Benefits: Eligibility and Policies

Insurance Plan Eligibility

Medical, dental, vision,  spending accounts, life insurance, and long-term disability benefits will be available to employees, their spouses, and their dependents.  Proof of marriage will be required when enrolling spouses. Faculty and Administrative Staff Faculty and Administrative Staff members are eligible to participate in the Plan if they have a… Continue reading »

Open Enrollment Period

Most enrollment changes are permitted ONLY during the annual open enrollment period, which generally occurs in October-November and takes effect on the following January 1, the start of the new benefit plan year. (For some exceptions to this rule, see Permitted Changes After Open Enrollment and the accompanying discussion.) IMPORTANT… Continue reading »

Permitted Changes After Open Enrollment

Changes Due to Change in Family Status In addition to changes permitted during open enrollment, a participant may change health, dental, vision, optional long term disability, Medical Expense Reimbursement Account (MERA), and/or Dependent Care Reimbursement Account (DCRA) coverage during a plan year because of a change in family status. Generally,… Continue reading »

COBRA Continuation of Coverage

This section contains important information about your right to COBRA continuation coverage, which is a temporary extension of coverage under the Williams College Group Insurance Plan. This section generally explains COBRA continuation coverage, when it may become available to you and your family, and what you need to do to… Continue reading »

USERRA Continuation of Coverage

A participant’s right to continued participation in medical and dental plan options during leaves of absence for many types of military duty is protected by the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). Under USERRA, if a participant is absent from work due to a period of active duty… Continue reading »

Group Insurance Plan

Introduction Plan Administration Pre-tax Premium Payment Plan Certificates of Creditable Coverage Statement of ERISA Rights HIPAA Privacy Policy Benefits Claims Procedures Appendices Health, Dental, and Vision Costs Williams College Supplemental Life Worksheet (PDF) Life… Continue reading »