Annual Benefits Enrollment

Wake Forest University will transition benefit plans from a fiscal year to a calendar year for benefits-eligible faculty and staff. The University will have a six month plan period from July 1 – December 31, 2018 to accommodate this transition. The Annual Benefits Enrollment process for this shortened plan period will take place April 2-9, 2018.

Faculty and staff must actively enroll if:

  • changing benefit elections and/or dependents
  • covering an eligible spouse on the medical plan
  • and/or planning to participate in a Flexible Spending Account.

Annual Benefits Enrollment for 2019 elections will take place in late October 2018, with benefit updates effective January 1 – December 31, 2019. Information about campus events and benefit plan updates will be communicated fall 2018. 

Annual Benefits Enrollment
April 2-9, 2018

Benefits Plan Period
July 1 – December 31, 2018

Additional Assistance
If you have questions or need assistance enrolling for benefits, contact or visit Human Resources: 

  • 2598 Reynolda Road
    Monday through Friday
    8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • (336) 758-4700

Benefits Plan Highlights

No Changes: The current carriers, premiums, deductibles, copays, cost-sharing, out-of-pocket maximums, and networks will not change through December 31, 2018 for the following benefit plans:


Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA): May elect up to half of the IRS annual limit.

  • Health Care: Up to $1,325
  • Dependent Care: Up to $2,500 ($1,250 per spouse if filing separately)
  • Eligible expenses must be incurred July 1 – December 31, 2018
  • Health Care FSA Carry Over: Unused funds, up to $500, will automatically carry over to the next plan year beginning January 1, 2019.

Enrollment Assistance

Stop by during one of the following times for one-on-one assistance enrolling in benefits (registration not required).

  • Wednesday, April 4 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
    Facilities and Campus Services,
    Custodial Training Room
  • Wednesday, April 4 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
    Graylyn Management House, Building 2
  • Thursday, April 5 from 10:00 a.m. – Noon 
    University Corporate Center, Room 2087
  • Thursday, April 5 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m 
    Reynolda Hall, Room 301
  • Monday, April 9 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Reynolda Hall, Room 301


Flexible Spending Account Webinars

Join a webinar to learn how to save with an FSA account, eligible expenses for each account type, reimbursement options, Health Care FSA carryover, and IRS annual limits for a shortened plan period (registration not required). 

  • Tuesday, April 3 from 2:00 – 2:45 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 5 from 1:00 – 1:45 p.m.
  • Monday, April 9 from Noon – 12:45 p.m.

Join WebEx Meeting

Presented by Stanley, Hunt, DuPree & Rhine (SHDR), Wake Forest’s Flexible Spending Account plan administrator.

Frequently Asked Questions