Before you go on Atlas...
- Review your health plan options to determine the appropriate one for you and your family.
- If you're considering the new MIT High Deductible Health Plan, attend an information session to learn more and ask questions.
- Consult the Health, Dental, and Vision rates to understand your premiums.
- Follow MIT HR on Twitter.
When you go on Atlas during Open Enrollment…
- Even if you aren't making changes, please verify that the information in Atlas is correct and that your address is up to date.
- If you are changing health plans or adding family members, make the change and note your primary care provider choices for any family members you are adding. Learn more about choosing a PCP.
- If you are opting out of MIT health care plans, cancel your coverage.
- Unless you change it, your medical, dental, and vision coverage will remain the same.
- Open a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) to set aside health care or dependent care expenses before taxes (you need to do this every year as it doesn't carry over).
- Enroll in supplemental life insurance.
- Enroll in dependent life insurance, available for spouse, domestic partner, and children.
- Update your personal information such as ethnicity, race, gender, veteran, disability status, and emergency contact, as well as include the Social Security numbers of any dependents you cover, if available (this is now a federal requirement).
- Consent to receive electronic W-2s only. If you consented last year, you don't need to do it again.
After you go on Atlas, don't forget…
- Visit PensionConnect and review your pension information. Also, make sure you've signed up for MIT's 401(k) and reviewed your choices, including the names of your beneficiaries.
- Review and update life insurance coverage for yourself and your eligible dependents.
- Take advantage of educational assistance for you and your children.
- Check out the many resources available through the MIT Work-Life Center.
- Explore wellness opportunities to enhance your health and fitness.
- Consider the home and auto insurance benefit.