Steps to a Successful 2014 Open
To make sure you have the best insurance coverage for you and your
family, it’s a good idea to reassess your State Group benefit options once a
year. Open Enrollment allows eligible
state employees to evaluate their insurance options without the stipulation of
a qualifying status change event. This year’s Open Enrollment period begins
Oct. 21 at 8 a.m. and ends Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. Follow these easy steps to get the
most out of Open Enrollment:
1. Ask yourself the following questions:
• Has my family
situation changed (added dependents, moved, etc.)?
• Do I expect any
additional health care costs this year?
• Is my health care
provider still in my network?
2. Receive your Open Enrollment packet by mid-October and review your
personalized benefits statement carefully.
3. Go to www.myflorida.com/mybenefits to
research your options and find out if you and your dependents
are eligible for coverage. Visit the insurance companies’
websites to see their provider directories to be sure the plan you want has
more than one provider you like.
4. Call or visit Human Resources (building 1, room 1101) or make your
changes online in the People First system. Select the right coverage level
(individual or family, employee or employee plus spouse, etc.) and check the
box next to the name of any eligible dependent you wish to cover. Remember to
select the green Complete Enrollment button and enter your People First
password when you are ready to save changes.
5. Review your confirmation statement to make sure all of your changes are
You can change your benefits as many times as you want before the Nov.
8 deadline. If you do not make any changes during Open Enrollment, the benefits
shown on your Benefits Statement will remain in effect for all of 2014 unless
you make changes allowed by a qualifying status change event.
Should you have any questions or need additional information about
eligibility or how to enroll, please contact Human Resources at (904) 620-2903.