Benefits Open Enrollment—Aviation Associates & R3 Research Associates

Health Care Benefits

The University's Community Blue PPO health plan is administered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Health care benefits include medical and prescription drug coverage. For health care benefit details, access Your Benefit Chart at Your current benefit enrollment information is available through Self Service. (For help, visit Employee Self Service Guides.)  To locate an in-network provider, go to, then click on Find a Doctor.

View your 2018 Open Enrollment Guide - Know Your Benefits.

View your 2018 Health Care Contributions: Aviation Associates and R3 Research Associates.

View important Benefit Notices.

View your EAP Summary of Benefits and Coverage.

For more information on your 2018 prescription drug changes which include Prior Authorization, Step Therapy, Mail Order and Specialty Drugs, visit Blue Cross Blue Shield's Pharmacy FAQ's webpage.

Flexible spending accounts

BASIC administers health care and dependent care reimbursement accounts for employees who choose to participate in these flexible spending accounts. The maximum annual contribution to a health care flexible spending account is $2,600. The maximum annual contribution to a dependent care flexible spending account is $5,000, or $2,500 for employees whose income tax status is married filing separately.

For the 2018 plan year, health care flexible spending account participants may carry over up to $500 of unused funds into the next plan year. Please note that it does not apply to the dependent care flexible spending account.

For more information, please visit BASIC Flexible Spending Accounts guide.

What forms do I need to complete?

To change your health care benefit election effective Jan. 1, 2018, complete the health insurance enrollment and change form:

To enroll a designated eligible individual effective Jan. 1, 2018, complete the designated eligible individual enrollment form:

To enroll or re-enroll in a flexible spending account for 2018, complete the BASIC Flex Enrollment form that is also located on the last page of the BASIC Flexible Spending Account guide.

Unable to print forms?

If you are not able to print the enrollment forms, you may pick up a copy of the form(s) in Human Resources.

Where do I send my completed forms?

Submit your completed health insurance enrollment and change form and BASIC Flex enrollment form to Human Resources no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017.

When will my changes take place?

Health care benefit and flexible spending account elections are effective Jan. 1, 2018. Payroll deductions begin with the first paycheck received in January 2018.

Medicare Part D?

Are you or your dependent(s) eligible for prescription drug benefits under Medicare Part D due to age or disability? If so please review the Medicare Part D Notice.

Additional Questions?

If you have additional questions about benefits open enrollment, please contact Human Resources.

The information outlined above is subject to legal documents that pertain to each benefit plan and policies, procedures, contracts, or collective bargaining agreements, which are controlling as to the availability and amount of benefits. This website is not a legal document.