New hires will receive instructions from HR about how to sign up for benefits. They’ll come as tasks in your Workday inbox. Faculty and staff have an opportunity to sign up for and/or change benefits once a year during open enrollment; that is also a Workday inbox task. If you need to sign up for benefits outside that period, you need to provide HR with a qualifying event to do so. Please review the HR website to determine if you have a qualifying event.
No – you can view and manage your contributions and investment provider elections on the Brandeis Retirement Planning website or by calling the Retirement Service Center at 800-343-0860. Instructions can be found in the Brandeis Retirement Planning Website Guide.
You can change your life insurance beneficiaries in the Benefits application by choosing the Change Benefits link in the left-hand column and following the prompts. Once you’ve changed your beneficiaries, you can edit the personal information for your dependents and beneficiaries through the change beneficiaries task. If you choose “Change Beneficiaries” through the Benefits application, it will only update their personal information – it will not change your beneficiaries.
You can find the total cost of your benefits on your payslip. It will also be available in the Benefits application. It’s a blue hyperlink under “Current Cost”. Clicking the hyperlink will open a new window that breaks down the costs of all your benefits.