Annual enrollment for benefits opens today, ends Nov. 16

The 2008 UST Annual Enrollment for benefits starts Monday, Oct. 29, and runs through Friday, Nov. 16. This is the one time of the year for UST benefits-eligible employees to change, add or delete benefits offerings.

This year you must re-enroll in both the medical and dental plan options in order to have coverage for the 2008 plan year. You need to make your enrollment choices online before midnight on Friday, Nov. 16.

Medical Insurance
Four medical plan options will be available to employees in 2008; in addition, a new “Employee+1” option is available under each of those four plans. This new “Employee+1” option can cover an employee plus a spouse or an employee plus a qualified dependent.

Dental Plan Changes
There will be no changes to the current dental plan. Premium rates will remain at the same level as in 2006 and 2007.

Vision Plan Changes
Due to popular demand, three plan options are now available.

Information Sessions
For employees interested in on learning more about the UST benefits program, plan to attend one of the following employee meetings:

St. Paul CampusMeetings

Monday, Oct. 29
noon-1 p.m., MHC 304

Thursday, Nov. 1,
noon-1 p.m., MHC 3041

Friday, Nov. 2,
9-10 a.m., OEC auditorium

Tuesday, Nov. 6
11 p.m.-midnight, MHC 155

Thursday, Nov. 8
3-4 p.m., MHC 304

Monday, Nov. 12
10-11 a.m., OEC auditorium

Minneapolis Campus Meeting

Wednesday, Oct. 31
noon-1 p.m., Opus 201

Wednesday, Nov. 7
noon-1 p.m., Opus 201

Tuesday, Nov. 13
9-10 a.m., Opus 201