Commonly Asked Questions
When Can I Change my POP Enrollment?
Within 31 days after your family status has changed. This includes: marriage, divorce, birth of a child, the death of your spouse or a dependent, your spouse’s ending or beginning employment, when you or your spouse switch from part-time to full-time employment or full-time to part-time, or when you or your spouse take an unpaid leave of absence which impacts your medical, dental, and/or vision enrollment.
What if I Want to Change or Discontinue my Insurance Coverage During the Year and Have Not Had a Change in Family Status?
According to IRS guidelines, once you are enrolled in POP you may not change your deduction until the end of the POP plan year.
Your spouse’s open enrollment is not a “change in family status”.
As I Participate in POP, Can I Use my Medical, Dental, and/or Vision Premiums as a Deduction on my Individual Income Taxes?
No. You will already have received your tax savings by participating in this plan.
Can I Have Just Part of my Premium Paid Through POP?
No. Only your full eligible premiums can be paid through this plan.
What Effect Will POP Have on my Retirement Benefits?
None. ERA will continue to be calculated on original gross salary before the reduction for premium payment.