Open Enrollment 2021

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Open Enrollment is your opportunity to make changes to your medical, dental, vision, life, and other benefits for the 2021 calendar year.

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What’s New for 2021

See what’s new in your benefits plan(s) for 2021. More information can be found in the 2021 Open Enrollment Materials.


Most of your benefit selections will roll forward. If you want to change any benefit selections for 2021, you must complete online enrollment by the deadline. If you are currently enrolled in the HDHP plan with the HRA, you will be defaulted into the HSA plan in 2021, unless you make a different election.

Medical Plan Changes

  • The HDHP plan with HRA will no longer be offered in 2021.

Rx Changes

  • Dispense As Written Rule – If there is a generic option available for your prescription and you opt for the brand-name drug instead, you are responsible for the difference in cost between the brand and the generic versions.

Use Ask Alex to help you choose your benefits

Use Ask Alex, to help you choose the best plan for you and your family . Before you make your elections this year, AskAlex, will walk you through all of the decision points that you need to consider when choosing the coverage that is best for you and your family. AskAlex helps take the confusion out of your choices by using easy to follow language and prompts. To get started please visit the online Alex Benefits Counselor.


MyBenefits – Online Benefits Enrollment

Enrollment will be available October 20 through November 6, 2020 at MyBenefits.nd.edu


Open Enrollment Information and Enrollment Assistance Sessions

Mark your calendar to get a head start on understanding the 2021 benefits offerings.


Open Enrollment Materials

Here you will find the Open Enrollment Summary, the Open Enrollment Decision Guide, and additional information about the 2021 benefits programs.


Virtual Irish Health

Irish Health is moving from an onsite benefits fair to a 24/7 virtual experience, providing you with:

  • More information – from our benefit program vendors and campus partners
  • Mote accessibility – log on when your schedule permits any time of the day or night, for the entire Open Enrollment period
  • More engagement – live and on-demand educational sessions will be available
  • More family participation – spouses and other family members are welcome to join (using your netID email address)
  • Visit at least give booths and you will be entered to win a cash prize of $750, $500 or $250!

Irish Health – Annual Faculty/Staff Benefits & Wellness Fair