Monday, October 24 - Friday November 11, 2016

All employees wishing to make changes to existing coverage levels or enroll / re-enroll in the FSA program must complete the enrollment process during the period referenced above. If you do not, existing health, dental and/or vision coverage will be continued for 2017; however, any FSA coverage will be discontinued as of January 1, 2017.

Benefit elections and/or modifications made during the open enrollment period will be effective January 1, 2017, and will remain in effect for the entire calendar year (January 1 through December 31). Mid-year changes are not allowed unless you experience a qualified life event and provide timely notification to HR-Benefits (within 30 calendar days of the event).


New this year, we are introducing an interactive online benefits decision support tool, "ALEX"

ALEX provides a summary of your benefits and can help you make your decisions easier. However, you should fully review all of your benefits documents before enrolling.



Traditional one-on-one Employee Assistance Days times and dates are listed below.  

These are first come, first serve meetings. The wait time may be less on 10/25 and 11/3.



The IRS just announced the 2017 increase to Health Care or Limited Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs):

The Health Care or Limited Health Care FSA limit for 2017 is increased to $2,600 for the 2017 plan year.





TIAA Individual Counseling Sessions

You can discuss your personal financial situation on a confidential basis with a TIAA Individual Counseling Sessions for November & December 2016

Tuesday, November 8
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
AMU 230

Wednesday, November 9
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
AMU 228 & 230

Thursday, November 10
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
AMU 228

Thursday, November 10
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
AMU 230

Wednesday, December 7
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
AMU 230

Thursday, December 8
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
AMU 230

Friday, December 9
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
AMU 416

Wednesday, December 14
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
AMU 362

Thursday, December 15
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
AMU 362

Call 800-732-8353, Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m to 7:00 p.m Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as you can


Employee Assistance Program

The Aurora Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a benefit for all Marquette University employees, spouses and dependents. The EAP provides work-life services, short-term counseling, referrals and resource identification. Services provided are kept confidential.

Visit the Aurora EAP website (username: Marquette) or call1-800-236-3231 to schedule an appointment or work/life services. If you need to speak with a counselor, please call the EAP directly.







Complete and updated information about the 2017 Health Risk Assessment Process will be available on October 24, 2016.

To maintain a lifetime of better health, it is important for you to identify your individual risk factors and try to modify your lifestyle as appropriate. By completing a Health Risk Assessment (HRA), you will also receive the 2017 incentive.

Marquette University has partnered with Aurora Health Care to oversee the HRA process, including conducting the on-campus biometric screenings and providing educational resources to those individuals whose situation may be in need of medical support. We encourage all employees and spouses to direct questions to Aurora or their primary care provider about their biometric results.

While the process remains the same, Marquette is changing the HRA incentive amount and method for 2017. Instead of a monthly premium discount, HRA participants enrolling in the EPO plan will receive a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) contribution of $125 for Single coverage or $250 for non-Single (Employee +1 or Family) coverage. HRA participants enrolling in the PPO or HDHP plan will receive a HSA contribution of $250 for Single coverge or $500 for non-Single coverage. Please note that covered spouses must also complete the HRA process (in addition to the employee) in order for the employee to receive the incentive.


The 2017 Health Risk Assessment process has not changed from 2016 for employees who enroll or will enroll in either the Employee+1 or Family tier of the medical plan. For employees who have a spouse who is covered or will be covered by Marquette’s medical plan, the employee and the spouse must complete both parts of the Health Risk Assessment process in order for the employee to receive the 2017 incentive. If only one of the two complete the required steps, then the employee will not be eligible for the incentive.









How to complete your Health Risk Assessment (HRA)

The university's annual enrollment period for 2017 benefit elections will be held from October 24, 2016 through November 11, 2016. The HRA is a two step process. Both steps of the HRA must be completed to be considered for the 2017 incentive.

  1. The first step is a fasting biometric screening which is a simple finger stick test that will analyze your cholesterol, HDL and glucose. The results are available in about 15 minutes. Blood pressure, pulse, height, weight, and body mass index will also be recorded. You have three options for completing this step:

      • Option ONE: Biometric screening with your or your spouse's primary care provider utilizing the Medical Provider Form below. Biometric screenings for employees and spouse seeing their primary care provider must fall between July 1, 2016 and November 18, 2016. Subject to co-pays. You can fax the form to Aurora Healthcare at (414) 525-2570. This form must be completed by your medical provider but can be faxed directly to Aurora by them or by you.

        HRA Provider Form for 2017 DiscountPDF

      • Option TWO: Complete your Biometric screening for free at a MU sponsored Aurora offering. Online scheduling is available for free biometric screenings. Click on this link or call 1-877-765-3213, Option 1.
      • Please note, Biometric Screenings are available at the AMU and also at the Dental School and limited off-site Aurora Clinics on Saturday mornings. Spouses will enjoy free parking at whatever location they chose to have their biometric screening done. For those spouses completing the biometric screening at the AMU on the Marquette University Campus, parking will be complimentary in Structure 1 (located at 749 N. 16th Street) only. For those utilizing the Dental School, 1801 West Wisconsin Ave., free parking will be available in Lot S. (see Campus Map)
      • If you have a scheduled appointment, please make every attempt to keep this appointment as slots are filling up. If you do need to cancel, please call Aurora as soon as possible so they can re-open the slot for someone else. Results are best if you have fasted for 12 hours but NOT necessary. Please tell the nurse ahead of time if you were unable to fast. All normal medication should still be taken.

        Saturday Off-Site Biometric Screening FlyerPDF

      • Option Three: Complete a comparable biometric screening at a spouse's employer sponsored HRA screening and fax directly to Aurora Healthcare at (414) 525-2570. Biometric screenings must fall between July 1, 2016 and November 18, 2016. In order to connect all documents, please make sure Marquette University as well as the MU employee’s name is prominent on any alternative form you submit.
  2. The second step is to complete an Online questionnaire for Health Risk Assessment, which is now open, with the results from your biometric screening regardless of what method you used to obtain the numbers.

    Employees ONLY: The site will ask for your Social Security Number; DO NOT ENTER YOUR SSN! You MUST enter your nine digit employee ID number
    Group Password: MARQUETTE

    Spouse ONLY: The site will ask for a Social Security Number; DO NOT ENTER YOUR SSN! You MUST enter a Unique Identifier-see guide sheet below
    Group Passoword: MUOTHER

    Online questionnaire guides:



To check if Aurora received your biometric screening results, you can call Aurora at 877-765-3213, Option #1.

If you would like to print off another copy of your online questionaire, you can log back into the portal with the same login credentials you used when filling out the HRA questionaire or you can call Aurora at 877-765-3213, Option #1.