Open Enrollment ends tomorrow

Have you made your 2020 benefits elections? Open Enrollment is open now through 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31. All benefits-eligible faculty and staff are required to make an active plan selection for 2020 coverage.

Enroll today at

What happens if fully benefits-eligible employees don’t enroll?

Benefit If NO action taken:
Health Plan (You must make a selection or you will default to the option with the lowest premiums, Choice CDHP.)


  • You will default to the health care plan option with the lowest premiums (Choice CDHP), at the same individual/family tier you have now, if you don’t make a plan selection.
  • You’ll miss out on a $20/month credit toward premiums if you do not confirm that you and your covered family members are tobacco-free.
  • You’ll pay a $100/month spousal fee if your spouse is on the Vanderbilt Health Plan but has access to health insurance through their own employer. If your spouse does not have access to another employer’s health plan, or works for Vanderbilt University, you must confirm this every year to avoid the fee.
Dental Plan
  • You’ll have the same coverage you elected from 2019.
Vision Plan
  • You’ll have the same coverage you elected from 2019.
Flexible Spending Accounts
  • No pre-tax money can be deposited in your health care and/or dependent care flexible spending accounts unless you enroll each year.
Accidental Death & Dismemberment
  • You’ll have the same coverage you have in place for 2019.