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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.

For faster responses please email:  benefits@umb.edu

  • Barbara Jean Conneely

Annual Enrollment

For more information please visit our Annual Enrollment page

Attend Our Events

Retirement Planning Sessions

Barbara Jean Conneely, benefits manager for 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:

  • Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Monday, April 29, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Monday, June 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Monday, November 18, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

Please send an email to Barbara Jean Conneely to sign up for one of the sessions or if you have any questions.

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:

  • Wednesday, April 17, 2019
  • Wednesday, May 15, 2019
  • Wednesday, June 12, 2019
  • Wednesday, July 24, 2019
  • Wednesday, August 14, 2019
  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019
  • Wednesday, October 23, 2019
  • Wednesday, November 13, 2019
  • Wednesday, December 11, 2019

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.

  • Tuesday, March 26, 2019
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2019
  • Monday, May 13, 2019
  • Friday, May 24, 2019
  • Thursday, May 30, 2019
  • Friday, June 14, 2019
  • Thursday, June 20, 2019
  • Thursday, June 27, 2019

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

TIAA-CREF - ORP

One on One appointments with Chris Sullivan, TIAA-CREF representative

January 23, 2018 between 9:00AM and 4PM
Integrated Science Building, 2nd floor, room 2003.

Please call Chris to schedule an appointment 781-314-2445


Human Resources Office, Quinn Bldg. 3rd floor, room 80 between 9AM and 4PM.  Call Susan Geist below to schedule.

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

VALIC - ORP

Clinton Hyland can be reached via email or at 800.892.5558 ext. 87094.

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.

MassRIDES

MassRIDES is the one-stop resource on sustainable travel throughout the commonwealth. MassRIDES is here to help you improve your commute and reduce the number of solo drivers on our roads.

  • Carpool
  • Bicycle
  • Ride transit
  • NuRide (helps you find carpool matches)
  • Vanpool
  • Walk
  • Emergency ride home

Details regarding MassRIDES can be found online at: http://www.commute.com/
 

Taylor Rock taylor.rock@state.ma.us

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.

2019 New Employee Orientation

January 8, 2019
January 23, 2019
February 5, 2019
February 20, 2019
March 5, 2019
March 19, 2019
April 2, 2019
April 17, 2019
April 30, 2019
May 7, 2019
May 21, 2019
June 4, 2019
June 18, 2019
July 2, 2019
July 16, 2019
July 30, 2019
August 7, 2019
August 13, 2019
August 22, 2019
August 27, 2019
September 3, 3019
September 9, 2019
September 18, 2019
September 27, 2019
October 8, 2019
October 22, 2019
November 5, 2019
November 19, 2019
December 3, 2019
December 17, 2019

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

Barbara Jean Conneely, benefits manager for 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:

  • Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Monday, April 29, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Monday, June 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Monday, November 18, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

Please send an email to Barbara Jean Conneely to sign up for one of the sessions or if you have any questions.

Tuition Benefits

This information is being updated and will be added to the website soon.

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.