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2014 Open Enrollment


 Open enrollment has ended

New employees have 31 days from their hire date to complete their open enrollment

You may still log in and update beneficiaries.  Please check your enrollment confirmation carefully.  You may log in to review your elections.  If you made a mistake, please email your request for a correction to your Human Resource representative on your campus or to   

The mandatory 2014 Arkansas State University open enrollment period allows benefits eligible faculty and staff to make changes to their existing benefit elections, add eligible dependents, remove dependents, elect new coverage, designate life insurance beneficiaries, and/or elect Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA's) for the new benefits plan year (January 1 - December 31). Employees may also increase, decrease, start or stop contributions to a supplemental retirement plan.

Open enrollment is required for all employees this year and can be done online at Your temporary pin is the last four digits of your social security number and the last two digits of your birth year.

Below is information about changes to your 2014 benefit plans, rate information, and instructions on how to complete your enrollment online.  If you have any questions, please contact your Human Resource office or email  If you  have a Mac Computer you may have difficulty completing the enrollment process and may want to use a windows computer.

Enrollment Instructions  

2014 Quick Enrollment Guide (1 page: Basic navigation instructions)

2014 Step by Step Enrollment (3 pages: Includes navigation instructions, as well as directions on changing benefit elections, applying for additional coverage, changing beneficiaries, and using the navigation buttons on the home page.)

Benefit Booklet (29 pages: Provides detailed information about every benefit as well as instructions on how to navigate the system.)

Open Enrollment Updates 

Ninety-seven percent  (97%) of ASU employees completed their open enrollment.  By  campus: Mountain Home 100%, Beebe 100%, Newport 100% and Jonesboro 96%.

Existing Cancer, Short Term Disability and Long Term Care Insurance

If you were not able to see the coverage level or name of your existing plan during open enrollment, and you signed up for a plan with a different premium, we will reach out to you to ensure that you meant to change plans.   If you have applied for a new cancer plan and had an old cancer plan you may still call USAble at 800-370-5856, and they can discuss the difference in the policies.  Please contact your Human Resources office or Jennifer Smith at the ASU System office at 501-660-1003, or by email at if you need to switch back to your old plan.


2014 Rates •  2014 Benefit Changes •  myBenefits at a Glance •  2014 Medical Plan Summary •  2014 Q&A  • New UNUM Voluntary Products  • UNUM Voluntary Product Rates

View the ASU Benefit Website for general information about your ASU benefits.

Open Enrollment Requirements

  • All employees are required to complete the 2014 benefits enrollment this year.
  • All employees must update their ASU life insurance beneficiaries.
  • If you want to participate in Flexible Spending Account (FSA), you must elect your 2014 annual amount.
  • If you want to keep your AFLAC policy you must convert to direct billing with AFLAC.

Optional Enrollment

  • Enroll, change, or drop your medical, dental, vision, optional life (employee, spouses, dependent, AD&D), short-term disability, cancer, long-term care, accident, hospital indemnity, and critical illness insurance.
  • Enroll, change or cancel your voluntary contribution to a supplemental retirement plan through TIAA-CREF or VALIC. (Note:  changes to supplemental retirement plans can be made anytime.)

How do I enroll or make changes?
This link provides detailed information on how to navigate the enrollment process.

After you enroll  This link provides detailed information on what you should expect after you complete your 2014 benefit enrollment.


Medical plan changes

  • Dependents under age 26 may be covered under our health plan.  Prior to 2014, married or non-student children from 19 - 25 who had access to their own or their spouses plan were not eligible as dependents.  You may add a dependent under age 26 during open enrollment. 
  • No lifetime or annual maximums for coverage under the plan.  Prior to the Affordable Care Act, the plan covered $1,000,000 over the lifetime of each covered person on the plan.
  • A premium increase for Employee, Employee & Spouse, and Family coverage and a slight reduction for Employee & Children.  You may drop, change or add coverage during open enrollment.
  • An increase in generic prescription co-pays from $10 to $12.
  • An increase in deductible from $500 to $600 in network, and from $750 to $850 out of network.
  • An increase in out-of-pocket maximum from $1,500 to $1,700 in network, and from $2,000 to $2,250 out of network.



  • ASU's new voluntary produce vendor is UNUM.  Employees may enroll in voluntary hospitalization, critical care and accident insurance during open enrollment. 
  • The new voluntary products include a wellness benefit that will pay you cash each year you have a covered medical screening.
  • ASU will no longer offer voluntary hospitalization, critical care or accidence insurance through AFLAC.  Employees with AFLAC insurance will receive information from AFLAC and may elect to continue their policies through direct billing.  You may download the form here.



  • Employees may enroll in optional life insurance without having to provide evidence of insurability.  Normally during open enrollment you have to be approved for additional life insurance.  Rates were reduced on April 1, 2013.
  • Employees may enroll in spousal dependent life up to $25,000 without having to provide evidence of insurability and dependent life on children up to $10,000.  You must be enrolled or enroll in employee optional life in order to elect spousal and/or dependent life.

Contact your Human Resources office if you have additional questions.


HR Follow Up Activities (for HR use only)

Updated 11/23/2013  6 A.M.

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