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  • 2014-2015 Benefits Information (Open Enrollment)

    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.

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

    The 2013-2014 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 review the Active Employee Rates 2013-2014, Retiree Rates 2013-2014, or COBRA Rates 2013-2014 - 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.  The following video may also answer some questions you may have:


    Stay Informed

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

    You can also enroll in our Wellness listserv for the latest e-mail updates on what's happening in wellness.


    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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