Learn About Next Year's Benefits

Learn about the available benefits options for next year using the resources below. 

  • Open Enrollment Decision Guide
  • AskAlex
  • Virtual Irish Health
  • Plan Summaries and Additional Documents
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Open Enrollment Decision Guide

The Open Enrollment Decision Guide will help you learn about what’s new for 2022, provide details on each of the 2022 benefits programs, and introduce you to additional resources available to help you make the best decisions during open enrollment and during the 2022 benefit year. The Open Enrollment Decision Guide is available in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.

The Open Enrollment Decision Guide (English) is mailed to the homes of all benefit-eligible faculty and staff. 


To help you find the benefit plans that are right for you, we encourage you to AskALEX.

This online support tool helps you choose the benefits and coverage options that will meet your needs and your budget. ALEX will take you through a series of simple questions to help you review what plans are available and how they work. Whether you’re picking benefits for the first time or thinking about changing plans, ALEX is the support tool for you!

Remember, you are not enrolling in benefits through ALEX, just exploring the options available to you. Get started today at myalex.com/notredame/2022

Virtual Irish Health

Irish Health will be a 24/7 virtual experience, providing you with information from our benefit program vendors and campus partners, accessibility to log on when your schedule permits any time of the day or night, for the entire Open Enrollment period, engagement with live and on-demand educational sessions and family participation where spouses and other family members are welcome to join (using your netID email address).

Visit our Irish Health page

Plan Summaries and Additional Documents

2022 Supplement

This Open Enrollment Supplement contains Summaries of Benefits and Coverage for the 2022 medical benefit plans offered by the University of Notre Dame.

2022 Plan Summaries

These summaries contain more details on each benefit, including applicable co-pays or co-insurance amounts, covered services, and more.


Medical/Dental/Vision Plan Summary – 2022

Benefit Summaries by Role

Exempt Staff - 2022

Non-Exempt Staff - 2022

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Sr. Research Associate, Research Associate, Research Fellow, and Teaching Scholar - 2022

Regular Faculty - 2022

Visiting Faculty - 2022


OptumRX Premium Formulary Drug List - Effective 1/1/2022

The Formulary Drug List is the list of drugs that are covered by your insurance plan.

OptumRX Premium Formulary Exclusion List - Effective 1/1/2022

The Formulary Exclusion List list includes a listing of all drugs that are not covered, along with their allowable alternatives.

Life Insurance

Group Term Life Certificate of Insurance
This certificate summarizes the principal provisions of the University of Notre Dame group life insurance policy.

Frequently Asked Questions