2021 Open Enrollment

October 30 - NOVEMBER 13, 2020

Open Enrollment is your once-a-year opportunity to select the combination of benefits that are 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 October 30, 2020, 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, 2021, and continue through December 31, 2021. 

New for 2021! We are thrilled to offer you several virtual learning opportunities throughout Open Enrollment.

  • Visit the Virtual Benefits and Health Fair for information and resources that can enhance your wellbeing.
  • The Benefits Office is hosting multiple virtual Open Enrollment Information sessions via Zoom on November 3, 10 and 12 at Noon.
  • Learn about your 2021 benefits from key benefit providers the weeks of November 2 and 9. 
Flu Vaccination Clinics

Do your part to be flu smart! UChicago Student Wellness, in collaboration with Human Resources, is offering free flu vaccines on campus to Faculty, Staff and Students with a University ID.

This year, to reduce lines and encourage social distancing, individuals will be required to have an appointment to receive a flu vaccination. For more information please visit UChicago Student Wellness 2020 Flu Vaccine Clinics.

Can’t make it to campus? We have made it easier than ever for you to receive your flu vaccine. Dependent on your medical plan.

Virtual Benefits and Health Fair

For your convenience, the Benefits Office has taken the annual Benefits and Health Fair online. Giving you the flexibility to attend the fair from the comfort of your home! 

The virtual fair provides access to presentations from expert benefit providers, allows you to easily review and download plan documents, review Frequently Asked Questions and provides helpful resources and links. 

You can stop by the fair as many times as you want during Open Enrollment October 30 - November 13, 2020 by clicking on the link below. 

Open Enrollment Information Sessions

The Benefits team will be offering Open Enrollment Information Sessions. The sessions will provide an overview of the following areas related to the 2021 Benefits Open Enrollment:

  • Virtual Benefits and Health Fair
  • New for 2021
  • Highlights 2021
  • Flu Clinics
  • Open Enrollment Process
  • Qualifying Life Events
  • Open Enrollment Resources

All sessions will be held via Zoom on the following dates at Noon. To participate in an Open Enrollment Information Session please click on a date below to register. 

Key Provider Presentations  

This year, the Benefits Office in collaboration with key benefit providers is hosting virtual presentations via Zoom. Please join us to learn more about the wide range of health and welfare benefits the University of Chicago offers you and your family. To participate please click on a date below to register. 

Aetna Medicare Informational Meeting - Aetna Retiree Medical Plan

Welcome to Open Enrollment 2021  - Blue Cross Blue Shield

Your 2021 Prescription Benefits - CVS CareMark

What can a Health Savings Account do for you? - Health Savings Account (HSA)

FSA: A Flexible Way To Save - HealthEquity

MetLife Dental Plans - MetLife

Taking Care of Yourself  - Perspectives

Discover New Ways To Protect What You Love - SunLife

Enrolling in your retirement plan: Know your benefits and invest for your future - TIAA

Healthcare For The Whole You - University of Chicago Health Plan

It's Time To Enroll: Get To Know Your VSP Vision Benefits - VSP

If you have any questions regarding Open Enrollment or need assistance in making your 2021 elections, please contact the Benefits Office. Benefits 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