Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment is an annual period of time, usually beginning in late October, when faculty, staff, retirees and survivors, and benefits-eligible graduate students can make changes to their benefits. Changes and new rates go into effect January 1.

Benefits included are health, dental, vision, legal services, and flexible spending accounts (FSAs), based on your eligibility. Review the benefits eligibility for your and your dependents.

    Changes Outside of Open Enrollment

    Outside of the annual Open Enrollment period, you may be able to make specific benefits changes within 30 days of a qualifying family status event. See Life Events for details on making benefits changes.

    Benefits You Can Change Any Time

    Retirement savings plans, life insurance, and long-term disability plans are not part of Open Enrollment. If eligible, you may enroll or make changes to these plans at any time.

    Important Notes

    • Please make sure to keep your address up to date with the university. Learn more.
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