Railroad employees covered under National Railway Carriers/UTU Health and Welfare Plan or the Railroad Employees’ National Health and Welfare Plan will begin receiving notification of the online open enrollment period that began Oct. 1, 2013, and ends Nov. 2, 2013. The information should be specific to the current enrollment for you and your eligible dependents.

This new online enrollment capability provides the ability to view your personal information, add, delete and update dependent information, view enrollment materials, enroll in benefits for next year, and receive an immediate confirmation statement. There is no need to mail in a paper enrollment form. However, if you need assistance, have question or require a paper enrollment kit, call Railroad Enrollment Services at (800) 753-2692.

You are encouraged to visit the online enrollment site and review all the information available. Use the log-in instructions at end of this article to access and review your personal information and spend some time learning about the benefits resources available on the site.

You may have choices to make or information to provide.

  • It is required that covered dependent Social Security numbers (SSN) be provided to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Please supply the missing SSN on the Dependent Information screen.
  • If you currently have the Opt-Out Option 1 Plan and want to continue this plan for next year, you must select Opt-Out Option 1 on the Medical Screen.

If you are currently enrolled in the Health Flexible Spending Account, the election and yearly contribution will not rollover to the new plan year. If you want to continue with this program for the coming year, you must enter your annual contribution amount for these programs in the box provided on the Health Flexible Spending Account Screen.

To enroll in available benefit programs or make changes, access the Railroad Enrollment Services online enrollment for 2014 at www.yourtracktohealth.com (formerly known as the Railroad Information Depot).

  • Click “Login” located in the upper right corner of the screen.
  • If you have already registered, enter your username and password.
  • If you have not yet registered, select “New User?” at the bottom of the screen to complete your registration.

Once logged in, select the option to “Enroll Now for 2014,” located in the upper left corner of the screen.

This year’s annual open enrollment for active railroad employees covered by the National Railroad Health & Welfare plans (NRC-UTU and GA 23000) may be completed online during September and October.

You start the open enrollment process by going to the “Alerts and Important Dates” section on the Railroad Information Depot home page (www.rrinfodepot.com). During the open enrollment period in September and October, you can link directly into the railroad enrollment services secured portal.

The new web-based open enrollment period will be available 24/7, and will provide the following capabilities:

• Step-by-step review of personalized benefit election choices with links to everything needed to enroll for the upcoming year.

• Links to your medical provider’s network.

• A quick and easy way to update your information.

• The ability to add, delete, and/or change dependent information. (If you’re adding a dependent who is not listed, you will be required to send in the specified documentation before the dependent can be added to the plan. Information on what is needed and where to send it will be provided on the site.)

• The option to review enrollment information in Spanish.

• Flexibility to make multiple changes during the open enrollment period.

• An immediate confirmation statement once you complete your selections.

If you use the online portal, there is no need to mail any paper enrollment forms.

Additional information will be mailed to eligible railroad workers in September by Railroad Enrollment Services.

For those unable to enroll online, instructions on how to obtain a paper kit will be in the September mailing. You will not need to access the Railroad Enrollment Services portal if you elect to keep your current benefit options for the 2013 calendar year or do not choose to opt out.

For assistance with the online enrollment website, call Railroad Enrollment Services at (800) 753-2692.