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Benefits Enrollment FAQ

2021 Open Enrollment is from October 26, 2020 through November 6, 2020.  

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 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.

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.

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 6 deadline, then most of the employee’s coverage choices from 2020 will roll over with no changes. The next opportunity to modify them will be Open Enrollment in fall 2021. 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 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

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