For more information, please see the Duke Benefits Decision Guide for New Hires.
As a new staff member, you have 30 days from your date of employment to enroll in certain benefits, including medical, dental, vision and reimbursement account plans. Make your benefit selections carefully as you will not be able to make changes afterward until the next annual open enrollment period, unless you have a qualifying life event.
You may enroll online through the Duke@Work self-service website or return completed enrollment forms to the address listed on each form. For your convenience, a checklist of benefits for which you may be eligible is listed below.
|Benefit Plan||Web or Form||How to Enroll|
|Medical, Dental and/or Vision||Web*||You have up to 30 days after your hire date to enroll in these plans. Otherwise, you can only enroll after a qualifying life event or during the annual open enrollment period.|
|Reimbursement Accounts||Web*||You have up to 30 days after your hire date to enroll in the reimbursement accounts. Otherwise, you can only enroll after a qualifying life event or during the annual open enrollment period.|
|Personal Accidental Insurance||Web*
Form (after 30 days from hire date)
|You can enroll in this employee-paid plan online within the first 30 days after your hire date. Otherwise, you can enroll anytime using the paper form.|
|Basic Life Insurance||Form||Return the completed beneficiary designation form to the address listed on the form.|
|Voluntary Disability Insurance||Form||If you enroll within the first 30 days, you do not have to answer medical questions. Return the completed form to the address listed on the form.|
|Supplemental Life Insurance||Form
|Faculty and Staff Retirement Plan||See options on web||You may enroll in any of these plans at any time. Please refer to the links to the left for more details.|
|Auto and Home Insurance||Vendor website|
|Universal Life Insurance||Vendor website|
*Duke@Work is a secured self-service website that is accessible once your hire form has been processed and you have been issued a NetID and password (typically within 24-48 hours after the hire form has been processed). Please check with your hiring manager if you have not yet been issued a NetID and password.
Learn How to Enroll Online
For assistance in enrolling using the Duke@Work self-service website, download these step-by-step instructions or watch the video below.
If you need assistance with any of these materials, please let us know and the Benefits staff will be glad to assist you. You may also call the Human Resources Information Center at 919-684-5600 or visit our office at 705 Broad St.