Don’t miss your once-a-year opportunity to enroll in new benefits or make changes to existing benefits without a qualifying event.
The deadline to enroll or make changes is November 21, 2018.
If you plan to enroll in new benefits or make changes to your existing benefits options for 2019, you must do so during open enrollment. Absent a qualifying event, employees who miss the open enrollment window will need to wait until the next calendar year open enrollment to enroll or make changes.
The deadline for enrollments and changes this year is Wednesday, November 21, 2018. Enrollments and changes will not be accepted after this date.
Please note that there have been some changes to the health plans available through Helpside for 2019. We encourage all employees to review available benefits options in the open enrollment portal, even if they do not think they will make any changes or enroll in new benefits.
Please remember January 1, 2019 is also the medical, dental, and vision plan rate renewal, which means that your premium deductions will likely change starting with your first paychecks in December, even if you do not make any changes to your coverage. We encourage you to review all plans and pricing information during open enrollment.
This year, employees will be able to research benefits options, compare rates, and enroll in their benefits online through the Employee Self-Service (ESS) Portal.
The video below provides instructions getting logged in and completing your open enrollment elections and changes online.
Log in to ESS Portal
Open enrollment is the one time during the year that you can enroll in or make changes to your benefits without a qualifying event.
For all benefits through Helpside, open enrollment runs from November 1, 2018-November 21, 2018. No changes or enrollments will be accepted after this date.