The A&M System’s open Annual Enrollment period occurs during the July and August each year. Starting July 1st, Annual Enrollment is open to all participants and employees, retirees, and other participants can make self-service benefit decisions until the end of July, when the enrollment period closes to employees.
From an administrative Annual Enrollment continues until the end of August. During this period, Processors are responsible for fixing conflicts and other problems with their participants’ AE documents and should correct submitted documents before the end of August to ensure that each participant’s selections are posted.
Note that the calendar for Annual Enrollment has some variation each year. Processors should be aware of the various deadlines in advance of their approach.
After Annual Enrollment closes to Processors, the iBenefits System Administrators post the submitted AE documents to BPP and BPP Operations performs their Insurance Initialization process. The System Administrators also cancel and expire unsubmitted documents and other behind-the-scenes tasks.
After Insurance Initialization is complete, the AE correction period begins.
Questions? View the Annual Enrollment FAQ to get answers to common questions about AE.
iBenefits also supports an Annual Enrollment correction period that starts during the first week of September each year. Participants who missed the open enrollment period, had a problem with their document, or simply need to make a change can submit an AE Correction document once a Processor creates it for them.
The process of creating and processing an AE Correction document is rather similar to New Employee processing, although the AE Correction document’s effective dates are handled differently.
Questions? View the Annual Enrollment Corrections FAQ for answers to common problems.