2023 Open Enrollment

Monday, October 31 - Monday, November 14

Whether you’ve had your AU benefit elections for a long time or if you’re wondering if you should make a switch, weigh your options, and make changes to your benefits without a qualifying life event during open enrollment.

The 2023 virtual and in-person benefits and wellness fair has daily events. Learn about your benefits, attend financial workshops, and schedule one-on-one meetings with representatives. Every session is raffling a prize! Visit the Benefits and Wellness Fair site for events and registration.

If you're ready, you can make your 2023 benefit elections today on the myBenefits portal.

Pet Insurance

Nationwide® offers American University pet insurance coverage to provide your pets with the care they need.

Pet coverage helps with everything from minor problems such as ear infections and upset stomachs to diabetes and cancer. Some exclusions may apply. Certain coverages may be subject to pre-existing exclusion.

Nationwide offers a choice of plans:

  • Access to pet insurance coverage for your dogs or cats, only available through employers
  • Receive up to $7,500 to spend on your pet each year, once you've met the $250 deductible
  • Visit any licensed veterinarian worldwide
  • Choose your level of reimbursement: 90%, 70% or 50%
  • Pay your premiums through payroll deduction

Get a free, no-obligation quote and enroll on the myBenefits portal. You can add pet insurance anytime during the year, just select "Change current benefits" then click "I do not have any life or family change events."


Full-time faculty and staff are eligible as of the first of the month following date of hire. 


Premium rates vary based on the type of pet you have and your state of residence. 


Customer service: 844-208-1108
Enroll on the myBenefits portal anytime during the year