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Benefits enrollment begins Nov. 15

It's almost open enrollment time at MIT, when MIT employees have the opportunity to review and update their annual benefits for the coming year.

As they do each year, MIT employees will have the chance to learn about the benefits available to them at MIT's Benefits Fairs. The main campus fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in W20 Mezzanine Lounge. The Haystack Observatory fair will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, in Conference Room A. The Bates Linear Accelerator fair will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, in the library. The Lincoln Laboratory fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, in the Lincoln Laboratory Auditorium.

The open enrollment period will take place from Nov. 15 at 8 a.m. to Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. This year there will be no changes to medical plan coverage levels and options. On Nov. 15, an enrollment guide will be sent to all active benefits-eligible employees, either through e-mail or mailed directly to their office or home. This will summarize the options available for 2007 and direct them to Employee Self Service to make any changes. If you are not making any changes you will not need to do anything, with the exception of Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA). You must actively enroll if you want to participate in a health-care or dependent-care FSA for 2007. To access information about the benefits offered at MIT and open enrollment, visit the Benefits Office web site at

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on November 8, 2006 (download PDF).

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