Open Enrollment (OE) is your annual opportunity to enroll in or make changes to your UNM medical, dental, vision, life, disability, and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance plans. OE is also your opportunity to enroll or re-enroll in a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for health care, dependent care, or both.

The 2022 Open Enrollment period ends May 6 at 11:59 p.m. Changes you make are effective July 1 for FY 23 (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023).

As an employee you only have three opportunities to make changes to your benefits enrollment:

  1. When you are newly hired or newly eligible for benefits
  2. When you experience a Qualifying Change in Status
  3. During the annual Open Enrollment period…enroll, cancel, or make changes now.

Happy with your current benefit elections? No action is required on your part and your current benefit elections will continue for the 2022-2023 Plan Year, unless you want a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) in 2022/2023. FSAs do not roll over from one year to the next. You must enroll/re-enroll in FSA every Plan Year.

If you have questions about Open Enrollment, contact Benefits & Employee Wellness at or call the HR Service Center at 505-277-6947.