• Open Enrollment occurs in the Fall of each year and allows you to choose your benefits for the following calendar year.

    Your Benefits Team at Green Mountain Higher Education Consortium (GMHEC) will communicate with you about the Open Enrollment period and your options each year.

    It is each employee’s responsibility to review the information and their benefit elections during Open Enrollment within Oracle as well as validate enrollments and payroll deductions at the beginning of each calendar year.

  • Qualifying Life Events (QLE) must be reported to Your Benefits Team within 30 days of the event. Examples of qualifying status change include the following:

    • Birth or adoption/placement for adoption of a child
    • Change in marital status, such as marriage or divorce
    • Change/loss of other coverage, such as coverage under a spouse’s employment
    • Change in Dr. Dynasaur (CHIP)/Medicaid/Medical Assistance coverage
    • Change in Medicare eligibility
    • Change in a child’s dependent status
    • Death of a dependent

    Please note: This list is not exhaustive, please reach out to Your Benefits Team with questions.

    Employees experiencing a QLEt may input the event and supporting documentation in Oracle by navigating to Benefits. Reach out to Your Benefits Team with questions or 802-443-5485.

  • If you are enrolled in and have an HSA Account with HealthEquity (by participating in the Silver or Bronze medical plans) you have the ability to make changes to your payroll contributions throughout the year.

    • The IRS sets the annual dollar maximum that can be made to an HSA. People who are age 55 or older can make additional catch-up contributions.
    • You may change your bi-weekly contributions, up to the annual IRS limits, at any time throughout the year by emailing benefits@gmhec.org with the details of the change you wish to make to your contributions.
  • Naming a beneficiary for your life insurance, retirement savings, and Health Savings Account determines who will receive your policy benefits if you were to pass away. You can change your beneficiary designations at any time. Below are links to instructions to change your beneficiaries.

    Contact Your Benefits Team at Green Mountain Higher Education Consortium (GMHEC) at benefits@gmhec.org or 802-443-5485 if you have questions about your beneficiaries. benefits@gmhec.org

People Center

Miller Center at Lakeside Campus
Third Floor Room 331
175 Lakeside Ave, Burlington, VT 05401
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM