Read Smith’s UPDATED plans as of November 23, 2020,
for the spring 2021 semester.
Smith College HR Virtual Benefits Fair
Smith College Open Enrollment for 2021 is here from November 2–30, 2020! Smith College provides a competitive and flexible benefits program so that you can make the best choices for your needs and budget. We are always evaluating the market to ensure that we’re offering you competitive benefits and exceptional services. Last year, we introduced enhanced physical therapy coverage in HMO and POS plans, a co-pay assistance program and ID theft protection. This year, we’re introducing Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts to deliver a best-in-class service to our faculty and staff.
- Medical plan options and costs remain the same.
While our health insurance carrier is changing, there are no changes to plan designs or premiums. We will continue to offer the same four medical plan options.
- Use the Health Plan Comparison Tool.
Check out the tool on the Open Enrollment page to estimate your out-of-pocket expenses under each health plan. Compare your Smith College plan options with your spouse’s coverage (if available) to decide which plan is best for your needs and budget.
- Gather information.
Collect the dependent information you’ll need (birth date, Social Security Number, primary care physician) if you plan to choose the Value HMO or HMO medical option.
- Visit Workday.
Review your current coverage, dependents and beneficiary designations. Complete the Open Enrollment task in your Workday inbox by November 30, 2020. If you don’t make any changes, you will default into your current coverage options but will not be eligible to participate in the Flexible Spending Accounts. You won’t be able to make changes until next year’s enrollment window unless you experience a qualified status change during the year.
- Watch your mail!
Before January 1, 2021, you will receive two new ID cards: one for medical coverage and one for prescription drug coverage through OptumRx. Don’t forget to show your new ID card to your provider at your first appointment, or to your pharmacy at your first fill of the new year.
Get To Know Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Here’s a preview of some key ways BCBSMA can support your (and your family’s) wellbeing. Visit the Blue Cross member site to determine whether your current providers are part of the BCBSMA network.
Vendor Resources & Presentations
The Smith College Human Resources website contains a full list of benefits. Please refer to the HR BENEFITS PAGE for detailed information. Following is information and links for select vendors who are participating in our virtual fair and offering presentations and other resources.