Benefits Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment is underway and continues until 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. This is your annual opportunity to make changes to your benefits. Changes and new rates will go into effect January 1.

There is an additional health plan choice for 2021. Michigan Care, a new managed care plan similar to U-M Premier Care, is available to faculty, staff and retirees who live in the plan’s service area. In addition to the services covered by U-M Premier Care, Michigan Care will provide coverage for chiropractic spinal manipulation and expanded telehealth coverage for urgent care and behavioral health. Plan members will have access to Michigan Medicine health care providers, as well as other high-quality network providers in Southeast Michigan. Learn more about Michigan Care providers.

The plan originates from a partnership between Michigan Medicine, Physicians Health Plan (PHP) and the UHR Benefits Administration Office team. Michigan Medicine has invested financially in PHP, which is a subsidiary of Sparrow Health System in Lansing, Michigan, as part of a larger affiliation agreement with Sparrow. See here for more information about PHP

The university will continue to offer BCBSM Community Blue PPO, Comprehensive Major Medical and U-M Premier Care, as well as GradCare for benefits-eligible graduate students.