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Faculty and Staff: It's Time for Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment is an annual process that affords faculty and professional staff the opportunity to enroll in new benefit plans or make changes to existing coverage that goes into effect January 1 of the upcoming year. This year’s Open Enrollment began Sunday, Nov. 1, and will end on Monday, Nov. 30, 2015.

Faculty or professional staff who are not changing their elections do not need to re-enroll. Current 2015 benefits will remain in effect. The only exceptions are the Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts. For these plans, you must re-enroll every plan year.

Also new for 2016, we’re pleased to announce that Drexel is able to hold our medical premium increase to an average of five percent again, compared to the national average of eight percent. Additionally, our preferred life and disability insurance carrier changes from MetLife to Guardian and rates will be reduced for both the University and faculty and professional staff.

For more details on other benefits news: Please join us at one of the Open Enrollment Fairs taking place at the following locations from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.:

  • Nov. 9 • The Academy of Natural Sciences, 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m., in the BEES Room
  • Nov. 10 • University City Campus, 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m., in the Recreation Center lobby
  • Nov. 19 • Queen Lane Campus, 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m., in the Atrium
  • Nov. 20 • Center City Campus, 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m., in 3506-10 New College Building

Vendors will be on hand to answer your questions about the offerings from all of our providers, including our Voluntary Benefits platform. Come and speak with your benefits representatives, get a vision screening and blood pressure reading and enter raffles to win prizes.

Faculty and professional staff are also encouraged to review the 2016 Open Enrollment Page. This website contains all of the information needed to determine which benefit plans are best for individual needs and provides enrollment instructions.

To go directly to the enrollment site, log in to Drexel One and click the “Benefits Service Center” link on the bottom right corner of the “Employees” tab.

For more information call the Benefits Service Center at 888-971-0101.