Employee Workday Help

Changing Your Benefits

Last updated Monday, April 8, 2024

Most benefit elections* can be changed under a particular set of circumstances, or at a given point in time. If you are currently enrolled in PEBB benefits, select a link below to learn more.

(If you are new to the UW or are starting in a benefits-eligible position, please visit the New/Newly-Eligible Employees: Enrolling in Benefits – Start Here! page instead.)

You can review your current benefit enrollments at any time in Workday using these steps: 

  1. Log into Workday from the “Sign In To Workday” link at the top of this page (or any page on the Employee Workday Help website)
  2. In Workday, select Menu in the upper-left corner of the screen, then select Benefits and Pay Resources.
  3. On the left side of the screen from within the Benefits and Pay Resources menu, select the Benefits tab, then select the Benefit Elections sub-tab to show your current benefit elections and their costs.

Life Events

You can change your medical and/or dental coverage following a child’s birth or adoption, a marriage or domestic partnership, moving to a different zip code, and more.

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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment (November 1-30) is a once-a-year opportunity for PEBB benefits-eligible employees to enroll in or make changes to their medical and/or dental plan elections in Workday.

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Changes You Can Make Year-Round

Some changes can be made year-round, such as changing your Tobacco Use attestation, starting/stopping/changing HSA contributions, or enrolling in optional insurance plans.

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*Your choice of primary retirement plan cannot be changed. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you must participate in a retirement plan as a condition of employment.

Other Benefits

Many benefits you receive as a UW employee - such as paid holidays and your UPASS - do not involve enrollment via Workday. For details, refer to the "Other Benefits" listed in UWHR's Benefit Summary PDFs.