Open Enrollment Begins October 26

October 20, 2019 – Santa Fe College’s annual Open Enrollment period for the 2021 benefit plan year will begin Monday, October 26, and runs through Friday, November 6. Open Enrollment is an opportunity for employees to add new plans, make plan changes, and add or remove dependent and/or domestic partner coverage for the upcoming plan year. No changes can be made after the Open Enrollment period unless they are due to a qualifying event such as marriage, divorce, or birth. For a complete list of qualifying events, please contact Human Resources.

Benefits available during Open Enrollment for the 2021 benefit plan year include medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, flex spending, cancer insurance, sick leave pool, life insurance, disability insurance and Legal/ID Shield. Details concerning all benefit options are now available on the new SF Open Enrollment SharePoint page.

Concerning rate changes, Delta Dental premium rates will remain the same for the 2021 plan year for both PPO (Standard and Premier) and HMO plans. Although rates have increased slightly for SF’s group Health Care plans offered through Florida Blue, BlueOptions Traditional PPO 3766, Blue Care-10 Managed Care HMO, and BlueOptions 5190 and 5191 HSA plans, Santa Fe College will continue to pay 100% of the employee monthly premiums. All Florida Blue Heath Care Plans experienced a change in copays, calendar year deductibles and max of expenses. The BlueOptions 5190 and 5191 HSA plans are a Health Savings Account funded by the College ($500 annually for individual employee coverage or $1500 annually for family coverage). Employees can make additional contributions based on 2021 IRS allowances.

You can save money on prescriptions by using an in-network pharmacy, which currently includes Walgreens, Costco, Publix, Sam’s, Walmart, and a host of independent pharmacies. You can review the in-network options by consulting this list provided by Florida Blue.

Please remember that if you wish to participate in the 2021 Flex Spending or Dependent Care plans you must log on to the FBMC portal during the designated Open Enrollment period to make this election. Elections from the 2020 benefit plan year will not carry over into the 2021 benefit plan year. Portal access and registration instructions are available via the FBMC Registration Link.

Although the COVID-19 global pandemic has forced the cancelation of the annual benefits fair, Human Resources still will be giving away prizes as they have in previous years. To register for the prizes, just complete this form – also located at the bottom of the SF Open Enrollment webpage.