Open Enrollment for 2021 Benefits has ended.

Open Enrollment is the time each fall when eligible faculty and staff make their benefit elections for the coming calendar year. Open Enrollment for 2021 benefits has concluded. The correction period (for changes to be in effect for January 1st) has officially concluded. However, you may submit corrections through December 31, 2020 and updates will be made in early January. If you need to make corrections, you may request changes using the button below.

Request 2021 Benefit Corrections

How to Review 2021 Benefit Elections

You are now able to log in to GMS and view the benefit plans that will be in place for you as of January 1, 2021 by following the steps below:

  1. Log in to
  2. Click on the Benefits icon
  3. Under “View” select “Benefit Elections as of Date”
  4. Enter 01/01/2021 and click “OK”

You can also view instructions with screenshots here.

Need to make corrections to your 2021 benefits? You may do so by submitting an online correction form on or before December 31, 2020. 

Benefits Q&A
Tuesday | December 1, 8 | 3-4 p.m.
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Have a question about your benefits? Log on to Zoom and a member of the Benefits team will assist you. Drop in with your questions. 

Don’t forget to enroll in a Flexible Spending Account for 2021. If you intend to contribute to an FSA next year, you must make an annual contribution election in GMS during Open Enrollment. If you don’t, you will not be able to contribute at a later date unless you experience a Qualifying Life Event. 

Don’t contribute to a Dependent Care FSA thinking you can use it to reimburse for health care-related expenses for your dependents. It’s only for daycare-related expenses that allow you – and your spouse, if applicable – to work. If you make an election to the wrong FSA, you are unable to transfer money between them once your annual election is finalized.

Make your 2021 Health Savings Account (HSA) annual deduction. If you are participating in the Kaiser HDHP or CareFirst CDHP, you are eligible to contribute to an HSA. Although HSA contributions can be changed throughout the year, they will reset to $0 on January 1 if you do not enroll in and specify a contribution amount during Open Enrollment. You must make an active annual election every year in order for pre-tax contributions to be directed into your HSA. 

If you are in the CareFirst POS medical plan you will receive a new Member ID card. Keep an eye out for your new member ID which reflects the new PCP copay and other plan changes that take effect January 1, 2021. 

If you are in a CareFirst or UHC medical plan, don’t throw away your CVS Caremark Rx ID Card! You’ll need this card to fill prescriptions at the over 68,000 pharmacies in the CVS Caremark network including chains and independent pharmacies.


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What’s new for 2021? View the 2021 Open Enrollment video overview.

Medical Insurance

The following medical plans are available to eligible employees and their families:

Dental Insurance

Vision Care Insurance

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Visit your custom Virtual Benefit Fair, enter the password “AD38PUJJ”

Voluntary Insurance Options from MetLife

Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Health Care FSA (new window)
    This type of “use it or lose it” account helps you pay for eligible health care related expenses for you and your covered dependents. Maximum contribution for 2021 is $2,750.
  • Dependent Care FSA (new window)
    This account is for reimbursement of eligible expenses related to child care and elder care that allows you (and your spouse) to work. Maximum contribution is $5,000 (per household).
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Learn about FSAs from ConnectYourCare

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“Thank you for all you do. We look forward to serving you throughout Open Enrollment and the year ahead.”