Welcome to Willamette University! We’re delighted that you’ve joined our Willamette community and we are committed to helping you make a successful transition into your new role.
Willamette offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Please feel free to review the information on the Benefits Overview website. Please register for a Benefits Orientation where you will be able to learn more about our benefits and ask questions prior to making a decision of which plan best fits your needs.
New Employee Eligibility
As a new employee who is eligible for the benefits package, you may enroll in our benefit plans within 31 days of your date of hire or appointment. The effective date of your benefit coverage is the first day of the month following your date of hire.
For example, if your hire date is on May 8th, your benefits will begin on June 1st. In order for your benefits to become effective, you must complete and submit all of the required enrollment forms to the Human Resource Office with 31 days of your date of hire. If your forms are not returned within your initial 31 days of employment, you must wait for the annual Open Enrollment period or a qualifying event to enroll in your benefits.
It is very important that you register for a benefits orientation as soon as possible so that your benefits will be effective in a timely manner.