Carnegie Mellon University

2018 Open Enrollment for COBRA Participants

Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to review your benefits coverage options and make choices for the upcoming calendar year. You may remain in your current elections, change elections or drop/add coverage for you and your dependents.*

The elections you make during Open Enrollment become effective on January 1, 2018 and remain in effect through December 31, 2018 or until your COBRA eligibility ends, whichever comes first.

You cannot change your benefit elections until the next Open Enrollment, unless you experience a qualifying status change.

See COBRA (Benefits Continuation) for more information on COBRA eligibility.  

*Note: Former part-time benefits-eligible employees/dependents are not eligible for dental and/or vision coverage.

Review Your Options and Make Your Choices

Read the 2018 Benefits Guide for detailed information about plan options (see the "Continuation of Benefits (COBRA)" section for a COBRA overview):

See the Benefits Rate Sheet for COBRA Participants [pdf] for 2018 premiums.

Review Plan Summaries to compare medical benefits among the offered plans.

Complete the Benefits Enrollment/Change Form for COBRA Participants [pdf] and submit it to the HR Benefits Office.

If you have any questions regarding COBRA Open Enrollment, please contact the HR Benefits Office at 412-268-2047.