New to Autodesk?

What you need to know

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. Your benefits are effective on your first day. Just remember you have to enroll within your first 30 days.

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 30 days or wait until the next open enrollment period:

Health care flexible spending account (FSA)
Dependent care flexible spending account (FSA)
Life and AD&D insurance
Legal insurance

Don't want benefits coverage? You still need to take action to avoid automatic enrollment.

Enroll using Workday

Watch this video for a quick tutorial of how to enroll in your benefits with Workday.


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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, if you’re enrolled for the entire calendar year, Autodesk will contribute up to $750 to your HSA if you have individual medical coverage or up to $1,500 if you have family coverage.

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.

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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.

GlobalFit, for discounts on gym memberships and other fitness programs.

Grand Rounds, when you need a second opinion about a medical diagnosis or trusted professional guidance and advice.

CareCounsel, to help you navigate your medical coverage.

CareTribe, if you’re caring for a loved one and need extra support.

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If you take no action

If you do nothing within 30 days of your hire date, you’ll be enrolled automatically in default coverage. This coverage costs you nothing and includes employee-only coverage for:

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.

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