October 26, 2018

Resources available to assist faculty, staff throughout open enrollment time period

The deadline to enroll in 2019 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 Tuesday (Oct. 30) for system access including open enrollment. Visit www.purdue.edu/boilerkey for information and instructions. Not having BoilerKey access will slow down being able to enroll for benefits.

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. 26).

* West Lafayette
-- Live presentation, 1-2- p.m., Beering Hall, Room B260
-- Spanish presentation, 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
-- 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, 8:30-4:30 p.m., Wetherill Laboratory of Chemistry, Room 114

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

* Purdue Fort Wayne
-- 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 or hr@purdue.edu
* Fort Wayne: 260-481-6684
* Purdue Northwest – Hammond and Westville: 219-989-2251

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