Once again, all benefit-eligible employees MUST continue, waive, terminate, change, or enroll in healthcare coverage for 2022 via the Online Open Enrollment system available on WINGS Express from October 28 through November 15. Your election is a five-step process:
Step 1: View and print your current 2021 benefits
Step 2: Verify and/or add new dependents
Step 3: Choose your 2022 healthcare elections or waive coverage
Step 4: Link your dependents to your 2022 healthcare elections
Step 5: Submit and print your 2022 Benefits Summary
- Instructions “noted in red” are at the top of several online screens.
- Enrollment is not complete until “SUBMIT” is clicked and you receive a confirmation email.
- If you re-enter after your submission and make any changes, your elections will be erased and you will need to repeat steps 1-5, ending with another “Submit.”
Online Open Enrollment Tools
Five-Step Election Process
View and Print Your Current 2021 Benefits
You will see your current 2021 benefit elections and dependents assigned to each benefit.
Verify and/or Add New Dependents
You will see yourself and applicable dependents—please check information for accuracy.
If needed, you can add a dependent at this time.
Note: Some dependents listed may be previous healthcare dependents that cannot be deleted. Also, some individuals may be life insurance beneficiaries.
Choose Your 2022 Healthcare Elections or Waive Coverage
After selecting “Start Open Enrollment” you will see two sections: Health and Flex Spending.
Select “Health” to perform the following:
- Medical, Dental, and Vision plans—select a plan or page down to the bottom to waive coverage
- Health Savings Account (HSA)—you can elect payroll deductions if a High Deductible Health Plan participant
Select “Flex Spending” to contribute to one or both of these two benefits:
- Dependent Daycare Care Flexible Spending
- Healthcare Flexible Spending (Non-HDHP participants only)
Note: If you are changing to a different medical plan, you will need to enter the current plan, select the “Stop Benefit” button; then the online system will allow you to select your desired new plan.
After you have made all your selections, you will need to select the “Open Enrollment” link in the middle of your page. This will return you to the primary Step 3 screen, which will have a “Complete” button you need to select prior to moving on to Step 4.
If you later desire to review or make changes, you can “Reopen Open Enrollment” at any time, but remember you will always need to select “Complete” before moving to Step 4 and Step 5.
Link Your Dependents to Your 2022 Healthcare Elections
Scroll to the bottom of Step 4 and you will see your elected benefit: health, dental, and vision.
For each line item, you will need to select “Coverage Details.”
This will take you to a second screen that will present you and, if applicable, your dependents. You want to ensure that you and all your dependents are present, and then you need to review the “begin date” and “end date” to ensure they are “linked” to your selected benefit election. Instructions are in red at the top of the page.
Note: If you are selecting a different medical plan for 2022, or if you are adding a new dependent, you will need to check these dates to ensure 01/01/2022 is entered as the “Begin date.”
Once the first benefit is complete, select “Coverage and Allocations Summary” at the bottom of the screen. You will need to repeat this process for each listed benefit.
Submit and Print your 2022 Benefits Summary
Final Step: You need to review your elections, make corrections if applicable, and when satisfied that all is correct, you need to “SUBMIT” your elections. At this time you will receive a confirmation email.
- You will need to confirm the statements by "clicking" the boxes if the information is correct.
NOTE: If electing the High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP), you will be asked to confirm a fourth statement regarding your eligibility for a Health Savings Account (HSA).
- Once you confirm the statements, the "SUBMIT" button will appear for you to "click".
- After you "SUBMIT", you will receive the following messages and an email confirmation will be sent to your Wright State email.
- "Your elections have been confirmed. To make changes, return to Step 3 and "Reopen Open Enrollment"
- IMPORTANT NOTE ON RE-ENTRY AFTER SUBMISSION:
Remember, if you re-enter this Benefit Election site and make any changes, you will erase this submission, and subsequently will need to complete Steps 1 through 5 again, including a re-submission of your elections.
- "Thank you for Completing Your Enrollment!"
- Please note the important message regarding "RE-ENTRY AFTER SUBMISSION".
- Changes after a "SUBMIT" will erase your elections; thus you will need to repeat the five-step process, including another "SUBMIT" in Step 5.
- You will not receive an immediate email that your elections have been "erased", however, you will eventually begin receiving emails the last week of enrollment indicating your election is "not completed".
- If you re-enter, make a change, and re-submit your elections, you will receive a second email confirmation.
- Additional steps are required if you’re enrolling in the High Deductible Health Plan for the first time, if you are currently waived, or if you are in the PPO and are transitioning back to the High Deductible Health Plan. Please watch for an additional email detailing the required actions.