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Time is Running Out: Benefits Open Enrollment Ends Monday

All faculty and staff enrolled in benefits must log in to my.butler to confirm:

  • Your 2015 benefit elections should remain same as 2014 elections
  • Elect the new vision carrier, Anthem Blue Vision
  • Elect plan changes, add/remove dependents
  • Enroll for the first time
  • Flexible Spending and Health Savings amounts MUST be elected every year

If you have not confirmed or elected your 2015 benefits, log into and click on ‘Benefits Enrollment’ and follow the prompts. Click ‘SUBMIT’ on the final screen. A confirmation will be emailed to you within 5 minutes. Print the confirmation for your records.


  • Enrollment Workshops (bring questions and enrollment decisions for help enrolling online):
    ◦November 14, Friday, noon-4:30 p.m. in JH-043
    ◦November 17, Monday, noon-3:00 p.m. in JH-043
    ◦November 17, Monday, 3:00-4:30 p.m. in JH-041

Contact Kim Orbik or Anita Watts, or contact Sherri Heidenreich at ext. 9355, with any questions regarding your benefits. You also may visit the HR office in Jordan Hall, room 144. More information is available on the HR website.

Exclusive Costco Wholesale Offer for Butler Staff

Join the #1 warehouse club in the world and see what everyone is talking about. Membership is risk free! Costco offers a 100% customer-satisfaction guarantee on all merchandise, including your membership.

The Annual Membership is $55, which includes two cards.

Costco Wholesale would like to offer Butler staff a $10 Costco Cash Card BONUS for a $55 Gold Star Membership or $20 Costco Cash Card BONUS for a $110 Executive Membership, which offers a 2% Cash Rebate Check, plus exclusive Executive Benefits and Services.

(NOTE: This offer is unavailable at the Costco Warehouse and applies to new membership sign-ups only.)

At Costco Wholesale, you can save on:

  • Optical – Winner of the JD Power & Associates award for Highest Satisfaction
  • ŸPharmacy – Huge savings (Consumer Reports Magazine 08 “Best in Nation”)
  • ŸHearing Aid Center – Extraordinary value at Costco savings          
  • ŸPhoto Center – Digital prints, photo books, cards, video transfer, and more                                                              
  • ŸMeat, Deli, Bakery – prepared fresh everyday
  • ŸWine and spirits
  • Gas station
  • Travel discounts
  • Auto-buying program

Free Cash Rebate American Express Card

A Costco representative will be available at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 19, before the Staff Assembly general meeting. Contact Costco’s Melissa Hill at 317-532-1654 or

2015 Open Enrollment: October 31–November 17

You should have received your 2015 Open Enrollment Packet via campus mail. If you have not received your packet, please contact HR in Jordan Hall, room 144, or at ext. 9355.

This year, everyone needs to confirm their benefits in my.butler. Please plan to attend one of the Benefits Open Enrollment Information Sessions. HR staff will be available a total of 14 hours in computer labs to provide hands-on assistance with open enrollment on my.butler. More information is available on the HR website.

  • Live Presentations (will be recorded and posted by end of business day, Tuesday, November 4)
    November 3, Monday, 3:00-5:00 p.m. in JH-141
    ◦November 4, Tuesday, 7:00-8:30 a.m. in JH-141
    ◦November 5, Wednesday, 8:00-10:00 a.m. in PB-103
    ◦November 6, Thursday, 7:00-8:30 a.m. in JH-141 (Requested by Operations)
    ◦November 6, Thursday, 2:00-3:30 p.m. in JH-141
    ◦November 10, Monday, 8:00-10:00 a.m. in PB-103
    ◦November 11, Tuesday, 3:30-5:00 p.m. in JH-141
    ◦November 13, Thursday, noon-1:00 p.m. in JH-141
  • Enrollment Workshops (bring questions and enrollment decisions for help enrolling online):
    November 4, Tuesday, 4:00-6:00 p.m. in JH-220
    ◦November 5, Wednesday, 3:00-5:00 p.m. in JH-043
    ◦November 6, Thursday, 10:00-11:30 a.m. in JH-043 (Requested by Operations)
    ◦November 7, Friday, noon-2:00 p.m. in JH-041
    ◦November 10, Monday, noon-2:00 p.m. in JH-043
    ◦November 12, Wednesday, noon-1:00 p.m. in JH-043
    ◦November 14, Friday, noon-2:00 p.m. in JH-043
    ◦November 17, Monday, 3:00-4:30 p.m. in JH-041

Contact HR in Jordan Hall, room 144, or at ext. 9355, with any questions regarding your benefits.

Wine Night by Moonlight

On Friday, November 7, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. come to Holcomb Observatory for a celestial, wine night where Gary Hulseman will share his passion for wine and wine making. Enjoy refreshments, appetizers, wine tastings, wine lecture, observatory tour, and a planetarium show. There are two options for the wine lectures, 6:30-7:00 p.m. or 7:15-7:45 p.m., with 30 people per option. Open to Butler University faculty and staff and their guests. This is a highly attended event and space fills up quickly!

Cost: $10.00 per person

Timeline for the evening:

  • Wine Lecture:  6:30-7:00 p.m. & 7:15-7:45 p.m.
  • Observatory Tour: 7:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Silent Auction benefiting Relay for Life: 6:00-8:00 p.m.; winners announced shortly after.
  • Planetarium Show: 8:15 p.m.

Please register here or email Jeremy Walthall if you want to register and pay with check or cash.

Sponsored by the Staff Assembly Activities and Socials Committee.

Start Your Financial Year Strong with Pete the Planner

Don’t lose your grip on your financial priorities during end-of-the-year festivities. On Wednesday, October 29, 3:00–4:00 p.m., in the Johnson Board Room, Pete the Planner will help you step back and assess what you can learn from your financial life this year. Start the new year strong by first finishing this year right!

This program is sponsored by Healthy Horizons and Staff Assembly’s Personal and Professional Development Committee.
Reserve your spot through SignUpGenius.