News & Policy Updates
The Open Enrollment Period Has Begun!
This is the time to make changes to your benefits for 2018. The Open Enrollment period ends on Wednesday, November 22 at noon.
Arrivals, Departures & Transfers
The Office of Human Resources produces a monthly arrivals and departures list for the Smith community. Each month's list will be announced via eDigest during the first full week of the month following that which we are announcing.
The current issue of the HR Update has articles on Open Enrollment and important updates and information on benefits for 2018.
Be Wise About Your Prescription Costs
Find out some questions you should be asking your doctor, how to look up what tier your drug is included in, how much your prescription will cost, and whether there is a lower-cost alternative. Also find out how to save on maintenance medications through the mail order service.
Choice 90Rx, a Convenient Option
Harvard Pilgrim members will be able to purchase 90-day supplies of maintenance medications at retail pharmacies that participate in MedImpact’s Choice 90Rx program. Members will pay three times their applicable cost-sharing amount for a 90-day supply.
Understanding Your After-Hours Care Options
Harvard Pilgrim members have several options for seeking care when their primary care doctor is not available. Find out when to consider each option, how the cost of each type of care compares, and where these services are available locally.
A New Care Option For Behavioral Health
Doctor On Demand has now expanded their services to include behavioral health care.
Harvard Pilgrim Health Coaching
It's autumn now, which for many is a season of new beginnings. As you prepare to settle into new routines, you might be considering focusing more on your own health. Harvard Pilgrim wants to support your health goals! Learn how to connect with your Personal Health Coach.
New Mail-Order Pharmacy Provider Effective October 1
Harvard Pilgrim has chosen MedImpact Direct to be their new mail order pharmacy effective October 1, 2017. As part of this transition, any prescriptions with refills that you were filling through Walgreens Mail Service Pharmacy were transferred to MedImpact Direct on October 1.
New Position Justification Process
As part of the effort to balance the FY18 operating budget and work toward long-term financial sustainability, a new FTE justification process has been enacted by the President's Cabinet. All position replacements or new hires now require a justification form to be completed prior to submitting the position to HireTouch. This new process is not applicable to casual, agency temporary or student workers.
Change Your Voluntary Contribution Online
You can now change the percentage of your voluntary contribution online!
Changes to College-Age-Dependent Tuition Benefit
Smith has modified the college-age-dependent tuition grant program.
Retirement Plan Transactions
You may now contact our providers directly!