Deadline for Open Enrollment TODAY, November 4, 2016

Deadline for Open Enrollment TODAY, November 4, 2016

screen-shot-2016-11-04-at-9-07-04-amOpen Enrollment for 2017 Benefits ends Today, November 4, 2016. In order to enroll or continue participation in the Vision plan or Flex Spending for the 2017 plan year, all employees will be required to log onto the FBMC Portal. Please refer to information below.


Open Enrollment for Santa Fe College’s 2017 Benefit plan year will begin October 24, 2016 and end on November 4, 2016. Open Enrollment is an opportunity for employees to add new plans, make plan changes and add or remove dependents and/or domestic partner coverage for the upcoming plan year.

The following link:  provides an overview of the 2017 plans and rates. Please review information carefully in order to select plan choices best suited to your personal needs.

All plan changes must be completed during the two week Open Enrollment designated time frame. All employees are encouraged to log onto the FBMC Enrollment site:   to enroll in Santa Fe’s 2017 Benefit plans, make necessary changes, to review current benefits and update beneficiary information.  First time users will be prompted to REGISTER prior to beginning their 2017 Open Enrollment link.screen-shot-2016-11-04-at-9-09-20-am

Effective January 1, 2017 non-compliant PPO Plan 3562 and HMO Plan10 rates will increase 5.90%, the HRA 3359 compliant plans will increase 4.48%. The College will again pay the employee portion of monthly premiums at 100%, for 2017.

Rates for the elective plans through Delta Dental, Unum Life and Unum Disability are not changing for the 2017 plan year.

The college has elected to offer Ameritas VSP Vision as an elective Vision plan beginning January 1, 2017. If you are currently enrolled in the Advantica Vision plan, coverage will automatically end on December 31, 2016.  In order to participate in the elective Vision plan for 2017, you must enroll through the portal, as there will not be an automatic transfer of participants from our old provider to our new provider.

REMEMBER:  If you would like to cancel or make changes to your plan you must do so on or before November 4, 2016

 Contact the HR Benefits office with any questions.