Key dates for annual enrollment for 2022 benefits

Annual enrollment for 2022 benefits is October 25 through November 12, 2021. Look for materials from the Board of Pensions to help employees understand their choices and make good decisions during this important time.

This year's annual enrollment — the time when employees can make changes or elect new benefits coverage for next year — will be Monday, October 25 through Friday, November 12, 2021. To help employees understand what they will need to do, as well as how to make good choices, the Board of Pensions provides communication materials leading up to, and during, annual enrollment. Here's a preview of what employees — and employers — can expect and when.

Annual enrollment communications: What's happening when
​Annual enrollment employer toolkit, including posters, flyers, content for an annual enrollment newsletter, and other materials employers can use to educate and engage employeesAvailable mid-September on pensions.org
​Postcard announcing enrollment dates ​Mailed in early October to eligible employees’ homes
News articles to educate employees about why annual enrollment is important, what they need to do, and by when, as well as where to find benefits information and additional details​Featured in September, October, and November Board Connections e-newsletters and available on pensions.org

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

​Available mid-October on pensions.org
​Annual enrollment email, including a helpful checklist​Sent October 26 to eligible employees' email addresses on record
​Reminder emails to employees who have not submitted their 2022 benefits elections through Benefits Connect  ​Sent Monday and Friday of second week of enrollment period (November 1 and November 5) and during last week of enrollment period (November 8, November 11, and November 12)

Remember, submit your 2022 Employer Agreement through Benefits Connect by October 8, so your employees will be able to elect 2022 benefits during annual enrollment starting October 25.