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 dental flexible spending accounts. Open enrollment starts Wednesday, February 9, 2022, and all changes must be submitted by 5pm, Friday, February 25, 2022. Benefits will be effective April 1, 2022. Remember, you may elect to make changes to your retirement plans as well as the commuter spending account outside of the open enrollment period (to do this, log into Workday and select the Benefits tile).

  • Medical premiums are increasing for most employees by 5%
  • Naturopathic care will no longer be tied to an annual $1,500 limit and the
    number of doctor visits are now unlimited
  • Members may now select a naturopathic doctor as their primary care
  • Alternative care (acupuncture, chiropractor, massage) will no longer be
    tied to an annual limit of $1,500, instead Kaiser is changing to a model
    of maximum visits per service type
  • Dental premiums are not increasing
  • Please see page 3 of the 2022 Open Enrollment Packet for detailed
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
Location: Virtual or telephone
Multiple dates and time are available. View the options on page 4 of your Open Enrollment Packet or schedule your one-on-one benefits appointment here.

Schedule here for a Fidelity NetBenefits Portal Tour and General Q&A session.

For a personalized 30-minute session regarding your retirement account, schedule here

Willamette University

Human Resources

University Services Building
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
503-370-6210 voice
503-370-6570 fax

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