The State of Florida conducts an annual open enrollment period to give employees who are eligible for insurance coverage an opportunity to review and/or make changes to pre-tax plans in the absence of special circumstances called qualifying status change events.
This open enrollment period is held annually during the fall and all changes go into effect January 1st of the following year. People First sends out information and a benefit confirmation prior to open enrollment to advise each employee of their benefits enrollment for the year. Employees who want to keep the current benefit elections for the next calendar year will not need to take any action.
The information from People First will include a User ID number that will allow employees to make changes online through the People First website. Additionally, the People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735) will be available to assist employees. After adjustments are made, a new confirmation statement of benefits will be generated. Employees must send a benefits statement to University of West Florida Human Resources' Benefits Office to ensure payroll deductions are entered correctly. Additions or changes made during open enrollment will not be on file with the provider companies until January 1st.
If you need assistance making changes online, please attend an Open Enrollment Assistance session offered by the Benefits Office, or call Adrian Rowley at 474-2604 firstname.lastname@example.org or Jeff Comeau at 474-2610 email@example.com to schedule an appointment prior to the end of open enrollment.
Open Enrollment for 2014 additions, changes and deletions of insurance benefits was held Monday, October 21, 2013 and ended Friday, November 8, 2013.