Enroll by the Deadline

It’s important to understand the enrollment deadlines and enroll for the coverage you want when you are first eligible. Provided you take the required action, coverage begins on your date of hire. Note that enrollment in the Lyra Health Behavioral Health, basic life insurance and the company-paid STD and LTD plans is automatic.

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BenefitTime Frame for Required Action​Contact and Enrollment Information
  • Medical
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Health Savings Account
  • Group legal
Within 31 days of your date of hire Amgen Benefits Center
  • Single sign-on1 available through
    MyAmgen > MyHR > Benefits > Manage Health &
    Insurance Benefits
  • benefits.amgen.com (be sure to print and keep ​the confirmation screen)
  • 800-97-AMGEN (800-972-6436)
    Representatives available Monday through Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time, excluding holidays
    Outside of the United States and unable to access​ the toll-free number? Call 571-262-0639
  • Group legal: Information also available at ​info.legalplans.com (enter access code 1500254); ​800-821-6400
Voluntary life insurance If you enroll within 31 days of your date of hire, you may elect the following amounts of coverage without providing a statement of health:
  • Up to two times your annual base pay, up to $300,000 (up to $150,000 if you are age 70 or over)
  • Up to $50,000 in coverage for your spouse/domestic partner (up to $25,000 if you are age 70 or over)
Note that a statement of health may apply if you enroll at other times
Amgen Retirement and Savings Plan (401(k) Plan)2Any time. You automatically will be enrolled at 5% of your eligible compensation if you do not actively make an election within 30 days of your date of hire
Merrill Lynch Benefits OnLine®
  • Single sign-on1 available through
    MyAmgen > MyHR > Benefits​​ > Manage Financial & Retirement Benefits
  • benefits.ml.com (create a user ID and password​​​ by choosing the Create User ID link and following the instructions)
  • 800-97-AMGEN (800-972-6436) ​Representatives available Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time, excluding holidays
Retiree Medical Savings Account (RMSA) PlanAny time
Amgen Inc. Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)You will receive enrollment information before each offering perio​d (two per year). Enrollment is thro​ugh Merrill Lynch/ Computershare

1 The single sign-on feature makes it easy to directly access benefits information—in most cases, without having to enter a username and password.
2 To avoid exceeding maximum contribution limits imposed by the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), email Prior401kContrib@amgen.com with your year-to-date contribution amount from your prior employer.

The benefit elections you make when you are first hired generally cannot be changed until the following calendar year. The only exception is if you have a qualified change in status—such as marriage, divorce or the birth or adoption of a child. In the event of a qualified change in status, you must take action by certain deadlines to make changes to your coverage. For more information, contact the Amgen Benefits Center.