2018 Open Enrollment

November 1 - November 15, 2017

Open Enrollment is your once-a-year opportunity to select the combination of benefits that is right for you and your family for next year - whether that is making changes to your current coverage or enrolling in coverage for the first time. Beginning November 1, 2017, you will be able to add, change or remove coverage from your current benefit plans by visiting Workday at and entering your CNetID and CNet password. Any new elections and all changes will become effective January 1, 2018, and continue through December 31, 2018. To learn about what you need to do during Open Enrollment review our list of frequently asked questions under Related Documents. For step-by-step instructions on how to complete the Open Enrollment process in Workday please click on the Open Enrollment Quick Reference Guide under Related Documents.

New for 2018

Learn more about about "What's New for 2018" in the 2018 Open Enrollment Guide to be mailed to your homes in mid-October 2017.

  • An expanded provider network for the University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
  • Introducing the Care Connection Program
  • New ID cards coming in December for HMO Illinois plan members
  • Conexis is now WageWorks
Information & Enrollment Sessions

In an effort to provide information and assistance during the 2018 Open Enrollment period, the Benefits Department will be offering three (3) informational and enrollment sessions entitled "Your 2018 Benefits and Enrollment Process". In these session, the Benefits team will provide an overview of the following areas related to the 2018 Benefits Open Enrollment:

  • What You Need To Do
  • What's New for 2018
  • Open Enrollment Process
  • Family Status Changes

These informational sessions are meant to provide additional information and answer any questions about the information in the 2018 Benefits Open Enrollment Guide. The enrollment sessions are meant to provide assistance with the Open Enrollment process through Workday. All sessions will be held at 6054 S. Drexel, 1st floor on the following dates and times:

  • November 2 from 12-1 p.m.
  • November 7 from 12-1 p.m.
  • November 14 from 12-1 p.m.
Benefits & Health Fair

Learn more about your benefit options and ask questions of the benefits staff and benefit plan representatives on Thursday, November 9th from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. in Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th Street.

On the first floor:

  • Benefit Information and Handouts
  • Enrollment Assistance
  • Blood Pressure Checks
  • Raffle Prizes
  • Flu Vaccinations 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Blood Drive 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

On the third floor Open Enrollment Information Sessions beginning at :

  • 9 a.m.
  • 10 a.m.
  • 11 a.m.
  • 1 p.m.
  • 2 p.m.
  • 3 p.m.

If you have any questions regarding Open Enrollment or need assistance in making your 2018 elections, please contact our Benefits Specialist. Benefit Specialists can be reached Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by phone at 773-702-9634 or email