Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to evaluate and make changes to your Willamette University benefit elections including your health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, retirement savings, and flexible spending accounts. The open enrollment period begins February 7, 2018 and all benefit changes must be made by Tuesday, February 27, 2018. Benefits will be effective on April 1, 2018.
  • The employer and employee medical plan premiums are increasing. Dental plan premiums will remain the same.
  • Deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums for medical and dental plans will remain the same.
  • The health FSA maximum is increasing from $2,600 to $2,650.
  • The Accident and Critical Illness plan carrier is changing from AFLAC to Guardian.

For more details, please see the 2018 Open Enrollment Packet.

Benefits enrollment changes may be made online at

The month of February will be full of opportunities to learn more about your benefits. 

Open Lab - Using Workday for Benefits Enrollment
Location: Mt. Jefferson Conference Room, University Services Building
Dates and times vary - see schedule below. No sign up needed.

  • Friday February 9, 9am to 12pm
  • Wednesday February 14, 1pm to 4:30pm
  • Monday February 26, 9am to 12pm

Benefits One-on-One Appointments
Location: HR Office, University Services Building
Multiple dates and time are available. View the options and schedule your one-on-one benefits appointment through WISE.

Transamerica Retirement Meetings: February 20 - 22, 2018
Location: Mt. Washington Conference Room, University Services Building
These personalized 30-minute sessions allow you to ask specific questions and receive estimates of your retirement benefits.

Annual Wellness & Benefits Fair: February 21, 2018
Location: Montag Den
Time: 10 am - 1 pm
An opportunity to meet wellness and benefits vendors. There will be drawings, door prizes, and many giveaways!