Annual enrollment for 2021 benefits timeline

The selections you make on your 2021 Employer Agreement determine the benefits options and costs your employees will see during this year's annual enrollment, from October 26 through November 13. Look for emails, news articles, and more from the Board of Pensions to help your employees understand their options and make the best decisions when choosing their benefits coverage for 2021.

This year's annual enrollment — the time when employees can make changes or elect new benefits coverage for 2021 — is October 26 through November 13. The Board of Pensions provides information and resources leading up to and during annual enrollment to help employees understand what they will need to do and how to make the best choices when electing their 2021 benefits. Here's a preview of what to expect and when.

​Annual enrollment communications timeline ​
​Annual enrollment employer toolkit, including posters, flyers, and other materials you can use to educate and engage employeesAvailable on in late September
​Postcard announcing enrollment dates ​Mailed in early October to employees’ homes
News articles to educate employees about why annual enrollment is important, what they need to do, and by when​Available on and featured in September and October Board Connections

Annual enrollment web page outlining what employees need to know and do during annual enrollment, plus instructions for using Benefits Connect, links to videos and frequently asked questions, and other resources, including information about what's new for 2021

​Available on in mid-October
​Annual enrollment email, including a helpful checklist​Sent October 26 to employees' email addresses on record

Follow-up postcard reminding employees to act by November 13

​Mailed November 2 to employees' homes
​Reminder emails to employees who have not submitted their 2021 benefits elections through Benefits Connect​Sent at the start of the second week of annual enrollment (November 2) and during the last week of annual enrollment (November 8 to November 15)

Remember, submit your 2021 Employer Agreement through Benefits Connect by October 9, so your employees will be able to elect 2021 benefits during annual enrollment starting October 26.