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Benefits open enrollment for 2020 has begun

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The annual benefits open enrollment period begins today, Oct. 28. Benefits open enrollment is a once-a-year opportunity for faculty and staff to evaluate their needs and enroll for benefits. New elections and changes must be made by Friday, Nov. 8, and will take effect Jan. 1, 2020.

What's changing for 2020
  • The Health Savings Account employee-only contribution limit will increase from $3,500 to $3,550. The family contribution will increase from $7,000 to $7,100
  • Transit Account and Flexible Spending Account increases have not yet been announced by the IRS. If you elect the maximum contribution amounts for any of these accounts and the maximum increases after open enrollment ends, HR will notify you via email.
Tools to help you prepare to enroll
How to review and elect benefits

After you have reviewed the plan materials, it's time to enroll. Follow these steps by Nov. 8.
  • Log into
  • Go to Self Service > Benefits > Benefits Enrollment
  • Once you make your elections, click "Save and Continue" to finish your enrollment
  • Next, on the Benefits Enrollment -- Submit Benefit Choices page, click "Submit" to submit your elections and complete your enrollment.
Note: Health and dependent care flexible spending accounts require re-enrollment each year.

Designate life insurance beneficiary

If you haven’t designated or recently reviewed your life insurance beneficiary information, now is a great time to do so. Follow these steps to access the Lincoln Financial, formerly Liberty Mutual, portal:
  • Log into
  • Go to Self Service > Benefits > Lincoln Financial
  • Select "Name or Change My Beneficiaries."
Separate beneficiary elections apply to the DePaul University 403(b) Retirement Plan. Contact your fund sponsor directly to ensure your beneficiary designation is up to date and accurate:
Health Vincent’s Wellness Campaign

This is a friendly reminder to enter your DePaul ID number and report your points by Oct. 31, 2019, in order to be eligible to earn the $300 incentive. 

Points earned for the health evaluation during the health fair will be updated by Interactive Health by Nov. 15. To earn points for flu-shot, self-report under “my activity points.” To check your total points, sign into, your activity points will be displayed on the dashboard.

Note: The health evaluation points may not have been updated yet. If you have questions, call Interactive Health at (800) 840-6100. 

HIPAA privacy notice

DePaul is required by law to issue the HIPAA Privacy Notice. The notice describes how your medical information may be used and disclosed, and how you can access that information. Access the notice here

Find more information about open enrollment and benefits on the HR website. For questions about benefits open enrollment, contact the benefits department at (312) 362-8232 or

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