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Benefits Open Enrollment Deadlines on Oct. 31

Colleagues,

Below are several important time-sensitive benefits updates.

Open Enrollment

The 2023 Open Enrollment Period for the SHBP and NJ Tax$ave Program runs from October 1, 2022 to October 31, 2022. This is your annual opportunity to assess your benefits needs and revise your medical, prescription, dental, and pre-tax flexible spending account selections. The deadline for modifications is October 31, 2022, for an effective date of January 1, 2023. If you do not anticipate making any changes, no further action is required to maintain your coverage.

Employees can make changes through Benefitsolver, the State’s online Open Enrollment tool, by logging in or creating a MyNewJersey portal account. If you have trouble creating an account or logging in, please contact NJ OIT support. If you have problems with the Benefitsolver tool, please utilize the support service within the application. For more information, please visit the UHR Virtual Fair or the NJ Division of Pensions and Benefits Virtual Fair.

If you are interested in learning more about flexible spending accounts or modifying your existing plans, please visit Tax Savings Plans on the UHR website.

Increase in Health Premium Rates:

We have been advised by the State that premium rates will likely increase this year. The revised rates are still being determined at this time and the information will be shared once available. For a list of frequently asked questions, please visit the NJ Division of Pension and Benefits website.

UHR Benefits and Wellness Question and Answer Sessions

UHR will host five (5) virtual Q&A sessions to answer your questions regarding the upcoming benefits year. These sessions will be held via WebEx on the following dates/times:

  • Wednesday, October 12, 2022
    10:00am to 12:00pm
    Join here
    Attending: UHR- Benefits and Wellness staff, AIG Retirement Services, Equitable (AXA), Empower (formerly Prudential), TIAA, VOYA, MetLife, and Aetna
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2022
    10:00am to 12:00pm
    Join here
    Attending: UHR- Benefits and Wellness staff
  • Thursday, October 20, 2022
    2:00pm to 4:00pm
    Join here
    Attending: UHR- Benefits and Wellness staff, AIG Retirement Services, Equitable (AXA), Empower (formerly Prudential), TIAA, VOYA, MetLife, and Horizon BCBS
  • Tuesday, October 25, 2022
    10:00am to 12:00pm
    Join here

    Attending: UHR- Benefits and Wellness staff and Care.com
  • Thursday, October 27, 2022
    2:00pm to 4:00pm
    Join here
    Attending: UHR- Benefits and Wellness staff and Care.com

Please note: You must be logged into WebEx through your computer or electronic device in order to actively participate, ask questions, and use the chat feature. Participants who only dial in will be unable to utilize the Q&A feature and will only be able to listen to the discussion.

Horizon BCBS/OptumRx Hosted Webinar Sessions

Horizon BCBS and OptumRx will host five (5) webinars and Q&A sessions in October. Members covered by the SHBP health plans can register to learn more about what’s available.

Please contact the OneSource Rutgers Faculty and Staff Service Center at 732-745-SERV (7378) if you have any questions regarding any of the above information.

Sincerely,

Vivian Fernández
Senior Vice President Human Resources