Annual open enrollment

The following benefits may only be changed during USC’s annual open enrollment, usually in November, or if you have a life event status change.

  • Medical, vision and dental plans
  • Flexible spending accounts (which must be re-started each year; they do not roll over)
  • Legal services plan

Supplemental disability may only be changed (added or cancelled) during open enrollment.

The exact dates of open enrollment vary from year to year although it usually takes place in November. All information is announced at least several weeks ahead of time to allow employees time to consider their options. During open enrollment, benefit fairs are held at various campus locations, with benefits representatives and vendors available to answer questions.

If open enrollment information has been announced for this year, you can view the open enrollment website for all details.

The changes you make during open enrollment take effect on January 1 of the following year.