Benefits Open Enrollment - COBRA

Health Care Benefits


The Healthy Blue Living Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) medical plan option through Blue Care Network (BCN) will continue to be offered in 2019. A Community Blue Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) health plan will be offered and it is administered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM).  The medical and prescription drug coverage for the two plans are different; new dental and vision benefits are the same for both plans. 

Review your 2019 Open Enrollment Guide below for a Healthy Blue Living HMO health care benefit coverage overview and a comparison with Community Blue PPO.

You may elect the Healthy Blue Living HMO plan during Open Enrollment by completing the Health Insurance Enrollment and Change form.  You must also designate a Primary Care Provider (PCP) on this form.

You do not need to elect a new health plan if you want to stay on it; it will carry over to 2019.

Your current benefit enrollment information is available through Employee Self Service, which can access by logging into your GoWMU account.

View your 2019 Health Care Contributions: COBRA Participants

What forms do I need to complete?

To change your health care benefit election effective Jan. 1, 2019, complete the health insurance enrollment and change form.

To enroll a designated eligible individual effective Jan. 1, 2019, complete the designated eligible individual enrollment form.

Where do I send my completed forms?

Submit your completed health insurance enrollment and change form to Human Resources no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018.

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

When will my changes take place?

Health care benefit elections are effective Jan. 1, 2019.

Medicare Part D and other important benefit notices?

View important Benefit Notices.

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 at the link above.

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.