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Retirement Contribution Changes

Summary of Material Modifications for Northwestern's Retirement Plan effective 6/11/2020.


Mid-Year Dependent Care FSA Changes

Those enrolled in the Dependent Care FSA plan in 2020 who have changes to their childcare needs due to work from home restrictions can make changes to their 2020 election.  To make a change to your 2020 election, please email with a Subject of "2020 Dependent Care FSA Change Request" and indicate the new annual election you need.  Please note:

  • Any University Matching funds you receive will be reduced by the new election; and
  • You must request to increase the election once your childcare needs change in the future.

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University employees — like staff, faculty, visiting scholars — and their spouses and dependent children are eligible for benefits. Eligibility for benefits varies based on employment classification.
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Change your benefit elections during Open Enrollment or when you experience an IRS Qualifying Event, such as adding a child to your family, getting married, or changing positions.
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