Enrollment Deadlines for Employees

Within 31 days of your hire date, you can:

  • enroll in or change your health plan enrollment;
  • enroll in or change dental;
  • enroll in or change vision;
  • enroll in Optional Term Life Insurance I or II or apply through evidence of insurability (EOI) for levels III or IV;
  • add or change Voluntary Accidental Death and Dismemberment (Voluntary AD&D) Insurance;
  • enroll in Dependent Term Life Insurance (if applicable);
  • enroll in Texas Income Protction Plan (TIPP)SM short and long-term disability and 
  • enroll in our change TexFlexSM flexible spending accounts (FSAs).

If you have a health insurance waiting period, you can do the following within 60 days of your hire date:

  • enroll in or change your health plan enrollment;
  • enroll or remove eligible family members from your selected health plan;
  • waive health coverage;
  • select the Health Insurance Opt-out Credit;
  • enroll in or change your TexFlex health care or limited-purpose FSA and
  • designate or change your primary care provider.

Within 31 days of your qualifying life event (QLE,) you can make a change to your benefits consistent with the QLE, which may include:

  • enrolling in or changing your health plan enrollment;
  • enrolling in or changing dental;
  • enrolling in or changing vision;
  • applying through EOI to enroll in or increase Optional Term Life Insurance;
  • enrolling in or changing Voluntary AD&D Insurance;
  • adding newly eligible dependent in Dependent Term Life Insurance (if applicable) or applying through EOI for Dependent Term Life Insurance; 
  • applying through EOI or dropping TIPP (short and long-term disability) coverage and 
  • enrolling in or changing TexFlex FSAs. 

At any time during the year, you can:

  • change your primary health care provider;
  • change your primary care dentist;
  • update your personal information; 
  • enroll in or change your contribution for your Texa$averSM 401(k) or 457 plan and
  • update your beneficiaries and their contact information.

Enrollment Deadlines for Retirees without a waiting period

Within 31 days of your qualifying life event (QLE,) you can make a change to your benefits consistent with the QLE, which may include:

  • changing your health plan enrollment for you and your eligible family members;
  • designating or change your primary care provider (if applicable); 
  • selecting the Health Insurance Opt-out Credit or waiving health coverage;
  • enrolling in dental for you and your eligible family members;
  • designating your and your dependent’s primary care dentist;
  • continuing or applying through EOI for Dependent Term Life Insurance (if applicable);
  • keeping Optional Term Life I or II or applying through EOI for the $10,000 Retiree fixed life insurance plan and
  • enrolling in vision.

At any time during the year, you can:

  • switch between HealthSelectSM Medicare Advantage and your previous non-Medicare Advantage plan if you’re a Medicare retiree,
  • drop coverage,
  • change your primary health care provider;
  • change your primary care dentist;
  • update your personal information and 
  • update your life insurance beneficiaries and their contact information.