Annual Benefits Open Enrollment - through October 25
October 15, 2019
Open Enrollment for active employees began October 7 and will close on October 25, 2019. Flight Attendants can enroll online though the benefits link on Flying Together or via phone by calling the Benefits Service Center at 1-800-651-1007 from 7am-7pm CT, Monday- Friday.
As a reminder for retirees, Open Enrollment for retirees begins, as it has for the last several years, on the last Monday of October or October 28, 2019. Prior to that date, retiree open enrollment is not possible.
We encourage you to not only review your benefits but to use the Open Enrollment tools that have been developed to assist you in making a choice of the insurance coverage that best fits your individual circumstance. The tools will assist in reviewing available options and will assist you in reviewing a comparison of the premiums associated with the plans you might be considering for 2020. Consistent with the terms of the Contract, Section 29.B.3., if you elect not to change your coverage during this Open Enrollment period, your elections from 2019 will, in large part, carry over. Elections must be made during the Open Enrollment period to accomplish any of the following:
- Change plans and/or levels of coverage,
- Add or remove dependents from your coverage,
- Contribute to the healthcare and/or dependent care FSAs next year,
- Enroll in one of the new vision plans, and/or
- Sign up for any of the supplemental benefits offered by United Airlines including critical illness insurance, accident insurance, hospital indemnity insurance, and/or legal service.
Additional information can be found on our website, unitedafa.org.
Since the opening of the Annual Benefits Open Enrollment period on October 7, 2019, there have been a number of questions about the increases in the employee cost for benefits especially as it pertains to Medical benefits. We understand that seeing these increases is a concern for everyone. There are a number of changes built into the Contract that become effective this year and are important to understand. Review this recent article for more clarification.