The annual Open Enrollment Period for insurance benefit changes runs to Wednesday, June 1, 2011.  During the Open Enrollment Period employees may make changes to their benefit plans as noted below.  Changes will become effective July 1, 2011.  It is important to note that certain changes can only be made during the Open Enrollment Period.  In many cases, the next opportunity to modify benefit coverages will be July 1, 2012.  All information and other items (including applicable forms) relating to the open enrollment are available at the Office of Human Resources website.  We strongly recommend you visit the Office of Human Resources website at to view all of the information.

During the Open Enrollment Period you may:

  • Enroll in, cancel or modify your medical coverage
  • Transfer between HMO Blue and Blue Choice
  • Modify your medical coverage to add or delete dependents, spouses or same-sex domestic partners
  • Apply for sliding scale consideration
  • Establish your flexible spending account (The Amherst Plan) for the new fiscal year
  • Increase your supplemental life insurance election by up to one times your salary in coverage