Reminder to enroll for 2014 benefits

Just 4 days left! Reminder to enroll for 2014 benefits!

Open Enrollment for 2014 benefits ends at 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 31 and all benefits-eligible employees should enroll. If you don’t enroll, you may lose valuable credits or pay for coverage you do not want.

If you don’t enroll, you will have the following default benefits for 2014:

Health Plan

  • Keep your same health plan option, except former BlueCross BlueShield members will move to Aetna Select option. If you waived health coverage for 2013, your waiver will remain in effect for 2014.
  • Miss out on a $20/month credit toward premiums, if you and your covered family members are tobacco-free
  • Pay a $100/month coverage fee unless you designate that your spouse or same-sex domestic partner who is on the Vanderbilt Health Plan has no employer health care coverage options

Dental Plan

  • Have the same coverage for 2014 that you had for 2013

Vision Plan

  • Have the same coverage for 2014 that you had for 2013

Short-Term Disability

  • Eligible employees will be enrolled automatically in both levels of short-term disability: no-cost base coverage, paid by Vanderbilt, and “buy-up” coverage, paid by the employee (non-union staff & house staff)
  • Have the same coverage for 2014 that you had for 2013 (union staff)

Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Have no money designated for your Health Care or Dependent Care FSAs for 2014, even if you had money in your accounts for 2013


  • Have coverage (included with all health plan options)

Accidental Death & Dismemberment

  • Have the same coverage for 2014 that you had for 2013

How to Enroll

  1. Go to the Open Enrollment homepage. Click on the button for Enroll Now.
  2. You will see three documents to help you navigate your benefits.
  3. Once you have viewed the documents, click on the Enroll link at the bottom of the screen. Log in with your VUnetID and ePassword.
  4. Follow the steps and print or email your confirmation statement when you’re done.

Need Help Enrolling?

Join us for an Enrollment Lab. HR will have computers and staff to assist you.

Day Time Location
Oct. 16-31 (M-F) 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. HR Express, 2525 West End Ave., 2nd Floor
Oct. 28 7:30-11 a.m. Rand/Sarratt Function Room 226
Oct. 29 1-4 p.m. Children’s Hospital, Room B319


Please contact the Employee Service Center at

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