Open Enrollment for 2015 Benefits
Mark your calendars!
Vanderbilt's Open Enrollment period for 2015 benefits will happen October 15-31, 2014.
Open Enrollment is the time each year when all benefits-eligible Vanderbilt employees can select or make changes to important benefit programs.
Selections made during Open Enrollment will be effective January 1-December 31, 2015, unless you have a qualifying event such as marriage, divorce or the birth or adoption of a child.
Look for more information on this webpage in September. In the meantime, you can view your 2014 benefits confirmation statement on the My VU Benefits site. Once you log in, look in the right column and click on the link for "Please click here to view past enrollments."
If you have questions, please contact the Employee Service Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 615.343.7000.
Which benefits are part of Open Enrollment?
- Medical, dental and vision insurance,
- Traditional short-term disability insurance (only available for Union, new hires and newly-eligible staff),
- Accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance,
- Health care flexible spending accounts, which reimburse medical expenses for you and your dependents,
- Dependent day care flexible spending accounts, which reimburse day care service expenses for your dependents.
Which benefits can be modified outside of Open Enrollment?
- Retirement . Changes to your contribution percentage or chosen investment company can be made any time by completing the Retirement Plan Election Form (Salary Reduction Agreement).
- Life Insurance. Your current elections will remain the same. To change your life insurance coverage level, log in to the My VU Benefits website and select "Change Supplemental Life Coverage."
- Enhanced Short-Term Disability. Your current elections will remain the same. To change your coverage level, log in to the My VU Benefits website and select "Change Short-Term Disability Coverage."
- Long-Term Disability . You are enrolled automatically after your one-year anniversary. Vanderbilt pays for coverage for the first $24,000 of your annual base pay. You can waive full coverage at any time (above the $24,000 that Vanderbilt pays) on the My VU Benefits website.
- Pet insurance is offered through Veterinary Pet Insurance.
- Auto and homeowner insurance is offered by MetLife.