October 15, 2012
Official University Events
Benefits Open Enrollment
Benefits open enrollment this year will be October 15 – November 9. Changes include:
- The two HMO health plans (BlueChoice and Kaiser Permanente) that were “frozen” last year will be open for enrollment for 2013.
- The dental plan coverage maximum has been increased from $1,200 to $1,500 per year. The dental plan premiums will remain the same for 2013.
- Health insurance premiums are increasing for most healthcare plan options; details regarding the 2013 health and dental plan premiums can be found at
In addition, the BOR is adjusting the employee contribution rate for the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP) to change from 5% to 6% on January 1, 2013, matching the employee contribution rate for TRS participants, as required by legislation. The employer contribution rate will remain unchanged at 9.24%.