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Outside Baltimore area: 1-888-578-6434
Open Enrollment is your opportunity to enroll in the benefit plans offered by the State of Maryland or to make changes to your current benefit coverage elections. Open Enrollment packets will be distributed to departments by April 4, 2013. Please review your enrollment packet carefully!
Note: If you want to keep your flexible spending account(s), you must re-enroll. If you are not making changes to any other benefits no action is required. All benefits, except flexible spending, will roll over if you do not call the Interactive Voice Response system (IVR).
Dates & Events
Benefits Fair: Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 11a.m. - 2p.m. William H. Thumel Sr. Business Center Atrium
Can't attend UB's Benefits Fair? You can attend any State of Maryland Agency Benefits Fair. Check out these other locations.
Effective Date for Changes: July 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013
Changes for 2013
The Maryland State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program is switching to a calendar year plan year starting January 1, 2014. In order to make this switch, there will be a short plan year covering July 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013. There will then be a second Open Enrollment this fall for the new calendar year plan that begins January 1, 2014.
The maximum allowed for Healthcare FSA is $1250; the maximum allowed for Dependent Care FSA is $2500.
Minnesota Life Insurance Company is the new group term life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) carrier effectively July 1, 2013. You do not need to anything unless you want to change your current coverage.
There are several enhancements to women's preventive services due to healthcare reform. Services must be received from an in-network provider.
The generic form of Zyban, also known as Bupropion, which is used as a tobacco cessation intervention will be covered by the prescription drug plan with no copay.
Due to changes in the marriage laws, currently enrolled same sex domestic partners and their dependent children will be covered through December 31, 2013. In order to continue coverage beyond December 31, 2013, couple must be legally married.
Carriers are required to provide SBC for each plan type an coverage level and these are available on the Employee Benefits Division website.
Attached is the spreadsheet for the dollar and percentage changes to the rates.