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Benefits Enrollment FAQ

When is Benefits Open Enrollment?

2020 Open Enrollment is from October 28, 2019 through November 8, 2019​​​.  

When can I make benefit changes?

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

When are my benefit changes effective?

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

Where do I make benefit changes?

To make benefit changes, log into myHR. Go to Main Menu > Self Service > Benefits > Benefits Enrollment. Once you make elections, click “Save and Continue” to finish your enrollment. Then on the Benefits EnrollmentSubmit Benefit Choices page, click “Submit” to submit your elections and complete your enrollment. You will be taken to the Benefits EnrollmentSubmit Confirmation page. Click “OK” to return to the Benefits Enrollment page.

How do I add my spouse/second domiciled adult and/or child to my benefits?

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 myHR.​

I do not want to make any changes. Do I still need to go through the Open Enrollment process?

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 November 8 deadline, then most of the employee’s coverage choices from 2019 will roll over with no changes. The next opportunity to modify them will be Open Enrollment in November of 2020. The exceptions to this are health care and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts (which require re-enrollment every year).​

Are there any benefit plans that require me to re-enroll during Open Enrollment?

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.​​​

I do not see the 403(b) retirement plan as an option in the open enrollment window. Does this mean I cannot change my election during Open Enrollment?

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​aul​.  

What else should I be thinking about during the Open Enrollment period?

Open enrollment is a great opportunity to verify your dependent information in Campus Connect and your life insurance beneficiary information with Liberty Mutual, Fidelity and TIAA. To view your dependent information in myHR, go to Main Menu >Self Service > Benefits > Dependent/ Beneficiary Info. To view and/or modify your  life insurance beneficiary information, go to Self Service > Benefits > Lincoln Financial Group.  To view and/or modify your 403(b) Retirement Plan beneficiary designation(s), log into your Fidelity account at or your TIAA account at​.

I missed the Open Enrollment period. When is the next time I can make changes to my benefits?

The next opportunity to modify your benefits will be during the next Open Enrollment period in November of 2020​​, 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​