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Summer Enrollment

Summer Benefits Enrollment 2021

UNT Employees:  June 28 – July 10

UNTD, UNTHSC, UNTS Employees:  July 5 – July 17

  • Mark your calendar and watch the mail for your personalized statement of coverage from ERS
  • Never logged in to your ERS account portal?  Register here
  • Not making any changes to your Benefits elections for the next plan year (Sept. 1, 2021 – Aug. 31, 2022)?  Other than checking to make sure your address is correct in ERS – you don’t need to do anything!

Watch the new 2021 Summer Enrollment video for helpful information

Please follow the below instructions on how to change the Closed Captioning to Spanish:

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  2. Click on "English" next to Subtitles/CC
  3. Click on "Auto-Translate" and select Spanish

Download the 2021 Summer Enrollment Presentation from HR Benefits

English version

  • To download, click download icon at top right
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Spanish version – coming soon

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Summer Enrollment?

Summer Enrollment is the annual event/time when you can log in to your ERS account and make changes to your health insurance and optional insurance coverage elections for the new plan year that starts September 1, 2021.  (ERS administers our UNT World insurance benefits).

What can I do during summer enrollment?

You can make changes to your coverages during summer enrollment for Plan Year 2022 like adding optional insurances (dental, vision, short term and long term disability); add dependents to your insurance; change from Health Select of Texas to the Consumer Directed plan; remove dependents, drop coverages you no longer need, apply for optional life insurance, etc.  Changes made will be effective September 1, 2021.

What should I do to prepare for Summer Enrollment?

It’s important to make sure that your address is correct with ERS.  ERS will be mailing important information to you before Summer Enrollment starts.  Check your address/contact information by logging in here and review your Personal Data.  Never logged into your ERS portal?  Register here.

What if I don’t have any changes to make to my coverages for the new Plan Year?

You don’t need to do anything if you want your coverages/elections to remain the same.  Your coverages will be the same in the new plan year if you make no changes in summer enrollment. That includes the amount you are contributing to TexFlex, which will continue September 1, 2021 as is if you make no changes.

Are there major plan changes or premium increases for Plan Year 2022?

There are a few changes for Plan Year 2022, like:

  • Out of pocket maximums increased for Health Select of Texas and Consumer Directed plans
    • Individual:             $7,000 (increased from $6,750)
    • Family:                   $14,000 (increased from $13,500)
  • Delta Dental Choice premiums increased slightly
  • You Only                 $28.03 (increased from $27.21)
  • You + Spouse         $56.06 (increased from $54.42)
  • You + Children       $67.27 (increased from $65.30)
  • You + Family           $95.30 (increased from $94.36)
  • Vision insurance premiums decreased slightly
  • You Only                 $4.61 (decreased from $5.12)
  • You + Spouse         $9.22 (decreased from $10.44)
  • You + Children       $9.91 (decreased from $11.23)
  • You + Family           $14.52 (decreased from $16.45)

Additional coverage changes this year:

  • Starting July 1st – no copays for Mental Health visits with MDLive or Dr. on Demand
  • Starting Sept. 1st – the Commuter Spending Account will no longer be available/is being discontinued August 31, 2021
  • Starting Sept. 1st- the TexFlex health spending accounts will be managed by PayFlex (was WageWorks).  You will receive a new card in the mail in August with more information.

Plan Year 2022 Premium Rates

Health Plans Comparison Chart

Dental Plans Comparison Chart

Vision Insurance Comparison Chart

Where can I learn more?






Wed, June 30th

11:30am to 12:30pm

SSB Rm 102


Tue, June 29th

11:00am -12:00pm (click to join)


Mon, June 28th

11:00am to 12:00pm

IREB Rm 250


Wed, July 7th

11:00am-12:00pm (click to join)

UNT/UNT System

Wed, July 7th

11:00am to 12:00pm

DP Rm B185


Tue, July 13th

2:00pm-3:00pm (click to join)

Other resources:

How to calculate your long-term disability insurance premium for Plan Year 2022

How to calculate your short-term disability insurance premium for PY22

Guide to calculating your optional Life insurance premium for Plan Year 2022

Calculate your ADD premium for PY22

Note - if you experience a Qualifying Life Event (“QLE”; examples listed below) during Summer Enrollment between June 21 – August 31, you must update your benefit elections either by calling ERS (1.877.275.4377) or by requesting an enrollment form from the HR benefits team at

  • Marriage
  • Divorce/Court orders for health coverage
  • Birth of a child
  • Death
  • Employment Changes
  • Insurance Eligibility changes