New Retirement Savings Option

Brown now offers a Roth contribution option in the 403(b) retirement plans!  If you are a participant in a Brown plan, you have a choice between pre-tax and post-tax contributions.  Click the links below for more information from Fidelity Investments and TIAA-CREF.  There will also be information sessions about Roth contributions, as noted below.  You may attend either session regardless of whether you have an account with Fidelity or TIAA-CREF.

  • Thursday, October 8 from noon to 1:00 p.m. in Salomon Center 001 (Fidelity)
  • Tuesday, October 13 from noon to 1:00 p.m. in Salomon Center 001 (TIAA-CREF)

Fidelity Roth 403(b) Flyer
TIAA-Cref Roth 403(b) Flyer

Flu Shot Season is Approaching!

Brown sponsors flu shot clinics for faculty and staff. For the complete schedule click here.

Employees and family members covered by Brown's health plans can receive the vaccine in their primary care physicians offices, or

If you are covered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of RI and receive a shot at a pharmacy or other walk-in store setting, you must pay upfront and file a claim directly with Blue Cross later to be reimbursed. UnitedHealthcare members should present their health insurance (not ExpressScripts) card and have the pharmacy file a claim. If you have questions, please call Blue Cross or UnitedHealthcare at the number on your card.

Note: Shingles shots for those who meet the age requirement may be obtained in a primary care physician's office or by contacting the Wellness Company at 401-490-0942 about their  Adult Immunization Clinics, held Wednesdays and Saturdays in their East Providence location 

Enroll in CurrentCare

Join the 453,000 Rhode Islanders who are enrolled in CurrentCare! CurrentCare is a free service developed by the Rhode Island healthcare community to support care coordination and improve patient care. By voluntarily enrolling in CurrentCare, your health information from labs, hospitals, and pharmacies is compiled in a single secure record and made available to your treating providers, even those you see outside of your primary care physician’s office.

It’s free, secure, fast, and only takes a few minutes of your time.

To enroll, go to and click Enroll Now.

If you have questions about CurrentCare or the enrollment process, please call 1-888-858-4815.

Be an Informed Healthcare Consumer

A new online tool is available to help members of the Brown community make informed decisions about healthcare.  Consumer Health Choices’ Choosing Wisely program was founded by the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation and is supported by 60 different medical societies.

Choosing Wisely offers topical articles and videos to help you make the most of your conversations with your doctor.  Knowing your options and asking the right questions can often result in more personalized care and can reduce unnecessary services. Check out this user friendly library to find more information on common tests, medications, procedures, and imaging.

Brown University Recognized for Work-Life Effectiveness

Brown University is a recipient of the WorldatWork Alliance for Work-Life Progress 2015 Seal of Distinction, for demonstrating leadership in workplace strategies that help employees achieve work-life balance.

The Seal of Distinction is awarded every year to organizations across the country. The overall strength of a company’s work-life portfolio is evaluated along with work-life programs, policies and practices in place within each of the seven categories of work-life effectiveness:

•    Caring for dependents
•    Health and wellness
•    Workplace flexibility
•    Financial support for economic security
•    Paid and unpaid time off
•    Community involvement
•    Transforming organizational culture

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.