Log in to Employee Self Service

in the left navigation pane,

  • select the "Benefits & Wellness" link
  • >> "Benefits" link
  • >> "Benefits Enrollment" link.
  • Choose your OPEN event to begin the process of enrollment.

Add Partner, Dependents, and Beneficiaries

After entering your open event, please read the main page before selecting one of the blue buttons at the bottom of the screen. First, review your beneficiaries and add dependents. This is where you will add your Domestic Partner's information.

  1. On the right side of your screen, select the blue button labeled "I agree - View & Update Dependents/ Beneficiaries." Then, enter the required information (e.g., name, date of birth, social security number) and select submit.
  2. Stay on this screen and add any other dependents and/or beneficiaries you would like to add at this time and select submit for each one.
  3. Once everyone has been added, select the "Return to Benefits Enrollment" button to continue with your elections.

Elect Your Benefits

  1. Select the "OPEN - Edit Your Benefit Elections" link.
  2. Select the other blue button labeled "I agree - Continue to Benefits Enrollment" on the left.
  3. Under Medical, choose your preferred plan by selecting the corresponding option code in the Medical Coverage Selection dropdown box. The option code is the number in the parentheses located to the right of the monthly cost.
    • If your domestic partner and/or eligible dependent child(ren) are to be added to your medical coverage, select the check the box next to their name listed under the "Dependents Not Covered" area.
      • If you are not seeing your domestic partner or eligible dependent child(ren) under the "Dependents Not Covered" section, you will need to back out of editing your benefit elections and select the blue button on the right side and follow instructions under the Add Domestic Partner, Dependents and Beneficiaries section above.
    • If you are removing a dependent from your coverage, uncheck the box next to their name, select recalculate, and you should then see them under the Dependents Not Covered section.
  4. Complete the same process for dental insurance, life insurance, voluntary term life insurance, AD&D, and dependent life insurance.
  5. Once all changes have been elected, select the recalculate button to review your selections and submit your elections to University Benefits. Make sure you submit until you get the final confirmation page. 

Emails from University Benefits

You will be sent two emails from the Benefits Office after you completed your enrollment.

  1. Benefits Confirmation Statement - Please review this statement carefully in Employee Self Service. If a correction is needed, follow the steps from your Benefits Confirmation page. You will only have seven (7) days from the release date of your statement to request changes.
  2. Dependent Eligibility Verification - Our office will send information about the verification process and document requirements after processing your event. For Domestic Partners, you must supply the documentation corresponding to the eligibility conditions you selected on the Domestic Partner Affidavit. You will have four (4) weeks to upload these documents in Employee Self Service.