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Benefits

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Benefits

Human Resources Benefits serves as the university’s chief representative in all benefits related matters, including insurance, retirement, parking, tuition credits, flexible spending accounts, and many more employee benefits. Our benefits staff provides guidance on a wide variety of employee benefits as well as offers workshops and monthly vendor sessions for your convenience.

Annual Enrollment

For more information please visit our Annual Enrollment page

Attend Our Events

Retirement Planning Sessions

The Office of Human Resources, will be conducting information sessions to discuss retirement planning from UMass Boston. Group discussions will cover State Retirement applications, GIC/Medicare options, and other retirement information for UMass Boston retirees. These sessions are most beneficial for those who are considering retirement within the next two years.

We would strongly encourage that you call the State Retirement Board at 617.367.7770, ask for a retirement counselor, and request a retirement estimate to be mailed to your home address before attending one of the group discussions.

Group discussions will take place in the Quinn Administration Building, 3rd Floor, Room 308 on the following dates: To be announced

 

Financial Sessions, Credit Union(s), MetLife

The Department of Human Resources is pleased to announce that representatives from various benefit providers will be available on campus to meet with you for your convenience. If you would like to meet with one of the representatives from MetLife, Fidelity, VALIC, Empower, Metro Credit, please contact them to ensure that they will be on campus on the dates listed below: To be announced

Drop-In Location: Campus Center, 2nd Floor, Terrace
Drop-In Times: Noon–2 p.m.

One-on-One Appointments

Vendors are also available for private one-on-one sessions. All scheduled one-on-one sessions will take place in the Campus Center, 2nd Floor, Room 25405 unless otherwise noted.

To schedule a one-on-one appointment, please contact the representative directly.

Fidelity - ORP & 403B

For a one on one appointment, call Michael Fraser, our Fidelity representative (number listed below) to schedule on the following days.  All appointments will be held in the Integrated Science Building, 2nd floor, Room 2003 between 9AM and 4PM.

To be announced

Michael Fraser can be reached via email or by phone at 603.305.5590.

TIAA-CREF - ORP

To schedule a one on one appointments with Chris Sullivan, TIAA-CREF representative please call 781-314-2445
 

Susan Geist can be reached at 617-788-5906.

Empower Retirement/Massachusetts Smart Plan - 457B
 

For a one on one appointment please call Rich Carty, our Smart Plan representative at the number listed below. 

Rich Carty can be reached via email or at 857.939.6185.

MetLife Auto and Home

Tammy Weaver can be reached via email or by phone at 508.372.9534.

Metro Credit Union

Mary Holland can be reached by email or by calling the MCU’s main number (877.696.3876). You can also visit the Metro Credit Union website.

Benefits at a Glance

Employee Assistance Program

ComPsych GuidanceResources is your provider of Employee Assistance services.

Get details on the Employee Assistance Program

Insurance

Leaves

New Employee Orientation

As a newly benefited employee it is important that you attend an orientation session to familiarize yourself with the benefits offered through your employment at UMass Boston.

Please be advised, enrollment forms for benefits such as health, life and long term disability insurance must be completed and returned to the Human Resources Benefits Office within 10 days of your date of hire. (Please Note: For Family plans a Marriage Certificate and/or Birth Certificate for dependents are required)

The orientation begins at 9:00 am for Classified and Professional Union members. Orientation begins at 10:00 am for all other employees.

2020 New Employee Orientation

Thursday, Feb 20, 2020        
Wednesday, March 4, 2020       
Thursday, March 19, 2020       
Thursday, April 2, 2020         
Thursday, April 16, 2020         
Thursday, April 30, 2020      
Thursday, May 14, 2020           
Thursday, May 28, 2020           
Thursday, June 11, 2020            
Thursday, June 25, 2020           
Thursday, July 9, 2020            
Thursday, July 23, 2020           
Thursday, Aug 6, 2020            
Thursday, Aug 20, 2020          
Thursday, Sep 3, 2020               
Thursday, Sep 10, 2020            
Thursday, Sep 17, 2020            
Thursday, Oct 1, 2020              
Thursday, Oct 15, 2020            
Thursday, Oct 29, 2020            
Thursday, Nov 12, 2020           
Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020          
Thursday, Dec 10, 2020           
Monday, Dec 21, 2020      

All orientations will be held in Conference Room 308, unless otherwise noted.  Please note that all orientations are subject to change.

Please contact Human Resources at 617.287. 5150 to verify Orientation times.

Other Benefits

Pretax Programs

Retirement

Retirement Planning Sessions

The Office of Human Resources, will be conducting information sessions to discuss retirement planning from UMass Boston. Group discussions will cover State Retirement applications, GIC/Medicare options, and other retirement information for UMass Boston retirees. These sessions are most beneficial for those who are considering retirement within the next two years.

We would strongly encourage that you call the State Retirement Board at 617.367.7770, ask for a retirement counselor, and request a retirement estimate to be mailed to your home address before attending one of the group discussions.

Group discussions will take place in the Quinn Administration Building, 3rd Floor, Room 308 on the following dates:

Tuition Benefits

UMass Boston offers tuition discounts at the UMass campuses in the form of Student Tuition Credits to full-time and part-time benefited University Employees and Retirees, and the spouses and Dependent Children of University Employees, retirees, and certain deceased University Employees.

More Information regarding Tuition Waivers

Leaving UMass Boston

When employment ends with the university, you still have options for maintaining your benefits. You also have options on how you wish to handle your contributions to state retirement, and you may be eligible for unemployment insurance. Read about your options here.