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Benefits Open Enrollment Coming Soon

open-ePlease mark your calendars – the annual open enrollment period for Middlebury’s health and welfare benefit plans will be held from November 1st through the 14th.  All benefits-eligible employees are required to complete the on-line process during this window so please watch your email on November 1st for instructions and benefit details.  If you will be out of town and will not have access to the internet during the open enrollment period please contact Human Resources at 802-443-5465 before November 1st to make alternate enrollment arrangements.  Meanwhile, to reduce pressure on yourself during the open enrollment period consider beginning the process of estimating your flexible spending account elections now, so that you are ready to go when open enrollment starts.

–Cheryl Mullins

Flu Vaccines

HR doorThe following applies to all members of the Middlebury College Health Plan, employees and dependents alike.

We are pleased to announce that our prescription plan will cover flu vaccines at a $0 co-pay for employees enrolled in Middlebury College’s medical insurance plan.  To take advantage of this $0 co-pay program, employees can choose from any of the following options:

  1. Visit any of the participating pharmacies in the Magellan network (here is a link to participating pharmacies in VT and CA), and present your CBA Blue ID Card to receive the vaccine for a $0 co-pay.
  2. If you choose to visit a non-participating pharmacy, you can still receive the vaccine. You will be required to pay full cost at the time of administration; however, request an itemized receipt to submit the claim directly to CBA Blue for 100% reimbursement from the medical plan.
  3. Visit a Blue Cross/Blue Shield doctor. The doctor’s office will submit the claim directly to CBA Blue, and the claim will be paid 100% from the medical plan.
  4. If you choose to visit an out-of-network doctor, you can still receive the vaccine. You will be required to pay full cost at the time of administration; however, request an itemized receipt to submit the claim directly to CBA Blue for 100% reimbursement from the medical plan.

Since there are many convenient and free ways to get a flu shot, Middlebury will not be hosting on-site clinics for employees this year.  We encourage you to take advantage of the $0 co-pay program today.

Please feel free to contact Franklin Daniel fdaniel@middlebury.edu or Nancy Lindberg nlindberg@middlebury.edu at 802-443-3372 with any questions.

Midd/MIIS Travelers

travelThe following employees have reported upcoming travel between Midd and MIIS:

From Midd to MIIS From MIIS to MIdd
Dan Stearns, Facilities

Oct 17 – 28

Melissa Sorenson, Digital Learning Commons

Nov 3-8

Mike Moore, Facilities

Oct 17 – 28

Rachel Muradyan, GSTILE

Nov 14-15

LeRoy Graham, Provost’s Office

Week of Oct 17

Kim Downs, SFS

Week of Oct 17

Norm Cushman, Facilities

Oct 24-28

Mike Roy, Library

Oct 24 & 25

Steve Snyder, Language Schools

Nov 8 – 11

Vardit Ringwald, School of Hebrew

Nov 8 – 11

2017 Thanksgiving and December Holiday Schedules

horn-o-plentyThanksgiving Break: Will begin at 5:01 p.m. Wednesday, November 23 and will end at 11:59 p.m. Saturday, November 26 (regular operations resume Sunday, November 27.)



snowmanDecember Break:  Will begin at 5:01 p.m. Friday, December 23 and will end at 11:59 p.m. Monday, January 2 (regular operations resume Tuesday, January 3, 2017)

Open Meetings

cignaIn November, Cigna will hold a series of open meetings (on each campus) in which they will present information on topics such as: how to access services, network coverage, switching mail order prescriptions, technology offerings, etc. Meetings will include ample time for questions from the audience. These group meetings will be offered at:

Middlebury, Wilson Hall, McCullough Student Center
Day Date Session 1 Session 2
Tuesday 11/01 8:30 – 10:00 AM 12:00 – 1:30 PM
Thursday 11/03 12:00 – 1:30 PM 2:30 – 4:00 PM
Tuesday 11/08 12:00 – 1:30 PM 2:30 – 4:00 PM
Thursday 11/10 8:30 – 10:00 AM 12:00 – 1:30 PM

Monterey, McCone Boardroom
Day Date Session
Tuesday 11/01 1:30 – 3:00 PM
Thursday 11/03 9:00 – 10:30 AM
Tuesday 11/08 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Thursday 11/10 2:00 – 3:30 PM


Reminder: One on One Meetings
Please keep in mind that representatives from Cigna will be visiting both the Middlebury and Monterey campuses several times through the Fall and Winter months. On-site visits are reserved for private, one-one-one meetings between employees and a Cigna representative.  If you have a question about your medical or dental benefits please make an appointment to speak with our local representative at:




Sister-to-Sister Halloween Night, Friday, Oct 21, 7-9 p.m., Chellis House

sister-to-sisterSister-to-Sister Halloween Night, Friday October 21, 7-9 p.m.

Middlebury College’s widely popular Sister-to-Sister Program is inviting all middle school girls to Chellis House (56 Hillcrest Road, white house behind Proctor Dining Hall) for a Halloween Night with pumpkin decorating and spooky games. For more information, contact khanta@middlebury.edu or call 443-5937.

Academic Roundtable: Envisioning Undergraduate Research at Middlebury

ctlr-bannerNovember 8, 2016 @ 12:15 pm in the CTLR suite, Library 225

Undergraduate research is an important academic experience for many students. But imagine if we could provide that experience to all students. Would we want to do that?  Why?  What would it look like?  Join us for a discussion about (re) envisioning undergraduate research. Why is it an important component of a liberal arts education? How do students and faculty benefit?  Can we imagine new models of authentic research experiences and attendant creative and/or scholarly processes that make them more available to more students, using fewer resources? Are there new challenges we face?


Sponsored by the Center for Teaching, Learning and Research and the Library