Indiana University’s open enrollment period is from Oct. 26 to Nov. 6. The enrollment period is earlier this year to accommodate the changes in IU’s academic calendar due to COVID-19.
During the annual event, IU employees can make changes to their medical and dental insurance, add or remove eligible dependents, determine their needs for their Health Savings Account contribution, decide whether to save money through the Tax Saver Benefit plans, and review and change their personal accident insurance coverage.
Informational mailers were sent to all benefits-eligible employees at their home address earlier this month. Additional information is available from Human Resources. Though not sent via campus mail this year, the traditional informational Open Enrollment Guide is available digitally on the HR website.
No benefits fairs or on-campus presentations are planned because of COVID-19. Instead, HR will offer live webinars as well as an on-demand webinar. Employees can also contact askHR
But the health-care law’s Medicaid expansion played a bigger role in extending health coverage – and is now enrollment is surging amid the coronavirus pandemic. Coverage for Americans enrolled in this program is also threatened by the lawsuit, a detail getting far less attention on the campaign trail.
Nearly 4 million more people enrolled in the health insurance program for the low income between February and June.
Medicaid enrollment grew 6.2 percent over the spring and early summer, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reported this week.
It’s an abrupt reversal of the direction enrollment had previously been moving as it trended downward over the last several years. Yet the surge isn’t terribly surprising, given the nation’s widespread job losses during the first wave of the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns. More than one in five Americans – about 75 million – now rely on Medicaid or the Children’s