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Open Enrollment

Open enrollment for 2022 benefits coverage closed on December 3, 2021.

Open enrollment is the annual period when you can elect Port-sponsored benefits coverage for you and your eligible dependents for the coming year.

Make your elections between November 8 and December 3, 2021. Coverage begins January 1, 2022.

What’s New for 2022?Mom and her daughter walk through pharamacy

  • Delta Dental Plans
    • Only the Enhanced Dental Plan will have orthodontia coverage in 2022
    • Composite fillings are now covered instead of amalgum fillings
  • Aetna Plans
    • Out-of-network behavioral health will be covered as in-network
    • Hinge Health is a new program that can assist with back and joint pain
    • Transform Oncology is a program that can help if you or a covered family member is diagnosed with a form of cancer
  • Premium rates are increasing
  • HSA contribution limits are increasing
    • Individual: $3,650
    • Family: $7,300
  • Healthcare and Limited FSA contribution limits are remaining the same: $2,750
  • Dependent Care FSA contribution limits are remaining the same:
    • Individual: $2,500
    • Family: $5,000

What do I have to do?

Most current, regular Port employees, including represented employees not covered by Port-sponsored healthcare plans... Employees covered by Port-sponsored medical, dental, and/or vision plans...

...who would like to elect a:

Must make an election through PeopleSoft HCM
by December 3, 2021.

Open HCMSelect "Benefits Enrollment"
from the Benefits menu

If you take no action, you will not have an FSA or HSA in 2022. The IRS requires a new election for these benefits every year.

...who would like to:

  • change plans
  • change coverage levels
  • add/remove eligible family members

Must make an election through PeopleSoft HCM
by December 3, 2021.

Open HCM Select "Benefits Enrollment"
from the Benefits menu

If you take no action, you will remain in the same plan with the same family members covered as you had this year.

Important Notes:

  • Only employees enrolled in the Port-sponsored High Deductible Health Plan may enroll in an HSA.
  • Employees represented by a labor union and not eligible for Port-sponsored benefits should consult their respective collective bargaining agreements for details about their specific healthcare benefits.
  • You must be connected to the Port network (e.g. through VPN if you are at home) to access HCM.

Tools to Help You Decide

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Medical, Dental, Vision
Plan Information

Full detailed plan information including premiums, coverage comparisons, and vendor contacts

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Medical Plan Comparison Estimator

Download this Excel-based tool to estimate which of the three Port-sponsored medical plans may provide you the most value based on your own likely expenses

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Better Than 

See how Port-sponsored healthcare plans offer better value compared to other Northwest employers

Eligible Family Members

Eligible family members include spouses or domestic partners, children, step-children, domestic partner's children, and children for whom you are a legal guardian. Children are eligible for coverage through the month in which they turn age 26. Tax dependency, marital, and student status are not considered in determining eligibility.

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