Q: When is Open
Enrollment this year and how do I participate?
Enrollment is September 1, 2016 through September 30, 2016 for dental and/or
vision plans, and September 12, 2016 through October 7, 2016 for the PERS
medical plans. During Open Enrollment, you may enroll in, change, or delete
medical/dental/vision plans or add eligible family members who are not
currently enrolled. This year we will be sending all forms via email,
with a link to the forms. The forms can be filled out, signed electronically,
and submitted with a single click.
Q: Do I have to use the
online forms; can I still send the paper application forms?
A: Open Enrollment
flyers will be sent to the sites in addition to the emailed Open
Enrollment notification. We will still accept the paper forms, but
encourage the use of the online application form. The online
format will allow for more efficient processing of the many transactions
we receive during open enrollment. The enrollee will also receive
email confirmation of the submission to use as a receipt. If there is
missing or incorrect information on the submitted forms, they can quickly be
emailed back to the enrollee, thus eliminating a trip to HR to fix the
form/add missing signatures.
Q: What about dependent
verification documents? I am adding my spouse/child, and there isn't a way
to upload the documents.
A: The dependent
verification documents (birth certificates, marriage certificates,
etc.) can be submitted in person in HR, sent through interoffice mail, or
faxed/emailed. There is a 30-day grace period for providing the dependent
verification documents. We will accept copies.
Q: Why is there a
different open enrollment and effective date for medical coverage as opposed to
dental and vision coverage?
A: The open
enrollment period and effective date for medical insurance is set by CalPERS;
we are bound by our contract with CalPERS to follow the dates they have
determined. The dental and vision open enrollment periods
are pre-determined by the respective plans, with an effective date of
For more information, please contact Fremont Unified School District
Resources, Benefits Desk
(510) 657-2556 ext. 12282 or 12283