FlexOnline & Kronos


New Hires

All benefits begin on your date of hire, or date of benefits eligibility.  Benefit-eligible employees have 30 days from their date of hire or date of benefits eligibility to log in to the FlexOnline benefits enrollment system to make their benefit elections.

If you do not make your elections within these30 days, you will be defaulted into the Cigna Choice Fund medical plan option and other benefits as defined by your employment category. You will be responsible for any costs associated with the benefits you are defaulted into. Once the 30 days has expired, you will not have another opportunity to change your benefits coverage selection, unless you have a qualifying life event or until the open enrollment period held each fall.

Current Employees

Once you have made your annual enrollment elections, whether as a new hire, or during Open Enrollment, you may not make changes to most of your benefits until the following plan year due to IRS regulations. Unless you have a qualifying life event, you will not have another opportunity to change your benefits coverage selection until the Open Enrollment period held each fall.

A qualifying life event can be a marriage, divorce, birth or adoption of a child, or any time you or a dependent loses or gains coverage. A spouse's open enrollment period is also considered a qualifying event. It is important to know that you must submit a qualifying life event through the FlexOnline system no more than 31 days after the date of the event.

Information about retirement plans available to employees is available on our Saving for Retirement webpage. Employees can make changes to their retirement plan elections or beneficiaries at any time. 

Email or call the Human Resources Benefits Office at 603-646-3588 with questions.


Kronos is the electronic timecard system used by every hourly-paid employee to record their work time. Some employees use their ID or fingerprint to swipe in and out of work, while others use log in online to use web-entry. Training materials (including short instructional videos) are available online.

Contact Kronos.Admin@dartmouth.edu with questions.

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