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    Benefits News

    Get ready to enroll in your benefits for next year. The 2015 annual Benefits Open Enrollment period for faculty and staff runs from Monday, November 3, 2014 through Friday, November 21, 2014. 

    Benefits Open Enrollment is the annual opportunity for all eligible Columbia University faculty & staff to enroll in or make changes to your benefits for the coming calendar year.

    2015 Guides to What's New for Open Enrollment are now available online. Columbia Benefits will also mail these materials to your homes in late October. 

    Columbia Benefits will offer a series of Benefits Expos and Free Health Screenings where you can meet with representatives from the Benefits department and the Office of Work/Life, as well as representatives from the healthcare, retirement and other plans.

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    General HR News

    With the generous donations of employees at Barnard College, Columbia University and Teachers College, Columbia Community Service gives grants to local organizations providing critical services to our community. 

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    Benefits News

    As we announced over the summer, Columbia University has selected UnitedHealthcare (UHC) as the single medical plan vendor for faculty and staff effective January 1, 2015. 

    UHC representatives will once again be on site to assist faculty and staff with finding network providers and to address questions related to transition of care for those currently receiving medical treatment.

    One-on-One Sessions. Representatives will be available for 10-minute one-on-one sessions, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. during the following days:

    • Monday, October 13: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Lamont Hall Reading Room
    • Tuesday, October 14: Morningside, Uris Hall, Room 141
    • Thursday, October 16: CUMC, Hammer Health Science Center, Room 305
    • Friday, October 17: Studebaker, 4th Floor (please check-in at the desk in the 4th floor lobby)

     Reserve a Time Slot Now. To reserve a 10-minute time slot, please contact one of our Benefits Service Center Specialists:

    Important: Walk-ins are also welcome, but they may be subject to additional wait time. 

    For More Information

    If you have additional questions, please contact the Benefits Service Center at 212-851-7000 (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday), or hrbenefits@columbia.edu.

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    General HR News

    With just your University ID Card, Columbia students, faculty and staff on the Morningside campus can receive a free flu shot at the Columbia Health flu shot clinics. No appointments are needed—shots are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.