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Summer Open Enrollment Period
Human Resources Wellness & Benefits Fair

​Human Resources is pleased to announce that Summer Open Enrollment for University of Houston employees will be June 24, 2024, to July 5, 2024. During this time, faculty and staff are encouraged to review their current selections and make any desired changes to their benefits for the upcoming plan year, as well as to attend the HR Wellness and Benefits Fair occurring Wednesday, June 26, 10 AM- 2 PM, in the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center.

During Summer Open Enrollment, you’ll be able to make the following changes to your benefits:

  • Health
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Optional Term Life Insurance (EOI)
  • Voluntary Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
  • Short-term and Long-term Disability (EOI)
  • TexFlex flexible spending accounts (FSAs) – Health Care, Dependent Care and Limited FSAs
    ** Some benefit changes require Evidence of Insurability (EOI)

Important points to remember:

  • ERS began mailing Personal Benefits Enrollment Statements (PBES) on June 3, 2024.
  • Log into the ERS website to ensure that your personal information is accurate.
  • All Family Status Changes (FSCs) June 17 – August 31 and Post Hire Changes (PHCs) between June 17 – July 18 will be processed by Human Resources.
  • If you do not enroll or make changes during Summer Open Enrollment, you will be automatically enrolled in the plans you currently have.

TRS Plan Year 2024-2025:
Contribution rates

Retirement contributions rates, employee (8.25 %) and state (8.25%), will remain the same.

No change in GBP health and optional plan premiums:
There is no change in GBP health and optional plan premiums for Plan Year 2025. ERS uses experienced third-party health plan administrators to help keep costs down and maintain high-quality coverage for GBP participants.

  • Optional Term Life Insurance: Some employees may see an additional premium difference if they’ve had a salary or age category change as of Sept.1, 2024.

Please view Plan Year 2025 rates here.

Increases to out-of-pocket maximums:
The HealthSelect of Texas® and Consumer Directed HealthSelectSM health plans’ total annual in-network out-of-pocket maximums (medical and pharmacy combined) will increase to $7,500 per person per individual (up from $7,050) and $15,000 per family (up from $14,100) to align with the IRS maximums.

Updates to flexible spending account (FSA) contribution and carryover limits:
Per the IRS, for Plan Year 2025, participants with a health care or limited-purpose FSA will be able to set aside up to $3,200 for the year through monthly tax-free deductions. The maximum contribution for dependent care FSAs remains the same at $5,000 for the year.

The carryover amount for health care and limited-purpose FSAs is increasing. Participants in those FSAs in Plan Year 2025 can carry over up to $640 from Plan Year 2025 (ending Aug.31, 2024) to Plan Year 2026 (starting Sept.1, 2025).

Dental Benefits:
No dental plan ID cards will be issued. To keep costs low, active employees who sign up for GBP dental insurance will not get an ID card, and participating dentists shouldn’t require them. Participants can download a virtual ID card to their smartphone through the Delta Dental app. They can also download and print their ID information from or call Delta Dental toll-free at (888) 818-7925 (TTY: 711) to request a mailed paper copy. Covered dependents cannot access the app, and their names are not listed on the card. A dependent can verify coverage with a provider by giving either their name or the member’s name and plan ID number.

 PLAN TO ATTEND: HR Wellness and Benefits Fair – Wednesday, June 26, 2024!

UH Human Resources is excited to announce that the 2024 Annual Wellness and Benefits FairSurfing the Benefits and Wellness Wave, for faculty and staff will be held Wednesday, June 26, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, in the UH Campus Recreation and Wellness Center. Attend and visit with a variety of University departments and community vendors to learn about the many services and resources available to you!  Enjoy popcorn, soda, a fun photo booth, t-shirts (while they last), entry into raffles and more!  Bring a canned good to donate to the Cougar Cupboard for entry into our Grand Prize drawing.  Look for more details in an announcement regarding the Wellness and Benefits Fair coming soon!