Human Resources

Open Enrollment

During Open Enrollment, You May

  • Enroll in the Flexible Reimbursement Account Programs (Medical and Dependent Care)
  • Enroll in, change, or drop medical and/or dental insurance coverage
  • Add, change, or drop dependents from medical and/or dental coverage

Important Enrollment/Change Information

No Medical or Dental Plan Design Changes for 2014

Please note that other than the change in contribution costs and the new benefits for Gender Reassignment Surgery indicate below, there are no design changes to the medical or dental plans for 2014. These plans have the same copayment, deductibles and coinsurance, as applicable, that applied to plan year 2013.

The Flexible Reimbursement Account Medical and Dental options you select during this Open Enrollment period will be in effect from January 1 to December 31, 2014.


Harvard Pilgrim Gender Reassignment Surgery


Effective January 1, 2014, gender reassignment surgery benefits coverage will be available for members and eligible dependents who are covered under the Harvard Pilgrim HMO or POS plans. For a summary of these benefits, please click on the attached link:

Gender Reassignment Surgery Benefits

For additional details concerning this coverage, please contact Harvard Pilgrim at 1-888-888-4742, extension 38723.

Making Changes During the Year

Federal law limits your ability to change your health, dental, and Flexible Reimbursement Account elections outside this Open Enrollment period unless you experience a qualifying event (such as marriage, birth of child, etc) and you notify Human Resources within 30 days of the event date. Supporting documentation must be submitted to HR along with the election change.

Employee Contribution Information

The Harvard Pilgrim premium rates have increased by 7.79% for 2014.

There are no increases to dental plan rates for 2014.

The 2014 employee contribution rates for medical and dental coverage are included below by employee category by clicking on the corresponding link(s):

Actions You Need to Take

  • If you are currently enrolled in the health and/or dental plan and you do not want to make any changes to your coverage, no action is needed.
  • If you wish to enroll or make any changes in your health and/or dental coverage, you must complete make these changes via Self-Service Enrollment  between November 1 to November 30, 2014.
  • If you wish to enroll in a Medical and/or Dependent Care Flexible Reimbursement Account for 2014, you must complete your enrollment via Banner Self-Service Enrollment. Remember: even if you were enrolled in 2013, you must re-enroll if you wish to participate in 2014. Also, Please Note: The Federal Health Care Spending Account (FSA) has been reduced to $2,500 annually effective 01/01/2014.

Assistance in Open Enrollment Decisions

Emerson will break ground for its new center in Los Angeles on March 8

Emerson celebrated the opening of its new facility on Sunset Boulevard on January 12, 2014.

Emerson Los Angeles

Emerson College's new facility in Los Angeles is now open to students. We will continue to post new positions related to our expanded presence in Los Angeles. Further information will be available when Job Opportunities are posted.