Contact Benefits Administration

Phone | (909) 621-8151
For health & welfare plans: benreps@claremont.edu

For Retirement: benefits@claremont.edu

Administrative Campus Center
101 South Mills Avenue Claremont, CA 91711

Benefits Administration

Your benefits are an important part of your overall compensation package, and The Claremont Colleges are pleased to offer benefits-eligible employees a comprehensive array of benefits. These benefits are designed to help protect and enhance the overall well-being and way of life for you and all eligible family members. Your robust benefits package includes medical, dental and vision insurance, retirement accounts, life insurance, long term disability insurance, wellness programs, and mental health support, among others. Some benefits are provided automatically and at no cost to you, while others will require your enrollment. Take time to familiarize yourself with what’s available and the coverage options. When it comes to your health and wellbeing, we understand “one size” does not fit all. That’s why The Claremont Colleges offer a variety of coverage levels and rates, providing employees the flexibility to choose the plan(s) that are best suited for their needs and the needs of their eligible family members. Questions? Contact Benefits Administration using the information outlined above, or review our annual Benefits Guide.

Programs and Services

As a new hire of The Claremont Colleges, you are eligible for health benefits through our group plans. In the Benefits Plan brochure you will find a summary of our medical, dental, vision and life insurance plans, as well as rates and instructions on how to enroll in benefits.

Benefit Plan Information 2021

The Employee Assistance Program helps employees and their families tackle whatever life sends their way. Individuals have 24/7 access to master’s-level specialists who are dedicated to offering solution-based consultations and to a network of more than 150,000 providers. The EAP WorkLife Services provides direct access to experts on child/parenting services, adult/elder services, convenience services, life learning and chronic condition support. For assistance or to get started, call 800-234-5465 or log on to www.liveandworkwell.com using access code: claremontcolleges.

  • EAP Overview 2021 – An 18 page overview of Optum EAP and WorkLife Services.
  • EAP WorkLife Overview – A simplified flyer summarizing the benefits and resources available.
  • Your EAP and WorkLife Services Benefit – Click here to learn more about what your EAP can do for you.
  • EAP Step by Step Guide (English) – Instructions on how to access the website, request an EAP authorization, conduct a provider search and more.
  • EAP Step by Step Guide (Spanish) – Instrucciones sobre acceso al sitio web, solicitar una autorización de EAP, realizar una búsqueda de proveedores y más.
  • Optum EAP Mobile App – Stress doesn’t just happen at work. That’s why myliveandworkwell is available anytime, anywhere.
  • Sanvello – On-demand help for stress, anxiety and depression. You can also track your daily mood, set goals and find coping tools for other tasks.
  • Talkspace – A convenient, safe and secure online therapy platform that also offers in-app texting capabilities, voice and video messaging. With an authorization code from Optum, you can make an appointment with a virtual visit provider (this counts as an EAP visit). When texting a provider, five (5) days of texting counts as one (1) EAP visit. Please refer to the Step-by-Step Guide to obtain an authorization number.
  • Terminology Guide – Talking openly about mental health can help reduce stigma over time. And understanding different terms used to describe different types of talk therapy providers may help an individual feel more comfortable seeking care.
  • Mental Health Fact Sheet – Explore the truth behind some common misconceptions about mental health.
  • Understanding Trauma – Natural disasters, political instability, police shootings, a pandemic…There’s a lot happening in the world and your EAP may be able to help you find a path forward.
  • Optum September Health – Suicide Awareness and Resources – When you or a loved one is dealing with self-harm or suicide ideation, it’s important to get the right help. This month, find out steps you can take to empathize with and support someone in need.
  • BIPOC Mental Health – Optum provides mental health that is equal for all.
  • Getting back to the office: Anxiety and the transition
  • Coping After a Natural Disaster Hurricane Ida

A Flexible Spending Account (FSA) is a valuable employee benefit that allows you to have pre-tax dollars withheld from your paycheck to pay for eligible health care or dependent care expenses. It covers not just your medical expenses, but also the expenses of your spouse and tax dependents.

Learn more about the different types of FSAs by clicking here English | Spanish. There is also a Limited Scope Flexible Spending Account for employees enrolled in the High Deductible Health Plan with a Health Savings Account.

  • Payflex Reimbursement Reference Guide – Take advantage of all the online features and tools available to you. This guide will help you easily manage your
    your reimbursement account online.
  • The PayFlex Card®, your account debit card English | Spanish – When you receive your PayFlex Card in the mail, just call the number on the card to activate it. Then, you’ll get your personal identification number (PIN). To use your card, simply swipe and select either debit or credit. After you swipe the card, Payflex automatically confirms if you have enough funds available.
  • 2021 Guide to the High Deductible Health Plan with a Limited Scope Healthcare FSA: EnglishSpanish

Anthem HMO

  • Modified Prescription Drug Benefits: English | Spanish
  • 2021 HMO: English
  • 2021 SBC

Anthem ActWise HDHP (High Deductible Health Plan)

Flyers On Anthem Services:

  • Anthem 24/7 Nurseline – Ask a registered nurse a variety of questions, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Anthem Care and Cost Finder – Find a doctor, check quality and compare costs all in one place – on the go or online
  • Anthem “Sydney” Mobile App – Use Anthem’s mobile app to access your medical, pharmacy and vision benefit details in one place
  • Anthem Live Health Online – LHO lets you have a video visit with a board-certified doctor using your smartphone, tablet or computer with a webcam
  • Anthem Preventive Care – Services offered at no cost to you when you use an in-network provider
  • Anthem Future Moms Program – Anthem helps employees safely navigate pregnancy, delivery and their return to work.
  • ConditionCare – Asthma – ConditionCare is a no-cost health and wellness program through Anthem that connects you to nurse care managers for asthma-management support and resources.
  • ConditionCare – Diabetes – If you or a covered family member has diabetes, this no-cost health and wellness program through Anthem can connect you to nurse care managers for diabetes-management support.
  • Special Offers from Anthem – As an Anthem member, you qualify for discounts on products and services that help promote better health and well-being.

Kaiser Permanente


  • Employee Life Insurance — Basic Only: English | Spanish
  • Employee Life Insurance —Supplemental: English | Spanish

Accidental Death & Dismemberment

Claremont Colleges Academic Retirement Plan (2021 ARP) English | Spanish

Summary plan descriptions, by institution:

Retiree Health Benefits Plans

Health Coverage & Your College Student | English  Spanish

Dental PPO Wellness Plus | English  Spanish

Long Term Care | English   Spanish

Wellness | English  Spanish

FSA Substantiation | English Spanish

Your Benefits When You Leave The Claremont Colleges | English  Spanish

Mental Health Resources | English Spanish

Health Plan Mobile Resources | English | Spanish

Cigna Dental

  • Cigna DHMO copay schedule: English | Spanish
  • Cigna PPO: English | Spanish
  • Cigna Dental Preventive Care – Regular, or preventive, dental checkups can help catch and prevent health problems before they become serious and costly to treat.
  • Dental Oral Health Integration Program – a program that reimburses out-of-pocket costs for specific dental services used to treat gum disease and tooth decay. The program is for people with certain medical conditions that have been found to be associated with gum disease.
  • MyCigna Registration & Mobile App – From programs that help improve your health to tools that help manage your health
    spending, there’s so much you can do on myCigna.com or the myCigna® app.
  • Cigna Dental Virtual Care – Helping customers access dental care without leaving home.

Anthem vision plans

Nationwide Pet Insurance   English | Spanish

InfoArmor Identity Protection  English | Spanish

ARAG Legal Assistance  English | Spanish