Loyola University Chicago

Human Resources


Open Enrollment Begins Today

November 2, 2020

Dear Faculty and Staff, 

The 2021 Benefits Open Enrollment period begins today (Monday, November 2) and continues through Friday, November 13. This is your annual opportunity to review and make changes to your benefits. Detailed information summarizing benefit plans and monthly premium rates are included in the 2021 Benefits Highlights Brochure, or you can learn more by consulting ALEX (an interactive online tool designed to serve as your personalized benefits counselor). 

During Open Enrollment through the Employee Self-Service portal, you can:

  • Enroll in or change your medical, dental, or vision plan options
  • Enroll or disenroll dependents
  • Enroll or re-enroll in the Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) if enrolling in PPO 1 or PPO 2 medical plan, or the Limited FSA and Health Savings Account (HSA) if enrolling in PPO 3 HSA medical plan (re-enrollment in an FSA is required annually, but you can carry over up to $550 of your 2020 Health Care or Limited FSA into 2021)
  • Enroll or re-enroll in the Dependent Care FSA

All Open Enrollment changes need to be completed in the Employee Self-Service portal by November 13 in order to be effective January 1, 2021. Even if you decide not to make any changes to your benefits, you should complete the online Open Enrollment process to avoid the Tobacco Premium and Spousal/LDA Premium, if applicable. For your reference, the Employee Self-Service portal should be used within a Google Chrome or Safari browser.

Register for a 2021 Benefits Open Enrollment Information Session
Have questions about your benefits or 2021 Open Enrollment? If so, please consider attending an information session that will provide an informative overview of our benefits offerings. The one-hour webinar provides faculty and staff members with an opportunity to ask benefits related questions following the presentation. If you would like to attend, please register via the below link:

If you were unable to join us for the October 27 or November 4 information sessions, you can review a recording of the information session on demand at LUC.edu/hr/openenrollment.

Thank you for your thoughtful review of this information. If you have questions regarding benefit offerings or open enrollment, please visit LUC.edu/hr/openenrollment or contact Human Resources at benefits@LUC.edu or 312-915-6175.


Winifred L. Williams, PhD
Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer