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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment will be from 8:00 am on Monday, October 25 to 5:00 pm on Friday, November 12.  All changes made during this time period will be effective January 1, 2022.

Open Enrollment is the time during the year where benefits-eligible faculty and staff are able to make changes to their enrollment elections, when changes for next plan year are announced, and when elections for Flexible Spending Accounts are made.  Outside of Open Enrollment, changes can only be made to your elections if you or a family member experiences an IRS Qualifying Event.

The choices you make during Open Enrollment shape the benefits that will be working for you and your family throughout the coming year. With that in mind, it’s important to thoughtfully consider your coverage options – and your personal benefit needs – and to choose well.


Do You Need to Participate in Open Enrollment?

We encourage you to review your current coverage options to ensure they meet your needs and the needs of your family in the coming year.

Introducing Pet Insurance

Northwestern is excited to introduce pet insurance for your dogs and cats for US based faculty and staff.  Now more than ever, pets are playing a significant role in our lives and it’s even more important to keep them safe and healthy. Help protect you and your furry family members against unplanned vet expenses for covered accidents or illnesses with MetLife Pet Insurance.  To enroll, contact MetLife directly at 800 GET-MET8 or on their website (Customer 236559).

Additional information on the pet insurance website.

Information Session


Questions can be sent to or by phone: 847-491-4700.