Human Resources

Open Enrollment

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About Open Enrollment

Benefits Open Enrollment is a once-a-year opportunity for benefit-eligible employees to reflect on their current benefit elections and make any necessary changes for the upcoming year. HR will continue with an active enrollment which requires all benefit-eligible employees to make a selection to waive, terminate, continue, or enroll in coverage through WINGS Express. Changes made during open enrollment take effect January 1 of the following year.

During open enrollment you can: 

  • Waive, continue, enroll, terminate or change medical, dental, and/or vision coverage
  • Add or remove dependents from coverage
  • Participate in a Flexible Spending Account (Healthcare and/or Dependent Day Care) 
  • Contribute to a Health Savings Account (HDHP participants only)
  • Change your Short-Term Disability and/or Supplemental Life Insurance coverage (paper process)

Outside of the Open Enrollment period, you can make changes within 31 days of experiencing a qualifying life event, such as birth, marriage, divorce, death, loss in other healthcare coverage, etc.

Understand Your Options

Wright State University provides tools and resources to help you make informed benefit decisions:

  • Review the Open Enrollment information on the HR website.
  • Schedule virtual one-on-one sessions with Anthem, Delta Dental, VSP, and HORAN (the university’s benefits broker). Appointments are required.
  • Attend a virtual Open Enrollment meeting or watch later on-demand.
  • Need help with your online enrollment?  Computer labs will be replaced with virtual one-on-one assistance with online enrollment. Appointments are required.
  • Watch for emails from Human Resources.

Reminder: $50 Late Enrollment Fee

Wright State University believes it’s important for each employee to take the time to understand their healthcare options so they can select the coverage that best suits their needs and their budget.

Regardless of current coverage or if waived coverage, you must take action online via WINGS Express to continue, change, enroll or waive your healthcare coverage during open enrollment. 

A $50 late enrollment fee, will be charged for anyone failing to take action. This late fee will be deducted from your January paycheck.


Open Enrollment is typically in late October to early November. The Open Enrollment period for 2022 was October 28–November 15.  

Open Enrollment events typically include:

  • Open Enrollment Meetings
  • One-On-One Computer Labs
  • One-On-One Sessions with Providers
  • Biometric Screenings
  • Flu Shots
  • Mammography Coach

Eligible Dependents

Employees who are appointed to work on more than a 75% Full-time Equivalency basis are eligible to enroll for healthcare benefits with Wright State University.

Employees can enroll eligible dependents in healthcare benefits if they meet dependent definitions.

Wright State’s definition of eligible dependent:

  • Spouse
  • Your child* from birth to age 26 

*A child is defined as a natural blood-related child, step-child, legally adopted child or child placed with the employee for adoption, a child for which the employee or employee’s spouse has permanent legal custody or legal guardianship, or any child for whom you are required by a Qualified Medical Child Support Order to provide health care coverage.

Legal Notices

Wright State provides the following healthcare-related notices to benefit-eligible employees in compliance with the Federal notice requirements.

View the 2022 Healthcare Legal Notice booklet (PDF).

  • Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998 (WHCRA)
  • Newborns’ & Mothers’ Health Protection Act
  • Michelle's Law
  • Medicare Secondary Payer Data Collection
  • Medicare Part D (Medicare-Eligible Plan Members)
  • New Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Options and Your Health Coverage
  • COBRA Continuation Coverage Notice
  • Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
  • Notice Regarding Wellness Program – Health Management Initiative


If you have any questions, please email