Benefits Open Enrollment - ACA Eligible

health care benefits

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Eligible employees are those that work at the University and qualify for medical and prescription drug coverage under the ACA, but do not have full benefits eligibility. If you are an ACA Eligible employee, you have the option to elect certain benefits during Open Enrollment for calendar year 2022. Enrollment in these benefits is contingent upon employment with the University as of Jan. 1, 2022.

You have two health plan options.  A Community Blue Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) health plan is offered and it is administered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM). The Healthy Blue Living Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) medical plan option through Blue Care Network (BCN) is also offered.

Your benefit elections do not carry over from 2021 to 2022. In order to have coverage, you must complete and submit a Health Insurance Enrollment and Change Form. 

View your 2022 Open Enrollment Guide, which includes your 2022 healthcare contribution rates.

What forms do I need to complete?

To change your health care benefit election effective Jan. 1, 2022, complete either the PPO or HMO health insurance enrollment and change form.

To enroll a designated eligible individual effective Jan. 1, 2022, complete the designated eligible individual enrollment form and submit the supporting documentation.

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. 19, 2021.

If you are not able to print the enrollment forms, you may contact Human Resources to request a copy of applicable forms.

When will my changes take place?

Health care benefit elections are effective Jan. 1, 2022. Monthly billing will start in January 2022.

Medicare Part D and other important 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.

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 under Benefit Notices 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.