Open Enrollment

Open enrollment is the time of year when we provide faculty and staff with an opportunity to review and make changes to their health and welfare benefit elections for the upcoming calendar year. We want to provide them with an abundance of information and an opportunity to select the benefit plans that best fit their needs.

This year, we will introduce a new electronic benefits enrollment platform through Benefitfocus, a national leader in benefit management and administration. Faculty and staff will be able to make changes to their current elections through a convenient and secure online system, accessible from anywhere and available for them 24/7. To learn more about Benefitfocus, check out the presentation [PDF] and the infographic [PDF].

For more information about the 2018 open enrollment period, download the 2018 Benefits Overview [PDF] and the Voluntary Benefit offerings [PDF].

Important Dates

2018 Open Enrollment

  • October 25, 2017 through November 12, 2017

The open enrollment period this year is considered an active open enrollment which means that every benefit-eligible faculty and staff member will need to re-enroll in benefits for 2018. For more information on how to enroll through Benefitfocus, check out the detailed enrollment guide [PDF] and the quick reference enrollment guide [PDF].

Review Sessions

The Benefits office is hosting one hour review sessions to highlight what's changing for the 2018 open enrollment period. These sessions are designed to address changes in premiums, plan design, and the new online benefit enrollment process through Benefitfocus.

All sessions begin at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. in 100 McKenny Hall.

  • Thursday, October 19, 2017
  • Friday, October 20, 2017
  • Monday, October 23, 2017
  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017 (8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and 3:00 p.m.)

Benefit and Wellness Fairs

  • College of Business:  Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 11 a.m.–2 p.m. in 101B Owen
  • Student Center:  Friday, October 27, 2017 from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom

Information Training Sessions

There are daily training sessions scheduled from October 30, 2017 to November 3, 2017. All in-person training sessions are geared to help guide you through the online open enrollment process, with one-on-one sessions reserved for employees with complex benefit issues or concerns.

Find out what in-person training sessions and one-on-one appointment times are available.