Annual Benefits Open Enrollment


The 2016 Human Resources Benefits Open Enrollment for faculty and staff is Monday, October 26, 2015 through Friday, November 13, 2015. This is the once-a-year opportunity for the benefits eligible employees to evaluate their benefits and make any necessary changes. To access open enrollment, please log in to Employee Self Service at During open enrollment you cannot make changes to your 403(b) Voluntary Retirement Account. Changes can be made starting November 23.

WHAT is changing for 2016?

  • Health Plan costs for 2016 are increasing by 5.5%.  In comparison, our health plans are performing better than the national average health cost increase of 6.5%.
  • Qualified Domestic Partner coverage will now include both same-sex and opposite-sex domestic partners. For more information please click here.
  • Dental coverage for services provided at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Clinic has been enhanced.
  • Supplemental Life insurance rates for employees will be decreasing; some age brackets will see reductions as much as 10%.
  • Long Term Disability insurance rates for employees will be decreasing by 5% and the maximum monthly benefit amount will increase from $10,000 to $12,000 per month.
  • Health Advocate is a new benefit resource available at no cost to you as of October 26.  More information can be found in the 2016 Benefits Guidebook.

Important Links for Open Enrollment

 Health and Wellness Benefits Fairs

Don’t miss your chance to speak with the individuals who represent the companies that provide benefit programs and wellness services for the university.


Campus Boston Grafton Medford
Date Tuesday, October 27 Wednesday, October 28 Thursday,
October 29
Time 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. –
3:00 p.m.
Room 15th floor Alumni Lounge Kohnstamm Conference Room Gantcher Track and The Wellness Center
Location Dental Building
1 Kneeland Street
Jean Mayer
Administration Building
201 Westboro Road
Steve Tisch Sports and Fitness Center
161 College Avenue