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Open Enrollment for 2018 benefits begins today

Open enrollment buttonOpen Enrollment for 2018 benefits is finally here. As of 8 a.m. this morning, you can log in to My VUMC Benefits and make your benefit elections that will become effective Jan. 1, 2018 and last until Dec. 31, 2018. Simply go to and click on the “Enroll Now” button.

As a reminder: Open Enrollment is passive this year, which means the benefits you elected in 2017 — except flexible spending accounts — will automatically roll over to 2018, unless you make changes.

  • All your 2017 benefits (except flexible spending accounts) will automatically roll over, and you will have those same benefits in 2018. That includes health, dental and vision insurance, as well as accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance.
  • If you received the $20 tobacco-free credit for 2017, you will automatically receive the credit for 2018.
  • If you paid the spouse coverage fee of $100 per month in 2017, you will pay the spouse coverage fee of $100 in 2018.
  • Your flexible spending account election will not carry over to 2018. That’s an IRS rule we can’t change. If you want to participate in a FSA for 2018, you will need to enroll on My VUMC Benefits.
  • If you want or need to make changes, you may do so by simply logging in to My VUMC Benefits and changing your elections.
  • You can make changes to your life insurance, long-term and enhanced short-term disability and retirement accounts at any time outside of Open Enrollment.

If you have questions or need help, you can:

  • Visit the Open Enrollment website at and read or download the Detailed Guide to Open Enrollment.