Variety of resources can help employees in benefits enrollment

November 8, 2012  

Human Resources and the companies that administer Purdue's benefits offer a number of tools and resources to help employees understand their benefit options and make informed choices for 2013.

* PayFlex's HealthHub website at The site offers general information about flexible spending accounts and health savings accounts. A calculator is available to help employees figure how much to put aside in an account and information about eligible and ineligible expenses is provided. Employees who have a PayFlex account can register to use additional services through the website.

* Live presentations and walk-in labs: See the schedules at

* Recorded presentations: Employees who are unable to attend a live presentation or who want to review the information again can access recorded presentations around the clock. Find the link at

* One-on-one universal life or critical illness appointments with a certified counselor: Call 855-892-6224 to talk with a counselor or book an appointment. Counselors will be on-site at the West Lafayette campus Nov. 9 and Nov. 16.

* Sample employee scenarios at See how Purdue's three 2013 medical plans work out for a diverse group of make-believe Purdue employees.

* Premium Difference Calculator at An online tool to calculate an employee's medical premium increase or decrease for 2013, depending on the medical plan option the employee chooses.

* Dependent eligibility information at Review dependent eligibility rules for Purdue benefits. Rules vary, depending on the benefit.

Open enrollment ends at midnight on Nov. 16. No changes will be accepted after that time.

* To enroll, certify tobacco-user status and list life insurance beneficiaries, go to To complete the enrollment process, employees will click the submit button, check the box to indicate they've read the enrollment notices, enter their initials and then click the submit button again.

* For more enrollment information, including schedules of presentations and walk-in labs, read the 2013 Enrollment Reference Guide or visit

* Contact Human Resources at 49-42222 or for open enrollment assistance. Employees at Calumet, Fort Wayne and North Central may contact their campus HR offices.

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