This year, enrollment will be passive. A passive enrollment means that your current benefit elections will automatically carry over for the 2020–2021 plan year. The only exceptions are flexible spending account (FSA) elections, which are required every year. Any change you want to make must be submitted by May 31. Elections submitted after this date cannot be accepted.
Your benefits are effective July 1, 2020–June 30, 2021. Remember, open enrollment is the one time during the year you can make changes to your benefits unless you experience a qualifying event, life status change, or special enrollment change, such as marriage or birth of a child. Qualifying life event changes must be submitted within 31 days of the effective date of the event. If they are not submitted within 31 days, you will have to wait until the next open enrollment period to make those changes.