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2015 BENEFIT INFORMATION

 Attention
The information found on this page and its attached links is for plan year 2015.  This information is available
FOR REVIEW PURPOSES ONLY
For information on current year benefits, please return to the MAIN BENEFITS WEBPAGE and scroll down to the list of current year benefits.

WELCOME

As a benefits-eligible employee, Dartmouth College offers you and your family a comprehensive package of benefits to choose from; including three different medical plans, a dental plan, life insurance for you and your family members, disability insurance, and a number of other tax and money saving options.  See the list to the right for detailed information about each of the benefits offered by the College.

PLAN YEAR

Dartmouth's benefits run on a calendar plan year, from January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015.  Some benefits are prorated based on your start date or benefits eligibility date.

ELIGIBILITY

Employees who regularly work 20 hours per week, 9 months out of the year, are considered eligible for benefits at Dartmouth College.  The amount that you pay in premiums is affected by the amount of hours you work as well as the amount of annual salary received.  This is important to know when you are considering a change in hours or full time equivalency (FTE).  Temporary employees are not eligible for benefits.

PEOPLE GROUP

Dartmouth has four official groups in which employees are categorized for the sake of benefits. 

  • Dartflex - Faculty, Exempt Staff, Non-Exempt Staff, Research Associate C and IATSE Union employees
  • SEIU Union - These are employees who participate in the Service Employee's International Union
  • Research Associate B - These are Post-Doctoral Trainees who work more than 9 months per year, on non-training grants or College funds.
  • Research Fellows - These are Post-Doctoral Trainees who work up to three years on a NRSA Training Grant.

WHEN BENEFITS BEGIN

Benefits start on your date of hire, or date of mid-year qualifying event.  If you incur expenses prior to enrolling, simply ask your provider to have the bill mailed to you, and once the card is received call the providers office with your ID card information and ask them to resubmit the claim.

WHO YOU CAN COVER ON YOUR PLANS

You may cover yourself, your legally married spouse (same or opposite sex), your same sex domestic partner, and any children of the covered parents, up to the age of 26. Children aged 26 will be automatically removed from all plans on the first day of the month following their 26th birthday.  Handicapped children may be covered beyond age 26 when specified.  Some of the supplemental plans also allow coverage for parents, in-laws and grandparents.

WHEN YOU CAN MAKE CHANGES TO YOUR PLANS

Once you have made your annual enrollment, whether as a new hire, or during open enrollment, you may not make changes to most of your benefits until the following plan year.  The exception to this, is when you have a mid-year qualifying life event.  This can be a marriage, a divorce, a birth or adoption of a child, or any time you or a dependent looses or gains coverage.  A spouse's open enrollment period is also considered a qualifying event.  It is important to know that you must submit a Status Change Form  with your changes no more than 30 days after the date of the event.  We recommend that you submit the form at least 2 weeks prior to the event, in order to maintain a smooth transition and minimize past due premiums.

ENROLL IN BENEFITS

Dartmouth College uses an online benefits enrollment system called FlexOnline.  New Hires and Newly eligible employees have 45 days from the date of hire/eligibility to log in to the FlexOnline system and enroll in their benefits, or they will be defaulted into a generic benefits package, and you will be charged for these benefits.  To enroll in benefits, you will want to log into FlexOnline by using your Net ID and password. Hint, this is the same ID (Dart ID) and password that you use to log into your Dartmouth email.

LEGAL NOTICES

Creditable Coverage Disclosure Notice

Notice of Privacy Practices

CONTACT INFORMATION

BENEFITS OFFICE

Phone: (603) 646-3588
Website: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~hrs/benefits/
E-mail: human.resources.benefits@dartmouth.edu
Fax: (604) 646-1108
Mailing Address:
   Office of Human Resources Office 6042,
   7 Lebanon Street, Suite 203,
   Hanover, NH 03755

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Last Updated: 7/24/18