Open Enrollment is an annual period, usually in October, when benefits eligible faculty, staff, retirees and graduate students may make changes to their benefits for the following calendar year. Open Enrollment benefits include medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, and the legal services plan. Outside of Open Enrollment, changes to coverage under these plans can only be made within 30 days of a qualifying event. See Life Events for additional information. Life insurance, Long-Term Disability, and the retirement savings plans are not part of Open Enrollment and you can enroll or make changes at any time.
Health Statements for Life Insurance: Watch for an Email from MetLife
If you chose a level of Life Insurance coverage for yourself or coverage for your eligible spouse or other qualified adult (OQA) that requires completion of a Statement of Health (SOH) form, you will receive an email from MetLife. It is important to respond to this email because your chosen level of coverage is subject to approval by MetLife. Be sure to check email Spam folders for the message from MetLife. For assistance in completing the SOH form, call MetLife at (877) 963-8932 for website navigation or technical assistance. Call MetLife at (800) 638-6420 (prompt 1) for questions about the SOH process.
Example of the email that will be sent from MetLife when a Statement of Health is required: