2021 Open Enrollment logo - Red Ball with Oct 28 to Nov 18 DatesOpen Enrollment has ended.

Was from: Wednesday October 28th

To: Wednesday November 18th

Open Enrollment is the time to make benefit changes for next year and enroll in Flexible Spending Accounts.

Verify your benefits for next year. See anything wrong? Let the Benefits Office know ASAP!

What can I do during Open Enrollment?

  1. Change your medical/dental plan.
  2. Review your dependents:
    • Have you had family changes? Did you get married? Divorced? Need to add your child to Dental?
    • You must verify that only qualifying dependents are listed on your benefit plans: spouse, domestic partner, and children.Workday Logo
  3. Enroll in a tax-saving 2021 flexible spending account:
    • Medical (MERP)
    • Dependent care (DCAP)
    • Parking/transit (TRP).
  4. Enroll or increase your supplemental life insurance. 

What's changing?

The costs of all medical plans are increasing by at least 7.7% starting 1/1/21.

See detailed cost increases by selecting your union page below (or in side menu).

County benefits are bargained by your union. There are several unions whose medical and dental plans are changing effective 1/1/2021.

Benefits Changes for 2021




    Life and Disability Insurance

    • Optional Short Term Disability costs are going up by +29%.

    • Special enrollment to increase your Supplemental life insurance for up to $30,000 more than what you are enrolled in now, up to $200,000 total for yourself guaranteed (no medical questionnaire required)

    Flexible Spending Accounts: MERP/DCAP/TRP

    • Medical Expense FSA (MERP) maximum increasing to $2,750 per year.
    • New MERP rollover amount of $550 (began in 2020).
    • TRP Transit maximum increasing to $170 per month.
    • TRP Parking maximum increasing to $270 per month.