About Enrollment

Annual Enrollment Dates:

State and higher education employees:
Sunday, Oct. 1 – Friday, Oct. 13

Local education and local government:
Sunday, Oct. 1 – Friday, Oct. 27

Sunday, Oct. 1 – Friday, Oct. 27


Annual Enrollment is your chance to choose your benefits or make changes that will be effective the following Jan. 1 through Dec. 31. If you’re enrolling new dependents, see the Enrolling New Dependents section below for information.

For MOST benefits*, if you don’t want to make changes, you don’t have to do anything during Annual Enrollment, and you will be enrolled in the same benefit options you are enrolled in now.

Note: Networks, providers and benefits may change and impact you, and we encourage you to review your BlueCross BlueShield and Cigna network options each year. It’s a good idea to review your enrollment selections each year in Edison. You are not required to enroll in health insurance or make changes. As an active employee, if you do not enroll, no premium dollars for health insurance will be deducted from your paycheck.

*Central state government and state higher education employees: Most flexible spending accounts require you to enroll each year. You will be automatically enrolled in long term disability option 3 with premiums paid by the state. Central state government, state higher education, and state offline employees: Basic term life/basic accidental death and dismemberment insurance will change, and you may want to take action.