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Postdoctoral Benefits Program

The enrollment period for Postdoctoral Benefits Plans will be from 8:00 am on Monday, October 5 to 5:00 pm on Friday, October 30

Faculty and Staff Open Enrollment

The enrollment period for Faculty & Staff Benefits Plans will be from 8:00 am on Monday, October 26 to 5:00 pm on Friday, November 13

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Do You Need to Participate in Open Enrollment?

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

  • If you do not have an FSA or HSA and do not want to make any changes, you do not need to do anything.
  • If you have an FSA or HSA, you must re-enroll every year. If you do not re-enroll, you will not receive benefits in 2021.

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How To Access Health & Welfare Open Enrollment

  1. Log in to the myHR Self Service Portal using your NetID and password. Problems Logging In?
  2. Select the Benefits tile and then click My Health Benefits Elections on the left side of the screen. If nothing happens, you will need to turn off your pop-up blocker. Pop-Up Blocker Guide
  3. Click the Enroll Now button on the right side of screen. A step-by-step guide is available to assist you through the enrollment process

Questions can be sent to or 847-491-7513.

Explore total rewards

At Northwestern, we are proud to provide meaningful benefits support and peace of mind through competitive programs that include high-quality health care plans, retirement benefits, tuition discounts and more. 

Use our benefit-finder for an overview of all we have to offer.

Enroll or change benefits

Benefit eligibility

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.
Benefit eligibility

Benefit changes

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.
Benefit changes

Postdoctoral Benefit Plans

New benefit package for all postdoctoral trainees at Northwestern University. This new benefits package will create parity between all postdocs.
Postdoctoral Benefit Plans
All resources on benefits changes, eligibility and enrollment.

Help with benefits

Find resources that may be helpful as you manage your Northwestern benefits. If you have any questions or concerns — either during benefits enrollment or any time throughout the year — please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Schedule a Meeting with a Benefit Counselor