Benefits Spotlight

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 2022, as required by the Affordable Care Act. You may provide this form to your tax preparer to use in preparing your 2022 tax returns. However, you do not need the actual form to file your taxes.

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 2022 to view or print your ACA form.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

Effective March 2023, changes to the Deferred Vesting and Legacy retirement plans will lower the fees paid by Brown’s plan participants, increase transparency related to those fees and change some investment options. Learn more about these changes here.

On December 29th, President Biden signed the Secure 2.0 Act of 2022.  There are many provisions in the act that have to be reviewed and considered before the University can implement.  Some changes would require plan amendments and/or system updates, which would take time to complete.  Each provision will be taken under consideration and any decisions to implement would be announced to all participants at that time.

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.