September 29 is last day of Open Enrollment

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A reminder that Open Enrollment ends on Friday, September 29, 2017.

Be sure to sign on to the online benefit resource portal UPoint on the school district website. The Washington Education Association (WEA) is offering Aetna and UnitedHealthcare medical plans, and there will be one Kaiser Permanente medical plan. Open Enrollment information is posted on the Benefits Web page.

Need help signing up for benefits?

The Payroll department is hosting open labs with staff onsite to assist you with researching and signing up for your benefits. You do not need to preregister for these sessions. The final two Open Labs will take place at the Knox Administrative Center on:

  • September 28: 3-6 p.m. Room 308
  • September 29: 3-6 p.m. Room 308

Don’t delay: September 29 is deadline for Open Enrollment

Benefit Open Enrollment continues through September 29. Be sure to sign on to the online benefit resource portal UPoint on the school district website. The Washington Education Association (WEA) is offering Aetna and UnitedHealthcare medical plans, and there will be one Kaiser Permanente medical plan. Open Enrollment information is posted on the Benefits Web page.

Need help signing up for benefits?

The Payroll department is hosting open labs with staff onsite to assist you with researching and signing up for your benefits. You do not need to preregister for these sessions. Open Labs will take place at the Knox Administrative Center:

  • September 20: 4-6 p.m. Room 308
  • September 28 & 29: 3-6 p.m. Room 308

Reminder: Open Enrollment continues through September 29

Mark your calendar! Benefit Open Enrollment continues through September 29. Be sure to sign on to the online benefit resource portal UPoint on the school district website. The Washington Education Association (WEA) is offering Aetna and UnitedHealthcare medical plans, and there will be one Kaiser Permanente medical plan. Open Enrollment information is posted on the Benefits Web page.

Help is available during open enrollment

The Payroll department is hosting open labs with staff onsite to assist you with researching and signing up for your benefits. You do not need to preregister for these sessions. Open Labs will take place at the Knox Administrative Center:

  • September 13: 4-6 p.m. Room 303
  • September 20: 4-6 p.m. Room 308
  • September 28 & 29: 3-6 p.m. Room 308

Benefit Open Enrollment is underway

Benefit Open Enrollment has begun!  Please be sure to sign on to the online benefit resource portal UPoint on the school district website. On the district Home page, scroll to the bottom and click the Staff Resources tab. Select Benefits, then select WEA/UPoint benefit portal. The Washington Education Association (WEA) is offering Aetna and UnitedHealthcare medical plans, and there will be one Kaiser Permanente medical plan. Open Enrollment information is posted on our Web page!

What you need to know now:

  • The benefit Open Enrollment period for 2017-18 began August 21 and continues through September 29, 2017. 
  • Premera is no longer a carrier for WEA Plans. Aetna, UnitedHealthcare and Kaiser Permanente are the contracted providers.

 What you should do now:

Sign into UPoint to confirm your username and password and make sure you have access and to make your 17-18 benefit choices. Visit http://resources.hewitt.com/wea

If you need assistance with your username and password, please call 1-855-668-5039 and speak with an Aon Hewitt Representative.

Help is available during open enrollment:

During the Open Enrollment period, the Payroll department will host open labs with staff onsite to assist you with researching and signing up for your benefits. You do not need to preregister for these sessions. Open Labs will take place at the Knox Administrative Center:

  • September 6 & 20: 4-6 p.m. Room 308
  • September 13: 4-6 p.m. Room 303
  • September 28 & 29: 3-6 p.m. Room 308

Retirement plan webinars set this week

This is a reminder of a retirement plan webinars scheduled this week. The webinars will cover the following topics:

Plan 2 Essentials (PERS, SERS & TRS)
Plan 2 Essentials (LEOFF, PSERS & WSPRS)
Plan 3 Essentials (PERS, SERS, TRS)
Distributions from Plan 3 (PERS, SERS & TRS)
Plan Choice
Social Security (requires registration)

Please click on this link for the webinar schedule and don’t forget to check back periodically as the schedule is updated every 3-4 months.

Time to enroll in Section 125 Plan

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It’s time to enroll in the Section 125 Plan. The Section 125 Plan allows employees to deduct the cost of eligible benefits from gross earnings before taxes.

Ways to Enroll

You can choose from one of the following ways to enroll:

Online-Only/ Self Enroll:

With this self-guided option, enroll anytime December 1  through December 31 with our online enrollment platform, AFenroll®. See attached flier for login details.

To enroll with AFenroll®, please visit: www.afenroll.com/enroll.

 One-on-One:

Meet one-on-one and in person with an American Fidelity account manager to review your benefit options and make your selections (Thursday, December 15 and Friday, December 16 at the Olympia School District Office from 11 am to 4 pm & Olympia School District Transportation Department from 8 am to 10 am. 

To reserve an appointment, please visit: 

https://benefits.americanfidelity.com/olympia-school-district

 At Home/GoToMeeting:

Using GoToMeeting technology and from the comfort of your home, an American Fidelity account manager will guide you online through the enrollment process and answer questions along the way (Wednesday, December 21 & Thursday, December 22 from 9 am to 4 pm.

Sign up for a time slot in advance.  Please visit https://benefits.americanfidelity.com/olympia-school-district. Click “Schedule an Appointment” then select the “At Home/GoToMeeting” site option.  When signing up, please be sure to include a phone number and email that will be accessible during the at-home meeting. Upon sign up, you will receive a confirmation with directions and login details.

Contact American Fidelity at 866-576-0201 with any questions you may have.

Information about the Section 125 Plan may be viewed on the school district’s Benefits page, which is linked from the Staff Resources page on the district website. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the American Fidelity link.

Additionally, click on the adjoining image to learn more about enrollment and login information.