The 2022 Open Enrollment period for CY 2023 health benefits is October 11 to November 4, 2022. During this time, eligible faculty and staff can enroll in health benefits, change benefits or dependents, and sign up for flexible spending accounts.
Faculty and staff currently enrolled in state of Maryland health benefits, and others eligible for Open Enrollment (OE) for Plan Year 2023 will conduct Open Enrollment through Workday, an application that is part of the Statewide Personnel System (SPS) that enables faculty and staff to access, enroll in, and manage benefits through one online portal.
Open Enrollment launches October 11 and ends on November 4 at 3 pm.
There will be no extensions or corrections possible after the close of enrollment.
Login into Workday. Use the Self-help resources below for assistance.
Note: Please be aware if you have not set up 2-factor authentication you will be required to do. See self-help resource below.
Please be aware that you must have 2-factor authentication set-up in order to access your benefits information. If you have not done so, refer to this Quick Reference Guide.
For technical assistance with your password or login issues, email TU_HRIS@towson.edu.
For open enrollment questions, contact Benefits via email.
All eligible faculty and staff will receive an Open Enrollment event in Workday. An email from shared.services Maryland <email@example.com> will be sent to your TU email.
Explore My MD Benefits webpage for important information regarding your State of Maryland benefits. This includes Health, Dental, FSA, Life Insurance, Wellness and Enrollment information.
The virtual meetings are designed to be an interactive Q & A opportunity. Employees can always call carrier member services units directly or the Employee Benefits Division. All contact information is included on the inside cover of our 2023 Benefit Guide, available on our website:
Faculty and staff who want flexible spending accounts (FSAs) for 2023 must re-elect their FSA amounts during open enrollment.
You have from January 1, 2023 thru December 31, 2024 to complete the 2023 healthy activities and earn incentives!
Those employees who choose to participate in the wellness plan and complete all of the wellness plan activities will receive the following incentives for the 2023 and 2024 plan year:
Wellness program is managed by your medical carrier and includes motivating digital resources you can access anytime anywhere! Examples include:
Health Surveys (annual and on demand) and Personalized Health timelines to include recommendations, content and services available to you
Health Profile for maintaining all your health data in one place
Trackers: Connect your wearable devices or enter your own data to monitor sleep, step, nutrition and more
Challenges providing extra motivation for achieving your goals
Wellness Coaching at no cost – 1:1, can be telephonic or online
Diabetes Prevention Programs for members who meet pre-diabetes criteria. Programs contain success kits (wireless scale, wearable fitness trackers, exercise equipment) and 1:1 coaching + weekly cohort meetings
There will not be a Benefits Fair this fall and all information can be found online.
My MD Benefits webpage
If you are one of the many faculty and staff who usually get a flu shot at the fair, please take advantage of the options below:
Flu and COVID vaccinations are available to all TU students, faculty and staff in the West Village Testing Center.
Schedule your vaccination appointment during one of these clinics which will be held on Fridays, Sept. 9 through Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
If you are not making any changes to your benefits including adding or removing a dependent, changing plans or choosing new coverage that you do not currently have, if you take no action your current selections will roll over to Year 2023. However, if currently enrolled for 2022 in the Healthcare or Dependent Care FSA(s) account, you must re-elect during Open Enrollment to continue the FSA elections for Year 2023. The FSA account elections do not rollover every plan year due to IRS guidelines.
Employees who have a qualifying life event during Open Enrollment will receive an Open Enrollment event after the life event is reviewed/finalized by the State of Maryland – Employee Benefits Division. You will have until November 7th OR 14 days after the life event is reviewed and finalized, whichever is later to complete Open Enrollment elections.
You will see the date when you originally enrolled in that benefit plan. If no change was made to the benefit plan, the coverage begin date for which you originally enrolled in that plan will display. The exception is for FSA since you have to re-enroll each plan year. If you elect the exact same FSA coverage amount for 2023 as you elected in 2022, the Coverage Begin Date will show the previous Coverage Begin Date. However, if you elect a different coverage amount for 2023, the Coverage Begin Date will updated to 1/1/2023