Benefits Enrollment

Open Enrollment is May 16 - 31, 2017

 

Open enrollment for the 2017-18 year is coming! Your LPS HR Department will be posting more information soon. 

Benefits Enrollment FAQs

Q: How long is the open enrollment period?

Benefits open enrollment is May 16, 2017 through May 31, 2017 for an effective date of July 1, 2017. You may make as many changes as you like during this period.

Please note, changes made after midnight on May 31, 2017 will not be accepted. Human Resources is open from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

Q: What is my employee number?

Your employee number is a six-digit number that was assigned to you when you started working for LPS. You use this number to login to Employee Online and LARS, but your passwords may be different for each program. If you have any trouble logging in to Employee Online, call Lorie Fix, HR Specialist, at (303) 347-3366 or by email to lfix[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us.

Q: Do I have to make my benefits elections online? 

Employees must make their benefit elections online through Employee Online.  If you have any trouble logging in to Employee Online, call Lorie Fix, HR Specialist, at (303) 347-3366 or by email to lfix[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us.

Q: Can I use Chrome when accessing Employee Online?

The information is best displayed in Internet Explorer. While you might see most of the information in Chrome, you might lose some of the functionality of the system. For best results, please use Internet Explorer to make your benefits elections.

Q: How do I make sure that my family members are covered?

You must first ADD FAMILY members into the system by clicking on "Family Information" on the menu that runs down the left side of your screen. Make sure you have their dates of birth and social security numbers handy as you'll need this to complete enrollment. Once you've added your family members, you'll be able to make plan selections that include them.

Q: I want my HSA, FSA Health, and/or FSA DENTAL/VISION elections to be the same as last year. The system is giving me a message that says, "Nothing saved because no changes have been made." How do I make my elections and make sure the system has accepted them? 

After you have entered your HSA or FSA contribution amount, the system requires some type of change. We suggest you type something in the notes field on the FSA election screens like, "Same as 2015-16." Once you do that, your elections will save.

Q: I'm planning on retiring soon. Is there anything special I need to do?

If you are within 5 years of retirement, you should consider:

  1. Dropping participation in the Section 125 Plan Premium Only Plan (POP) by electing the after-tax option for the medical, dental and/or vision plans to maximize your future PERA retirement benefits.
  2. Not enrolling in the Section 125 Plan general purpose health flexible spending, limited health flexible spending account (dental/vision only) and dependent care flexible spending account to maximize your future PERA retirement benefits.
  3. PLEASE NOTE:  Health Savings Accounts (HSA), 401(k), 403(b), and 457(b) contributions do not affect your future PERA retirement benefits. It is not necessary to stop those enrollments prior to retirement to maximize your future PERA retirement benefits.

Q: I don't have ANY changes to my benefits elections. What do I need to do? 

If you have FSA Health and/or FSA DENTAL/VISION you must login and enter your contribution amounts (see above for a helpful tip). 

If you do not have any FSA elections, and you have absolutely no other changes to your benefits elections, you don't need to do anything. That's right, you don't need to do a thing. Human Resources will roll your prior year benefits elections to the corresponding next year benefit plans.

For additional information, please refer to the Orange Flyer that was distributed to each employee on May 2nd. You may also reference emails sent from HR and the Benefits Open Enrollment Instructions located on the Employee Intranet - Inside LPS. 

Q: How do I know that my benefits elections have been accepted and that I'm enrolled in the plans I want? 

After you have made your benefits elections, you will receive an email notification for each request submitted. After open enrollment closes, you will receive a second email notification when each request is approved or denied. Additionally, your election choices are visible in the Open Enrollment Summary View screen that loads automatically after each benefit election is made. All elections made will show "Request Pending" in the Enrollment status column.

After the open enrollment period ends on May 25, 2016, Human Resources will get to work approving requests and submitting your information to the appropriate carriers. On July 1, 2016 you may log in to Employee Online and view your benefits options by clicking on "Insurance" under the Benefits section from the menu that runs down your screen on the left. 

Your current benefit plans will be viewable in the Insurance Benefits screen. You can still get detailed information on your plan by going to www.littletonpublicschools.net, For Staff, Benefits.