Open Enrollment for 2020 Benefits

Open Enrollment 2020

 Open Enrollment is now closed.

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, 2020 and continue through December 31, 2020.

2020 Benefit Highlights

  • All health, dental and vision plans and providers are staying the same
  • Health and dental rates are increasing
  • The emergency room (ER) co-pay will increase to $150 for EPO and PPO plans
  • New dependents added to coverage must be verified with dependent verification documentation

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 6, 2019. 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 22, 2019 to continue to participate in Get Healthy Now. Visit the Get Healthy Now Open Enrollment webpage 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 27, 2019.
  • Double-check your first paycheck of 2020. Make sure your benefit deductions look correct.


Benefits counselors are available to answer your Open Enrollment questions. Call us at 852-0040.