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.

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment will be held from October 12, 2020 through October 23, 2020. Any changes you make during Open Enrollment will take effect January 1, 2021.

Starting October 12, 2020 you can make benefit choices or changes through our online benefit platform: Your username is your full SU email address and your password will be reset on October 12, 2020 to your date of birth in the format: YYYYMMDD

You can contact the PlanSource Benefits Center at (866) 930-0464 if you need support logging in or help electing your 2021 benefits.

As in years prior, all of your benefit elections from 2020 will rollover into 2021 with the exception of the Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA). This means that you do not need to login and confirm your benefits if you want to keep your current benefits. The only benefit that requires re-enrollment are the Dependent Care or Healthcare Flexible Spending Accounts.

Virtual Benefit Fair

This year, you will have the option to meet virtually with some of the benefit vendors during the first week of Open Enrollment. This opportunity will allow you to receive answers to the important questions you may have around your benefits. 

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.