October 29, 2018

Enroll for 2019 benefits by 6 p.m. ET on Nov. 5

Faculty and staff who have not yet enrolled for their 2019 benefits are reminded that enrollment ends Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. ET. No changes to benefit plans will be accepted after that date unless there is a qualifying life event (change in family status). All employees are asked to actively enroll during this open enrollment window.

Two changes to the 2019 medical plans were announced via a memorandum distributed on Tuesday (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.

Additionally, faculty and staff should note that BoilerKey, Purdue’s new two-factor authentication service will be required beginning Tuesday (Oct. 30) for system access including open enrollment. Visit www.purdue.edu/boilerkey for information and instructions.

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.

Numerous resources are available throughout enrollment 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. Employees and their spouses who are turning 65 in 2019 are particularly encouraged to attend the Medicare presentation.

Below is the schedule for today:

* West Lafayette
-- Live presentation, 1-2- p.m., Kurz Purdue Technology Center, Large Conference Room A
-- Medicare and HSAs presentation, 2:30-3:30 p.m., KPTC, Large Conference Room A
-- Walk-in lab, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., KPTC, Conference Room 2
-- Walk-in lab, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Pfendler Hall, Room 103
-- Presentation in Spanish, 12:30-1:30 p.m., McCutcheon Hall, Room 219
-- English as a Second Language walk-in lab, 1:30-4:30 p.m., McCutcheon Hall, Room C217

* Purdue Northwest
-- Hammond: Walk-in lab, noon-2 p.m., Powers Building, Room 204
-- Westville: Walk-in lab, 9 -11 a.m., Technology Building, Room 290

Purdue Fort Wayne:
-- Walk-in lab, 9-10:30 a.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 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 or hr@purdue.edu
Fort Wayne: 260-481-6684
Purdue Northwest – Hammond and Westville: 219-989-2251

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