2022 Benefits Open Enrollment Begins Today

A Message from Tom Keller, Director, Total Rewards

Valencia College’s Open Enrollment is here, and now’s the time for full-time employees to review your benefits selections and evaluate which options are right for you and your family as part of your Total Rewards package. Open Enrollment — which takes place from Monday, October 18 through Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at 5 p.m. — is your once-a-year opportunity to enroll, opt out or make changes to your health, dental and vision plans, flexible spending accounts and life and disability insurance.

Open Enrollment is your once-a-year opportunity to enroll, opt out or make changes to your health, dental and vision plans, flexible spending accounts and life and disability insurance.

Open Enrollment Process
Like last year, you may participate in passive enrollment, which means that most of your 2021 benefits selections will roll over to 2022, unless there is an active change made during Open Enrollment. To review your current 2021 benefits elections, open the Benefitfocus portal and click “Employee Summary Report” under My Documents on the left menu.

However, you should participate in active open enrollment in the Benefitfocus Portal if you want to:

  • Add, drop or change any of your benefits coverage
  • Add, drop or change any dependents’ benefits coverage
  • Participate in a Medical or Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for 2022 (the 2021 enrollment amount does not roll over for 2022)
  • Enroll in, increase or maintain your Health Savings Account (HSA) employee contribution for 2022 (the 2021 employee HSA payroll deduction will not roll over as a payroll deduction amount for 2022)
  • Opt out of medical coverage in 2022
  • Decline medical coverage in 2022
  • Add medical coverage if you opted out of medical coverage or declined medical coverage in 2021

How to Enroll

To enroll in your 2022 benefits via the Benefitfocus Portal in Atlas:

  1. Visit the My Human Resources channel in Atlas.
  2. Select Benefits & Wellness.
  3. Click on the Benefitfocus Portal link.
  4. To review your current 2021 benefits elections, click “Employee Summary Report” under My Documents on the left menu.
  5. To start your 2022 enrollment, click the “Get Started” button. Then, you’ll be on your way to making the most of your Valencia Total Rewards.

Dependent Eligibility Verification and Re-verification Review
In January 2022, Consova will conduct a verification of new dependents and re-verification of select dependents enrolled in the medical, dental and vision plans for 2022. The review will be conducted on behalf of Valencia to ensure that only eligible dependents are enrolled in appropriate plans:

  • All newly enrolled dependents added to the plans for 2022 will go through an initial dependent eligibility verification review.
  • Spouses, domestic partners and some child relationships, except natural born or adopted children, that were previously verified prior to Thursday, July 1, 2021, will be re-verified.

Need help? There are resources available to assist you with making the best 2022 benefits decisions:

For questions, contact the Total Rewards team at benefits@valenciacollege.edu, or call the HR4U helpline at 407-582-HR4U (4748).

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