Open Enrollment Reminder

Monday, October 18 through Friday, October 29.

Open Enrollment is an annual opportunity for faculty and staff, retirees and survivors, and benefits-eligible graduate students to make changes to their benefits for the following calendar year.

Please see the following information provided by Michigan Medicine HR:

The Open Enrollment period is scheduled from October 18, 2021 to October 29, 2021.  Employees will receive email communications directing them to information on the Benefits Office website.  The website will include a medical plan coverage comparison chart, information on where to find rates and details about other benefit plans, and instructions for making enrollment changes online through Wolverine Access.  Web-based enrollment using self-service Benefits is the standard way for staff to make benefit elections for 2022. 

Beginning October 18, members may log into Wolverine Access and use self-service Benefits to view their current elections and make changes until 5 p.m. on October 29.  If an employee is unable to access or use self-service Benefits, they may contact the HR/Payroll Service Center for assistance at 734-615-2000 or 866-647-7657.  If an employee is hired into the University and their appointment has been processed by October 8, they will be eligible to participate in Open Enrollment this year.

Health Insurance Plans

Staff member’s contributions for health plans and coverage levels for 2022 can be found on-line now using Wolverine Access, Self Service > Benefits.  A uniqname and UMICH (Kerberos) password are required.  The page displays the individualized rates for faculty and staff members.  Rates for all benefits plans for which employees are eligible, not just the health plan rates, are displayed. 

As a reminder, Michigan Care was offered as a health plan option in 2021.  It remains our lowest cost HMO model plan. 

Michigan Care and UM Premier Care members may obtain hearing aids at a reduced cost through our providers at Michigan Medicine and TruHearing.  More information about our health plans can be found at

Flexible Spending Accounts

The annual amount staff can contribute to a Health Care Flexible Spending Account will remain at $2,750 for 2022. 

Further details on the FSA plans for 2022 are available on the Benefits Office website at:

Optional Life Insurance

During Open Enrollment this year, staff have a one-time opportunity to enroll or increase their Optional Life Insurance coverage by a limited amount without submitting a health statement.  More information can be found at