October 24, 2018

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

The deadline to enroll in 2018 benefits is 6 p.m. ET Nov. 5, 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.

Two changes to the 2019 medical plans have been 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 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 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 (Oct. 24).

* West Lafayette
-- Live presentation, 9-10 a.m., Beering Hall, Room B260
-- Live presentation, 1-2 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 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Pfendler Hall, Room 103
-- Walk-in lab, 2-5 p.m., McCutcheon Hall Room C217

* Purdue Northwest
-- Hammond: Live presentation, 9 a.m., Schneider Avenue Building, Room 90
-- Westville: Live presentation, 2 p.m., Library Student Faculty Building, Room 170A

* Purdue Fort Wayne
-- Live presentation, 10 a.m.,  Kettler Hall, Room 118
-- Walk-in lab, 2-3:30 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 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:

* 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 will be closed through Nov. 5 to accommodate open enrollment staffing needs at the various walk-in labs and presentations across campus. The service location is normally closed on Mondays and will reopen for regular business on Nov. 6.

Keep in mind that no changes to benefit selections will be accepted after 6 p.m. ET Nov. 5 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 timeframe (October 2019).


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