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Open-enrollment period ends Nov. 14

Oct. 30, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University's open-enrollment period for health insurance as well as flexible spending accounts will end at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, for retirees, AAUP faculty members, and AFSCME, MSEA and nonbargaining employees.

During open enrollment, employees and retirees have the option of adding eligible dependents to their health insurance, with the changes becoming effective Jan. 1, 2009.

Employees who wish to participate in a flexible spending account next year must enroll or re-enroll during open enrollment. These accounts offer an opportunity to use tax-free dollars to pay for qualified medical expenses not covered by insurance, or for dependent care expenses.

New participants and current participants who wish to continue their flexible spending plans in 2009 must submit an enrollment form to Human Resources before open enrollment concludes. This form is part of the BASIC Flex enrollment booklet, which is available at wmich.edu/hr or in the Human Resources office, 1300 Seibert Administration Building.

Detailed open enrollment information was mailed to home addresses of benefits-eligible employees and retirees the week of Oct. 20. For more information, visit wmich.edu/hr.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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