Effective January 1, 2018, the Board of Trustees will be eliminating the annual open enrollment and has adopted the twelve (12) month rolling enrollment effective January 1, 2018.
Under the twelve month rolling enrollment, you may change your selection, once every rolling twelve month period from the date of your last change of plan(s) provided you have participated in the same medical or dental plan for at least twelve months. An exception to this twelve month rule will be made if you have moved out of the service area of the medical/dental plan, which you have previously chosen. The change will be effective on the first of the month following the month in which the Trust Fund Office receives your election.
So suppose you enroll in a plan on January 1, 2018. Fifteen months later, on April 1, 2019, you want to change plans. You no longer have to wait until the next open enrollment period. Now, under the twelve month rolling enrollment since you’ve been enrolled in the same plan for more than twelve consecutive months, you can file a new Enrollment form to have you plan changed as of May 1, 2019.