Leave of Absence

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 benefits annual enrollment period will end on November 7, 2022. Changes made to your coverage will become effective January 1, 2023.

What's New for 2023?

Whether it's your physical, mental or financial health, Emory offers a comprehensive benefits package to help meet your needs. Here are the highlights of what is changing for 2023:

Medical, Dental and Vision Plan Rates

Medical costs continue to rise overall, however, there will be no increases to the employee contributions for 2023. Dental and vision plan rates will also remain the same as last year. View rates.

Deductible Increase for the HSA Plan

Due to IRS regulations, the HSA Plan deductible will increase. The Tier 1 deductible will increase from $1,450 to $1,550 for employee only coverage and from $2,900 to $3,100 for employee + spouse/family coverage. The Tier 2 deductible will increase from $1,650 to $1,800 for employee only coverage and from $3,300 to $3,550 for employee + spouse/family coverage.

FSA Maximum Increase

The Flexible Spending Account (FSA) maximum election will increase from $2,750 to $2,850. As a reminder, if you wish to utilize an FSA for your medical expenses, you need to set aside funds by making an election each year; it does not carry over.

ALEX® Tool to Help with Benefits Decisions

Using the ALEX® tool can help you better understand your benefits option so you can make smart, cost-effective choices. Go to the ALEX tool.

Medical Plan Incentives

Incentives will be offered again in 2023 giving you the opportunity to offset your medical costs by participating in a variety of healthy activities. For more details, refer to the enclosure. View details.

Summary of Benefits and Coverage

For additional information about the medical plans, you can view the eight-page Summary of Benefits and Coverage:


You must be actively at work with Emory (receiving a paycheck) in order to:

  • Receive the Emory contribution and/or incentive payments under the HSA plan;
  • Elect EyeMed Vision Care;
  • Elect or increase life insurance on yourself or your dependents;
  • Change disability coverage; or
  • Elect a Dependent Day Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA).

Your action is required

Your current coverage will continue unless you make a new election. Remember, you must re-enroll for the Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) each year.

To make changes to your current elections, complete and return the General Election Form to the Benefits and Work Life Department by November 7, 2022:

By Mail

Emory University
Human Resources
Benefits and WorkLife Department
1599 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA  30322

By Fax

Attn: Frances Reese

By Email


Form must be postmarked by November 7, 2022.