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2021 Plan Year Open and Annual Enrollment

Jefferson Parish Schools continue to provide our employees with high quality and affordable healthcare options. We want to make sure you are getting the most out of your benefits and understand all of the plans available to you. The JP Schools' 2021 Plan Year Open and Annual Enrollment period provides employees with the opportunity to review, elect, cancel, and make changes to their health and supplemental insurance coverage. Employees who work 20 or more hours per week should complete the open enrollment process.

We are pleased to offer employees the option of completing Open and Annual Enrollment with three options to capture benefit elections:

  1. Online: Employees can go to the JP Schools' secure online benefits portal

  2. By phone: Employees may contact an enroller via telephone

  3. Face-to-Face: Employees can meet with an enroller at either administrative office sites

Please see attached for instructions on how to enroll online or by phone. Also, please see attached for the Jefferson Parish Schools 2021 Plan Year Benefits Booklet.

Open and Annual Enrollment will take place from now - Monday, November 16th. During this time, eligible employees may elect or make changes to all of their benefit options (medical, dental, vision, life, accident, cancer, supplemental retirement. flexible spending account, identity theft protection, etc.). Additionally, if an employee would like to move any of their coverage from pre-tax to post-tax status, this can be done during Open Enrollment.

Additional documentation will be required for employees who are enrolling in medical coverage for the first time or making changes to an OGB health plan, electing a 2021 health savings account contribution amount (Pelican HSA 775 plan), or requesting voluntary life insurance above the guarantee issue amount.

ALL elections and changes made during Open and Annual Enrollment will be effective Friday, January 1, 2021. Employees' current insurance elections will continue until Thursday, December 31, 2020.

If you do not want to make any changes to your current benefit elections, and you do not participate in the Pelican HSA or a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), you don’t need to take any action. All of your current benefit elections will automatically carry over and remain effective for the 2021 calendar year.