The Center for Teaching, Learning & Research is pleased to present an array of sessions that will help us envision teaching and learning in the immediate and extended future. The series includes presentations and conversations to inspire, challenge, and educate Middlebury faculty, staff, and students. The sessions will be led by both outside experts and Middlebury’s faculty, staff, and students.
Opening presentation and discussion:
Tuesday, January 10, 11 a.m. in the CTLR Suite
Evidence-Based Curricular Design: The Story of The Robert Larner, M.D., College of Medicine (UVM) by William Jeffries, Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education, The Robert Larner, M.D., College of Medicine
The Contemporary Teaching series continues during Winter Term, and most of the plenary sessions include lunch. This year, we are offering a number of workshops that develop a practical dimension of the broader topic for that day. For more information and to sign up for individual sessions, please visit the series website.
We anticipate that all benefits-eligible participants and their eligible dependents who enrolled in the medical plan for 2017 will receive their Cigna identification cards by the end of December, 2016. A dental ID card will be issued and sent separately.
On or after January 1st, members can register online at myCigna.com and print a temporary ID card. At myCigna.com you will be able to:
- Learn more about your plan, and the coverage that comes with it
- Find in-network doctors and medical services
- View claim history and account transactions, and print claim forms.
- Find information and estimate costs for medical procedures and treatments
- Compare hospitals by numbers of procedures performed, patients’ average length of stay, and cost.
Click here for more information on registering for mycigna.com after January 1st.
Click here re: printing a temporary ID card after January 1st.
Cigna’s customer service representatives are available to assist you at any time. You may reach them at: (800) 244-6224.
The Student Employment Office is offering another Student Employee Supervisor Training session on Wednesday, December 14th from 2:00 – 3:00 pm in Axinn, room 232. Information will be provided on recruiting, hiring and managing student employees. There will be time after the session for those interested in walking through the EPAF process for hiring students, as well as using PeopleAdmin to post position openings. All student supervisors are encouraged to attend one of these sessions.
Please email email@example.com to sign up. Space is limited but more sessions will be offered in the future.
You have until December 31st, 2016 to incur expenses that can be applied to your 2016 Flexible Spending Account. Below are some Frequently Asked Questions about the Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Plan and the Benefits Card. For additional information please see the FSA website at
Q: How do I access the funds in my 2016 Flexible Spending Account?
There are two ways to access your FSA funds:
- You may pay for eligible expenses using cash or check and then submit for reimbursement by completing a FSA claim form with a itemized receipt or explanation of benefits (you have until March 15, 2017 to submit claims on your 2016 FSA); or
- You may pay for eligible expenses, by December 31st, using your Benefits Card. After December 31st, 2016 you will not be able to utilize your Benefits Card to access your 2016 FSA account.
Q: How do I know how much is in my account?
FSA plan participants can find out current account balances anytime online by logging into their account at http://select.cbabluevt.com/middlebury/ or by calling Blue’s Customer Service Department at 1-888-222-9206.
Q: Can I rollover any unused money for the next plan year?
Yes. The IRS allows up to $500 to roll from one plan year to the next in the Health Care FSA only. Please refer to the Health Care FSA Rollover Q&A form:http://www.middlebury.edu/media/view/486763/original/fsa_rollover_qa_final.pdf.
Q: Will I be able to use my Benefits Card in 2017 to access my 2016 FSA account balances?
No, the Benefits Card can only access the available balance in your CURRENT FSA plan year. This means if you want to use your Benefits Card to pay for expenses from your 2016 FSA you must pay for them by December 31, 2016.
Q: Do I have to use the Benefits Card?
No, you do not have to use the Benefits card. The Benefits Card is provided for your convenience. If you choose not to use the Benefits Card, you may send in a paper claim form with the proper documentation for reimbursement to CBA Blue (via fax or mail). The paper claim form is available at http://www.middlebury.edu/media/view/170601/original/CBA_Blue_Flex_Claim_Form.pdf.
Christal Brown (Dance) received a grant from the New England Dance Fund of the New England Foundation for the Arts that provides support for the New England tour of her show The Opulence of Integrity, a multimedia ensemble work inspired by the public life and inner searching of boxing’s outspoken superstar, Muhammad Ali.
Michelle McCauley (Psychology) has received funding from the Danish Institute for Study Abroad for her 2017-18 leave . She will be teaching one course, Environmental Problems and Human Behavior, and conducting research on understanding the psychological corollaries of environmental behavior. The award covers a stipend as well as housing and round trip travel.