Benefits Spotlight

At-home COVID-19 tests options:

  1. Federal Government: Free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests
    *Every home in the US is eligible to order a third round of free at-home tests.
  2. OptumRx: $0 copay or reimbursement
    *For anyone with health insurance through Brown
  3. Blue Cross Blue Shield: Member Reimbursement Form | FAQ's
  4. United Healthcare: Member Reimbursement Form | FAQ's
    *Members can also submit for reimbursement online at

Please note that employees may use either their health insurance carrier or OptumRx for test reimbursement, but not both. 

Please continue to check back for updates.

Form 1095-C is now available in Workday. Brown University provides this form to employees that were eligible or enrolled in a health insurance plan provided by Brown University in 2021, as required by the Affordable Care Act. You may provide this form to your tax preparer to use in preparing your 2021 tax returns. However, you do not need the actual form to be filed with your taxes. Please refer to the following IRS website for answers to questions you may have about this form: 1095-C Form FAQs

To access your form in Workday:

  1. Log into Workday.
  2. On the Home Page and under the Quick Tasks, click on View All Apps
  3. Click on the Pay App
  4. On the right side of the page under View, click on My ACA Forms
  5. Choose VIEW/PRINT for the year 2021 to view or print your ACA form.

Contact [email protected] with any questions.

Get Started Earning Your 2022 Wellness Rewards! Wellness Rewards is a voluntary wellness incentive program designed to help you learn more about your personal health, motivate you to maintain or improve your overall well-being, and earn Rewards. Learn more.  

Now that our annual Open Enrollment period is behind us and you’ve made your benefit choices for 2022, please take some time to review this Benefits Checklist. It’s the best way to ensure you and your family start the new year without any benefit disruptions. Based on your elections, you may need to take one or more of the following actions:

- Submit new dependent information
- Provide Evidence of Insurability (EOI)
- Set up your Health Savings Account (HSA)
- Review your Flexible Spending Account and Retirement Plan contributions
- Confirm your personal data
- Check your beneficiary designations