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Rice University offers a wide range of health and welfare benefits and several retirement options. The benefits specialists in Human Resources will help you enroll in the benefit programs, answer questions and provide detailed information about all of our benefits.

Open Enrollment for plan year 2017 ended Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 5 pm, this was the final deadline. Review the 2016-2017 Benefits Booklet and plan year changes here.   SBCs (Summary of Benefit Coverage) for FY 2017 are available now.    HMO, POS, ACO, CDHP

What are the requirements for benefits eligibility? Review University Policy # 403 for more information.

The 2015-2016 Benefits Booklet is a summary of all of Rice's current benefit plans, and is a great resource when you have a question about benefits.  You can also view a quick summary here: Benefits Summary FY16.

You can also review the Active Employee Rates for 2015-2016, Retiree Rates 2015-2016, or COBRA Rates 2015-2016 - note that the active rates are based on a 12-month salary, so if you are paid over nine months, your monthly deductions will be slightly more per month (but your coverage is still intact in the summer months).  Rice's health and welfare plan year (and fiscal year) is July 1 - June 30, so benefits open enrollment changes and new rates are effective July 1 of each year.

More information on each of Rice's benefits can be found on the links to the left.

Health Care Reform

Important information on the Affordable Care Act's Health Care Marketplaces can be found here (y en español aquí). More on health care reform can be found on our Health Care Reform resource page.  

Stay Informed

Want to know the latest in benefits? Visit the Twitter postings or Facebook postings (or view to the right) -- yes, we Facebook and Tweet!


Click here to view the latest health and welfare Summary Annual Report.

Contact Us

Please contact a member of your Benefits Team if you have any questions or concerns. 


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