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Open Enrollment Period for Health Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, and Aflac

The Spring 2021 Spotlight on Your Benefits will be mailed to home addresses, along with a paper enrollment form. You may also access Open Enrollment information through the Department of Human Resource Management web page.

Enroll in Health Benefits Online!  Log into EmployeeDirect and select Health Benefits record to review your current health benefits record, update your personal information, and enroll or make changes to your health plan and/or membership.  You may also enroll in one or both FSAs.  A step-by-step guide is provided to help you navigate EmployeeDirect.  Enroll online beginning May 3 but no later than May 17 at 11:59 p.m.

If you do not have online access, then complete the fillable health coverage form and return to the Benefits Team no later than the close of business on May 17.  The Enrollment Form for Employees may be sent through campus mail to MSC 7009, by fax to 540-568-7916, or by email to  

Ask ALEX for Advice
Evaluate and compare health plan options with ALEX, your online benefits counselor! ALEX will use your input to let you know how the different health insurance plans work for you. Visit ALEX at

Earn Premium Rewards to Reduce Your Monthly Premiums!
Premium rewards are reductions in health plan premiums for participants in the COVA Care and COVA HealthAware plans who complete a health assessment.  An employee or their enrolled spouse can reduce the premium by $204 annual ($17/month) or $408 annually ($34/month) for both employee and enrolled spouse if they fulfill the requirements to earn a premium reward.  Visit your plan’s website or mobile app to access your health assessment.  A step-by-step guide is provided to assist in completing your health assessment.  Complete or update your health assessment between May 3 and May 17Health assessments submitted before May 3 will not count for the new plan year!  Please keep a copy of your confirmation.

Flexible Spending Accounts
As a reminder you must re-enroll each year to continue participating in flexible spending accounts.  The maximum Health FSA contribution is up to $2,750/plan year.  The maximum Dependent Care FSA is up to $5,000/plan year, depending on your tax filing status.

Michael Glover, JMU's Aflac representative, will provide in-person meetings and individual phone conferences during open enrollment.  You may also email him directly at

Michael will be on campus in Wine Price on the second floor during the following times:

  Wednesday, May 5, 2021 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

 For more information, please view Aflac's website.

Please be aware that Human Resources will be observing the modified summer schedule. Contact Human Resources at 540/568-3593 or email with any questions concerning Open Enrollment.

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