Open Enrollment

2024 Benefits Open Enrollment has ended.

Open enrollment is your once-a-year opportunity to review current benefits elections and make changes, such as:

  • Change medical plans
  • Add or drop dependents
  • Enroll or re-enroll in Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

Please note: This page contains information about 2024 Ancestry benefits. The remainder of this site describes your 2023 Ancestry benefits. Please check back in early January 2024, when the site will be updated with 2024 benefits details.

What’s New for 2024

Check out the 2024 Benefits Guide to learn about benefits program details and 2024 costs. Here are the changes we are making for 2024.

  • The 2024 Flexible Spending Account (FSA) limit is evaluated annually by the IRS and subject to change. It is your responsibility to complete your benefits elections by the deadline. If you want to participate in FSA you must enroll in healthcare and dependent care FSAs each year.
  • The annual deductible for UHC HSA Medical $1,500 Plan (now called the HSA 1600 Plan) is increasing to $1,600 (from $1,500 in 2023) to comply with IRS regulations. To offset the increase and help you save more, Ancestry is also increasing our contribution to your Health Savings Account (HSA)!
  • We are adding two new benefits through MetLife: identity theft protection and fraud prevention, and pet insurance.

Explore the Program Enhancements

  • Enhanced fertility benefits through UHC plans: Ancestry’s UHC plans allow up to $20,000 lifetime maximum that can be used toward egg freezing and storing of eggs.
  • Optum EAP benefit will be expanded to support Ancestry employees and families who are caregivers. The program provides in-home assessments, telephonic case management, and additional resources at no cost to you. You’re automatically enrolled, effective January 1, 2024, so there’s no action required.
  • Ancestry has removed the 180-day waiting period for maternity and parental leave for U.S. employees. You are now eligible immediately for the paid maternity or parental leave.
  • The tuition reimbursement has moved to Espresa with your other benefits reimbursements, such as fitness and transit. You can now submit your application and tuition reimbursements all in one spot!
  • To streamline and improve the employee experience, Ancestry will integrate the service anniversary award and recognition platform to one vendor: Achievers.
  • Ancestry employees who are members of the U.S. military will receive supplemental pay for military leave for up to 30 days per calendar year.
  • Interns and co-ops will be eligible to participate in the 401(k) plan as of January 1, 2024.

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You can only change your benefits elections if you experience a qualifying life event, such as a marriage or the birth of a child. Changes must be made within 30 days of the qualifying event.