2020 Open Enrollment: Mainland (USA)

AURA Human Resources is pleased to announce our annual open enrollment period runs from November 11 - November 22, 2019. Your changes will be effective for the January 1 – December 31, 2020 plan year. 

Starting November 11, you can enroll, re-enroll, or change plans for 2020.

The deadline to submit changes is 11:59 pm EST on November 22, 2019.

Open Enrollment is a great opportunity to ask and learn about the many benefit plans offered by AURA. It is also your once-a-year opportunity to enroll, re-enroll or change plans. It is important to remind you that decisions made during Open Enrollment are generally binding for the entire year and cannot be changed until next year's Open Enrollment, unless you experience a qualifying event that allows for benefit changes during the year.  If this happens, you MUST notify the AURA Human Resources Department of such a change within 30 days of the qualifying event date.

Get a quick overview of open enrollment.

Employees will be required to make their Open Enrollment elections online via UltiPro Employee Self-Service > MENU > MYSELF > Open Enrollment. The information will flow electronically to HR, where it will be approved and processed.  You may view your current benefits elections in UltiPro at MENU > MYSELF > Benefits > Benefits Summary.  

If you don't want to make changes, you DO NOT have to take action during Open Enrollment. Your 2019 benefit elections will continue in 2020, except your Flexible Spending Account(s) (FSA). You must actively enroll in order to participate in the FSA for 2020.

NEW benefits are being offered in 2020! Click on the link(s) for more information:


To promote personal health awareness and focus on prevention, AURA is offering Interactive Health (IH) evaluations to employees and spouses. It’s not too late to participate! The deadline to request and complete a Test at Lab or a Physician Verification Form is November 22, 2019. All eligible employees and spouses who participate will receive an incentive. For detailed information and to review participation incentives, click on ‘Interactive Health Evaluation Info.’ and ‘2020 Wellness Program Incentives’ on the right menu bar.

You get the most from your AURA benefits when you understand how the programs work. Plan to attend an open enrollment meeting where you will receive highlights of upcoming changes, your benefits choices, how the plans work, and the enrollment process. To access the meeting schedule, click here.

If you have questions, please contact your HR Representative or email benefits@aura-astronomy.org.