Enrollment Checklist and Instructions

Pre-Enrollment Checklist

If you are a new hire or experience a qualifying life event, make sure you do the following:

  • Review this website, www.myhowardbenefits.com and your most recent Benefits Guide to understand the medical options available to determine what will be the best fit for you and your family.
  • Review how your contribution rates impact your total cost of coverage.
  • Think about how you’ve used healthcare services in the past year to help guide your benefit elections.
  • Make sure to verify that your dependents are eligible for coverage.
  • Consider using Howard University Hospital (Faculty Practice Plan) for your medical needs and save money by doing so.
  • Check your Peoplesoft password to make sure it is still valid.

 

Enrollment Instructions

Logging in on-campus
  1.        Open an internet browser
  2.        Navigate to http://www2.howard.edu/ORhttp://peoplesoft.howard.edu/
  3.        Select Faculty & Staff
  4.        Click on the Oracle PeopleSoft Enterprise icon
  5.        Enter your PeopleSoft user ID and password (for assistance with PeopleSoft login information, contact the Help Desk at 202-806-2020)
  6.        Click on Sign In
  7.        On the left under Self Service, click on Benefits Enrollment to make your Open Enrollment elections

 

Logging in off-campus
  1.         Open an internet browser
  2.         Navigate to https://secure.howard.edu
  3.         Read the Pre Sign-In Notification
  4.         Click on Proceed
  5.         Enter your network username and password to enter the HU secure access SSL VPN; the network username can be found on your email address (ex.,Username@howard.edu)

 **Note: The network login information is separate from your PeopleSoft login information.**

  1.         Click on Sign In
  2.         Select the PeopleSoft link under the Web Bookmarks section
  3.         Enter your PeopleSoft username and password to enter the PeopleSoft Guest Portal page

 

Download VPN Client –Pulse Secure
  1.         Open an internet browse
  2.         Navigate to https://secure.howard.edu
  3.         Read the Pre Sign-In Notification
  4.         Click on Proceed
  5.         Enter your network username and password to enter the HU secure access SSL VPN; the network username can be found on your email address (ex.,Username@howard.edu)

** Note: The network login information is separate from your PeopleSoft login information. For assistance with login information, contact the Help Desk at 202-806-2020.**

  1.         Click on Sign In
  2.         Select the Download VPN Client –Pulse Secure link under the Files section
  3.         Select the folder that matches your computer type
  4.         Select the appropriate installation file and follow install prompts
  5.         Open the instructions file on How to Configure Pulse Secure6.