Benefits

Final Retirement Plan Changes Presentation

Brown's investment advisor will conduct the final presentation regarding the improvements to the 403(b) retirement plans on Wednesday, March 4, 10-11 a.m. in the Stephen Robert Center, Multipurpose Room.  (Rescheduled from February 9)


Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island has provided the following information regarding the Anthem database breach:

Update: Anthem is working with AllClear ID, an identity protection provider, to offer 24 months of identity theft repair and credit monitoring services to current or former members of an affected Anthem plan or other independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield plan dating back to 2004. For more information go to the BCBSRI link below, scroll to the bottom off the page and click on the link, www.AnthemFacts.com.

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) is aware of the Anthem Inc. cyber attack and we are diligently working to gather more information and understand the scope of this issue and how it might impact any of our members. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield System consists of 37 independently operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield member companies. BCBSRI and Anthem Inc. are separate and distinct companies, though through various collaborative agreements some information on members could have been affected.

Please go to the BCBSRI web site for additional information:

https://www.bcbsri.com/anthem-frequently-asked-questions 


America Saves Week - February 23-28!

During America Saves Week, an effort to encourage Americans to think about their savings plan, take time for yourself and your future. Whether you are just starting to save or nearing retirement, make sure to check your Workday Benefits today to see how much you are saving for retirement.

Did you know that an increase of just 1% can result in substantial additional retirement savings over time? For example, a 1% retirement savings increase of a $60,000 salary with a monthly contribution of $50 could yield a $54,000 potential income boost over 25 years. This seemingly small step can be a manageable, but effective, way to impact your financial future.


Summer Camp Fair - March 6!

It's time to start thinking about summer! Summer camp, that is. This year enjoy the convenience of meeting representatives from local camps right here on campus at worklife@brown's Summer Camp Fair on March 6. Ask questions, gather information, and find a camp that's right for your family.

Drop in from 11am-1pm in the Crystal Room, Alumnae Hall to start planning for a great summer.

Questions? Email worklife@brown.edu.


ShapeUp Announces Winners of the Third Annual Social Wellness Awards

Brown University receives the 2015 ShapeUp Social Wellness Mighty Mouse Award along with Hasbro, Inc. and 1-800 Flowers for showing an impressive commitment to social wellness, dedication to employee health and well-being through marketing, and communicating wellness programming, tips, and benefits to employees.


Details of New Investment Lineup Mailed

Fidelity Investments and TIAA-CREF mailed information packets to participants in Brown's 403(b) retirement plans during the week of January 5, 2015.  Effective February 6th, 2015, fund choices for both Fidelity Investments and TIAA-CREF were reorganized to include actively managed funds, low-cost index funds, target date funds, and the addition of self-directed brokerage accounts. 

Fidelity Retirement Transition Guide

TIAA-Cref Retirement Transition Guide


Talk with a Doctor, Day or Night

Blue Cross Blue Shield Rhode Island Members can Enroll in American Well.

There’s a faster, new way to see a licensed physician via video using American Well.  This new telehealth program offers:

  • 24-hour access, 7-days a week via mobile or web
  • No appointment necessary – connect right away
  • An ePrescription, if you need one*
  • Private and secure, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act-compliant (HIPAA-compliant)

Click here for more information and to learn how to get started.

* As appropriate in states where prescribing following a telehealth consultation is permitted.