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Changing Your Benefits

Last updated Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Most benefit elections* can be changed under a particular set of circumstances, or at a given point in time. If you are currently enrolled in PEBB benefits, select a link below to learn more.

(Note: If you are new to the UW or are starting in a benefits-eligible position, please visit the New/Newly-Eligible Employees: Enrolling in Benefits – Start Here! page instead.)

Life Events

You can change your medical and/or dental coverage following a child’s birth or adoption, a marriage or domestic partnership, moving to a different zip code, and more.


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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment (November 1-30) is a once-a-year opportunity for PEBB benefits-eligible employees to enroll in or make changes to their medical and/or dental plan elections in Workday.


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Changes You Can Make Year-Round

Some changes can be made year-round, such as changing your Tobacco Use attestation, starting/stopping/changing HSA contributions, or enrolling in optional insurance plans.


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*Your choice of primary retirement plan cannot be changed. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you must participate in a retirement plan as a condition of employment.

Other Benefits

Many benefits you receive as a UW employee - such as paid holidays and your UPASS - do not involve enrollment via Workday. For details, refer to the "Other Benefits" listed in UWHR's Benefit Summary PDFs.