Information on continuing health and life insurance during retirement and other preparations you can make for retirement.
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.
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.
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.
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:
- Uniform Medical Plan, employee only, and charged the Tobacco Subsidy ($25/month)
- Uniform Dental Plan, employee only
- Basic Life Insurance ($35,000) and Long-term Disability Insurance (LTD) coverage
- The retirement plan aligned with your job type, with no opportunity to change at a later date
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.
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.
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.
In your first week, we’ll send you an email describing how to learn about your benefit package and how to enroll.
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.