Welcome to the 2021 Open Enrollment period. Through July 15 at 3PM, you have the opportunity to make changes to your elected medical, dental and vision plans, increase your voluntary life insurance benefits, and add or drop dependents for your medical, dental and benefit plans. Any changes you make will be effective October 1, 2021.
Want to make changes? Plan changes for all active employees and COBRA beneficiaries are made through our benefits portal, Vbas. If you are adding or removing dependents from coverage, you will need to complete the Membership Change Form.
Don't need to make changes? If you would like to leave all coverages and dependents the same effective October 1, 2021, your current benefits will roll forward and you do not need to visit the Vbas portal.
Need more information? Your employer will forward to you all the information needed to make your open enrollment decisions as well as information about live presentations at your district.
VIDEOS ON DEMAND
BSSP has produced short video presentations on the topics listed below:
WHat happens if i change my medical plan?
If you change your medical plan, the amount accumulated towards your benefit limits or maximums as of September 30 may carry over to your new benefit effective October 1.
When you move from a non-HSA plan to another non-HSA plan (i.e. 80% M $40 to 80% J $30) OR an HSA plan to another HSA plan (i.e. MEC HSA to HSA B)...
The amounts accumulated toward your medical and prescription deductibles and out of pocket maximums through September 30 WILL be applied to your elected benefit as of October 1.
When you move from an HSA plan to a non-HSA plan (i.e. MEC HSA to 80% J $30)...
The amount accumulated toward your deductible and out-of-pocket maximums for medical claims incurred through September 30 WILL be applied to your elected benefit as of October 1. Prescription claims are not eligible to transfer. Depending on your accumulator totals, you may or may not have any additional deductible and/or out-of-pocket amount to meet as of October 1. Your limits will reset on January 1 when the annual plan limit cycle begins.
When you move from a non-HSA plan to an HSA plan (i.e. 80% J $30 to MEC HSA)...
The amounts accumulated toward your deductible and out-of-pocket maximums through September 30 WILL NOT be applied to your elected benefit as of October 1, in accordance with IRS regulations. Your HSA plan deductible and out-of-pocket limits will reset to $0 on October 1 and again on January 1 when the annual plan limit cycle begins.
Will i receive a new id card?
If you elect a new medical plan at Open Enrollment, yes, you will receive a new Member ID Card. If you choose to stay with the plan you are currently enrolled in, you will not receive a new Member ID Card. If you need a replacement card or cards for dependent children, please call Member Services at 800-564-7475.
What are the plan limit cycles?