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, and medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts. Open enrollment starts Monday, February 12, 2024. All changes must be submitted by Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 5:00 pm. Benefits will be effective April 1, 2024. Remember, you may elect to make changes to your retirement plans as well as the commuter spending account outside of the open enrollment period.

  • Medical premiums are increasing 6% for most employees enrolled in the Kaiser HMO plan.
  • Premiums for dental benefits will remain the same for Kaiser and The Standard.
Benefits enrollment changes may be made online at

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

Benefits One-on-One Appointments

  • Have benefits or open enrollment questions? Please reach out to Benefits Manager, Tiffany DeGroat, to schedule an appointment. View page 4 of your Open Enrollment Packet for scheduling options.
  • Questions about your retirement account? Register for a Fidelity Virtual Session with our Fidelity Financial Consultant, Ronald Elia:
    • February 23, 2024: NetBenefits Portal Tour followed by a Q&A Session
    • February 28, 2024: How to Make the Most of Your Retirement
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Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
503-370-6210 voice
503-370-6570 fax

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