Benefits: Annual Enrollment begins today, Oct. 20

The Annual Enrollment period is Oct. 20 to Nov. 7. If you do not enroll, most current elections will carry over into 2018 at the new rates that are effective on Jan. 1, 2018. Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts will NOT carry over unless you actively enroll with one exception: Up to $500 of your remaining 2017 health care FSA balance will automatically roll over to 2018.

Beginning in 2018, accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance—currently known as Personal Accident Insurance—will move to Securian Life. You will need to actively enroll in AD&D Insurance during Annual Enrollment to have more than the university-provided $10,000 of employee coverage beginning Jan. 1, 2018.

If you are not enrolling in JHU medical coverage for 2018, you will be required to provide a medical waiver form. Even if you have submitted this form in the past, a new form is required for 2018.

The enrollment site, which is supported by Internet Explorer, is accessible through the myChoices tab on the Benefits website.

If you need assistance, please contact the Benefits Service Center by phone at 410-516-2000 or by email to

Be Well by Choosing Well.