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2009 Benefits Open Enrollment starts next week

You voted on Election Day, but don't forget the next election: MIT Benefits Open Enrollment, where you make your benefits elections for 2009. This year, Benefits Open Enrollment takes place from 9 a.m. on Nov. 10 until 4 p.m. on Nov. 21. This two-week period provides the opportunity for all benefits-eligible faculty and staff to enroll or make changes to their medical and dental coverage, enroll in flexible spending accounts, and review all benefits at MIT.

The good news is that in 2009, dental, vision and supplemental life insurance benefits -- and their costs -- will be unchanged. One focus during this year's open enrollment is on wellness. Improving our overall health and wellness helps stabilize health care costs for you and for MIT. Check out the many resources MIT offers, which are listed in the open enrollment newsletter sent to all faculty and staff; the newsletter can also be accessed at If you have questions, e-mail or call 617-253-6151.

To enroll in your 2009 benefits, visit, starting Nov. 10 at 9 a.m.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on November 5, 2008 (download PDF).

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