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3 Easy Steps to Complete Your 2018 Open Enrollment

November 1-15, 2017

  1. Review your health, dental, and life insurance benefit options
    Use the Alex Tool and other resources listed below to help you decide which plans are right for you.
  2. Choose your plans
    Beginning November 1st, log into HRMS to make your Health, Dental, and Flexible Spending Account (FSA)/Health Savings Account (HSA) elections for 2018, and use the Securian link to make your life insurance elections for 2018.
  3. Watch for your confirmation statement in December
    You will receive this by mail.

Which Plan is Right for Me?

2018 ALEX Tool
An interactive benefits tool that will guide you through the benefit plan selection process, explaining terminology and plan differences, comparing costs, etc. Four "plans" are displayed for illustrative purposes, however, the two versions of the HSA plan & the two versions of the PPO plan are each identical.

2018 Health Plan Comparison Chart & Dental Comparison Chart
A side-by-side comparison of your health plan options, including costs for different providers and services.

2018 Health and Dental Plan Rates
View the rates, or premiums, you will pay out of your paycheck.

Life Insurance Flyer
Learn about your open enrollment options, rates, and how to enroll.

Life Insurance Rate Calculator
Calculate your personalized GUL or GOTL insurance rates.

New & Noteworthy

Every year, YOUR Benefits are evaluated and updated. Check out the New & Noteworthy updates for the 2018 Benefit Plans.

YOUR Benefits Extras

New for 2018, there will be additional benefit offerings, including supplemental vision and pre-paid legal. For more information about these benefits and to enroll online, go to:

Helpful Information

Info Sessions & Webinars
Find the schedule of upcoming informational sessions & webinars, along with benefit enrollment workshops.

To access the open enrollment webinars, use the links provided below:


  • 2018 Open Enrollment Webinar – Recorded webinar reviewing the 2018 Open Enrollment updates and how to enroll.
  • Additional Videos: Find more specific information on health care plans, HSAs, FSAs, and the Life Insurance Plan options.

Life Insurance Transfer Form

Transfer your current amount of insurance (Group Universal Life [GUL] rates have decreased significantly, and you have the option to transfer your Group Optional Term Life [GOTL] to GUL) using the Life Insurance Transfer Form.

Enrolling in Benefits at Home

To log in to HRMS from computers not connected to the University network, you must be enrolled in Duo two-factor authentication. Use your NetID and password to enroll in Duo for HRMS. As soon as you are enrolled, two-factor authentication will be active. Contact the IT Help Desk at 275-2000 with any questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to 2018 Open Enrollment Commonly Asked Questions about updates to the plans and the enrollment process.

Still have questions? See our 2018 Benefits FAQ to answer general questions on Health Care Plans, FSAs, HSAs, Dental Plans, Life Insurance Plans, and more.

Open Enrollment Communications

Can’t find the announcement, email, or mailing that you received? Check out the Open Enrollment Communications that were sent out, updated every week!

Additional Information

Health Care Program Information

Life Insurance Program Information

2018 Life Insurance Plan-at a-Glance