May 27, 2024

Open Enrollment for Benefits in 2020 is Nov. 6—Nov. 20, 2019


The following information is from an email sent to all member’s internal museum email address regarding the selection of your benefits packages (sent Nov. 6, 2019):

Open Enrollment for your 2020 benefit elections is Wednesday, November 6, 2019, through Wednesday, November 20, 2019. This is your annual opportunity to make changes to your benefits for yourself and your family, which will be effective January 1, 2020.

After Open Enrollment, any changes will have to wait until next year’s open enrollment, unless you have a Qualifying Life Event such as marriage, birth, or loss of coverage.

Below is important information about your 2020 benefits to help guide you through this year’s enrollment process. Please review these details about the benefits plans and the steps you need to take to complete open enrollment.

What is changing for 2020:

      • Bi-weekly medical costs (see below “Medical Plan Rates”)*

As You Prepare for Open Enrollment:

We encourage you to review the following materials in order to assist you in making informed choices about your benefits:

      • Benefits Documents: review detail benefit plan information here [link]
      • Medical Plan Rates*: find detailed rates for each medical plan here [link]
      • Workday Guide: Workday will have a new look and feel.  Find screen shots and helpful Workday instructions here [link]
      • Information Sessions Schedule:  find the schedule for information sessions and other support here [link]


Copies of this letter, medical plan rates and the information sessions schedule will be available at Manpower & Logistics and  Control

*As you know, medical plan rates are determined by the City of New York.  The attached rates were recently forwarded to the Museum by the City and apply to the 2020 benefit elections.  These rates are subject to change from time to time during the course of the year.  You will be notified of any changes and modifications as soon as practicable.

Workday Action Is Required If You Want To:

      • Add, drop, or change medical and/or life insurance
      • Waive medical coverage and receive the $1,200 annual health care waiver credit

If you are a full-time employee currently receiving the $1,200 Annual Health Care Waiver Credit from The Met, you must re-certify and provide proof of other coverage for you and your tax dependents.  Re-certification must be recorded in Workday and a copy of your health insurance id card uploaded every year. 

      • Enroll or re-enroll in the Health and/or Dependent Care FSA (even if you elected it for 2019)

IRS Limits for Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts have not yet been released for 2020. All impacted participants will be notified as soon as is feasible once this information becomes available.

Even if you choose not to participate in the Health Care FSA, Dependent Care FSA, or receive the waiver credit for 2020, we encourage all employees to log in to their Workday accounts and review their benefit elections during Open Enrollment,

If you have any questions, email [email protected]. Thank you for your participation with Open Enrollment!

If there is any discrepancy between this information and the official plan documents, the plan documents will always govern. In all cases, benefits will be paid in accordance with the plans’ official documents, insurance contracts and government regulations in effect at the time of occurrence. The Met reserves the right in its sole discretion to terminate, modify, discontinue or otherwise change its benefit plans at any time with or without notice, pursuant to applicable law. You can review and print the official plan documents at the HR Intranet. You can also request a printed copy from the HR Department at 212-650-2285.

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