Open Enrollment Period
Begins: May 5th
Deadline: May 16th at 5:00pm (Eastern Time)
Information for employees in bargaining
All benefit election changes
MUST be made during the enrollment period and will be binding for the 2014-15 plan year.
Computer workstations are available in Rowe 109, Ronan lab, Woldt lab, and in the Park Library.
CMU announces changes, upgrades in health plans
As health care cost across the nation continue to increase, Central Michigan University is adopting several health plan changes designed to keep premiums low and coverage robust.
Detailed list of changes
Deductibles changing for PPO 1 plan
Effective January 1, 2015, deductibles for CMU's PPO 1 plan are changing; deductibles for the PPO 2 plan remain the same. A
comparison grid of both plans is available to review your choices.
$500 carry forward now allowed for Health Care Flexible Spending Account
CMU employees opting to put some of their pretax wages into a HCFSA now will be able to carry up to $500 from one year to the next. In another enhancement, the plan year minimum annual contribution to a Flexible Spending Account will be $100. The entire annual HCFSA election is immediately available.
What Else Should I Consider?
Review Current Beneficiaries - beneficiaries can updated at any time in the "Current Year" of CMU Choices.
Verify Eligibility of Covered Family Members - do you need to add or drop a covered dependent? Click
HERE more information regarding eligibility criteria.
Budget for Health Care Expenses - have you considered a Flexible Spending Account? FSA elections must be made each year during Open Enrollment. For more information on FSA's click
Review your Life and Disability Insurance needs. Certain changes in Life and Disability elections require an
Evidence of Insurability.
Choosing Wisely - review consumer health document regarding what questions to ask when your doctor wants to order tests.
CMU CHOICES on
CentralLink during Open Enrollment Period
Make your 2014-15 Open Enrollment elections in "Next Year"
Make your beneficiary changes in "Current Year"
Changes are saved automatically
Staff, Fixed-term Faculty and CMED OE Flyer
Regular Faculty Flyer