Upcoming Open Enrollment, April 30 – May 18

The Office of Group Insurance’s Open Enrollment takes place at roughly the same time each year. This year’s Open Enrollment period runs April 30 – May 18.

alamr clock icon Open Enrollment is the only time each year that you can:

  • Change medical plan types, such as switching from Traditional to PPO.
  • Elect previously declined dependent dental coverage, dependent must also be enrolled in medical.
  • Switch your premium deductions from post-tax to pre-tax or vice versa.
  • Enroll for Healthcare flexible spending account.
  • Enroll for Dependent Care flexible spending account without a qualifying event.

Annual enrollment in Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) is required by the IRS. Employees who want to participate for FY2019 must enroll/re-enroll in the FSA during Open Enrollment. No exceptions can be made if you miss the May 18 enrollment deadline.

If you are NOT making of the changes listed above or enrolling in flexible spending, there is no action you need to take during open enrollment. Remember, you can add or delete dependents from medical coverage at any point during the year; this action is not limited to open enrollment.

Ever wonder how flexible spending accounts work? We’ve posted a great video tutorial at ogi.idaho.gov and our Flexible Spending Account webpage.

ThumbsUp Icon FY 2019 Premium Rates and Summaries of Benefits & Coverage for all plan types are posted to our website along with many other resources to guide you through the benefits available to you by your employer and administered by the Office of Group Insurance.

Notepad Icon Also available, the FY2019 Benefits at a Glance [PDF].