3.1.9 Open Enrollment for Health Insurance

The State Comprehensive Group Health Plan allows an open enrollment to occur one time during the calendar year.  An open enrollment period is announced each year prior to the plan anniversary date (January 1).
Elections become effective January 1 of each year.  Cancellation of participation may be done during the open enrollment period only.  Generally, October is designated as the time in which changes can be made to health plans.  Employees are cautioned that "open enrollment" occurs once a year and this is the only time that changes can be made to insurance programs, unless a Qualifying Event occurs. 
A Qualifying Event is defined as marriage, divorce, death of a spouse or dependent child, birth or adoption of a child, and termination of employment of spouse.