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 13, 2023, and all changes must be submitted by 5pm, Friday, Tuesday, February 28, 2023. Benefits will be effective April 1, 2023. 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 4.16%
  • We will be transitioning away from LifeMap dental and joining a plan through The Standard, which will provide the same level of coverage at a lower cost to you (if currently enrolled in LifeMap, you will be assigned the same coverage level with The Standard)
  • Premiums for dental through Kaiser are not increasing
  • Please see page 2 of the 2023 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

  • Have benefits or open enrollment questions? Please reach out to Benefits and Leave Manager, Nicole Stewart, to schedule an appointment. View page 5 of your Open Enrollment Packet for scheduling options.
  • Questions about your retirement account? Schedule here for a Fidelity NetBenefits Portal Tour and General Q&A session with our dedicated financial advisor, Ronald Elia.
  • For a personalized 30-minute session regarding your retirement account, schedule here
Willamette University

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

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