Fordham University Health Insurance
Open enrollment for 2015 benefits begins October 15 and ends November 7, 2014. Learn more about the enrollment process.
For complete descriptions of your benefit options as well as an explanation of how to make your 2015 choices during open enrollment, please see the 2015 Benefits Enrollment Guide.
For costs, please see the appropriate rate sheet:
Join us on all campuses for informational meetings where you can ask questions about our new benefits and the enrollment process.
About the Options
The new program meets the requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) while continuing to offer faculty, administrators, and staff a choice of competitive, affordable health, dental, and vision benefits. It reflects much research and input from the Faculty Senate, the Administrators Conference, the Senate’s Salary and Benefits Committee, and a special ad hoc Committee on Health Insurance.
The changes offer coverage that is the same or better than our current program and include:
- Four new medical options — two familiar options and two brand new options — under a single carrier: UnitedHealthcare (UHC)
- A new dental plan through Cigna that offers two options for coverage
- A new vision plan through Vision Service Plan (VSP), also offering two options
In addition, the University will provide additional, enhanced benefits to further help you and your family obtain or stay in good health. You do not need to enroll for these automatic programs. They include:
- An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to assist you with a range of issues that may require counseling.
- Health Advocate — a health care advocacy and system navigation assistance service.
- An array of decision tools to help you make the best choice for your family.
- A critical illness benefit that offers financial protection if you become seriously ill or injured.
- Identity theft protection to help you manage the logistics and restore your credit if you are a victim of identity theft.
- 24-hour travel assistance to help you plan ahead and manage emergencies, particularly if you are traveling abroad.