2021 Open Enrollment

Benefits Open Enrollment: October 12th - October 30th
 

The 2021 Benefits Brochure and the 2021 Employer/Employee Healthcare Contribution Summary provide general information regarding 2021 benefit plans and premiums.

This year open enrollment will be conducted virtually.  While we will be mailing some information to your home address, our primary mode of communication will be via email.  Please consider creating a Gmail filter so important emails from benefits@stmarys-ca.edu do not end up in your spam folder.

The most significant change to benefits in 2021 is related to medical plan options; two plans will be discontinued, and a new plan will be added.  The 2021 medical plan line up includes:

  • Kaiser Deductible HRA new!

  • Kaiser Traditional HMO

  • Kaiser HSA (discontinued)

  • Blue Shield Access + (discontinued)

  • Blue Shield Trio

  • Blue Shield HSA

The Employee Benefits Advisory Committee (EBAC) considered choice, provider disruption, affordability, and the College’s fiscal challenges when providing their 2021 recommendation to the Cabinet.  The 2021 medical plan options include no disruption to existing providers, affordable non-Kaiser options, and a new Kaiser Deductible HRA plan. We anticipate many questions about the differences between an HSA, FSA, and HRA; check out this short video: HSA vs. FSA vs. HRA or this comparison chart.

Upcoming 2021 Open Enrollment Presentations/Webinars

(The same content will be provided at each of the Blue Shield and Kaiser presentations.  Additional webinar dates for other SMC benefit partners will be announced soon!)

Date

Time

Carrier

Topic / Link to Sign Up

10/8/20

11a-12p

Navia

Flexible Spending Accounts Webinar

10/12/20

11a-12p

Kaiser

Understanding the New HRA Plan

10/13/20

10a-11a

Blue Shield

Review of 2021 Medical Plans

10/13/20

12p-1p

NA

Staff Council Presentation

10/14/20

11a-12p

Blue Shield

Review of 2021 Medical Plans

10/14/20

1p-2p

Kaiser

Understanding the New HRA Plan

10/15/20

3p-4p

Kaiser

Understanding the New HRA Plan

10/16/20

1p-2p

Blue Shield

Review of 2021 Medical Plan

Please email benefits@stmarys-ca.edu with questions.