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Stanford employee with family
March 1, 2019 | Posted In: Benefits & Rewards, Health
If you need time away from work to bond with a new child or to care for a seriously ill family member, you will no longer be required to use two weeks of vacation time before your Family Temporary Disability (FTD) leave benefits begin. This change affects claims with a start date of Jan. 1, 2019,...
Stanford employee with her child on campus
September 28, 2018 | Posted In: Benefits & Rewards, Health
This is your annual opportunity to customize your health benefits and to add or drop eligible dependents from coverage. Any changes you make to your benefits during Open Enrollment will take effect on January 1, 2019. What’s new: two new optional plans As mentioned in the September issue of...
September 21, 2018 | Posted In: Benefits & Rewards, Engage, Health, Retirement
(l to r) Julia Randell-Khan, Susan Golden and Phil Pizzo from the Distinguished Careers Institute discuss the New Map of Life with Martha Deevy and Ken Smith from the Stanford Center on Longevity
September 3, 2018 | Posted In: Benefits & Rewards, Health
Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to change your benefits, and this year, it will be your first chance to enroll in two new benefit offerings: critical illness insurance and pre-paid legal services. Benefits Open Enrollment will take place October 22 to November 9, 2018.
Hand dropping coins in glass jars containing seedling that grows with time
March 30, 2018 | Posted In: Benefits & Rewards, Health, Retirement
This spring, a series of workshops and resources will offer you a chance to improve your fiscal fitness no matter where you are in your life and career.
March 2, 2018 | Posted In: Benefits & Rewards, Health
It's important to keep your beneficiaries current. Our interactive graphic shows you the few simple steps you need to take to add or change this information anytime in the portal.
Female staff member with elderly father and children.
October 23, 2017 | Posted In: Benefits & Rewards, Health, Retirement
By setting funds aside, you’ve already taken steps to provide financial security for your loved ones in the case of your death, but one step most often neglected is designating a beneficiary. Your beneficiary is the person to whom your benefits are paid in the event of your death. There have been...
Two female colleagues chatting at table outside on balcony
September 29, 2017 | Posted In: Benefits & Rewards, Health
As you read this article, take a few minutes to remove your hands from your computer and stretch out your arms and fingers. Microbreaks like these throughout the day can help ensure your work routine, whatever it may be, does not cause stress on your body or your mind.
social security and passport image
September 13, 2017 | Posted In: Benefits & Rewards, Health
On September 7, Equifax, one of the three major U.S. credit reporting bureaus, announced a breach that potentially impacts 143 million American consumers’ personal data including social security numbers. Given the enormity of this incident and the increased frequency of large scale data breaches,...
Photo of Les Schlaegel
August 4, 2017 | Posted In: Benefits & Rewards, Health
The benefits programs employers offer can be an important part of attracting and keeping talented employees. We regularly review our benefits programs, and when we want to change or add new benefits, we can be challenged by complexities that for-profit organizations don’t typically face.