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Quick Takes: Three Things You Should Know About This Month

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This month, we’re offering a special Open Enrollment Prep edition of Quick Takes. Here are the top three things worth knowing about this annual opportunity to review and change your flexible benefits.

1)    Open Enrollment Starts Monday November 3!

Online Open Enrollment runs from November 3 through November 14 this year. During that time, you can go into your Banner account and make adjustments to your flexible benefits – medical, dental, and supplemental life insurance—and establish flexible spending accounts for the new year.

After November 14, you will have an additional period during which you can make changes in writing. Once that window closes, however, you can only make changes to your flexible benefits during 2015  if you experience a qualifying life event.

2)    Benefits Vendors Visiting Campus

Each year during Open Enrollment, Lehigh’s benefits vendors pay a visit to campus. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and get additional information. This year’s visits are as follows:

Dates: Wednesday, November 5 and Thursday, November 6
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Locations: University Center Faculty Lounge and Wood Dining Room Foyer

Vendors invited include Capital Blue Cross, UCCI (dental insurance), Davis Vision, Express Scripts, and Integrated Behavioral Health

3)    No Changes To Premiums!

This year there will be no increase to your monthly medical and dental insurance premiums. The prices will continue to be as follows:

Monthly Medical Insurance Costs for 2015

Lehigh  Contribution


PPO 80 Employee Contribution


PPO 100



Employee Contribution

Employee Only






EE & Spouse/Partner






EE & Child(ren)






EE & Family






Dental Insurance

Note: Lehigh University does not contribute to the premium cost for dental insurance.

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