Enroll with Confidence

Auburn University offers many benefits to employees and their dependents. This website includes information about these benefits, to help you be certain that you are selecting the best options for you and your family. 

You may have some questions during the Open Enrollment process. Be assured that our benefits enrollers, along with our Auburn University Human Resources team, are committed to making your online enrollment process as simple as possible.

Please know that what we offer is designed to protect you and your family, and that we are able and willing to assist you. You can enroll with confidence for your 2023 benefits.



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Open Enrollment Facts

The Auburn University Health Insurance Plan has 12,000 members.

In 2023, AU health plan claims and expenses are projected to top $69 million.

In 2022, Auburn will cover over $41 million of plan costs.


  • Open Enrollment is when you may enroll, cancel, or make changes to your benefits elections.

  • These changes will be effective as of Jan. 1, 2023.

  • Please review this website for information about our 2023 benefits.

Open Enrollment begins on Oct. 24, 2022, and ends on Nov. 30, 2022, at 4:45 p.m.

IMPORTANT: IRS regulations do not allow for plan enrollment or changes beyond Nov. 30, 2022, at 4:45 p.m., unless there is a qualifying event (i.e. marriage, divorce, birth of a child, etc.) during the year.

  • Open Enrollment begins one week earlier this year, on Oct. 24. Information is available at aub.ie/oe2023. Open Enrollment packets will not be mailed to employees this year.

  • For the 2023 plan year, health premium increases will be much greater for plans that include spouses ("Employee + Spouse" and "Family"). 

  • Out-of-pocket maximums will increase. For an individual, it will increase from $8,700 to $9,100. For a family, it will increase from $17,400 to $18,200.

  • Annual full-time student certification is no longer required for verification of dependent children ages 19-24 covered on dental and/or vision coverage.

  • Superior Vision will remain our vision insurance carrier, but our plan will now be administered by Met Life. There will be no cost increases to dental or vision insurance. 

  • We will be offering whole life insurance policies through Mass Mutual to Auburn University employees and their eligible family members. As a result, effective Jan. 1, 2023, whole life insurance policies from Colonial Life will no longer be payroll deducted. Employees that currently have Colonial whole life policies will be able to continue these policies by changing the mode of payment to bank draft. Employees currently insured with the Colonial whole life policies will be communicated with directly via email.

We strongly encourage you to review your benefit options at aub.ie/oe2023 and to explore the insurance offerings that are available to full-time, benefit-eligible employees.

  • If you are enrolled in health, dental, and/or vision insurance plans or other voluntary benefit plans, and you do not want to make any changes to your coverages, there is nothing you need to do to continue them.

  • However, you must re-enroll for the Flexible Spending Account (FSA) (see below).

Yes. If you are currently enrolled in the FSA, you must re-enroll or your FSA contributions, which include the medical and/or dependent care (child/elder care) accounts, will end as of Dec. 31, 2022.

IMPORTANT: 2023 medical spending accounts will have a carryover of up to $570 into the next plan year. (The minimum is $60.)

You should review the following information as you complete online enrollment, providing updates or changes as necessary:

  • Your beneficiaries (the person or entity you name in an insurance policy to receive benefits) for basic life, voluntary life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurances, along with voluntary and mandatory retirement accounts;

  • Social Security number(s) and date(s) of birth for your dependent(s);

  • Life insurance rates for you and your dependent(s) (Rates may change depending on age); and

  • Emergency contacts: You can update your emergency contacts through AU Access - Self Service Banner (SSB). Look for “Update Emergency Contacts” under the “Personal Information” tab.

Ensuring the eligibility of all dependents and members enrolled in our benefits plans is crucial to reducing financial, legal, and employee risk. During Open Enrollment, you should review your dependents and remove anyone who may not meet the definition of an eligible dependent.

For more information visit auburn.edu/hr/benefits/dependent-eligibility.html.

In 2018, the Employee Hardship Fund was established to provide financial support to eligible Auburn employees who are experiencing a temporary financial hardship due to a qualifying life event.

It is funded entirely by voluntary charitable donations. Any person or entity is eligible to donate to the fund. Contributing to the fund is easy, and donors can make a one-time or ongoing gift. They can also share gift credit with or give in honor or memory of another person. For more information on the fund or to find links to contribute, visit auburn.edu/hr/hardship-fund.html.

If you still have questions after reviewing this website, please schedule an appointment with a benefits enroller or email benefit@auburn.edu.

Last updated: 02/16/2023