The Catholic University of America


Open Enrollment and TIAA-CREF Counseling

2016 Open Enrollment

The enrollment website is open for you to make your 2016 CUA benefits elections through Nov. 8. You can enroll online, review benefits changes, or access the 2016 benefits booklet at You must actively complete the enrollment process online in order to maintain your benefits in 2016.

Open enrollment information meetings will take place at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Nov. 3 in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 323, to ensure that you have all the information you may need to participate in the open enrollment process. Stop by to pick up the new 2016 benefits booklet.

Computers and support are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Nov. 6 in Leahy Hall, Room 100. Human resources staff are available on site to assist you.

For questions, please call the benefits hotline at 202-299-CUA1 or 202-299-CUA2.

Know Your Numbers and UnitedHealthcare (UHC) SimplyEngaged

On Oct. 6, 125 faculty and staff members attended the “Know Your Numbers” health screening event. Make sure to complete your online health assessment through SimplyEngaged on the UHC website. UHC offers rewards to those who participate in this program. Please visit for more information.

Seasonal Flu Shots

More than 175 CUA employees received their flu shot at the Annual Benefits Fair on Oct. 27. If you didn’t have a chance to attend on campus, you may do the following:

  • Visit your network doctor or other health care professional.
  • Visit one of the select retail pharmacies contracted to provide flu shots to UHC members (CVS, Kmart, Rite-Aid, Target, Walgreens, Walmart, and more).
  • Visit a network Convenience Care Clinic (usually located in retail stores such as Walgreens and Target).

Make sure you show your health plan ID card before getting your flu shot.

TIAA-CREF Counseling Sessions

A representative from TIAA-CREF will be on campus to provide one-on-one retirement information sessions for employees in Room 331 of the Pryzbyla Center from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. While the sessions are free, an appointment is required. Please call the Meeting Request Center number at 800-732-8353 to schedule an appointment for the dates below:

  • Thursday, Nov. 12
  • Thursday, Nov. 19
  • Thursday, Dec. 3
  • Thursday, Dec. 10 

More information regarding the CUA 403(b) TIAA-CREF Retirement Plan(s) can be found on our website at