Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment Period

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), health insurance coverage is available through a government-sponsored Health Insurance Marketplace as of October 1, 2013. Marketplace coverage is an option for people who are not eligible for health coverage from another source, such as through their employer or through their spouse's or domestic partner's employer. It is also an option for people who choose not to enroll in the employer-provided health coverage that is available to them.

The Marketplace enrollment period opens Tuesday, October 1, 2013, and closes Monday, March 31, 2014. Coverage purchased through the Marketplace between October 1 and December 15 will start on January 1, 2014.

Please note: The attached Employer Coverage Tool is applicable for full-time employees only. If you are a part-time employee, please call the Alcatel-Lucent Benefits Center at 1-888-232-4111 for more information. If you are a co-op or student intern, you do not need to complete the Employer Coverage Tool to apply for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace.



Effective January 1, 2014, Aon Hewitt's Your Spending Account™ (YSA) replaced Ceridian as the administrator for the HFSA and DFSA. The following resources may be helpful in the transition to YSA:

For more details about your FSA benefits, review the SPD.

For important reminders, new features and more information about the transition to YSA from Ceridian, click here.

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