A220 from noon - 1:00 pm

If you need more information on the individual health plans, please visit Medical-Dental-Vision


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