Annual Benefits Enrollment

Each year, Emory University offers you the opportunity to review your benefit elections during the annual enrollment period and make changes for the upcoming plan year. This year’s annual benefits enrollment period will be held October 28 through November 11, 2019. Changes made to your coverage will become effective January 1, 2020.

What's New for 2020?

Medical Plan Rate Increases

There will be a slight increase in contribution amounts for the medical plans (HSA Plan and POS Plan) due to the continued increase in medical costs to the University. View 2020 medical plan contribution amounts. There are no rate increases or other changes to the dental or vision plans.


Incentives will be offered again in 2020, giving you the opportunity to offset your medical costs by participating in healthy activities. View 2020 incentives.

HSA Plan Changes

There will be increases in the deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums for the HSA Plan. View the HSA changes chart for specific increase amounts. There are no plan design changes to the POS Plan.

For more details about the cost, deductibles and plan design for both medical plans, view the 2020 medical plan cost chart.

Making Enrolling Easier

When you log in to Self-Service/PeopleSoft to complete your enrollment tasks this year, you’ll notice a new look and user experience. These changes are designed to make it easier for you to complete the enrollment process and understand the cost of your benefits.

Medical Coverage

Emory offers comprehensive medical coverage to help protect you and your family from catastrophic medical costs. You can choose from two different plans: the HSA Plan or the POS Plan. For detailed information about these two plans, review the 2020 Benefits Guide or use the following tools to help you decide which plan is right for you:

Medical Plan Rates

View monthly/biweekly employee contribution amounts for the 2020 plan year.

View rates

Medical Plan Comparison Chart

Compare deductibles, out-of-pocket maximums, copays, coinsurance and other medical expenses for both plans within the three different network options.

See chart

HSA Guide

To understand more about the HSA Plan, this guide provides a detailed overview.

View HSA Guide

Plan Selection and Cost Estimator Tool

Use Aetna's Plan Selection and Cost Estimator Tool to compare your costs and model different scenarios to determine which plan would be most economical for you.

Go to the tool

Dental and Vision Coverage

Dental Coverage

You can choose between two different types of dental plans: the Aetna Traditional Dental (PPO) or the Aetna Dental Maintenance Organization (DMO). You can learn more about these plans in the 2020 Benefits Guide.

View 2020 dental rates

Vision Coverage

Emory offers an optional vision plan through EyeMed Vision Care. Refer to the 2020 Benefits Guide for more details.

View 2020 vision rates

Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Reminder

According to IRS regulations, each year you must enroll during your benefits annual enrollment period if you want to participate in either a Healthcare FSA or a Dependent Day Care FSA.

A Flexible Spending Account (FSA) is funded with money you contribute on a pre-tax basis. You can use FSA funds to pay for qualified out-of-pocket health care costs for you and eligible dependents or dependent day care charges.

For 2020, you can contribute between $200 and $2,700 pre-tax annually into the Healthcare FSA and between $200 and $5,000 in a Dependent Day Care FSA.  If you are married and file separately, you can contribute up to $2,500 in a Dependent Day Care FSA.

Learn more about FSAs in the 2020 Benefits Guide.

Other Coverage

During annual enrollment, you can also add or make changes to many other types of coverage such as life insurance, short or long term disability, and much more. For information, review the 2020 Benefits Guide.

How to Enroll

Step 1: Learn More

Learn more about the benefits that are available to you by reviewing the 2020 Benefits Guide.


You may also wish to attend an in-person benefits meeting. Registration is not required to attend. The following sessions are available:

  • Tuesday, October 29, 2:00 pm
    Woodruff Health Sciences Center, Auditorium

  • Monday, November 4, 10:00 am
    1599 Bldg., Room 1.432

  • Friday, November 8, 12:00 pm
    White Hall, Room 207

This session is also offered as a webinar if you are unable to attend an in-person session. Registration is required:

Annual Enrollment Assistance

If you need assistance with completing your enrollment process, you can come to the Finance Training Room, 1599 Clifton Road, Room 1.380 for hands-on help on these dates:

  • Thursday, November 7, 5:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Friday, November 8, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Step 2: Enroll Online

During the annual enrollment period, October 28 - November 11, 2019, go to Self-Service to complete your enrollment online. View steps.

You will need your network ID and password. If you don’t know your password, call 404-727-7777 for assistance.

Note: Duo Security Two-Factor Authentication is required to log in to Self-Service from outside the Emory network.

Step 3: Print, Review, Save

Once you have completed your enrollment online, save or print a copy of your confirmation statement, review it for accuracy, and retain it for your records. Confirmation statements will also be emailed to you after enrollment closes.


Make sure you've completed everything with the Annual Enrollment Checklist.