A message from Chief Human Resources Officer Traci Nordberg

Traci Nordberg

Dear Colleagues,

Benefits Open Enrollment is Oct. 1-14. Open Enrollment is your opportunity to take charge of your benefits and elect the coverage that fits your needs for 2012. Enrollment is active this year and all faculty and staff need to enroll, even if you’re keeping your same benefits. The benefit elections you make during Open Enrollment continue through the plan year (beginning Jan. 1, 2012) and cannot be changed unless you experience a qualifying life event.

How can you decide which benefits are right for you and your family? Start by exploring the resources on the Open Enrollment website:


  • Offers an overview of this year’s Open Enrollment, including what’s new
  • Interactive: flip pages, watch video, listen to audio and rollover pictures
  • Provides direct links to other helpful tools and resources

Detailed Guide

  • See tables with payroll deduction amounts for the health, dental and vision plans
  • Read charts with health plan co-pays, deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums
  • PDF: Read online or print

Event Calendar

  • See dates and times for information sessions and Open Enrollment labs

Narrated Powerpoint

  • Listen to a 12-minute presentation about Open Enrollment

“Ask Jane” FAQ

  • HR Director Jane Bruce answers frequently asked questions
  • Submit your own questions

Benefit Resources and Contact Information

  • Phone numbers and website addresses for insurance providers

How to Enroll

  • Step-by-step guide to the online enrollment process
  • Includes budgeting tools (Plan Cost Estimator and Budget Worksheet)

Open Enrollment Benefits Tool (will be active 8 a.m. Oct. 1)

If you have additional questions or need more support, remember that HR is always here to help. Contact the Employee Service Center at 343-7000 or


Traci Nordberg
Chief Human Resources Officer and Associate Vice Chancellor


All faculty and staff must enroll
If you don’t enroll, you will have the following default benefits for 2012:

  • Medical Plan – Aetna Standard, employee-only (even if you currently waive medical plan coverage)
  • Dental Plan – no coverage
  • Vision Plan – no coverage
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment – no coverage
  • Flexible Spending Accounts – no spending accounts
  • Note: Your current Short-term Disability election will not change.

More Open Enrollment resources