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Benefits Enrollment FAQ

This year's Open Enrollment period is Monday, October 23 and ends on Friday, November 3. Any changes made during the Open Enrollment period will become effective on January 1, 2024. 

Only during Open Enrollment or if you experience a qualifying life event or family status change.

Benefit changes made during Open Enrollment will be effective January 1 of the following year.

Benefits elections are made within BlueSky. This personalized link to your BlueSky homepage will guide you to where you’ll make your benefits elections.

Be sure to click on the “Submit” button when you are done with your elections; if you do not click on the “Submit” button, your elections will not be submitted. You can click on the "Submit" button every time you make a change during the enrollment period.

To view your benefits elections, use this Check Benefits Elections Walkthrough for on-screen guidance through BlueSky. To navigate manually, log in to BlueSky and click on: > Me > Benefit tile > Your Benefits > select Specific Date under See Benefits as of Date or Event > List the date after 1/1/2024 > click on the Health and Welfare Benefits Program tile.

Complete a Dependent Add/Change form or SDA Affidavit of Eligibility and submit it to the Benefits Department along with required supporting documentation. Once the dependent(s) is added to the system, you will then be able to enroll him/her in benefits through

All benefits eligible employees are strongly encouraged to review their benefit plan elections during the Open Enrollment period. If an employee does not submit their benefits elections by the end of the Open Enrollment period, then most of the employee’s coverage choices will roll over with no changes. The next opportunity to modify them will be the next Open Enrollment period. The exceptions to this are health care and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts (which require re-enrollment every year).

Yes, the health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts require re-enrollment each year. If you do not re-enroll during Open Enrollment, your election will default to waived.

You can make changes to your 403(b) election at any time. A change will become effective the next pay period if you make your elections at the latest, the Friday before payroll week. To make changes, go to  

Open Enrollment is a great opportunity to verify your dependent information and your life insurance beneficiary information. To view your dependent information and/or view and/or modify your life insurance beneficiary information, log in to To view and/or modify your 403(b) Retirement Plan beneficiary designation(s), log into your Fidelity account at

The next opportunity to modify your benefits will be during the next Open Enrollment period next fall, unless you experience a qualifying life event. Examples of qualifying life events include:

  • Birth or adoption of a child
  • Marriage or divorce
  • Loss of a spouse or second domiciled adult’s benefits coverage

Employees can visit to find answers to common questions, submit a specific question to the Benefits Team through the Benefits Inquiry Form, or call (312) 362-8232.