Open Enrollment for Plan Year 2015-2016.
May 1, 2015 through May 31, 2015
Once a year, full-time appointed staff/faculty and hourly union employees have the opportunity to make enrollment changes for the Medical/Rx/Dental plan as well as the Vision plan.
What Is Open Enrollment?
Open Enrollment is your once-a-year opportunity to make changes to your current benefit election. This is the time to review if you want to maintain your current coverage, which family members you are including on your health plans, which plan you want. The open enrollment brochure distributed in May includes information regarding any changes to benefits or costs of the benefit plans. Changes you request during open enrollment will take effect July1 . The plan year begins on July 1 and continues through June 30.
Please be aware that decisions made during Open Enrollment are generally binding for the entire plan year. An individual may not make any changes until next year’s Open Enrollment period unless he or she has a Qualified Life Event (e.g., marriage, birth, adoption, etc.) and notifies the Human Resources Office of such a change within 30 days from the date of the qualifying event.
When must I submit my new elections?
All new elections must be received by Human Resources no later than May 31, 2015.
Open Enrollment Resources
The College will again be providing employee only coverage at no cost to the employee.
Open Enrollment Benefit Guide and Rates
Summary of Benefits and Coverage Reports and Benefit-At-A-Glance Reports
HEALTH Insurance Enrollment/Change Form (one form for Medical, Rx, Dental and Vision)
Albion College Employee Benefit Plan Document:
Detailed information regarding how our welfare benefits plans are administered.
403(b) Plan Summary Document:
Detailed information regarding how our TIAA-CREF 403(b) retirement plans are administered.
Life Insurance Provider and add-on benefits:
Our life insurance provider is The Principal Financial Group
Continuation Coverage (COBRA)
Federal law allows for a "continuation" of coverage for specific periods of time (18 to 36 months, depending on the reason for continuation) when a covered employee or covered dependent loses medical or dental plan coverage due to:
*End of employment *Death *Divorce *A child losing dependent status
Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act (WHCRA)
Health plan expenses for a mastectomy shall also include charges for the reconstruction of the breast on which the mastectomy has been performed, surgery and reconstruction of the other breast to produce a symmetrical appearance, and prostheses and treatment of physical complications relating to all stages of the mastectomy, including lymphedemas. Coverage shall be provided in a manner determined in consultation with the attending physician and the patient.
The Albion College Employee Benefit Plan (Plan) maintains a Notice of Privacy Practices that provides information to individuals whose protected health information (PHI) will be used or maintained by the Plan. If you would like a copy of the Plan's Notice of Privacy Practices, please contact the Human Resources Office.
Albion students help restore the New Jewish Cemetery in Wroclaw, Poland every two years.
A vital part of the Albion experience is the College's commitment to diversity, equal rights, spirituality, and justice. With courses in gender and ethnicity required for graduation, as well as a variety of College and student groups dedicated to enriching the lives of all students, Albion offers a welcoming and comfortable environment for people of all backgrounds—including specific programs and events for our Jewish students.
Albion College has a policy of offering single-gender housing and dining allowances for students with religious, cultural, and/or ethnic needs. Contact the Chaplain's Office for more information.
For 10 years, the College's Holocaust Studies Service-Learning Project has traveled to Europe for a unique, firsthand learning experience. Read about the class' latest trip to Poland to help restore a Jewish cemetery and visit Holocaust memorial sites.
Once a month, all members of the Albion College community are invited to welcome the Sabbath with the traditional Jewish prayers. This program is co-sponsored by Hillel and the Office of the Chaplain, and is open to all members of the Albion College community.
Hillel is a Jewish student group devoted to observance of Jewish traditions and holidays, as well as educating the campus about Jewish life. Albion Hillel sponsors Shabbat dinners, Seders, and high holy day observances, along with other cultural and religious programming.
Dr. Frank Kelemen, director of Albion College Counseling Services, serves as staff adviser to Albion Hillel. As adviser, Kelemen believes it is his job to help Hillel members develop their leadership abilities while strengthening their Jewish identity. Dr. Kelemen also co-teaches the Holocaust Studies Seminar.
Hillel is part of Umbrella, Albion's diversity groups, and members actively contribute to diversity efforts throughout campus.
The Bridge is Albion's student interfaith council, advising and coordinating spiritual life on campus under the supervision of the College Chaplain. The group hosts regular programs to educate the campus about pluralism. A number of Jewish students are active leaders in The Bridge.
Albion's Jewish students are encouraged to participate in the Birthright Israel program, where a handful of young Jewish students tour some of Israel's most important sites, like the Western Wall, and visit traditional communities and kibbutzim. Students who participate always come back to campus with fresh energy and new ideas and enthusiasm.
Schedule a visit to Albion College's campus, or apply online!