Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Things To Remember

Things to remember this Open Enrollment and throughout the plan year:

Throughout the course of a plan year, certain qualifying events may occur which allow employees to add, change or terminate benefit plan elections. To make any changes, you must notify your benefits administrator within thirty-one (31) days of the qualifying event date for these changes to be effective.

Note: If your benefits administrator is not notified within thirty-one (31) days of the qualifying event date, employees will need to wait to make any changes during the next open enrollment period.

For employees who are absent from work on the date their coverage would normally begin (due to injury, sickness, layoff or leave of absence), coverage will begin on the first of the month, coincident with or, following the date they return to active employment. See policies for complete details.

For eligible dependents that are totally disabled on the date their coverage would normally begin, coverage will begin on the first of the month, coincident with or, following the date they are no longer totally disabled. This does not apply to a newborn child while dependent insurance is in effect. See policies for complete details.

If a child satisfies or ceases to satisfy the requirements for coverage due to reaching a certain age or student status, they may not be eligible for coverage. See policies for complete details.

If a spouse satisfies or ceases to satisfy the requirements for coverage due to reaching a certain age or divorce, they may not be eligible for coverage. See policies for complete details.

Some benefits may be based on age bands. Please be aware of your premiums as they may increase due to reaching the next age band.

For Flexible Spending Accounts, if you wish to participate you must re-enroll each year, even if you don’t want to change your deduction. If you do not enroll in a given year, your election will automatically go to zero for that plan year.

It is your responsibility to notify your Benefit Administrator of these or any changes you may experience during your plan year. Failure to do so may involve you paying premiums for benefits you may not be eligible for.

Payment of a premium does not necessarily constitute coverage under the plan.Please refer to plan documents for complete details of the plan(s) you may be interested in.

 

Welcome to your Employee Benefits Center

Welcome to the Gilmer County Schools EBC, your online employee benefits manual. This site has been created to provide you with an efficient way to obtain information and answers to your questions regarding your employee benefit plans on a 24/7 basis.

We understand that our people (you) are our most valuable resource. Therefore, we are committed to providing you with the richest and most cost-effective benefits programs possible. Should you have any questions regarding your benefits or any other component of your employment with us, we invite you to contact our Human Resources Department at (706) 276-5000.

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