If you are in a union with an expired collective bargaining agreement, your premium contributions for existing benefit plans for 2018 might be different from the contribution rates on the Open Enrollment website and in written communications to all employees. Changes in contributions for represented employees are subject to collective bargaining negotiations and rates for existing benefit plans will remain unchanged until new rates are agreed to in negotiations or become effective in accordance with the requirements of HEERA.

You can make changes to your plan choices and coverage levels during Open Enrollment, but you will be charged the applicable employee contribution rate for your bargaining unit until the university and the union’s representatives reach agreement or until new rates are in effect in accordance with HEERA requirements.