You can enroll in the TDA plan at any time. Current employees are encouraged to visit the TDA page, which has all of the details, including the contact information for the Harvard University Retirement Center.
Please note that new faculty and administrative and professional staff members are automatically enrolled in a TDA (with the option to cancel or change) after 60 days of employment. You will receive an TDA information package from the Harvard University Retirement Center (HURC).
It can take one or two cycles before you receive your first pass, depending upon when in the month you sign up. You may contact Crosby Benefits at 800-462-2235 to check when you can expect your pass to start. It is also possible that you T-pass may have been delayed in the post office or there may be a problem with your address. Please contact Crosby Benefits at 800-462-2235 with questions.
No. In order to register for a class using TAP, you must have met the eligibility and wait period requirements. Before signing up for any class, it is important to review the information found in the TAP booklet; current employees may also learn more on the Tuition Assistance page.
Eligible Harvard employees have two types of reimbursement accounts to help cover eligible healthcare expenses. The Flexible Spending Account is an employee-funded, tax-preferred account available to all employees and can be used to cover many kinds of eligible out-of-pocket health expenses; you must enroll in this benefit. The Co-Payment Reimbursement program only covers co-payments above certain thresholds and is only available to employees earning less $95,000; you do not need to enroll in this benefit.
The Dependent Care FSA is a tax-sheltered account that you fund to pay for care-provider expenses related for children (such as a daycare provider, nanny, preschool, after school program, etc.) up to age 13 and for dependent adults who cannot care for themselves.
You will receive your (benefit) ID cards approximately two to three weeks after you make your online election. They will be sent to your home address directly from the insurance carrier you have selected. You will receive a separate card from OptumRx (formerly Catamaran) for prescription coverage. In the event of an emergency prior to the issuance of the cards, please contact the Benefits Office.
You have 30 days from the date of marriage or registration of your domestic partnership to make changes to your benefit elections. For detailed information on the types of benefit changes allowed, please review this information sheet; current employees may also visit the Life Events page.
You have 30 days from the date of birth or adoption to make changes to your benefit elections. For detailed information on the types of benefit changes allowed, you may review this information sheet or go to the Life Events page. You should contact Harvard Benefits to begin this process as soon as possible so you do not miss the 30-day window.
If you are moving, it’s important to update your home address in PeopleSoft Self Service. It is also important to know that if you are enrolled in an HMO plan and have moved outside the Plan’s service area OR are enrolled in the PPO plan and have moved into the Plan’s service area, your coverage will automatically terminate retroactively to the date of the address change. You will be offered medical plan options based on your new address and will have 30 days to make changes to your medical plan.