2024 Benefits Open Enrollment

October 30 - November 12, 2023

Open Enrollment is the period each year that you may make changes to your medical, dental and vision benefits without a qualified change in your family status (a Section 125 "Life Status Change Event"). Use this once-a-year opportunity to review your health care needs and make any changes necessary! Open Enrollment is an online process through our benefits administrator, Businessolver. We will not accept any paper forms. If you do not have any changes to make to your 2024 medical, dental or vision benefits and you do not want to enroll in a 2024 Flexible Spending Account, no action is required. 

All changes take effect January 1, 2024 

Log in to Enroll or Make Changes

You can also log into Academica, click 'Employee Resources', click 'Employee Self Service', click 'Benefit Plans - Open Enrollment'. Click here for full instructions. For customer service, call Businessolver's Wayne State Benefits Center: 888-907-1433 

New for 2024! Enhanced Dental Option

The Enhanced dental plan option provides greater benefits including a lower annual deductible, higher annual maximum, white resin fillings for back teeth, increased orthodontia coverage and more! If you want the new enhanced dental option you must log in to elect it.

Dental Plan Comparison: Basic vs. Enhanced
Services Basic (current coverage): Enhanced (new optional coverage):
Calendar year max $1,500 $2,000
Deductible $50/person; $150/family $25/person; $75/family
Occlusal (bite) guard One per lifetime One per 5 years
Orthodontia lifetime max $1,000 $1,500
Special healthcare needs Not covered Covered
Porceline (white) crowns & bridges (back teeth) Not covered Crowns 80-90%; Bridges 50% 
White resin fillings (back teeth) Not covered Covered
Coverage summary Basic Dental Summary Enhanced Dental Summary

Flexible Spending Accounts

Flexible Spending elections must be updated annually to participate. This election does not automatically renew from year to year.

Medical Plan Designation

Wayne State University has two medical plan designs: Plan 1 and Plan 2. Plan designation is based on your employee group/classification as follows:

  • Plan 1 - All Non-Academic Represented Union employees.
  • Plan 2 - AAUP, GEOC & Non-Represented employees and Stipend recipients.

Benefit Providers

Click to learn more about each insurance plan and locate health care providers:

Blue Cross Blue Shield of MichiganBlue Care Network of MichiganHealth Alliance PlanPriority Health Logo

Payroll Deductions

New 2024 deductions for medical, dental, vision and flexible spending accounts will begin on pay period 1 (January 3, 2024) for the 2024 plan year. Your payroll deductions are based on your plan elections and your level of coverage (single, two-person or family). Please review the new 2024 Medical Bi-Weekly Premium Rate Schedules  

Log in to Enroll or Make Changes

Open Enrollment DOES NOT Include Changes to:

  • Life Insurance (Evidence of insurability may be required)
  • Retirement savings programs - 403(b) & 457(b) - changes may be made throughout the year

Contact Information:

Online Open Enrollment Assistance: Businessolver's Wayne State Benefits Center: 888-907-1433
WSU HR Service Center: 313-577-3000 or askhr@wayne.edu