Benefit Eligibility, Changes and Help
Wondering if you are eligible for Northwestern benefits? Need to make a change? Use these pages to navigate the process of enrolling in or changing your benefits.
Change your benefit elections
Employees can make changes to their benefit elections during Open Enrollment or when a family member experiences an IRS Qualifying Event — like adding a child to your family, getting married or position changes.
Open enrollment is the time during the year where benefits-eligible faculty and staff are able to change their enrollment elections and make Flexible Spending Account elections. The next open enrollment period is will be in fall 2019.
Learn more about open enrollment.
Both changes in family status and changes in employment status can make you eligible for a special enrollment period, allowing you to enroll in health insurance outside the yearly open enrollment period.
See the qualifying events and how to change your insurance.
Eligibility for benefits
Learn about benefits and eligibility requirements for various types of employees, including staff, faculty, post- and pre-doctorial fellows, visiting scholars and faculty and more.
All Eligibility Information
Access resources and files that include notices from care providers, annual report summaries and policies related to health insurance coverage.