November 3, 2017

Resources are available to assist faculty, staff as benefits enrollment deadline approaches

The deadline to enroll in 2018 benefits is 6 p.m. EST Nov. 10, and Human Resources is encouraging faculty and staff to enroll as early as possible. Enrolling sooner rather than later will allow employees to avoid high traffic on Benefitfocus, the online enrollment system, resulting in faster service.

Numerous resources are available for faculty and staff seeking benefits enrollment assistance.

Face-to-face assistance

Live presentations and walk-in labs are available on all three Purdue campuses; a complete list of presentations and labs can be found on the Resources document.

Below is the schedule for today (Nov. 3).

* West Lafayette
Live presentation, 2:30-4:30, Neil Armstrong Hall, Room 1109.
Walk-in lab, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Heavilon Hall, Room G035.
Walk-in lab, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Pfendler Hall, Room 103.

* Purdue Northwest
Hammond: walk-in lab, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Schneider Avenue Building, Room 1005.
Westville: 9 a.m.-noon, Schwarz Hall, Room 25.

* Purdue Fort Wayne
Live presentation, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Kettler Hall, Room 118.
Walk-in lab, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Kettler Hall, Room G13 (Banner Room).

Dedicated open enrollment website

Visit the dedicated open enrollment website for information and links to helpful tools regarding all aspects of open enrollment. Detailed open enrollment instructions, including an option to review a step-by-step PDF file with screenshots, have been added to provide additional assistance to employees. 

Assistance is available from Human Resources

Contact your campus-specific Human Resources department at the number below:

* West Lafayette: 765-494-2222
* Fort Wayne: 260-481-6684
* Purdue Northwest – Hammond and Westville – 219-989-2251

Email assistance is available to all employees:

* The HR Help tool at offers a secure means to send your requests and provides the best way for Human Resources to track and manage online requests for assistance.

As a reminder, the Human Resources customer service location in Stewart Center, Room G66, on the West Lafayette campus will be closed through Nov. 10 to accommodate open enrollment staffing needs at the various walk-in labs and presentations across campus.

Keep in mind that no changes to benefit selections will be accepted after 6 p.m. EST Nov. 10 unless there is a qualifying life event (change in family status). The next opportunity to update employee benefits will be during next year’s open enrollment (October 2018). 

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