Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment is Now Closed

The next opportunity to make changes is if you experience a qualifying life event or during the next Open Enrollment.

Changes Outside of Open Enrollment

Outside of the annual Open Enrollment period, you may be able to make specific benefits changes.

Qualifying Life Event 

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.

Retirement Savings Plans, Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability

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.

U-M Retirement Savings Plan elections are not part of Open Enrollment and you can make changes at any time throughout the year. However, to avoid conflict with Open Enrollment benefit changes, initiating Basic Plan, 403(b) SRA, and 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan elections through Wolverine Access Self-Service will not be available on the last two days of Open Enrollment.

Tools to Help You Choose

Tools and resources are available to help you find the health plan that offers the most advantages to you and your family. Before choosing a plan, consider all the costs involved (including both premiums and out-of-pocket expenses like deductibles, coinsurance and copays), the plan’s service areas and access to your preferred doctors and hospitals, the anticipated health needs for you and your covered dependents and your financial needs over the next year. Access health plan resources.  


  • Keep your address current: Update your address through Wolverine Access by selecting Employee Self Service > Campus Personal Information > Addresses > Current Local.
  • Update your beneficiaries: Check your beneficiary designations for your U-M life insurance and retirement savings plan accounts.
  • Stay informed: To receive news from University Human Resources about benefits, programs, policies and other activities for faculty and staff, sign up to receive updates by email.
  • Pay attention: Watch for information about all things Open Enrollment in UHR News, The University Record, emails and more.