Annual Benefits Enrollment

Annual Benefits Enrollment will remain open until Monday, November 4 at 11:59 p.m. ET. This will be the last day to enroll for benefits, add/remove a covered dependent(s), or enroll in a Flexible Spending Account for 2020. The last day to enroll for Voluntary Whole Life Insurance through Unum will be Thursday, November 21. Contact or (336) 758-4700 with any questions.

Annual Benefits Enrollment for 2020 elections will take place in Workday October 21 – 31, 2019, with benefits effective January 1 – December 31, 2020. Faculty and staff must actively enroll if:

  • Changing benefit elections,
  • Adding or removing a dependent(s), and/or
  • Planning to enroll or re-enroll in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA). FSA elections do not automatically renew from one year to the next, and require active enrollment from you each plan year.

Begin Enrollment in Workday

Dependents and Beneficiaries

Faculty and staff who add a spouse and/or dependent child(ren) to the medical and/or dental plan(s) for the first time will need to upload the required dependent verification document(s) in Workday by October 31.


Annual Benefits Enrollment
October 21 – 31, 2019

Benefits Plan Period
January 1 – December 31, 2020

Benefits Fairs
Tuesday, October 22, Noon – 4:00 p.m., Sutton Center, 4th Floor Gym, Celebrate staff milestones and Employees of the Year at 2:00 p.m., during the Fair

Thursday, October 24, Noon – 2:00 p.m., Charlotte Center, Room 107

Enrollment Assistance
Colleagues are invited to stop by for assistance enrolling in Workday at various campus locations throughout the enrollment period.

Benefits Guidebook

Contact Human Resources at (336) 758-4700 or

Benefit Plan Highlights

Medical: Offering a Telehealth option with MDLive. Learn more »

Flexible Spending Accounts: You may elect the IRS annual limit of $2,700 for health care and $5,000 for dependent care. Learn more »

Life Insurance: Offering a Whole Life Insurance Plan with a Long-Term Care Rider through Unum. Learn more »

  • One-time open enrollment, guaranteed issue for employee coverage up to $75,000 without a medical application; spouse and child coverage up to $25,000 without a medical application.
  • Dedicated call center to answer questions about Whole Life. Call (877) 819-0508.
  • Eligible faculty and staff will receive a separate Workday task in their inbox. To enroll, complete the task.

Student Debt Counseling Program: Fiducius provides assistance to faculty and staff in understanding their eligibility for programs that could reduce their student debt and/or refinancing option to consolidate their student debt and/or lower interest rates to pay the debt off sooner. Learn more »

Vision: Superior Vision is offering a hearing discount program. Learn more »

Legal Plan: ARAG is offering enhanced legal services in both plans. Learn more »

*Reynolda Campus

Enroll in Workday

  1. Access your Workday inbox.
  2. Click the Open Enrollment Change task.
  3. Make your elections; progress through the screens by clicking Continue.
  4. Click Submit.


Enroll using the Workday App

  1. Download and open the Workday mobile app on your mobile device.
  2. Sign in using wfu as your company ID (only applies to first time download).
  3.  Enter the username and password for your work Gmail account.
  4. Complete the Google Two-Step Verification.
  5. Go to your inbox, click Open Enrollment Change, and Let’s Get Started.
  6. To change benefits or dependent(s), click on the appropriate box and follow the prompts.
  7. To submit your elections, click View Summary, I accept (checkbox), and Submit.




Enrollment Assistance Sessions

Enrollment assistance will be offered during sessions held at various campus locations (registration is not required).

Wednesday, October 23

  • 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. | UCC, Room 1018 and
  • Noon – 2:00 p.m. | Reynolda Hall, Room 301

Friday, October 25* 

  • 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. | FACS, HS Moore, Room 121

Monday, October 28

  • 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. | Graylyn Bernard Conference Room and
  • 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. | Reynolda House Education Studios

Tuesday, October 29

  • 10:00 a.m. – Noon | Benson Center, Room 410

Wednesday, October 30

  • 10:00 a.m. – Noon | Reynolda Hall, Room 301

*Assistance for Spanish speakers will be available at the October 25 Enrollment Assistance Sessions. Asistencia de habla hispana estará disponible en las sesiones de asistencia de inscripción del 25 de octubre.

Benefits Fair

Stop by the benefits fair for prizes and answers to your benefit questions. Our benefit providers will be onsite, and HR colleagues also will help you enroll for benefits during the fair.

Reynolda Campus Benefits Fair

Date: Tuesday, October 22
Time: Noon – 4:00 p.m. | Celebrate staff milestones and Employees of the Year at 2:00 p.m., during the Fair.
Location: Sutton Center, 4th Floor

Charlotte Benefits Fair

Date: Thursday, October 24
Time: Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Room 107


Frequently Asked Questions

Change Elections

If you submitted your benefit elections and need to made additional changes during annual benefits enrollment, follow these steps:

  1. Click the Benefits worklet.
  2. In Cost section, click Change Open Enrollment button.
  3. Click OK.
  4. Make your elections; progress through the screens by clicking Continue.
  5. Click Submit.