Benefits Spotlight

Brown now offers Livongo for Diabetes as part of our continuing efforts to enhance benefits and help maintain and improve health. The Livongo for Diabetes Program makes living with diabetes easier by providing you with a connected meter, unlimited strips, and coaching. The optional program is offered at no cost to faculty, staff and dependents with diabetes and coverage through a Brown health plan. Learn more.

Last Chance Faculty/Staff Flu Clinic: 1/23! University Human Resources will hold a final faculty/staff seasonal flu clinic on Wednesday, January 23, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., in Kasper Multipurpose Room, Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center. Brown IDs are REQUIRED. Please bring your medical insurance card and completed consent form. Pre-registration is NOT required. Please wear clothing that allows easy access to your upper arm. Access the consent form and what you need to know.



Don't forget: Effective immediately, you can use your OptumRx card to obtain flu shots and other vaccines at participating pharmacies.  Previously, some claims had to be submitted through Blue Cross Blue Shield or UnitedHealthcare, but now you have the option of using your prescription drug coverage instead. Please note that for some (non-flu) vaccines to be covered you must meet eligibility requirements, including age. If you have questions about eligibility, please call the number on the back of your member card. Receiving a vaccine at your provider's office continues to be an option for all health plan participants.   

University Human Resources is excited to announce an update to the Parental Leave Benefit for staff members. Effective January 1, 2019 the eligibility for the benefit will be reduced from four years of continuous service to one year of continuous service. Staff who currently work at least 975 hours per year, and have completed at least one year of service as of January 1, 2019, are eligible to take up to six weeks of parental leave with 100% of pay during this time.

Brown University is committed to providing a family-friendly workplace. In response to feedback from focus groups, this recommendation finding was brought after extensive data collection and analysis.  This benefit will provide time for necessary parent and child bonding time and adequate financial support as well.

For additional information on this benefit change, please visit the Paid Parental Leave Benefit FAQs.