Frequently Asked Questions

  • 2022 Open Enrollment FAQ’S

    1. When is the Open Enrollment Period?  October 1 – 27th
    2. Where do I enroll?  Online enrollment, go to
    3. How do I get a user ID? Your user ID is your entire social security number (SSN) without any spaces.
    4. What is my pin?  The last 4 digits of your social security number (SSN) and the last two digits of your birth year.
    5. Do I have to enroll? No, this is not a forced enrollment, however you should review the changes for 2022.
    6. What are the types of spending accounts?  A Health Care Flexible Spending Account can cover medical, dental or vision expenses and a Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account covers employment-related expenses for child care.
    7. If I already have a spending account, do I have to enroll again? Yes. Spending Accounts are to be renewed every year.  You must enter in a specific yearly dollar amount for the year 2022.  
    8. What is a Health Savings Account (HSA)?  A type of savings account that lets you set aside money on a pre-tax basis to pay for qualified medical expenses.  This account can be used to cover your high deductible health plan. Your money is uploaded with each pay period so funds are not immediately available.
    9. What is the dollar limit for the Health Care Spending Account (FSA)?  $2,750 per year.
    10.  What is the dollar limit for the Dependent Care Spending Account?  $5,000 per year.
    11.  What is the dollar limit for the Health Savings Account (HSA)? $3,650 for individuals and $7,300 for families each year. Catch-up limit is $1,000.
    12.  Who can enroll in a Health Savings Account (HSA)?  Any employee that is also enrolled in the HealthChoice High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP).   
    13.  What if I don’t do anything during Open Enrollment in October?  You  will keep what coverage you have now for next year. You would also not have a spending account in 2022 if you had one this year and did no changes as it ends on 12/31/2021.  
    14.  What if I have a child turning 26 during 2021 do I need to do anything?  Your child will be dropped by OMES automatically once they obtain the age of 26 and they will notify OKCPS to make changes to your plan, so no, you do not need to do anything.
    15.  What if I have a child that is disabled?  Please complete a Disabled Dependent Assessment Form so that the carrier can be notified. 
    16.  How do I make enrollment changes? Online is the only way to do your 2022 enrollment.  
    17.  When do the Open Enrollment changes take effect?  January 1, 2022
    18.  What is new for the year 2022? BlueLincs HMO is restricted from accepting new enrollees for Plan Year 2022. Individuals who are not actively enrolled in this specific health plan as of Dec. 31, 2021, will not have the option to enroll in this plan for Plan Year 2022.  GlobalHealth has reduced their service areas.?
    19.  Have the medical prices increased? Please review the Benefits Option Guide.  
    20.  What is a Flexible Benefit Allowance? It is money provided to you by the District to help you purchase medical insurance.  The amount you receive is $615.90 each month.
    21.  Has the Flexible Benefit Allowance increased?  No.  The Health Choice High Plan did not increase their price for 2022 so the FBA credits are still at $615.90.
    22. Will I need to do the Tobacco-Free Attestation?  Yes, if you are enrolled in HealthChoice High or HealthChoice Basic.  If enrolled in HealthChoice High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) you do not.  You must complete online at  no later than November 12, 2021.
    23. What happens if I forget to do the Tobacco-Free Attestation?  If you are not in the first year grace period, you will automatically be enrolled in a higher deductible, increased to an additional $250 per year.  As an example, HealthChoice High would not be at a $750 yearly deductible, it would be at a $1,000 yearly deductible. 
    24. If I increase my life insurance, who sends the Evidence of Insurability to the state insurance group OMES? You are responsible to fax or mail your EOI in before the deadline which is October 29th.
    25. Can HR Benefits send in my Evidence of Insurability (EOI) Form on my behalf? No, because it is your protected information.  However, the top section of the EOI form must be signed by an HR Generalist prior to you mailing or faxing your EOI in for approval of the increase.