Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment is November  4 - 19,  2021. 

During Open Enrollment and our move to Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (HPHC), having tools and the right information to help you make the best decisions for you and your family is crucial. We have a broad range of information and support options to assist you during this process. The enrollment period begins Thursday, November 4th with changes and rates taking effect January 1, 2022.

Preparing for Open Enrollment

Our Benefits Guide and plan rates will provide information to help you choose the best coverage option that fits your needs. Open Enrollment In-person, Virtual, and One-on-One information sessions will be available to you during this process!

Open Enrollment Presentations: Harvard Pilgrim and OptumRx will be conducting four Open Enrollment presentations, open to all faculty and staff (with four sessions reserved for Facilities and Dining Services employees). Presentations on November 4 and November 9 will be in person, while the presentations on November 5 and November 15 will be on Zoom. Please expand the accordions below to find dates, times, and locations.

One-on-One Meetings: Harvard Pilgrim and OptumRx will be on campus, November 10 and November 16, during Open Enrollment, and available for 30-minute one-on-one meetings with employees. These meetings are first come, first served — you must sign up or contact Callie Hall at x2424 to register. You can find the sign up form by expanding the accordions below on November 10 or November 16.

Thursday, Nov. 4

Open Enrollment Begins!
Open Enrollment Presentation in Seelos Theater

  • 8-9:15 a.m. - Reserved for Facilities 

  • 9:30-10:45 a.m. - Reserved for Dining Services

  • 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - All Employees

  • 1:30-2:45 p.m. - Reserved for Dining Services 

  • 3-4:15 p.m. - All Employees

Friday, Nov. 5

Zoom Open Enrollment  
Presentation: 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.  
Join the presentation

Tuesday, Nov. 9

Open Enrollment Presentation in Hogan Ballroom

  • 8-9:15 a.m. - Reserved for Facilities

  • 9:30-10:45 a.m. - All Employees

  • 11 a.m.-12:15 pm - All Employees

  • 1:30-2:45 p.m. - All Employees

  • 3-4:15 p.m. - All Employees

Wednesday, Nov. 10

One-on-One Meetings With Harvard Pilgrim or OptumRx: Hogan 406/407

Register via sign up sheet or contact Caroline Hall (x2424)

Monday, Nov. 15

Zoom Open Enrollment 

Presentation: 3:30 – 4:30pm 

Join the presentation

Tuesday, Nov. 16

One-on-One Meetings With Harvard Pilgrim or OptumRx: Hogan Suites B&C

Register via sign up sheet or contact Caroline Hall (x2424)

Friday, Nov. 19

Open Enrollment Closes

Employees should make benefit elections by the end of the day in HR Self Service.

Transition Resources

We want to make your switch to Harvard Pilgrim (HPHC) as easy as possible. There are tools and resources available to help during this transition.  HPHC SmartStart can guide you through this change offering help and support with every step.  For any pharmacy questions, OptumRX provides multiple lookup tools for your convenience. 

Plan Documents and Resources

The College provides generous employee benefits including medical, dental, and vision as well as a variety of benefits that help its employees maintain a healthy balance between work and life priorities.

Wellness 

Questions?

Need Support

Alan Hurley
Associate Director of Human Resources/Benefits
phone: 508-793-2426
email: ahurley@holycross.edu

Caroline Hall
Benefits Specialist
phone: 508-793-2424
email: chall@holycross.edu

Marymichele Delaney
Chief Human Resources Officer
508-793-3320
email: mdelaney@holycross.edu