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Benefits Enrollment FAQ

Open enrollment for 2022 benefits elections took place Oct. 25 - Nov. 5, 2021, and is now closed. Changes made during the Open Enrollment period take effect on Jan. 1.

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.

To make benefit changes, log in to You can also review the Benefits Open Enrollment Quick Guide for details about the when, how and what of modifying or enrolling in benefits at DePaul.

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