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 4, 2019, and all benefit changes must be submitted in Workday by Friday, February 22, 2019. Benefits will be effective on April 1, 2019.

  • Medical premiums are changing-see the 2019 Open Enrollment Packet for a detailed explanation. 
  • The transit FSA maximum is increasing from $260/month to $265/month
  • The health FSA annual maximum is increasing from $2,650 to $2,700
  • Lifemap dental premiums are increasing 1.76%


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.

  • February 12, 2pm to 4pm
  • February 22, 10am 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 19-21, 2019
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 20, 2019
Location: Montag Den
Time: 10 am - 12:30 pm
An opportunity to meet wellness and benefits vendors. There will be a drawing and many giveaways!