As shared in the FY21 Budget Update, effective October 1, 2020 the University will suspend all employer contributions to the retirement plan. The suspension of employer contributions is the result of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on this year’s budget and anticipated to be in place through June 30, 2021.

Your Seattle University Benefits

The university provides a comprehensive set of benefits for eligible faculty/staff and their families.  Certain benefits are automatically provided with the university covering 100% of the benefit cost.  Many of the insurance benefits (medical, dental, supplemental life insurance and more) are optional to you and require that you complete an enrollment and often contribute toward the benefit's premium cost. 

This benefits site is organized by benefit type and may be particularly useful as you construct your benefit elections.  This site is also where you can access documents that describe what's covered and excluded from your insurance.  

When ready, your insurance benefit choices will be made at  You will be required to register your account the first time you login. Your username is your SU email address and your temporary password is your date of birth in the format: YYYYMMDD.

You can contact the Seattle University Benefits Center at 866-930-0464 if you need log-in support or help with your elections.

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment ended as of October 23, 2020. Any changes made during Open Enrollment have taken effect as of January 1, 2021.

As in years prior, all of your benefit elections from 2020 have rolled over into 2021 (if you didn't make changes) with the exception of the Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA). The only benefit that required re-enrollment are the Dependent Care or Healthcare Flexible Spending Accounts.