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Benefits Refresher Meetings

Human Resources will be holding two open Benefits Refresher meetings covering topics such as: plan basics (deductibles, co-insurance, out-of-pocket maximums, co-pays), network coverage, mail-order prescription benefits, flexible spending accounts, Telehealth option, etc. Meetings will include ample time for questions from the audience. Please join us at one of the following sessions to learn how to make the most of your benefit plans:

Day Date Time Location Or Join Remotely via Zoom
Mon 11/6/17 9:00am to 10:00am EST Wilson Hall, McCullough Zoom Link 1
Wed 11/8/17 2:30pm to 3:30pm EST Wilson Hall, McCullough Zoom Link 2

 Cigna Conference Call Meetings
Employees may schedule a conference call with a Cigna Representative by visiting the link below and choosing a date and time. Please be sure to leave the best phone number where a Cigna Representative can reach you.



Welcome to Middlebury’s Office of the General Counsel

Visit the new Office of the General Counsel website to learn more about Hannah Ross, how the General Counsel’s office works, important legal facts, how and when to use outside counsel, important resources and more.  Click here to learn more!

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment for Middlebury’s 2018 Health & Welfare Benefit Plan is being held from November 1 – 14, 2017.  All benefits-eligible employees are required to complete the open enrollment process within this time period even if they do not intend to make benefit changes for 2018.

Open Enrollment is your opportunity to:

• Continue your current medical, dental, or vision elections into the new year OR add coverage for yourself and/or dependents OR terminate your own or your dependents’ coverage.
• Continue your current voluntary life and/or accidental death and dismemberment coverage for the new year OR increase OR decrease the amount of existing coverage in these plans OR apply for new coverage (subject to approval).
• Enroll in the healthcare and/or the dependent care flexible spending account(s) for next year. If you do not make an FSA election, you will not be contributing for 2018 even if you participated in 2017.  For more information, including Healthcare FSA rollovers, please click here.

Open Enrollment must be completed, using BannerWeb, between November 1 – 14, 2017.  Benefits-eligible employees will be able to access the open enrollment module from any computer with internet access.

Getting Started

1. Access the Open Enrollment System:
• Click this link: http://go.middlebury.edu/bannerweb OR
• On the bottom right-hand corner of the Middlebury homepage, http://www.middlebury.edu/  click “Quick Links” and then “BannerWeb.”

2. Enter your BannerWeb User ID (your Midd ID number) and your PIN and click “Login.”

3. Click “Employee”, then “Benefits and Deductions”, and then “Open Enrollment.”

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Open Enrollment Hotline: (802) 443-2320. You may also email Nancy Lindberg or Franklin Daniel at nlindberg@middlebury.edu or fdaniel@middlebury.edu.



To accommodate for the short workweek during the week of Thanksgiving, the following change has been made to the time entry/time approval deadline:

Pay period BW24 (11/06/17 – 11/19/17)

  • Deadline for submitting/approving time – Friday, 11/17/17 10:00am (time entry and ALL approvals)
  • Paychecks and direct deposits issued and dated – Wednesday, 11/22/17

Please inform all your staff of this change in the payroll schedule

Payroll/Human Resources

Academic Roundtable: Learning Space Design

Please join us on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 12:15 pm in the CTLR located in the Davis Family Library, Suite 225.

Rick Jones, director/founder of Jones Architecture (http://www.jonesarch.com/) will present on his work in the planning and execution of learning space renovations at Dartmouth, MIT, Northeastern and Norwich University. His presentation will reflect on current and future trends in library programming, research spaces and collaborative learning environments.

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP for lunch by 4 pm on Friday, November 10, 2017.

The Academic Roundtable is co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching, Learning & Research and the Library.

News from the Office of Digital Learning


Are you curious about what the Office of Digital Learning is up to? As always, we provide our readers with a weekly series on our blog called This Week in ODL where the inquisitive mind can easily find updates on the projects, news, and developments underway at our office. We invite you to click here for a complete listing of our weekly updates. And don’t forget to check our Projects page where you can find descriptions and links to our many projects.


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There will be open information sessions on October 23rd and 24th for employees to learn more about Flexible Spending Accounts.  The presentations will be available via WebEx. Limited space is available for those in Vermont who prefer to participate in person. Please register in Google Forms.

Monday, October 23: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
Location: Davis Library 201 or to access the meeting virtually please see below
Information Session. Benefits eligible employees unfamiliar with the flexible spending plans may attend this session to learn about health and dependent care flexible spending accounts.

WebEx: Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3212, Access Code: 580-093-021

Tuesday, October 24
: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
Location: Sunderland Room 122 or to access the seminar virtually please see below
Workshop, for existing enrollees.  This is a hands-on workshop to learn how to log on, navigate, and submit claims via the portal or the mobile app.

WebEx: Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (786) 535-3211, Access Code: 877-105-533

If you have questions about your 2017 Flexible Spending Accounts, feel free to reach out to customer service at MyCafeteriaPlan at (937) 865-6500 or toll free at (800) 865-6543.  You may also contact Nancy Lindberg or Franklin Daniel in Human Resources at 802-443-3372.

For more information about Middlebury’s flexible spending benefits, please visit http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/business/hr/staffandfaculty/benefits/flex