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Benefit Programs

Section 402- Benefit Programs

For information on Health & Welfare programs please see the College's Summary Plan Description (SPD).  This summary provides information on;

  • Eligibility 
  • Dependent Eligibility 
  • Enrollment 
  • Changing Coverage 
  • When Coverage Ends 
  • Health Care Program 
  • Dental Care Plan 
  • Life and Accident Plans 
  • Long-Term Disability 
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Spending Accounts 
  • Employee Assistance Plan 
  • Tuition Assistant Program 
  • Coverage During Leave of Absence 
  • Continuing Coverage Under COBRA
  • Claims and Appeal Process 
  • Your Rights Under ERISA 

If you have any additional questions about the above benefit programs at Smith College, please email

Low-Income Subsidy for Health Care and/or Dependent Care: The College offers two seperate college-paid subsidy programs to help offset the cost of family health insurance and/or dependent care for individuals who have a household income below a set amount annually. The Office of Human Resources will send information to individuals who may be eligible so that they may decide whether to apply..