2018-19 Benefits Open Enrollment

UPDATE:  Open Enrollment has Ended.

To view your 2018-2019 benefits please go to CentralLink>My Account>Benefits>CMU Choices and click on Next Year Summary. 

Changes to benefit elections will not be accepted after May 4 unless you have a qualifying benefits status change event (e.g. birth, marriage, divorce, loss of coverage, etc.). Your next opportunity to update benefits elections will be Open Enrollment 2019 (end of April/beginning of May 2019).

(MESSA (regular faculty) will conduct an open enrollment for their medical/prescription plans only in the fall 2018 effective January 1, 2019.)

Open Enrollment Mailings:

Flyer - staff, fixed-term and medical faculty, post-doctoral research fellows

Flyer - regular faculty

04/24/2018 email - Open Enrollment is Underway

05/01/2018 email - CMU Today - Enroll Today

05/02/2018 email - CMU Today - Alex

05/03/2018 email - Open Enrollment is Ending

05/04/2018 email - Open Enrollment Ends Today


Open Enrollment is Monday, April 23 - Friday, May 4, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. EST

As in prior year's, open Enrollment will be MANDATORY.  If you take no action, you will automatically enrolled in the following benefit coverage for the 2018-19 benefit year.

  • Medical / Prescription:
    • Staff, Post-Doc Research, Fixed-Term & Medical Faculty: 2017-18 election will roll over to 2018-19
    • Regular Faculty: MESSA Choices Saver (if currently enrolled in coverage)
  • Dental: Meritain 100-50-50 dental plan with no orthodontia coverage, if currently enrolled in coverage
  • Vision:  No coverage
  • Health & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA):  No account or contribution
  • Health saving account (HSA):  No pre-tax payroll contribution
  • Employee & Dependent Life Insurance / AD&D:  2017-18 elections will automatically roll over to 2018-19
  • Short & Long Term Disability:  2017-18 elections will automatically roll over to 2018-19

 Need Assistance?

​Medical/Rx coverage -
  • staff
  • fixed-term & med faculty
  • post-doc research

Advantage Benefit Group will be available for one-on-one appointments to discuss your options. To schedule an appointment click here.

Open Computer Labs

Assistance with online enrollment in Foust 133 (drop in)
  • Wednesday, May 2 from 9 a.m. to noon
  • Thursday, May 3 from 1 - 4 p.m.