Open Enrollment for 2019

October 24 - November 7

Why Do I Need to Know This?

This is your only chance to add, drop or change your benefit elections and dependents, unless you have a qualifying event during the year. It is also required, if you wish to fund a flexible spending account. The elections you make go in effect January 1, 2019 and continue through December 31, 2019.

2019 Benefit Highlights

  • All health, dental and vision plans and providers are staying the same
  • Health and dental rates are increasing slightly
  • There is a slight increase in co-pays for generic drugs and a new tier for specialty drugs has been added. View our FAQs on these changes for more information.
  • New dependents added to coverage must be verified with dependent verification documentation
  • Payment will no longer be offered to employees who waive our health insurance

Before Open Enrollment: Prepare

During Open Enrollment: Take Action!

  • Attend an Open Enrollment Benefits Fair for an opportunity to speak directly to benefits staff and our benefit vendors.
  • Submit your benefit election changes online via ULink by November 7, 2018. Remember: flexible spending accounts do not rollover, and require action if you want one. Other plans will remain the same.
  • Complete a new GHN Health Assessment by November 24, 2018 to continue to participate in Get Healthy Now. Visit louisville.edu/gethealthynow for details.

After Open Enrollment: Confirm

  • Confirm your elections are correct on your confirmation statement. Approximately 2 weeks after Open Enrollment closes, you will receive a confirmation statement to your UofL email address. Make sure everything looks correct and notify Benefits () of any errors by November 30, 2018.
  • Double-check your first paycheck of 2019. Make sure your benefit deductions look correct.