Open Enrollment

2022 Open Enrollment

2022 Open Enrollment is September 20th, 2021 through October 15th, 2021

  • This is the time to make changes to Add, Drop or Change coverage for yourself or any qualified dependent.
  • If you do nothing, your health insurance coverage and voluntary benefits will automatically renew.
    • Please note the plan changes occurring in 2022 and review the associated rates for each plan:

      • PERS Select will become PERS Gold. All PERS Select enrollees will automatically transition to PERS Gold if no action is taken during Open Enrollment. 
      • PERS Choice and PERS Care are merging to become PERS Platinum. All PERS Choice and PERS Care enrollees will automatically transition to PERS Platinum if no action is taken during Open Enrollment.
    • Exception: Flexible Spending Accounts must be renewed annually (information is provided below)


  • The effective date of all Open Enrollment transactions is January 1, 2022.

    • Note: Because we pay our health insurance a month ahead, premiums will change for everyone in December.
  • To schedule a health insurance open enrollment appointment, call 707-268-3669
    • We will make every effort to schedule your appointment when it is convenient for you, so please contact us at your earliest convenience. Please note that we will only schedule your appointment once you know the specific changes you intend to make.

2022 Health Insurance General Information

2022 Covered California Marketplace Notice

2022 Health Insurance Plan Documents

FSA (Flexible Spending Account)

  • All FSA enrollees must renew their plan during open enrollment each year to keep their account current.
  • Your Health FSA and Dependent Care FSA are provided by American Benefits.
  • Read about the benefits available under this program please select the following link: https://www.mywealthcareonline.com/myflexresource/Resources/FlexibleSpendingAccounts.aspx 
  • You can also get answers to your questions by contacting American Benefits at 800-499-3539.
  • Online Enrollment Announcement (not yet available)

How to Enroll

  • Enroll Online by 10/15/2021
    • You will be making your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) elections online using ourWealthCare Portal.
    • To begin the Online Enrollment process, please navigate to: www.amben.com/enroll 
  • What is my Employer ID that I need to begin Online Enrollment?
    • Your Employer ID is: ABGCOH
    • Your Employee ID is: your Social Security Number
  • Online Enrollment Instructions
    • You must make your election online by Friday, 10/15/2021
    • Note that American Benefits Group operates on Eastern Standard Time (EST)
    • THERE IS NO PAGE TO PRINT, SIGN, AND RETURN TO RISK MANAGEMENT THIS YEAR!
  • Questions? Need Help?
    • If you need assistance, please email support@amben.com or call 800-499-3539 to speak with ABG support staff (Monday – Friday, 5:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. PST).
    • Risk Management does not have access to your account – only ABG can assist you with questions or issues.

Voluntary Benefits

  • Farmington supplies additional coverage for cancer, life, pet insurance and more. Enrollments can be completed by contacting a Farmington Representative at 800-621-0067.
    • 2022 Voluntary Benefits Flyer (not yet available)
  • The county does not administer these plans. Please contact Farmington at the number above for questions and enrollment.
  • Enrollments for the Voluntary Benefits must be completed by NOON on Friday, October 15th, 2021.

Opting Out Requires Annual Verification of Other Coverage

The Opt Out Annual Verification will occur after Open Enrollment.

  • If you are currently opting out of health insurance through the County of Humboldt, annual verification of other health insurance coverage will be required in order to continue to receive the Opt Out differential payment for calendar year 2022. However, you will be notified via County email (or US Mail if you do not have County email) when that process begins and will be given ample time to submit your proof of other coverage.
  • Please Note: If you enrolled in the Opt Out for the first time on or after June 1, 2021, verification of health insurance coverage will not be required until next calendar year.

Other Suggested Benefit Reviews

Although not required to be completed during Open Enrollment, now is a great time to review and make changes to the following benefits as well: