Benefits Enrollment

This page contains all the information you need to review, select, and securely upload your benefit enrollment options as an employee of the University. 

General Information - For New Hires

  • You have 31 days from your date of hire to enroll in benefits. New faculty hired at the beginning of the academic year have until September 30. If you miss the window, you can next enroll during Open Enrollment (generally early November) or if you have a qualifying life event.  
  • Please make sure your address is accurate in your WesPortal under Personal Information.   Insurance cards and important correspondence will be sent to that address. 
  • If you have questions about your benefit elections or uploading the form, please email us at  That address is monitored by all Benefits staff and allows us to answer your inquiries more promptly. 

General Information - Open Enrollment

  • Log into the Open Enrollment site in WesPortal. 
  • If you do not elect to make any benefit changes, your 2023 elections will roll over to 2024 with the exception of flexible spending and HSA accounts.
  • If you wish to update or add a dependent or beneficiary, please fill out a benefit enrollment form and upload to the secure drop box. (See instructions below)

Learn about Benefits

 Enroll in Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance Benefits or Update Dependents and Beneficiaries

Benefits Enrollment Form - Print, complete, sign and return via dropbox instructions below.

Retirement Plan

Retirement@Work Portal Information

The Wesleyan University Retirement Plan offers Employee Contributions with an Employer Match as well as Employer Contributions. You can enroll, change voluntary contribution amounts, track your balance and select providers from the self-service Retirement@Work portal on WesPortal.

The University offers the choice of two vendors as record keepers of employee investments:  TIAA and Fidelity. 

 Securely Uploading Your Benefit Forms

  • When you have made your benefit decisions, please use this link to access a secure drop box where you can upload your benefit forms
  • Be sure to include your last name, first name, email address and brief file description.

 NOTE: Please email the Benefits team ( when you have uploaded your forms.  While we check the drop box regularly, the notification is helpful.