2012 Plan Year Open Enrollment


The 2012 plan year open enrollment period begins November 7th at 8 a.m. and continues through November 18th at 6 p.m.  Open enrollment is a special period during which changes to pre-tax employee benefits can be made.  Any changes you make to your elections will be effective January 1, 2012.  There are several changes this year that will impact your benefits, so we encourage you to spend time considering your options.  


People First has mailed you detailed information regarding changes and options for 2012.  If you do not receive a package, you may call the People First Service Center at (866) 663-4735 and request a copy or go online to the People First web page. 


The Department of Management Services (DMS) also has helpful information online at www.MyFlorida.com/MyBenefits, which includes cost estimator tools to help your decision-making.  We encourage you to take advantage of those resources as you make your decisions for 2012. 


Be sure to read your benefits statement carefully.  It will show you the plans and coverage levels you will have beginning January 1, 2012 if you take no action. 


Changes can be made three ways during open enrollment: 

  • Online:  To make changes online, visit the People First web page.  The People First web page is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week.  
  • Phone:  To make changes over the phone, call the People First Service Center at (866) 663-4735.  The People First Service center is available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  
  • In person: To make changes in person, visit the Office of Human Resources.   


State-Sponsored Plan Changes

  • HMOs are changing!  AvMed is the HMO for UNF’s area counties.  Employees enrolled in the United HealthCare HMO will be enrolled in AvMed HMO effective January 1, 2012.  Employees can also elect to change to the BlueCross BlueShield PPO during open enrollment.  See map of HMO service areas and read your personalized open enrollment statement to review your options.  
  • The pharmacy benefits manager for all health insurance plans will be Medco.  Visit www.medco.com/sofrxplan for information about the plan, participating retail pharmacies and more.   
  • Rates will increase for several dental plans.  Click here for more details.  
  • Alta is now CIGNA Health and Life Insurance Company.  

Important Dates

The 2012 Plan Year Open Enrollment period is Monday, November 7, 2011 through Friday, November 18, 2011.

During this time you may:

• Enroll in plans for the 2012 plan year
• Change your coverage levels and/or plans
• Drop coverage

Correction Period: November 21, 2011 through December 2, 2011.

During this time you may make corrections to changes you made during the open enrollment period.

All changes will be effective January 1, 2012.

Helpful Links and Information



People First  

DSGI Open Enrollment Newsletter 

2012 Employee Benefits Guide 

Open Enrollment FAQs