Frequently Asked Questions
Can I do this
anytime throughout the year?
No, you have until the
deadline of May 31, 2013 to complete the enrollment process for 2013-14. After
that date, open enrollment will close and will no longer be accessible.
What if I need to make changes during the year?
You are able to make changes to your retirement
contributions once a quarter through Banner Self-Service. If you have a life
status qualifying event, you will still be able to change your insurance
options. You should contact HR Services to make insurance changes.
I entered a "0" amount for my Flexible Spending Account. Why
does it say that I have elected to start the benefit?
system assumes since you've entered something in the per-pay amount, that you
would like to start the benefit. You can go back to that election and choose
'Stop Benefit' to end it.
I want to sign up for Dental
Insurance for the first time. I selected 'Add Choice', but I am getting an
error message that says: "A valid plan must be chosen". What am I doing wrong?
You need to select either Single, Two Person, or Family
coverage. Then you should 'Add Choice'.
How secure is
this whole process?
We have taken every precaution to
ensure that the Open Enrollment process is as secure as possible. You use your
own e-mail username and password. No one else has access to your Banner
Self-Service PIN. Your social security number is not displayed in Banner
Self-Service. Because there is no longer any paper to go through the mail
system, there is no chance that the information can get "lost" or that someone
else might open your mail.
If I can do this as many
times as I want up until the deadline, how will I know you have the right
HR Services will have the most recent
information that you have completed. All previous entries are overwritten.
Please be sure to complete the process by clicking on the 'Complete' button.
Since I am doing this on-line, does that mean I no
longer have to do any paperwork?
You need to complete
paperwork for HR Services is if you are adding/removing a dependent from your coverage, enrolling or changing your level of
Accidental Death and Dismemberment coverage, and if you are enrolling for the first time in TIAA-CREF or Fidelity.
How do I see my estimated take home pay?
Once you 'Complete' the open enrollment process, a link will be displayed to
'Estimate Take Home Pay'. By clicking on that link, you will see an
estimate of your July 1 pay.
How do I
get a copy of my information?
To get a copy, use the Print
button on your browser to print a copy of the information right off the web. If
you forgot to print it, you can go back in to your form by using your userID
and PIN. Your elections will also be verified via email the following day to
your Dickinson email address.
I don't remember my PIN
for Banner Self-Service. How do I find out what it is?
Please contact either the HelpDesk (x1000) or HR Services to
have your PIN reset.
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