2018 Open Enrollment is October 23 - November 3, 2017

Open Enrollment related to calendar year 2018 for medical, dental and vision benefits and flexible spending accounts is October 23 - November 3, 2017. If you wish to make a change in your medical coverage or enroll in the flexible spending account, you must utilize the online enrollment process via Academica (instructions below) or complete the necessary paper forms available below. The online Open Enrollment process (via Academica) will open on October 23, 2017. You will have access to process medical plan changes and flexible spending enrollments 24/7. You may log in at any time day or night to process your enrollment changes. Click here for a copy of the newsletter that was sent to homes!

If you are not making any changes to your medical plan no action is required, but you should review the new 2018 medical plan rates.

Changes to your medical benefits will be effective January 1, 2018. The new rates will appear on your last paycheck of 2017.


Visit our Benefits Directory to contact the medical and other benefit carriers you're considering.

The investment that you and the university have made toward your healthcare is significant. Take a moment to review your health care benefits and services contained in the 2018 benefits handbook.

For questions, contact the HR Service Center at 313-577-3000.

Medical, Dental and Vision

2018 Active Employee Benefits Handbook

Online Open Enrollment Instructions Medical

2018 Employee Benefit Enrollment/Change Form

2018 Benefit Plan Termination Form

If you don't have medical coverage though the University but want to enroll in vision or dental coverage, please use these forms:

2018 Voluntary Vision Plan Enrollment Form

2018 Voluntary Dental Plan Enrollment Form

2018 Rates

  1. Active Employee ($5/$20/$45 Rx Copays) & COBRA Rates
    • AAUP-AFT
    • Graduate Assistants
    • HERE Janitors Local 24 (24)
    • HERE Housing Local 24 (HX)
    • Medical Residents
    • Non-Represented Employees
    • Operating Engineers
    • Police Officers Labor Council
    • Research Assistants
    • SEIU Custodial/Grounds Supervisors (7M)
    • Stipend Recipients
    • Staff Association
  2. Retiree, Surviving Spouses and Long-term Disability Recipients Rates
  3. 12-Month AFSCME Local 1497 PA 54 Rates

To review historical medical rates use the following link:




Flexible Spending Accounts

Online Open Enrollment Instructions FSA

2018 Flexible Spending Account Application

2018 Flexible Spending Account Handbook

2018 Wellness Warrior Open Enrollment starts October 10 2017!

Join the 2018 Wellness Warrior program in two easy steps:

1) make a Biometric Health Screening appointment via Academica's Training, Seminars  and Workshops OR complete the Physician Qualification Form (PQF) and

2)  complete the HRA here.

For more enrollment info, click here!