Open Enrollment 2019

Benefits Open Enrollment for 2019 was October 31-November 14, 2018 and is now closed. You will receive a confirmation statement mailed to your home by the first week of December. Please review this statement immediately. If any of your elections are not what you selected, make corrections directly on the confirmation statement, sign and send back to the Benefits Office no later than December 18, 2018. No extensions beyond this date will be allowed.

In December, all faculty and staff who are enrolled in a Harvard-sponsored medical plan for 2019 will receive a new pharmacy card from Express Scripts, Harvard’s new prescription benefit administrator. This card should be used when filling prescriptions beginning January 1, 2019.

If you enrolled in a new medical, dental or vision care plan during the Open Enrollment period, you will receive plan ID card(s) in late December. If you enrolled in an FSA or Health Savings Account for the first time for 2019, you will receive your account debit card(s) in December.

Plans and changes for 2019

There are some changes to plans for Local 26 members, including a new fourth health plan premium salary tier so that those earning less than $55,000 pay less for monthly premiums, expanded dental coverage, new medical copayments and more. You can find details on the What’s New for 2019 page.

The following resources also provide an overview of 2019 benefits and changes, along with side-by-side comparison of health plan options, and 2019 plan rates: