How do I designate a beneficiary for my life insurance and/or retirement savings plan?
Beneficiary designations are not managed in Workday. You can update your beneficiaries at any time through the vendor.
Why do I get an error when trying to add my dependent in Workday?
The error you are seeing on the "adding a dependent" screen is a result of selecting "Yes" to the "Use this new dependent as a beneficiary?" prompt on the previous screen. Workday does not maintain beneficiary designations. Rather, these are maintained by the vendor. Selecting "Yes" to the beneficiary prompt will cause the relationship field to become disabled on the "add my dependent from enrollment" step.
Locate the benefit enrollment event in your Workday inbox and proceed by adding your dependent. Then answer "No" to the beneficiary question which is prompted next. If this does not resolve the problem, please contact the HR Service Center for assistance.
How do I view my current benefit elections in Workday?
How long do I have to elect benefits as a new employee?
New employees must enroll in health and welfare benefits within 30 days of your benefit event date. If you do not elect health and welfare benefits within 30 days of your benefit event date, you will be automatically enrolled in the default plan. Your choices will be effective for the remainder of the calendar year, unless you experience a qualified life or family status change. For more information, visit the Health and Welfare Benefits page on the Human Resources website.
You can elect to contribute or change your retirement savings plan elections once per month. CMU contributions are automatic when you are eligible. For more information, visit the Retirement Savings page of the Human Resources website.