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2021 Open Enrollment


It's time to choose your benefit options November 2 - 16, 2020

From November 2-16, 2020, you can add, change, or drop coverage to the following plans:

  • Medical
    • CareFirst BlueChoice Advantage
    • Kaiser Permanente HMO
  • Dental
    • Delta Dental Comprehensive Plan
    • Delta Dental Basic Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Flexible Spending Accounts do not rollover and must be elected each year)
    • Health Care ($2,750 limit)
    • Dependent Care ($5,000 limit)
  • Optional life and personal accident insurance
  • Legal plan

Important open enrollment information

Open enrollment benefits are available to full-time faculty and staff and their dependents.

  • 2021 Open enrollment elections are in effect from January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021, unless you have a qualifying life event such as a marriage, divorce, birth, or adoption of a child. You must notify Human Resources within thirty (30) calendar days of the date of a life event to change your benefits throughout the year.
  • If you do not enroll, you will have the coverage you elected for 2020, except for flexible spending accounts (FSAs).
  • Health care and dependent care FSAs do not rollover and must be elected each year.
  • Your children are eligible to be covered under your medical and dental plans until age 26. If your child turns 26 in 2021, they will have coverage until December 31, 2021.

Prescription Drug Coverage

Prescriptions are part of your medical plan.

  • Express Scripts for CareFirst participants
  • Kaiser for Kaiser participants

Learn about Rx coverage

Dental Coverage

AU offers two dental plans through Delta Dental.

  • Basic
  • Comprehensive

Compare Dental Plans

Flexible Spending Accounts

Use pre-tax dollars to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses.

Learn about FSAs


Optional legal coverage to help protect you protect your family, finances and future.

Explore the legal plan

Life & Accident Insurance

Protect and provide security for your family or beneficiaries.

View insurance options