Director of Personnel Milton Potter and the GESC/Health Insurance Board of Trustees advise all participants in the Government’s Group Insurance Program of the open enrollment period that begins on Monday, Aug. 21 and will conclude on Friday, Sept. 22.
Open enrollment is an opportunity for covered employees and retirees to make benefit changes, add or remove dependents, and/or increase their supplemental life insurance coverage. People will only be able to make changes after open enrollment if they have a qualifying life event such as marriage, divorce or change in employment status, according to a press release issued by the Division of Personnel.
Active employees who would like to make changes can do so by accessing the new online enrollment system Bentek at www.mybentek.com/gvi. Bentek is 100 percent Mobile ready and can be accessed by using any device — such as a smartphone, tablet, computer, etc.
Note: It is important to be aware the Government Health Insurance office is no longer accepting paper enrollment forms for active employees who wish to make any change to their Health Insurance Benefits. Retirees who want to make changes to their health insurance benefits are asked to visit the Division of Personnel location in their respective district.
Potter recognizes that many active employees have not utilized the system since it was first introduced last year; therefore, he is offering an “Open Enrollment Online Benefits” training to all active government employees who wish to make changes during the open enrollment period. For scheduling, contact the agency human resources officer.