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Nearing Retirement

Information on continuing health and life insurance during retirement and other preparations you can make for retirement.

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Manage Beneficiaries

You can review and update your beneficiary designations by contacting the company or organization that provides your insurance or retirement plan. You can sometimes do this online. Otherwise, you’ll have to complete, sign, and mail a paper form.

Information on managing beneficiaries

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Retirement Plans

Retirement plan eligibility is based on the program available to your employment category and any prior plan participation. Your offer letter should indicate which employment program you have, and what benefits options are available to you. If you are not sure of your employment program, speak to your manager or contact the ISC.

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Graduate Appointees Insurance Program (GAIP)

Academic student employees (ASE) are provided health coverage through the Graduate Appointee Insurance Program (GAIP). If eligible, you are automatically enrolled for this coverage, and may elect to enroll your dependents.

Information on the GAIP plan and enrollment

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Faculty and Staff Medical, Dental, Life, and Disability Insurance

Enrollment Deadlines

Your deadline to enroll for health and spending accounts is 31 days from the date you were hired into a benefits-eligible position (e.g., your hire date).

If you fail to enroll by your deadline, you will be automatically enrolled in the default options:

Your next opportunity to enroll in or change your health benefits will be during annual Open Enrollment in November, with a January 1 effective date.

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Open Enrollment

Note: This page provides a general overview of Open Enrollment in Workday at the University of Washington.
Open Enrollment for 2018 has closed as of midnight Pacific Time on Thursday, November 30, 2017.

What is Open Enrollment?

Each year during Open Enrollment (November 1-30), you have the opportunity to enroll in or make changes to your health plan elections in Workday.

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Enrollment Changes & Life Events

Certain life events allow you to change your Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) medical or dental coverage, to add/change a flexible spending plan, or to change life insurance.

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Newly Eligible

In your first week, we’ll send you an email describing how to learn about your benefit package and how to enroll.

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Your Benefits


Welcome to the Benefits pages in the ISC.

The University of Washington leads the way in research, innovation, diversity, and more—attracting the best and brightest. To help you focus on your career and the road ahead, we offer a competitive array of health, welfare, and retirement benefits—supporting you and your family now and in the days to come.

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