What to expect when selecting your benefits


This article will provide a brief overview of what you can expect when selecting your benefits. The reason you’re selecting benefits may be because it’s your annual Open Enrollment period, you’re a new hire, or you’ve experienced a change such as having a baby. Selecting benefits in Maxwell is similar no matter which of these situations you’re in.

These are the three key steps you’ll typically take in Maxwell when selecting benefits:

  1. Enter your personal and dependent information
  2. Shop for benefits
  3. Review your selections and check out

Once you’re done with these steps, your benefits administrator will take your selections and enroll you with the carriers.

Enter your personal and dependent information

This is where you’ll enter all of your personal and dependent information so that we can customize your shopping experience and ensure your enrollment information is correct. In the next step, as you add benefits to your cart, you’ll only have the ability to cover family members as dependents if you have them listed here.

Entering personal information

Entering dependent information

What if I need to go back and edit personal or dependent information?

If you need to edit your personal or dependent information, you can do this by clicking My Profile in the drop-down. You should then see a button on the top right of your personal information that says “Change my Personal Info." Clicking this button will take you to where you can make changes. Please note: Your change might require your HR administrator’s approval.

Request a change to personal info 

Review your available benefits

After completing your personal and dependent information, you will be able to start shopping for benefits. Maxwell aims to make your benefits enrollment simple and familiar, much like any site you would purchase products on today.

Browse all your available benefits in your benefits cart. Then, review the plan options for each benefit. You'll be required to enroll in or waive some benefits, as denoted by an asterisk (*). 


When you find a plan that works for you, add it to your cart. If you don't want a benefit, you can choose to waive it. Each plan may have some additional options to select, such as the family members you want to cover before you can add it to your cart.



For medical, dental, and vision benefits, you can compare up to three plans side-by-side. Just select the checkbox for each plan you want to compare and click the "Compare" link.



Review your selections and check out

Benefits are a big deal! It's important that you review your choices carefully. After you've added all the products you'd like to enroll into your cart, click on Review My Cart. This is a great place to see everything you’ve added so far and make any last changes before you continue.


Reviewing your cart

Important: Before you click Submit Enrollment, make sure to add any beneficiaries if you've selected products that require them. If you have products that require beneficiaries, you'll see a button that says “Update my Beneficiaries” above the "Submit Enrollment" button at the bottom.

Once you complete everything and feel confident in your selections, click Submit Enrollment as the final step! You'll be brought to a confirmation page where you can review your now pending product selections.

Important: Some products may require that you fill out a form after you checkout. This will be shown on the confirmation page after you've submitted your enrollment. Make sure to complete these if available.

Congratulations, you've successfully submitted your enrollment!

If you have any questions as to the status of your enrollment, please contact your company's benefits administrator for more details.

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