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Office of Group Benefits extends enrollment period

Office of Group Benefits meeting (Source: WAFB) Office of Group Benefits meeting (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The office of Group Benefits (OGB) is extending the annual enrollment period for its 2015 health plan options through the end of November. The enrollment period will now begin on Oct. 1 and run until Nov. 30. The health plan changes are scheduled to begin March 1 instead of Jan. 1.

The enrollment period for supplemental insurance products, including dental, vision and life insurance will be extended through November as well. Those plans will take effect Jan.1 along with flexible spending plans.

"We take the concerns of our members very seriously and want to do everything we can to ensure they have the time and resources necessary to make their plan choice," said Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols. "Shifting our timeline will give people the chance to get accurate information and better understand their options."

In addition to the extended time frame, OGB will allow retirees who are enrolled in an OGB health plan option, either as primary or secondary coverage, to remain in a comparable option without having to re-enroll.

Members will also receive information in the mail and public meetings are being held across the state.

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