OPEN ENROLLMENT BEGINS SEPTEMBER 26
Complete your ESS Benefit Enrollment and Tobacco-
Attestation Online from any Computer with Internet
Health Benefits Open Enrollment Period: Sept. 26-Oct. 14, 2016
Voluntary Benefits Open Enrollment Period: ¬† Sept. 26-Oct. 31, 2016
WHAT ARE THE KEY THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW AS AN ACTIVE EMPLOYEE?
Your plan options will remain the same as 2016. ¬† If you select the Aetna Dental DMO Plan you must select a primary dentist during open enrollment. ¬† To have coverage starting January 1, 2017 and to avoid the $50 monthly Tobacco-Use surcharge, you must enroll online by the October 14th deadline.
If you fail to enroll, you and your current dependents will be defaulted to the Kaiser HMO for the 2017 plan year with no coverage for dental and vision.
Click the highlighted link below to begin your 2016 Tobacco-Use Attestation and ESS Open Enrollment now.
Tobacco-Use Attestation and ESS Benefit Enrollment
Click here for Instructions on How to Complete the Tobacco-Use Attestation and ESS Enrollment online.
HOW TO EARN/KEEP $240 WELLNESS CREDIT FOR 2017
You can reduce your 2017 premium under any of the medical plans by $20 each month by making an appointment to see your doctor OR attending a biometric screening if you are unable to see your provider. You must complete the requirements with the Medical Plan Provider (BCBS or Kaiser) that you are currently enrolled in by December 31, 2016.
- If you are currently enrolled with BCBS for 2016, click here for instructions. (see Blue Cross Biometric Screening Document attached)
- If you are currently enrolled in Kaiser for 2016, click here for instructions. (see Blue Cross Biometric Screening Document attached)
HOW TO AVOID THE $50 MONTHLY SURCHARGE FOR 2017
Visit http://benefitenrollment2016.fultoncountyga.gov/apps/tba/ to complete the Tobacco-Use Attestation online, to avoid the $50 monthly surcharge effective January 1, 2017 if you have not done so already.
HELPFUL LINKS AND REFERENCE GUIDES
2017 Benefit Enrollment Guide
Overview of 2017 Benefit Offerings Presentation
2017 Premium Rates
Instructions on How to Complete the Tobacco-Use Attestation and ESS Enrollment Online
How to Update Your Beneficiary in ESS Outside of the Open Enrollment Wizard
Instructions on How to Select a Primary Dentist for the Aetna Dental DMO Plan
2017 Open Enrollment Sessions
2017 ESS Navigation Help Sessions
Employee ID Assistance
Employees are required to know their 10 digit employee ID number to access the ESS enrollment system. Employees who do not know their employee ID number must contact their Department HR Liaisons. Click below to access the Department HR Liaisons List.
IT ESS Support
For technical issues or help with your access including ESS password reset, contact the Technical Support Center at (404) 612-7334 or email
. Technical Support Center hours are Monday thru Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Benefits and Payroll Questions
For more information, please contact the Employee Benefits Division at (404) 612-7605 or email at
. For specific questions regarding plan design, use the contact list below.