Reminder: Open Enrollment ends Oct. 31

Open Enrollment for 2018 benefits ends at 11:59 p.m. Oct. 31. ALL benefits-eligible employees must complete Open Enrollment, even if you don’t plan to make changes or you plan to waive coverage.

Elections are effective Jan. 1–Dec. 31, 2018, unless you have a qualifying event.

You can log in to My VU Benefits to update or choose the benefits that best suit your needs:

  • health, dental and vision insurance
  • accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance
  • health care flexible spending accounts (FSAs), which reimburse medical expenses for you and your eligible dependents
  • dependent day care FSAs, which reimburse day care service expenses for your eligible dependents
  • retirement (review your contributions, but you can update anytime)

Even if you don’t plan to make changes, you must log in to My VU Benefits to:

  • confirm your current elections
  • confirm working spouse coverage, your dependents and your beneficiaries
  • add all eligible family members as dependents in your My VU Benefits profile if they are enrolling (or remaining enrolled) in the family coverage of AD&D insurance
  • attest to whether or not you and your covered family members are tobacco-free. Eligible employees can save $20 per month on premiums.

Keep in mind that If you carry coverage for your working spouse who has access to health insurance through another employer—including Vanderbilt University Medical Center—you’ll pay a working spouse fee of $100 per month.

Learn more and enroll now

Learn more about Open Enrollment and sign up for 2018 benefits now at Remember to have your VUnetID and password ready and active before you enroll. If you need help with your VUnetID or your password, visit or contact your IT support provider or the Help Desk.