Enrolling in the Health Plan

Participation in the Boston University Health Plan is voluntary. To elect this coverage, new employees must go to Employee Self Service at BUworks Central.

Alternatively, you complete a Benefits Enrollment Form. This form will authorize a reduction in your pay for your share of the cost.

If you choose a membership which includes your spouse or dependent children, coverage is available only for the family members who are listed on your enrollment. If you wish to enroll newly eligible family members (for example, a newborn, an adopted child, or a new spouse), you may do so by completing the Flexible Benefits Plan Mid-Year Changes Certification Statement within 30 days of the qualifying event.

When Coverage Starts

You have 30 days following your benefits orientation date to enroll. If you enroll, coverage will become effective on the first day of the month coincident with or next following your date of hire depending on your date of hire. If you do not enroll during this period, your next opportunity to enroll will be during the next open enrollment period, unless you have a qualified change in your family or employment status.