Benefits - Open Enrollment Instructions

Parkland College uses the Benefits Enrollment Online feature through Self-Service. All employees will need to submit enrollment information.

1. Log in to my.parkland – Contact the Tech Services Desk at 217.353.3333 if you need assistance logging in.
2. Click the Self-Service icon. 
Self Service Button

3. Click Employee.

4. Click Benefits.You will see headers for “Pending Elections” and “Current Benefits”, as well as a link to Manage Your Dependents.    

5. Click Start Here under Pending Elections to proceed into the enrollment process (If you already started and are returning, you will see the option to Resume). 

6. The Benefits Enrollment overview page will show a listing of benefits eligible for changes during the Open Enrollment Process as well as a Benefit Summary (when you start, the current selections will match your current benefits and covered dependents, if applicable.) 
*Note, to change any Aflac elections, you will need to connect with the Aflac representative. For contact information, visit our portal page -

7. For each benefit:

  • Visually review the current selections and covered dependents, if applicable.
  • Select Update Plan next to each benefit to make any changes.  
    • For family or domestic partner coverage, check the box next to dependents’ names for enrollment (you can also manage dependents via a link).
    • If you make any changes to your plans, select Save on each page. The system will display an “Elections Updated” pop up in the top right corner.
    • To return to the overview of benefits, click < Benefits Enrollment in the top left corner.
  • If you do not wish to enroll in a particular benefit, you must Opt Out by clicking the “Waive” toggle button. There are waive buttons,on the overview page as well as in each benefits selection page.  

8. Review your Benefits Summary on the Enrollment page. When you are ready to finalize your elections, click Review and Submit.  An additional summary will be shown for final review.  On this page, review one last time.  

9. Submit your elections: check the box for Read and accepted terms and conditions, then click Submit.  Your enrollment will be complete, and the Benefits Staff will contact you if there are any questions. If you need to make any changes after your submission, you can return to the Benefits page until the final day of open enrollment.

10. Informational:  

  1. Manage Dependents:  
    You have the option of managing dependents at several steps in this process. Please note – dependent information linked to your plan may contain demographic information that is incorrect or old. If your dependent has been a student at Parkland, they must contact Admissions and Records to update their information; documentation may be required for some changes.
  2. Please be sure to read all information provided.
  3. Plan documents are available via links under each benefit’s “Update Plan” link.  

Tech Service Desk

Room A184, 217-353-3333

Fall/Spring: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. M-Th. / 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fridays

Summer: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. M-Th

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Keywords:HR human resources health insurance dental QHDHP medical plan coverage   Doc ID:51840
Owner:carrie T.Group:Parkland College
Created:2015-06-02 09:12 CDTUpdated:2022-05-16 17:47 CDT
Sites:Parkland College
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