Welcome to Autodesk, where you can make anything! You're probably experiencing a lot of changes, being in a new job at a new company. But don't worry. When it comes to your benefits, we've got you covered—literally. Just remember you have to enroll within your first 31 days. Once you enroll, coverage begins as of your hire date.
About your coverage
Once you complete your enrollment, it typically takes about a week before you’ll show up as active with the insurance carriers (UnitedHealthcare, Kaiser, Aetna, VSP, etc.) and it takes another week after that before you’ll receive your medical ID card in the mail.
Once your coverage is active, you can create an account online or through your insurance carrier’s app to access your ID card before you receive it in the mail. You will not receive a physical ID card for your dental coverage (Aetna) or vision coverage (VSP). Just share your information with your provider at the time of service.
If you need to access medical care or prescriptions before your coverage is active with your insurance carrier, you’ll need to pay out of pocket and then submit a claim for reimbursement. That’s why it’s so important to complete your enrollment as soon as possible!
Your first week
Check your Autodesk email for a message from Workday. You should receive this email within your first few days at Autodesk.
You must enroll in these benefits within 31 days or wait until the next open enrollment period:
Don't want benefits coverage? You still need to take action to avoid automatic enrollment.
Enroll using Workday
Review the New Hire Enrollment article on Autodesk One for a quick tutorial on how to enroll in your Autodesk benefits.
Your personalized enrollment checklist
What things should you consider as you prepare to enroll in your new benefits? Answer just a few questions to receive your personalized results.
Your second week
You can enroll in benefits such as the 401(k) retirement plan and the Health Savings Account at any time. But why put off taking advantage of these important benefits? Now’s the best time to start thinking about them—especially those that can help you reach long-term financial goals. Take some time to learn about the following benefits:
401(k), which gives you the chance to save pretax dollars for retirement. You’re automatically enrolled at a contribution rate of 6%, with a 1% contribution increase each year. You can change your contribution amount anytime.
Health Savings Account (HSA), if you’re considering enrolling in the UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus High Deductible medical plan. The HSA gives you three ways to save on taxes, plus the option to save money for future medical expenses. Plus, Autodesk will make contributions to your HSA each pay period to help your balance grow faster.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), to reap the rewards of your hard work by purchasing Autodesk stock at a discount. You’ll receive emails about the enrollment periods.
Commuter benefits, to use pretax money for qualified commute expenses.
Home, auto, and pet insurance, which are offered to you at a special rate.
Your first month or so
No matter where you are in life, you have several benefits available to you anytime to help you with your health, stress, finances, family plans, and personal issues. No advance enrollment is required, but take a few minutes to read up on what’s available:
Employee Assistance Program (EAP), for when you need to talk through things in your life with someone.
Make a Family, to help you offset the costs of starting a family.
Benefits My Way program, $1,000 reimbursement to help pay for things that support your physical, emotional, and financial wellness.
Financial wellness benefits, including financial tools and education to help you reach your goals.
HUSK Wellness, for discounts on gym memberships and other fitness programs.
Included Health, when you need a second opinion about a medical diagnosis or trusted professional guidance and advice.
CareCounsel, to help you navigate your medical coverage.
Cleo, if you’re caring for a loved one and need extra support.
If you take no action
If you are a regular employee and do nothing within 31 days of your hire date, you’ll be enrolled automatically in default coverage (this does not apply to interns). This coverage costs you nothing and includes employee-only coverage for:
- UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus High Deductible
- Aetna PPO dental
- VSP basic vision
- Life and AD&D coverage of 1x your annual salary
- Long-term disability insurance
Don't want benefits coverage?
Sign in to Workday, and opt out of coverage. Note that you cannot opt out of employee life and disability coverage.