year's Open Enrollment period begins October
3rd and runs through October 28th.
During this time, you will be able to enroll in,
change, or cancel your health insurance, life insurance, Flexible
Spending Accounts and state sponsored supplemental insurance benefits
such as dental and vision.
Remember, the choices you make during Open Enrollment
will take effect January 1, 2006 and remain in effect through
December 31, 2006, unless you experience a 'qualifying
status change' event.
You should consider your needs and available
benefit options carefully in order to make the best possible choices
for the 2006 Plan Year.
Benefit Statements will be mailed to employee home addresses beginning
September 22, 2005.
Remember, your benefits statement will only detail
the State sponsored benefits in which you are currently
enrolled. It will not include information on University
sponsored benefits such as Long Term Disability.
How to Make
Open Enrollment Changes
The PeopleFirst Service Center will be available
to respond to inquiries regarding Open Enrollment on September
26, 2005. The Service Center staff will be able to provide
information and assistance in preparation for Open Enrollment
at that time. They will not be available to accept Open Enrollment
elections or changes until October 3, 2005.
Beginning October 3, 2005, employees will have four
ways to enroll in, change, or cancel their benefit elections for
Plan Year 2006:
Paper Enrollment Forms - Enrollment forms
can be found on the People First web site or can be requested
from a Service Center Specialist or from Human Resources.
All completed forms should be submitted to FGCU's
Human Resources Department.
Online enrollment - the People First online
system at https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com
will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We recommend
printing a copy of the confirmation page for your records.
PeopleFirst Service Center Enrollment - Service
Center Specialists can be reached at 1-866-ONEHRFL Monday through
Friday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM, Eastern Time.
Interactive Voice Response (IVR) Enrollment
the PeopleFirst Service Center will also incorporate an IVR system
that will allow employees to make benefits changes by telephone.
The toll-free number is 1-866-ONEHRFL (1-866-663-4735) and is
available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
As in years past, Benefit Confirmation Statements will be mailed
to all who made election changes.
Individuals will have until 5:30 PM, Eastern Time, Thursday,
November 10, 2005 to make corrections to those Confirmation