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Open Enrollment

November 7th @ 8 a.m.

Open Enrollment Begins

November 27th @ 5 p.m.

Open Enrollment Ends

Steps for Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment Diagram

Open Enrollment is the perfect time to review your personal information, update your address, beneficiary(ies), and review your current 2024 benefit plan election. Take inventory of what you currently have.

What to know:

Medical Dental

Aetna: New Medical Provider




Medical FSA Dependent Care FSA

Medical Care FSA can reimburse for eligible healthcare expenses not covered by your medical, dental, and vision insurance.

  • 2024 Minimum - $300
  • 2024 Maximum - $3,200
  • 2024 Carryover - $640

Medical Care FSA

Dependent Care FSA can be used to pay for a child's (up to the age of 13) childcare expenses and/or care for a disabled family member in the household who is unable to care for themselves.

  • 2024 Maximum per plan year per family - $5,000
  • 2024 Maximum if married, filing separately - $2,500

Dependent Care FSA

Health Savings Account (HSA) Retirement   

Those enrolled in the Aetna OAMC PPO HD Health Plan will have access to the HSA account. This allows individuals to use pre-tax dollars to help pay for qualified healthcare expenses like deductibles, copayments, and other out-of-pocket expenses)

  • Employee Only Maximum- $4,150
  • Family Maximum- $8,300
  • Catch-Up Contribution (age 55 and older)- $1,000

Health Savings Account

Santa Clara University's retirement benefits help employees build long-term savings and a source of income during retirement. In addition to SCU's defined contributions, eligible employees are able to make voluntary contributions on a pre-tax and post-tax basis.

  • 403(b) Maximum- $23,000
  • Catch-Up Contribution- $7,500




Past Events






  • 10 AM - 11 AM Aetna/Guardian Overview in Spanish


  • Open Enrollment is the one time a year all benefits eligible employees can make changes to their benefits elections. All elections need to be submitted by November 27, 2023.
  • You may save your progress at any point and come back to submit your elections at a later time by selecting the “Save for Later” button. The item will remain in your Inbox.
  • Need to make a change after you submit? Click on the Benefits app in Workday. Select the “Change Open Enrollment” button under the “Current Cost” menu.
  • Open Enrollment User Guide
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Navigate here to Medical Plans Comparison

A high-level overview and comparison of the 2024 medical plans.

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Navigate here to 2024 Benefit Rates (PDF)

A breakdown of the 2024 medical, dental, and vision plans rates

Benefit Vendors/Providers Contact Information

  • Aetna OAMC PPO HDHP Pre-enrollment Line: (877)204-9186
  • Aetna HMO/AWH Pre-enrollment Line: (800)445-5299
  • Guardian Dental Member Services: (800)541-7846
  • Kaiser Member Services: (800)464-4000
  • Health Advocate Help Find a Doctor: (866)695-8622
  • Health Equity Member Services: (877)857-6810
  • WEX Member Services: (866)451-3399
  • If you still have further questions, please contact
  • Please also visit the Frequently Asked Questions.

Upcoming Benefits Open Enrollment Events