Smith College offers a suite of benefit programs designed to support employees’ health and welfare, financial well-being, and social and emotional well-being, whether early in their career, during mid-career or nearing retirement.
Smith offers a robust suite of benefits designed to support the well-being of eligible employees and covered members of their family. Benefits generally begin on your start date and end on your termination date. Please select the links below for more information. See the Employee Handbook for information on eligibility.
Notice of Data Security Incident – NASCO MOVEit
Smith College received notice regarding a security vulnerability in the MOVEit Transfer solution which is utilized by NASCO, a third-party provider of benefits administration services to health plans, including Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBS MA). MOVEit reported a zero-day vulnerability in MOVEit Transfer which has been actively exploited by unauthorized actors to gain access to MOVEit servers. MOVEit has acknowledged the vulnerability and provided patches to remediate the exploit. The College was made aware of the vulnerability by BCBS MA and the impact to the College’s data on or around October 16, 2023. NASCO is notifying individuals whose information may have been included in the files accessed by the unauthorized actors on behalf of the College. For individuals who have questions or need additional information regarding this incident, please visit https://www.bluecrossma.org/nasco-moveit-privacy-incident
Health & Welfare Benefits
Coverage Types for Medical, Dental and Vision
Who you enroll in each plan will determine your coverage type for medical, dental and vision benefits:
- Employee plus Spouse
- Employee plus Child(ren)
- Family—Employee, Spouse, plus Child(ren)
Please note the premium differences between coverage types and what defines them. If you see inconsistencies between your coverage type and your listed dependent(s), please email HRBenefits@smith.edu.
Leaves and Time Off
Smith College offers a variety of time-off programs to support employees, including vacation, sick, holidays, leaves and even time off to volunteer. In addition to the information below, please visit the Employee Handbook.
Smith observes a number of holidays throughout the year. Whenever possible, department heads are encouraged to grant time off for the observance of religious and other holidays that are not official college holidays. This time off may be taken as personal time, vacation or short-term absence without pay. See the Employee Handbook for terms and eligibility.
The benefits summarized here are not conditions of employment. Smith College, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to amend, modify or terminate any plan or provision at any time. (Smith College has the sole and absolute authority to interpret the terms of these plans, determine benefit eligibility and resolve any and all ambiguities or inconsistencies in the plans.)
This link leads to Blue Cross Blue Shield machine-readable files made available in support of the federal Transparency in Coverage Rule and includes negotiated service rates and out-of-network allowed amounts between health plans and health care providers. Machine-readable files are formatted to allow researchers, regulators, and application developers to more easily access and analyze data. The files are not intended to be a cost comparison tool for employees and dependents in medical plans offered at Smith College. Information on medical plans is available on the Smith College Benefits Page and Blue Cross Blue Shield's website.