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2021 Open Enrollment Information

What to Know for 2021 Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment Period: Nov 1 - Nov 30

ASRS Open Enrollment packets for all ASRS retirees have been mailed, so watch your mailbox! We encourage you to carefully review the Open Enrollment packet, which includes:

    • Newsletter: What you need to know about open enrollment, including premiums and plan changes, and the Open Enrollment Meetings schedule
    • Enrollment Guide: Non-Medicare, Medicare, and Dental plan details

Dental Plans

Beginning in 2021, we are offering plans from two new carriers: Cigna Dental and Delta Dental of Arizona. These new plans include enhanced benefits at lower monthly premiums.

If you are enrolled in a dental plan through the end of 2020 with SunLife Financial and take no action during the open enrollment period, you will automatically be enrolled in a new dental plan that the ASRS believes most closely aligns with your existing plan in order to avoid any lapse in coverage for 2021.

>> View 2021 Dental plan information

>> View 2021 Dental meeting schedule

Non-Medicare Plans

For 2021, we will continue to offer both Choice Premier and Choice Value plans, with premiums increasing in 2021. We are also introducing a new lower-premium plan option, Choice Economy, for in-state retirees.

>> View 2021 non-Medicare plan information

>> View 2021 non-Medicare meeting schedule

Medicare Plans

For 2021, we will continue to offer both the Group Medicare Advantage HMO and Group Medicare Advantage PPO plans from UnitedHealthcare. The premiums have decreased and additional programs and services have been added including an online weight loss program and home-delivered meals immediately after an inpatient hospital or skilled nursing stay.

>> View 2021 Medicare plan information

>> View 2021 Medicare meeting schedule

    • On-Demand Videos: Non-Medicare, Medicare and Dental Videos are available 24/7 on the Retiree Video page for you to view at your convenience. They are self-paced with segmented navigation to allow you to watch, and re-watch, any part you desire. All aspects of open enrollment are covered, including medical and dental plan options.
    • Interactive Webinars. Live video presentations will be available on select dates and times throughout November. You will be able to ask questions in a chat box and get them answered in real-time.
    • Teleconferences. Audio-only teleconferences in which you can ask general questions at the end of the presentation via an operator. This may be a good option for retirees without an internet connection.

Open Enrollment Meetings for 2021

Registration via your secure myASRS account is highly encouraged, to receive helpful reminders about meetings.

Due to safety concerns for our retirees and staff, there are no in-person meetings this year. We will have a variety of interactive webinars, videos, and phone conferences available throughout November.

**PLEASE NOTE: There are no on-site health insurance representatives available in the Phoenix or Tucson offices.** 
*ASRS offices are only open for zero contact paperwork drop-off. To speak to health insurance representatives, please call the plan numbers printed in the enrollment guide.*

Dental Meeting Schedule Non-Medicare Meeting Schedule Medicare Meeting Schedule

Next Steps:

Enroll online beginning Nov 1 by logging in to your myASRS account.
The online health insurance application allows you to:

    • Enroll in an ASRS medical/dental plan
    • Make changes to your current coverage
    • Add or remove a dependent from your current coverage

myASRS Login

2021 Open Enrollment Timeline
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