Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Open Enrollment: Starting November 1, 2019, and ending at 11:59 p.m. November 26, 2019, FSA Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to enroll in both Health Care and Dependent Care FSAs for the 2020 plan year. The IRS issued a notice on November 6, 2019 that the annual limit for Health Care FSAs will increase to $2,750 for the 2020 plan year, effective January 1, 2020. Employees who have already enrolled but would like to increase their contribution to the new annual limit should re-enroll by logging into HR Self-Service through the HR Gateway page or by contacting the MI HR Service Center at 877-766-6447.
New Medicare Advantage Plan for Medicare Eligible Retirees: The State Health Plan PPO is moving to a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan from the current Medicare Supplemental plan, effective January 1, 2020*. The MA plan will not affect prescription drug, dental, or vision coverage. These will continue to be administered separately by OptumRx, Delta Dental of Michigan, and EyeMed, respectively. Additional information and resources can be found on the Retiree Information page.
*These changes do not apply to persons retiring from the State Police enlisted unit on or after October 1, 1987.
Dental and Vision Insurance Coverage for Adult Children: Changes to economic benefits under new collective bargaining agreements and commission approvals will take effect in October. Employees will be able to add dependent adult children for dental and vision benefits during the annual Insurance Open Enrollment (IOE) in August to take effect October 6, 2019. Until then, dependent adult children can enroll only if unmarried, dependent on the employee for at least 50% of their support, and enrolled in and regularly attending an accredited educational institution. Until October, an adult child cannot be added unless there is a qualifying life event (e.g., new college enrollment) allowing mid-year changes and the MI HR Service Center is contacted within 31 days of that event.