October 1, 2017 - October 31, 2017
Benefits Effective: January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018
2018 Benefit Reference Guides
What Is Open Enrollment?
Open Enrollment offers you the opportunity to review your current benefit elections to ensure that they meet your needs and those of your family and elect benefits effective the new year. This year's open enrollment for benefits effective January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018 is a "Changes Only" enrollment. This means that if you want to continue your current benefits for the 2018 plan year, you are not required to reenroll during open enrollment. Exceptions to the "Changes Only" enrollment, if you have a medical or dependent care flexible spending account (FSA) and want to keep it, you must reenroll for 2018.
Steps to a Successful Open Enrollment
Review your current benefit elections in Employee Self-Service: If you are happy with your current benefits, you are not required to reenroll during open enrollment. Print a copy of your current benefit confirmation statement for your file and future reference if needed.
Changing or Making New Benefit Elections: If you make new benefit elections or changes to your current benefit elections, you must complete the entire enrollment process and click the submit button. You must print a copy of your benefit confirmation statement as confirmation of your 2018 benefit elections.
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs): If you have a medical or dependent care FSA and you want to keep it for the 2018 plan year, you must reenroll during open enrollment.
New Allstate Policies: If you currently do not have an Allstate policy and wish to elect a policy for the 2018 plan year, you must seek the assistance of a Sunbelt Enrollment Counselor by contacting Sunbelt at 1-800-822-8045 or the Open Enrollment Call Center at extension 4-2024 or 813-794-2024.
Remember: If you make changes to any one benefit, you must complete the entire enrollment process and print a copy of your 2018 benefit confirmation statement. It is important that you print a copy of your benefit confirmation statement for your records. You will be asked to provide a copy of your benefit confirmation statement should a question arise about your benefits enrollment.
What happens if I do not re-elect benefits during Open Enrollment?
If you do not reenroll or make new benefit elections, all of your current benefits for 2017, excluding your FSA, for you and your dependents will continue for the 2018 plan year.
How do I change my current elections or enroll for the first time?
To change your current benefit elections or enroll for the first time in the medical, dental, vision, supplemental life, dependent life, personal accident, cancer,, hospital indemnity, legal, disability or flexible spending account, you must access Employee Self Service at https://mss.pasco.k12.fl.us/ess/ ( link also available on the District's homepage) from any computer beginning October 1, 2017 through October 31, 2017. If you leave the enrollment system before submitting your elections, your choices will not be saved.
Once you have completed your changes, it is important that you print the confirmation statement for your records. Changes you request during open enrollment will take effect January 1, 2018. The plan year begins on January 1 and continues through December 31. Benefit elections made during Open Enrollment are generally binding for the entire plan year. You may not make any changes until next year’s Open Enrollment period unless you have experienced a qualifying change in status event (e.g., marriage, birth, adoption, etc.) and notify Employee Benefits of such a change within 30 days from the date of the qualifying event.
Newly Hired Employees
Newly hired employees who become eligible for benefits during the months of October, November and December are not required to complete open enrollment. 2017 benefit elections will continue for the 2018 plan year. However, new hires who want to enroll in an FSA for 2018, must complete both the 2017 benefits enrollment and open enrollment.
Where can I find additional information about the group health plan and available benefit options?
Benefit Plan information is available online for your review under "Benefits Reference Material" in the navigation box or by clicking on the links below:
2018 Core Benefits Reference Guide (medical, pharmacy, EAP, and plan guidelines)
2018 Voluntary Benefits Reference Guide (dental, vision, FSAs, legal, term life, and Allstate)
2018 Wellness Reference Guide (Health & Wellness Centers, Wellness Incentive, and resources)
2018 Premium Rate Chart
Employee Electronic Device Protection Program
When is Open Enrollment?
Open enrollment happens on an annual basis. This year's open enrollment is October 1, 2017 - October 31, 2017 for benefits effective January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018.
Review Your Options and Make Your Choices
Review the benefit summaries online of the benefits offered for the coming year.
During open enrollment, you may contact:
The Sunbelt Call Center at (800) 822-8045 or the Onsite Call Center at extension 4-2024 or 813-794-2024, if you need to ask detailed questions about how a particular dental, vision, group term life, legal, FSA or any Allstate product.
The Patty Nguyen, onsite Florida Blue representative at 813-794-2492, if you have questions about the group medical or pharmacy benefit plan.
Log into Employee Self Service to review your current elections and make changes for the new plan year.
Open Enrollment Call Center
Enrollment Counselors will not be available at your school or worksite this year. If you need assistance during open enrollment, you will need to contact the Open Enrollment Call Center. Sunbelt Enrollment Counselors will be available to assist you with your benefits via telephonic enrollment counseling or you may schedule an appointment to meet with an Enrollment Counselor at the Call Center. Click here to schedule an Enrollment Counselor appointment.
Location: District Office Complex, 7227 Land O' Lakes Blvd., Bldg. 8A
Phone: (813) 794-2024 | (727) 774-2024 | (352) 524-2024 or
extension 4-2024 from any school or work location
Hours: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday)
7:00 am - 5:00 pm (Friday) | Saturday & Sunday (Closed)
Sunbelt Worksite Marketing Call Center:
Phone: (800) 822-8045
Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Monday - Friday)