November 4 – 19, 2021

During the annual open enrollment period, you may make changes to your health or voluntary life insurance coverage, without incurring a “life status change.” This year will be a passive open enrollment period which means that you ONLY NEED TO complete the online enrollment process IF you are:

  • Adding/dropping coverage for medical, dental, or vision
  • Adding/dropping coverage for covered dependents for medical, dental, or vision
  • Electing a Health/Dependent care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for 2022
  • Choosing to contribute to a Health Savings Account (HSA) for 2022
  • Adding/dropping Voluntary Life Insurance

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW...

  • 2022 Open Enrollment Brochure
  • GREAT NEWS! There will be no premium increases or plan design changes (copays, deductibles, and coinsurance) for the College’s health insurance plan and Capital BlueCross will continue to be our health insurance carrier.  
  • ID Cards: You will receive a new medical insurance card in the mail from Capital BlueCross if you are a participant in the medical plan for 2022.  If you participate in the dental plan, but not the medical plan for 2022, you will not receive a new dental insurance card in the mail from Capital BlueCross unless you made a change to the dental plan.
  • Employees making any changes to their benefits must do so through the open enrollment online portal by end of day on November 19, 2021.  Please note this is the ONLY time of year that you can make changes to your coverage without a “life status change.”
  • If you elected to contribute to either a FSA or HSA in 2021, this contribution election WILL NOT continue for the 2022 plan year unless you actively select a new contribution election for 2022 using the open enrollment online portal.
  • Be sure to review the 2022 Open Enrollment Brochure for details on the Medical Plan Provider Changes: Voya Supplemental Program (an enhancement from what is currently the Colonial Life Supplemental Program) and the provider changes with the Home Delivery and Specialty Drug Programs that are embedded in your Medical Plan with Capital BlueCross.

ABOUT YOUR BENEFITS

Medical Benefits

Capital BlueCross is our health insurance carrier

Dental

Dental coverage is through Capital BlueCross

Vision

Voluntary vision program through NVA

FSA

Flexible Spending Account through Discovery Benefits

HSA

Health Savings Account through Benefit Wallet

Life Insurance

Mutual of Omaha Life Insurance

Disability

Mutual of Omaha Disability Insurance

EAP

Employee Assistance Program

Early Learning Center

Service your child care needs

Employee Discount Programs

Retirement Savings Plan

Retirement Savings through TIAA and Fidelity

Tuition Program

Tuition program information for employees

FOR HELP

  • The Benefits Resource Center (BRC), a service provided by the College’s benefits consultant, USI, is available to assist you with the benefit plan and policy questions. Please call 855.874.6699 (M-F, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) or via email at BRCEast@usi.com.
  • To schedule an appointment for technical assistance with the Online Enrollment Portal, please email the Office of Human Resources at hroffice@lafayette.edu or call 610.330.5060.
  • If you need assistance with your Network ID or Password for the Online Enrollment Portal, please contact the Lafayette Helpdesk at 610.330.5501 or help@lafayette.edu. You will log in using your network credentials (ID and Password as used for your College email and Banner Self-Service)