Benefits Spotlight

Open Enrollment for Brown University employees begins Monday, November 7 and continues through Monday, November 28.  During Open Enrollment, you can change health, dental or vision; add or remove dependents; enroll or re-enroll in a flexible spending account (FSA); and make other choices. All benefit changes made during this period will take effect January 1, 2023. Learn more.  

Brown Gives, the University's annual workplace fundraising campaign, is taking place November 1 - December 31! Brown Gives supports the United Way of Rhode Island, a local organization dedicated to strengthening our community. Learn more about how you can help make Rhode Island a better place to learn, live, and work.

It's Time to Fight the Flu

There are seven on-campus flu vaccine clinics for faculty and staff taking place from October 4 through November 15, 2022. Learn more about clinic dates, locations, and registering.

Health and Welfare Plan Document Mailing

Brown employees may have recently received a Health and Welfare Plan mailing to their home address. This is a required compliance notification for your information only, no action is required.

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.

Remember to earn 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.