Open Enrollment

It's that time of year again make sure you are covered! Open Enrollment is from July 1 through 31. Changes are made through Workday via Single Sign On

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Review the System Benefits Administration website to prepare for Open Enrollment. View premiums, plan description booklets, and more. Check your current benefit elections by clicking on the Benefits Worklet from your Workday home page.



  • The A&M Care full-time premiums are remaining the same for the 5th year in a row; however, other plan premiums, including part-time premiums and the graduate student plan premiums, are changing. Please review the premium sheets found on the A&M System Benefits Open Enrollment website.
  • Family, group, and marriage counseling will now be covered by the A&M Care, J and 65+ health insurance plans.
  • A new coverage tier is being added to the A&M Care 65 Plus and A&M Care Plans. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas-designated Blue Distinction Centers have a proven record of delivering specialty care and results. Blue Distinction Center care includes the following categories: bariatric surgery, cardiac care, knee/hip replacement, spine surgery, and transplants. This tier will be covered at 90% coinsurance for inpatient services. The benefits of the Blue Distinction Centers are available to 65 PLUS plan members, but there is no plan savings since, in most cases, Blue Cross and Blue Shield pays what Medicare does not pay for inpatient hospitalizations.
  • Polycarbonate lenses and standard anti-reflective lenses are now covered in full for participants and dependents enrolled in the vision plan.
  • The vision premium will have a small increase $.60 per month for employee only and $1.72 for employee and family and include the above additional coverage.
  • The Hartford will be the new Life Insurance carrier for FY21, however, there will be no plan changes.
  • The MDLIVE Virtual Visits copay will decrease from $20 to $10 for the A&M Care, J, and 65 Plus plans. Virtual Visits is a way to conduct doctor’s or behavioral health appointments for non-emergency conditions by phone, video, or the MDLIVE app 24/7. To register for MDLIVE, go to MDLIVE.com/bcbstx and enter the information found on your ID card.
  • Dependent Life Insurance Plan B has been split into Spouse Life B and Child Life B. This change has not changed the coverage amount and slightly lowered the premium for some enrollees. The premium is now: Spouse Plan B – $1.05; Child Plan B – $0.32 (for one or multiple children).
  • The Healthcare Flexible Spending Account maximum annual election will increase from $2,700 to $2,750.
  • Livongo for diabetes and hypertension, Omada for pre-diabetes and pre-hypertension, and Hinge Health for musculoskeletal conditions are being added as Blue Cross and Blue Shield partner programs. These programs are based on eligibility or diagnosis, and include digital tools to assist with these chronic conditions such as a scale or virtual therapy courses. There will be more information provided about these programs after September 1.

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