I just realized I forgot to enroll my partner in our health-care plan this year. Is it too late? How do I do it? Do I have to pay the whole premium for the year up front? Help!
It’s not too late, but the deadline for enrollment is right around the corner. You have until SEPTEMBER 30 to enroll your spouses, dependents, or OEI in your health plan. You can enroll your spouse or dependent online at this link for enrolling dependents. You have the option of enrolling on a quarterly, semester, or annual basis. It is important to remember the dates of enrollment if you choose the quarterly or semester options because AETNA will not remind you when you will need to re-enroll your spouse or dependents for the next quarter or semester. Here are the various enrollment deadlines for different periods of coverage:
Coverage Period Application Deadline
Annual (8/15/13 – 8/14/14) September 30, 2013
Fall Semester (8/15/13 – 2/14/14) September 30, 2013
Spring Semester (2/15/14 – 8/14/14) February 15, 2014
Quarter 1 (8/15/13 – 11/14/13) September 30, 2013
Quarter 2 (11/15/13 – 2/14/14) November 15, 2013
Quarter 3 (2/15/14 – 5/11/14) February 15, 2014
Quarter 4 (5/12/14 – 8/14/14) June 30, 2014
It’s best to initially enroll your dependent(s) using the computers in the Human Resources Benefit Office in the Nisbet Building (1407 S. Harrison Rd., Suite 140A) where there are people to assist you, especially if you intend to enroll an OEI because it requires the filing of an extra paper form.
As always don’t hesitate to contact MSU Benefits at 517-353-4434 and/or us should any problems arise.
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