Frequently Asked Questions
FUSD Annual Open Enrollment for Health Benefits
Q: When is Open Enrollment this year and how do I participate?A: Open 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 October 1st.For more information, please contact Fremont Unified School DistrictHuman Resources, Benefits Desk(510) 657-2556 ext. 12282 or 12283