Annual Benefits Open Enrollment

The 2018 Annual Benefits Open Enrollment for faculty, staff and postdocs will begin on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 and run through Friday, November 17, 2017. This is the once-a-year opportunity for benefits eligible employees to evaluate their benefits and make any necessary changes.  

*Changes are effective January 1, 2018.


Required Actions:

Health and Dental

If you would like to remain in your current Medical and/or Dental plan(s) and not make any changes:

NO action is required.

If you would like to enroll in, add/remove dependents, cancel/waive, and/or change your Medical and/or Dental elections please complete the:

2018 Health/Dental Open Enrollment form

Note: if you are adding dependents or enrolling in a family plan for the first time you must provide documentation validating dependency. (List of example documentation)

Return the completed 2018 Health/Dental Open Enrollment form to the Benefits Section of Human Resources:

  • Mail - Interoffice (MS118) or US postal
  • Drop off - Bernstein-Marcus, 2nd Floor
  • Fax - (781) 736-4466
    • Forms must be returned no later than Friday, November 17th.
    • Please DO NOT EMAIL (scan) your 2018 Health/Dental Open Enrollment form due to the sensitivity of the personal information contained, i.e. social security number, date(s) of birth, etc.

Flexible Spending Accounts

If you wish to enroll in the Health Care or Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts for 2018 you must enroll in our online system.  An email was sent directly to your Brandeis email account with a direct link. 

You may also access the online system at https://brandeis.easecentral.com.  

  • You must enroll each year.  These plans do not carry over from year to year.

NEW Vision Plan

If you wish to enroll in the new VSP vision plan for 2018 you must enroll online.  An email was sent directly to your Brandeis email account with a direct link.  Please sign in and follow the enrollment instructions.

You may also access the online system at https://brandeis.easecentral.com.  


Supplemental Life Insurance

If you wish to apply, change amount or terminate of Supplemental Life Insurance now is your opportunity. Please complete the Life-Change Beneficiary update form and the Evidence of Insurability form if applying or increasing amount. Max coverage $250,000.

*Unless you have a qualifying change in status or other permissible event during the plan year, your 2018 elections will remain in effect through December 31, 2018.