Employee Open Enrollment for 2024 Benefits

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The Summit system will be available for employees to enter open enrollment benefit elections beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2023. To enroll in, change or decline coverage, employees must make their elections by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15, 2023.

There are many changes for 2024 insurance benefits including new medical, dental and vision vendors, new plans and added enrollment tiers. Human Resources encourages all employees to attend one in person or virtual Open Enrollment information session. Please register for a session in the County’s Learning Management System (LMS) to ensure adequate access.  You can also review a presentation on 2024 Insurance Changes for Manager and Supervisors (PDF) or watch the Video.       

Please thoroughly read the Employee Insurance Benefit Plan Reference Guide (PDF) and other resources provided on this page to determine which 2024 Benefit options best meet your financial and dependent needs. Questions can be emailed to [email protected] or to your department Payroll, Benefits, Transactions Assistant (PBTA)

Required - Pre-tax program re-enrollment

Pre-tax Health (FSA) and/or Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts require new elections annually.  Participation will be waived if a new election amount for 2024 isn’t entered by 11:59pm on Wednesday, November 15, 2023. The IRS determined 2024 maximum contribution amounts are:

  • Health Care $3200 - annually
  • Dependent Care $5,000 - annually
  • Parking $300 - monthly

Auto-enrollment if currently enrolled in Medical, Dental and pre-tax premium deductions

Pre-tax elections for medical and dental premiums will continue automatically unless waived during open enrollment. To avoid disruption, if no other plan is selected in Summit by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, employees and any dependents currently enrolled in the HealthPartners Distinctions medical plan will be auto enrolled in the Blue Cross Blue Shield Broad plan. Employee and any dependents currently enrolled in the HealthPartners Tiered Plan for dental will be auto enrolled in the MetLife Open Plan. Those currently enrolled in the HealthPartners Narrow Plan for dental will auto enrolled in the MetLife Select Plan.

New in 2024

Premium deductions from paychecks split between two paychecks per month

Medical premiums for all enrollment tiers will be split between two paychecks/month. All other benefit premiums will be deducted from the second paycheck of the month.

Additional enrollment tiers for medical, dental and vision insurance

Two enrollment tiers are added for 2024. Employee dependent(s) and a legally married spouse can be insured. 

  • Single
  • Employee + Spouse - NEW
  • Employee + Child(ren) - NEW
  • Family (employee + spouse + child(ren))

Voluntary vision insurance – VSP Advantage Plan

This voluntary insurance provides coverage for one annual eye exam and other eye-related services and savings for prescription eyewear, lenses and contact lenses. Choose from four enrollment tiers. View a summary of the Advantage plan and the final monthly rates (PDF) paid by employees.   See also VSP Vision Enrollment Benefit video

Plan documents notice

Federal guidelines require certain benefit plan documents be provided during open enrollment. To request mailed paper copies at no charge, email your department PBTA  no later than Wednesday November 1st at 4 p..m to ensure arrival by November 8th.

  • Premium assistance under the State’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) - link
  • Eligibility and Special Enrollment Rights
  • Summary of Benefits Coverage for Preferred, Broad and High Deductible medical plans
  • Employee Insurance Benefits Reference Guide
  • Online Enrollment quick guide and benefits worksheet

Please note, benefit plan documents are not required to be available on this website for more than one year and may be replaced with an updated version of the document once it is uploaded to the website. 

Medical Insurance - Blue Cross Blue Shield (previously HealthPartners)

Dental Insurance - MetLife Dental (previously HealthPartners Dental)

Life Insurance - Minnesota Life

Disability Insurance - Madison National

Pre-Tax Plans - WEX (previously HealthPartners)

Voluntary Vision Coverage with VSP (New)