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If you are a new hire or are newly eligible for benefits, your specific benefits options will be shown on Employee Self-Service > Benefits on Wolverine Access after your appointment is processed by your department and entered online. You will receive an email notifying you when you may make your benefits elections. For all plans except the Flexible Spending Accounts, you will enroll online. Generally, you have 30 days from your service date or the date you become newly eligible to make your elections.
How to Enroll
Enroll online before your deadline using Employee Self-Service > Benefits on Wolverine Access. For detailed enrollment instructions, view Benefits Enrollment and Eligibility/Benefits Enrollment.
Make your benefits elections carefully. Once you submit your elections, your choices will be recorded as your benefits elections until the next Open Enrollment period, usually in October, with changes effective January 1. Once your elections are final and you receive your online confirmation statement, you may not make any changes to your elections - even within the 30-day enrollment period - unless you have a qualified family status change.
Enrollment Information by Job Group
- Faculty and Staff Benefits Enrollment Guide
- House Officers, GSAs, and Professional Specialists Benefits Enrollment Guide
- Fellowship Holders and Medical School Students Benefits Enrollment Guide
- Research Fellows Benefits Enrollment Guide
Failure to Enroll and Default Elections
Faculty and Staff
Faculty and staff have 30 days to submit benefit elections (or as specified by your collective bargaining agreement). Failure to submit elections within the 30-day deadline will result in no health plan or prescription drug coverage.
Graduate Students are automatically enrolled in GradCare and Dental Plan Option 1 for you only. You have 30 days to waive coverage, add any eligible dependents, or choose a different Dental Plan option for which you are eligible.
Research Fellows have 30 days to submit benefit elections. If benefit elections are not received within 30 days, Research Fellows will be enrolled in Comprehensive Major Medical and Dental Plan Option 1 for you only.
Rates and Paying for Coverage
Your individualized benefits plan rates can be viewed in Wolverine Access under Employee Self-Service > Benefits > Display Benefits Plan Rates. Additional information is available on the individual plan pages.