Annual Open Enrollment
Open enrollment occurs at the end of each year, and is the only time during the year that changes can be made, with the exception of a change in family status.
You can enroll for coverage within 31 days of your eligibility date or during the Annual Enrollment period. If you do not enroll for coverage within 31 days of your eligibility date or during Annual Enrollment, you may not receive health coverage during the plan year unless you experience a qualified change in family status (see Making Changes During the Year for details). The benefit choices you make during your enrollment will remain in effect for the entire plan year (January 1 - December 31). You will have the opportunity to change your benefit selections once a year during the Annual Enrollment period or during the year if you experience a family status change (within 31 days).
Making Changes During the Year
If you experience a qualified change in family status, you will have the opportunity to make mid-year changes to your benefit elections. Changes must be made within 31 days of the event date. Examples of a qualified change in family status include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Marriage, divorce, legal separation, or annulment
- Birth or adoption of a child
- Change in employment for you or your spouse that affects your benefit eligibility
- Loss of other health coverage
- Death of spouse or dependent
- Court Order
- Active Duty Military Leave
- Leave without pay
It is your responsibility to notify Bexar County within 31 days after a qualifying event. Any benefit changes must be directly related to the qualified change in family status. You will need to submit an Insurance Change form to Human Resources and provide documentation of the event, such as a marriage license or birth certificate. Failure to do so will cause you and/or your dependents to wait until the next annual enrollment period to make any changes. Special time frames that apply to Medicaid/CHIP enrollments can be found in the Bexar County 2014 Employee Benefits Guide.
Benefits Change/Cancellation Form
Complete Your EOI Online
If you have elected to increase your group live insurance coverage, you must submit satisfactory Evidence of Insurability (EOI) to the Minnesota Life Insurance Company before the coverage becomes active.
Before you begin:
- Your spouse must be present if you elected spouse coverage that requires EOI (electronic signature required)
- An email address is required
- The process takes 10-30 minutes to complete
- You will not be able to save your work to return later
- Have your medical records available, specifically:
- Name/address of physicians, hospitals, and clinics by whom you've been treated
- Details regarding diagnosis and treatment
To Submit Your EOI visit LifeBenefits.com/SubmitEOI