Indiana University : University Human Resource Services
Benefits Enrollment for New Employees
Step 3: Enroll in IU benefits within 30 days
> If you will be enrolling dependents be sure to read the section below about dependent documentation.
The importance of enrolling in certain benefit plans within 30 days cannot be overstated. As you get closer to selecting which benefits to elect, be sure to understand the time requirements spelled out below. Once you are ready to enroll, the online enrollment system will guide you through the process.
Enroll now or wait until next year
You have 30 days from your hire date to enroll yourself and your eligible dependents in the plans listed below.
If you miss the deadline, you must wait until the next opportunity which is Open Enrollment held in November, with an effective date of January 1 of the following year.
Enrollment without proof of good health
In order to take advantage of acceptance without proof of good health, you must enroll in the following plans within 30 days. Application to enroll after this date must be accompanied by a Medical History Statement.
Automatic enrollment but conditions may apply
You will be automatically enrolled in the plans listed below; however, conditions apply and additional steps are required on your part, some within 30 days. The online benefits enrollment system will guide you through this process.
If you are enrolling a dependent (spouse, same-sex domestic partner, or a child) who has never been covered under your IU-sponsored health plan, you must submit copies of supporting documentation.
Without documentation, dependent coverage will be canceled back to the initial date of coverage. Information regarding which dependents are eligible for coverage can be found online at hr.iu.edu/benefits/needknow.html.
After submitting your online benefit elections, information on which documents are required and where to submit them will be emailed to you. Note that same-sex domestic partners cannot be added through the online enrollment process. Contact University Human Resources at or 812-855-1286 for help enrolling a domestic partner.