The annual Open Enrollment period for 2018 begins November 1 and will run through November 30. This is the one time each year when faculty and staff can make changes to the benefits enrollment.

HRS will be holding informational sessions/presentations providing a brief overview of Open Enrollment and changes for 2018.  During these presentations we will also present “Why Choose A Consumer Directed Health Plan with a Health Savings Account?”   If the lower premium of a CDHP is attractive to you, but you are concerned about a higher deductible, this session will help you understand how a Health Savings Account, which is partially funded by WSU, may help you address that concern.  You may discover that a CDHP/HSA is a good approach to your health care both now and in the long term.

Sessions are scheduled for the following times:

  • November 2, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., Lighty 405 & Via AMS
  • November 8, 11:15 a.m. – noon, CUB Jr. Ballroom – Pullman Only
  • November 13, 3 – 4 p.m., Lighty 405 & Via AMS

Seating will be on a first come, first served basis. For non-Pullman sites, some sessions are available via AMS Videoconferencing Services. To view which locations are currently registered, visit the AMS Events Calendar. Additional site connections may be requested through

Questions can be directed to the HRS Benefits staff at 509-335-4521 or