Retirement Program - 403(b)
The College participates with Teacher’s Insurance and Annuity Association/College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA/CREF) and offers both a Retirement Annunity as well as a Supplemental Retirement Annunity. Select a link below for specific plan information
2000 Town Center, Suite 2000
Southfield, MI 48075-1120
Customer Services: 1-248 351-9040 or 1-800 842-2044
Web Page: http://www.tiaa-cref.org/
TIAA-CREF Automated Telephone Service - 1 800 842-2252
Use touch-tone entry to change your allocation or transfer funds, get accumulation balances and last premium credited, and/or hear prerecorded information on CREF account performance and TIAA interest and dividend rates.
Available 24 hours a day.
Telephone Counseling Center - 1 800 842-2776
Speak with an individual consultant about your TIAA-CREF retirement plan or tax-deferred annuity.
Available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. ET, and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Please note: Our busiest times are from noon to 2:00 p.m. ET, and our busiest day is Monday.)
Advisor Services - 1 888 842-0318
Speak with one of our Advisor consultants for information on how TIAA-CREF works with Advisors.
Available Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
The Office of Human Resources is here to provide services and resources to all Albion College Employees. This includes but is not limited to Benefit Administration, Leave Coordination, Disability Accommodation, and Workers Compensation Administration.
The following web resources have been created to serve and assist Albion College Employees.
FSA - FLEX
Flexible Spending Arrangement
(Section 125 Reimbursement Program)
A Flexible Spending Arrangement allows employees to be reimbursed for medical or dependent care expenses. FSAs are funded through voluntary salary reduction agreements with your employer - Albion College. No employment or federal income taxes are deducted from your contribution.
You may elect salary reduction (pre-tax) for either of the options listed that apply to you: non-insured medical expenses & dependent care expenses. You must use all monies in your account or forfeit them at the end of the year. You must sign up for this program each year you want to participate.
Claims must be turned in by the deadline date below and checks will be available at the campus post office after 10am on the check date listed below. There may be some changes to this schedule and you will be given advance notice of any changes.
Please view the participant guide for participation and reimbursement details.
Complete the excel version electronically, then print and submit to HR.
Full-time salaried employees may choose between Blue Cross Blue Shield Community Blue or the BCBS Community Blue High Deductible. The College pays the single subscriber premium for the Community Blue Plan. The College will contribute up to 35% of the dependent premium and you pay the remainder to insure any dependents.
- The Community Blue has a $500/single, $1000/family, annual deductible with a 80%/20% co-insurance split of the approved amount for in-network providers or 60%/40% of the approved amounts for out of network.
- The Community blue High Deductible plan has a $1500/single, $3000/family annual deductible with an 80%/20% co-insurance split of the approved amount for in-network providers or 60%/40% for out of network
Blue Cross Blue Shield Claims Inquiries:
Medical Services – To authorize a staff member of the Albion College Human Resources Department to follow up with BCBS on a particular claim you are having problems with or questioning.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Customer Service Information:
Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Please send all correspondence to:
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Costumer Service Center
P.O. Box 80200
Lansing, MI 48908-0200
Looking for a physician, hospital, psychologist, or other health care provider that participate with BCBS:
Log In to Member Self Service Today:
Member Self Service is the highly-secured area of the BCBS site where you can:
- Order ID cards
- Update your personal information
- View your eligibility
- View your benefits
- Change your primary care physician