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2022 Open Enrollment

Monday, November 1 - Friday, November 15

Whether you’ve had your AU benefit elections for a long time, or if you’re wondering if you should make a switch, weigh your options and make changes to your benefits without a qualifying life event during open enrollment.

The 2022 virtual benefits and wellness fair has daily events. Learn about your benefits, attend financial workshops, schedule one-on-one meetings with representatives, or have fun participating in a virtual dance party or cooking demo. Every session is raffling a prize! Visit the Benefits and Wellness Fair site for events and registration.

Health & Welfare Benefits

American University provides a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that supports you and your family.

You are eligible for benefits if you are a full-time faculty or staff member, as defined in the Faculty Staff Benefits Manual.

Some benefits, such as medical and dental, require enrollment during specific enrollment windows. Other benefits, such as contributions to the AU 403(b) retirement plan, can be made at any time throughout the year.

You may enroll in most of the university benefits plans:

Prescription Drug Coverage

Prescriptions are part of your medical plan.

  • Express Scripts for CareFirst participants
  • Kaiser for Kaiser participants

Learn about Rx coverage

Dental Coverage

AU offers two dental plans through Delta Dental.

  • Basic
  • Comprehensive

Compare Dental Plans

Flexible Spending Accounts

Use pre-tax dollars to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses.

Learn about FSAs


Optional legal coverage to help protect you protect your family, finances and future.

Explore the legal plan

Life & Accident Insurance

Protect and provide security for your family or beneficiaries.

View insurance options