Benefits Open Enrollment 2013
We are pleased to announce the start of the 2013 Benefits Open Enrollment period at Lafayette College. The Office of Human Resource’s offers one combined Open Enrollment period for your medical, dental, flexible spending, and supplemental life insurance coverage.
This year’s Open Enrollment begins on November 16, 2012 and continues through December 3, 2012. During Open Enrollment, employees may make changes to their benefits plans. All of the plans offered during the Open Enrollment period are based on a calendar year (January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013); therefore changes made during this period will be effective on January 1, 2013.
During Open Enrollment, you can make changes to your benefit plans without having to show evidence of a “life status change”. Once you have made your elections, you cannot change them during the plan year unless you experience a life status change event as qualified under IRS regulations Section 125.
Please refer to the Open Enrollment Brochure for all information regarding Open Enrollment for 2013:
The medical and dental carrier for 2013 will remain Capital BlueCross. The college is moving to a new Flexible Spending administrator, AmeriFlex, for 2013. Detailed information can be found in the Open Enrollment brochure.
The following is a link to Lafayette’s Capital BlueCross webpage. This customized site provides information and forms for employees making changes to their medical or dental plans for 2013.
Keep in mind that if you are staying within the same PPO plan option (PPO1 or PPO2) for 2013, you do not need to complete a new enrollment form. An enrollment form is only needed if you are newly enrolling in a medical or dental plan, changing coverage options, or changing covered dependent information.
Similarly, if you are remaining on dental coverage for 2013 with no changes, you do not need to complete a new enrollment form.
Reminder: A new flexible spending enrollment form is needed for all employees (even those currently enrolled for 2012) enrolling in this program for 2013.
Flexible Spending Accounts
Special Optional Life Enrollment Opportunity
Since the college recently moved its Group Life Insurance to SunLife Financial, effective 7/1/2012, all eligible employees will be allowed a special Optional Life Insurance opportunity. Employees are eligible to buy or increase Optional Life Insurance up to 3 times their annual salary, but not to exceed $300,000, without the need for evidence of insurability (health application). This applies to all employees who were not denied optional life insurance in the past.
Below are additional links, to the various forms and plan information not available on the Capital BlueCross web site, that also pertain to your benefit selections during the 2013 Open Enrollment period.
12 Markle Hall
Easton, PA 18042
Fax: (610) 330-5720
Monday - Friday 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Anonymous Tip Hotline
The College has a toll-free Anonymous Tip Hotline (1-800-539-6085) for reporting misconduct by any College employee. The Hotline is available 24 hours a day. The Hotline may be used for reporting ethical, compliance, or other concerns that the caller wishes to bring to the attention of the College. The Hotline is not designed for reporting emergencies. If the situation being reported is urgent or emergent, please call The College’s Office of Public Safety immediately at (610) 330-4444.
Services for the hotline are provided by The Network, an independent company that provides similar services for companies worldwide. The Network answers all calls and records the information necessary to initiate an investigation of the reported activity. The Network representative will provide a case tracking number to the caller for tracking the status of the investigation. Calls may be made anonymously.