October 30, 2018

Deadline nearing for benefits enrollment for 2019 – enroll by 6 p.m. ET Monday

Faculty and staff at the West Lafayette, Purdue Fort Wayne and Purdue Northwest campuses have until 6 p.m. ET Monday (Nov. 5) to enroll for 2019 benefits.

Effective today (Oct. 30), BoilerKey, Purdue's new two-factor authentication service, is required for system access, including open enrollment. Visit www.purdue.edu/boilerkey for information and instructions.

Two changes to the 2019 medical plans were announced via a memorandum distributed on Oct. 23. Employees are encouraged to review this information before enrolling.

Although no changes from 2018 will be made to the spousal coverage policy for 2019, the Benefitfocus enrollment survey that employees complete while enrolling will still ask a question about spousal coverage. Employees must select a response to move forward with completing their enrollment; however, the response will not affect their 2019 benefits, and it does not matter which response is selected.

When employees log in to Benefitfocus and complete their enrollment, they need to make sure they follow the enrollment path until they have submitted their enrollment. Employees have until 6 p.m. ET Monday (Nov. 5) to submit their enrollment. No changes to benefit plans will be accepted after that date 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 time frame (October 2019).

Employees also can enroll for 2019 benefits using the Benefitfocus mobile app. Install the Benefitfocus app from Google Play for Android devices or the App Store for Apple devices. Enter “enrollpurduebenefits” as the company ID and log in with career account and BoilerKey. For additional information on the mobile app, visit the open enrollment home page.

Human Resources encourages employees to enroll now and keep a copy of the enrollment summary page for their records. Those who have already enrolled can review their elections and make any changes up to 6 p.m. ET Monday. Those who make changes should be sure to save changes and resubmit their enrollment.

The dedicated website for open enrollment 2019 provides all the need-to-know information for faculty and staff to ensure they make the best selections for themselves and their families. From the website, faculty and staff can access not only the detailed, step-by-step instructions to enroll, but also medical and prescription information as well to help them select coverage best-suited to their needs.

Those who prefer face-to-face opportunities to discuss their plan selection still have the opportunity to do so. Walk-in labs are still available for hands-on assistance through Nov. 2. Today’s schedule is:

* West Lafayette
-- Live presentation, 9-10 a.m., Lawson Computer Science Building, Room 1142
-- Live presentation, 5-6 p.m., McCutcheon Hall, Room 219
-- Walk-in lab, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Kurz Purdue Technology Center, Conference Room 2
-- Walk -in lab, 8:30-4:30 p.m., Pfendler Hall, Room 103
-- Walk -in lab, 6-8 p.m., McCutcheon Hall, Room C217

* Purdue Northwest
-- Hammond: Walk-in lab, 9-11 a.m. Powers Building, Room 204
-- Westville: Walk-in lab, 1-3 p.m., Technology Building, Room 298

* Purdue Fort Wayne
-- Live presentation, 9 a.m.,  Kettler Hall, Room 118

Assistance is available from Human Resources

The dedicated enrollment website provides details on all things enrollment, including schedules for walk-in labs and presentations, and employees are encouraged to use these resources.

Employees can contact their campus-specific Human Resources department at the respective 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:

* hr@purdue.edu

* www.purdue.edu/HR/Help The HR Help tool 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 is closed through Nov. 5 to accommodate open enrollment staffing needs at the various walk-in labs and presentations across campus.

Purdue University Global open enrollment

Purdue Global benefits open enrollment runs through Nov. 9. Purdue Global employees also will use Benefitfocus to enroll. Purdue Global’s benefit information, plan summaries, etc. are housed on PGNet. For questions, concerns or to request more information on Purdue Global’s benefits open enrollment, contact AskHR@Kaplan.com.

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