Making Changes

Making Changes in PeopleSoft – Active Faculty and Staff Members

Active faculty and staff should use PeopleSoft to make benefit changes, enroll in an FSA or HSA for 2019 and elect new Identity Theft Protection. Note that PeopleSoft works best with Firefox and Chrome. Open enrollment starts at 8 a.m., October 31, 2018 and closes at 11:59 p.m., November 14, 2018.

  1. Click here for PeopleSoft Open Enrollment or select the link to PeopleSoft at the top right of this page (or any page in hr.harvard.edu). Log in using your HarvardKey. (Make sure you are in the Self Service menu located on the top bar of the PeopleSoft landing page, and click on the My Benefits panel.)
  2. On the Benefits Enrollment page, click the Select button and your benefits information will appear. The screen will show your benefit elections effective January 1, 2019 if you make no changes.
  3. To change your benefits elections and review information on your dependents, follow the online instructions. If you do not want to change elections or dependent information, hit the Submit button until you reach the Submit Benefit Choices page.
  4. If you make changes, remember to click the Submit button on the Submit Benefit Choices page. Your elections are not complete until you hit the final Submit button.

If you need special assistance: If you are not able to complete your changes online in PeopleSoft during the Open Enrollment period for any reason, call Benefits at 617-496-4001 before November 14, 2018, so that other arrangements can be made.

Making Changes if You are a Retiree

Retirees cannot make Benefits Open Enrollment changes in PeopleSoft. If you are a retiree and want to make benefits changes for 2019, please contact Benefits by November 14, 2018 at 617-496-4001 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday or benefits@harvard.edu to request the necessary forms, which will be sent to you.

Confirmation of your 2019 Open Enrollment Elections and New ID Cards

Active faculty and staff members will receive a confirmation of 2019 elections from Harvard in late November, even if they make no changes. Retirees will only receive a confirmation if they make changes. Please review promptly to ensure that your elections are correct and contact Harvard Benefits immediately if your desired elections are not reflected.

All active employees and retirees enrolled in Harvard-sponsored medical coverage will receive a new prescription card from Express Scripts in late December that should be used in filling prescriptions beginning January 1, 2019.

If you change your medical, dental, or vision care elections during the Open Enrollment period, you will receive plan ID card(s) in late December. If you elect an FSA or HSA for the first time in 2019, you will receive your Benefit Strategies debit card in December.