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What You Need To Know

Annual Enrollment begins September 20. Take advantage of this once-a-year opportunity to confirm that your benefits coverage continues to meet your needs. The deadline to enroll or make changes is midnight on October 15. If you are satisfied with your current benefits and you do not wish to participate in the Flexible Spending Account programs, you do not need to do anything.

  • If you want to participate in the FSA programs (Health Care or Dependent Care) for the 2022 plan year you must make a new election during this open enrollment period. The maximum amount you can contribute to a Health Care Flexible Spending Account is increasing to $2,750.
  • Life Insurance elections must be completed online using The Standard’s web-based system Ready Enroll (Hyperlink to site). Paper forms will not be accepted or processed. 

What Do I Need To Do?

If you are satisfied with your current benefits and you do not wish to participate in the Flexible Spending Account programs, you do not need to do anything. All changes must be made through the Employee Self-Service portal by midnight on October 15.  Prior to logging into the Employee Self-Service portal, please have the following information available:

  • Date of birth and Social Security Numbers for any dependent you will enroll
  • Your marriage or registration date if you are enrolling a spouse or domestic partner

If you elect the Medical Waiver option, you must make the election online during the annual enrollment period.  In order to be eligible for the Medical Waiver program you must complete the Decline Coverage Acknowledgement form and provide proof of other group medical coverage. We will request this information after the annual enrollment period ends, so please be prepared.

You must provide the following information during your self-service enrollment about your other group coverage:

  • The name of the plan providing coverage (i.e.: Kaiser, Blue Shield)
  • The Plan Group Number
  • The Subscriber’s name – If you are covered as a dependent on another person’s plan, they are the subscriber.
  • The Subscriber’s Social Security Number

If you elect to Waive (decline) medical coverage, you must make the election online and complete the Decline Coverage Acknowledgement form.  The Decline Coverage Acknowledgement form will be sent to after your election is made.  Electing the Waiver (decline) option, will result in your forfeiting the Flexible Benefit Credit.  

How to Enroll

During this special enrollment period you will need to access the self-service enrollment system click “Employee Self Service”. Log in using E + your six-digit employee ID and password. This is the same ID and password you use to access your payroll information. Under “Self Service” you will select “Benefits Enrollment” to access the special enrollment event and make your elections.

To add or change your additional life insurance coverage or update your beneficiary information, use Ready Enroll at https://standard.benselect.com/Enroll/Login.aspx?Path=cor. For Annual Enrollment all PINs have been reset. Your Username is your six-digit employee ID. Your PIN is the last four digits of your Social Security number and the last two digits of your birth year.

Got Questions?

Contact your Benefits team – Benefit Specialists are ready to help. E-mail  Benefits@rivco.org or call (951) 955-4981; option 1


Enrollment Workshops

Due to the pandemic of COVID-19, we are unable to offer in-person Workshops. The County of Riverside Benefits Division has partnered with the health carriers to provide virtual workshops via ZOOM. In order to ensure the best possible experience, we have designed our workshops to have a limited number of attendees. Please register using the link provided at the top of the page to guarantee your spot today.

Virtual Workshops will be held on:

CalPERS Medical Carriers and Exclusive Care (Only):

Dental, Vision, FSA, Life Insurance, Nationwide and AIG:


Webinar


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Your new elections will become effective January 1, 2022.

The deductions for January 2022 premiums will begin on Pay Period 24/2021 (pay warrant date December 1, 2021), the Flexible Benefits Credit will be applied toward your medical, dental and vision plan premiums only. Any remaining flexible benefit credits will be forfeited. Except for employees in the Deputy District Attorney Association (DDAA) who will receive remaining credits in the form of taxable cash.

The deadline to submit your enrollment during the annual enrollment period is October 15, 2021.

Unless you’re enrolled in a plan not being continued, if you do not want to make changes to your health benefits, you do not need to do anything now; your current elections will continue for 2022. However, please remember that elections for the Health Care and/or Dependent Care FSA plans are for a single plan year, you must enroll and elect FSA coverage each year if you want to continue participation.

 

  • PERS Care and PERS Choice participants: You’ll be automatically enrolled in the PERS Platinum plan. PERS Care participants will notice a lower 2022 premium cost with the PERS Platinum Plan. However, PERS Choice participants will experience a rate increase of approximately 13% with the PERS Platinum plan.
  • PERS Select participants: You’ll be automatically enrolled in the PERS Gold plan. The 2022 premium cost for the PERS Gold plan is approximately 25% higher than the current PERS Select plan.

 

You will see a change in premium rates for elections you make during the annual enrollment period beginning on Pay Period 24/2021 (pay date 12/01/2021), when January 2022 premiums are deducted from your paycheck.

Monthly premium rates can be found here (add link).

Yes, the Exclusive Care plan will remain an option for medical coverage to active employees.

You can use the Find a Medical Plan tool, which is available by logging into your my|CalPERS account at my.calpers.ca.gov. Before you choose a health plan, you should call the health plan’s member services to inquire about physician availability. Either way, you should confirm that the doctor is taking new patients in the plan you select. For Exclusive Care, a provider list can be found here (add link). https://www.exclusivecare.com/Portals/2/Provider%20Directory/RegionalFinalDirectory.pdf

In order to receive a monthly flexible benefit credit, employees must do the following:

  • Be enrolled in other group medical coverage
  • Meet the criteria, described in the memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that covers your position Elect the “Medical Waiver” (MEDWAV/MEDWV2) option when completing online enrollment
  • If you click WAIVE (Decline) medical coverage you will lose your flexible benefit credits. Don’t select this option if you have other group coverage and meet the criteria for the Medical Waiver program.
  • Complete a “Decline Coverage Acknowledgement Form” and provide proof that you are covered by other group medical coverage (for example, your spouse’s medical plan) when it is requested. This information will be requested from you after the annual enrollment period ends.

 

Yes. If you request to add a dependent, you will be required to show proof of the dependent(s) eligibility by providing required documents, such as marriage or birth certificates, court approved adoption documentation, and/or personal tax returns.

Yes, after your enrollment has been completed you will receive a confirmation statement late-November to your mailing address in PeopleSoft. If you elect CalPERS medical plan you will also receive a statement from CalPERS confirming your enrollment and providing additional information about your coverage. Please be sure to immediately review the statements and report any errors or concerns to the Benefits Division by calling (951) 955-4981, Option 1 or via e-mail at benefits@rivco.org. We will not have the flexibility to make corrections if you do not report errors early. You may request a correction to elections made during the enrollment period when you receive your confirmation statement, but this period is not an extension of Annual Enrollment and new elections will not be accepted.

You will receive a letter from CalPERS in late-November confirming your medical enrollment for 2022, this is your cue to call your health carrier to have a PCP assigned for your new medical plan election. To confirm your PCP with Exclusive Care please call (800) 962-1133 (Option 1).


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Important Dates

  • September 20 - October 15, 2021 – Annual Enrollment Period
  • October 15, 2021 - Deadline to Complete your Online Enrollment
  • January 1, 2022 - Effective Date of New Coverage

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