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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment 2019 will be Monday, October 22, through Friday, November 9, 2018.

Open Enrollment is now closed. Any changes you made to your benefits during Open Enrollment will take effect on January 1, 2019.


What’s New and What Changed for 2019

We will continue to offer the same medical, dental and vision plans in 2019 for active employees and retirees. Use the Comparison Tool to review rates and coverage side-by-side.

Active employees:

  • There are two new optional plans for benefits-eligible employees starting in 2019: critical illness insurance and pre-paid legal services. Your next opportunity to enroll in these plans will be during the next Open Enrollment.  
  • Find out what you will pay for insurance premiums in 2019
  • Contribution limits have increased for your FSA and HSA for 2019

Read the Cardinal at Work feature.


What Happens If I Do Nothing?

Active employees: If you do nothing during Open Enrollment, your current elections will roll over for the upcoming year at the new rates, unless you have:

  • a Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • a health care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • a dependent day care FSA
  • a Child Care Subsidy Grant

You must renew these accounts and accept your grant award every year. If you do not need medical coverage through Stanford next year, you must waive coverage during Open Enrollment.

Are you a Stanford Retiree? If you do nothing, your current elections will roll over for the upcoming year at the new rates, as long as you remain eligible for the plan.


Review Your Elections in the My Benefits Portal

Log into the My Benefits portal to review the changes you made to your elections.

If you have benefits questions, contact the University HR Service Team (877-905-2985 or 650-736-2985, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT).