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.

  • 2024 Benefits Guide – EnglishSpanish
    • You will find the rates within Workday when you enroll. If you would like a rate sheet, please send a message to benreps@claremont.edu
  • 2024 Benefits Presentation –  EnglishSpanish
  • 2024 Easy Guide to Understanding the HDHP w/HSA – English | Spanish




  • Blue Shield Wellvolution Video
  • Wellvolution – A Blue Shield tool that provides resources to lose weight, reduce stress, treat diabetes, and more – at no extra cost
  • Wellvolution – Una herramienta de Blue Shield que proporciona recursos para perder peso, reducir el estrés, tratar la diabetes y más, sin costo adicional
  • Blue Shield Prescription Search Tool – Search for a medication to determine which Tier it falls into, then cross-reference it to one of the Blue Shield Plan Benefit Summaries.
  • Primary Care Physician ID Listing
  • Supplement Life Insurance EOI Form – English | Spanish – You must provide proof of good health if you enroll in or increase your coverage during Open Enrollment. Your election will not go into effect, and your premiums will not increase until Unum Medical Underwriting reviews and approves the form.


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 – 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.
  • Coping after a Traumatic Event – In this time of uncertainty and stress, remember your Optum EAP benefits are available. Your EAP help line number is 1-800-234-5465 and open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This service is free of charge. Specially trained Optum mental health specialists help people manage their stress and anxiety so they can continue to address their everyday needs.
  • Celebrating Juneteenth – Tips for being an ally
  • June 2024 Optum EAP Engagement Toolkit Access the toolkit here using “Claremontcolleges” as the access code. Included in this month’s toolkit, you will find a ways to see, value and support what makes each of us unique.

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 one of these links: Healthcare FSA, Limited Purpose FSA, or Dependent Care FSA.

  • Inspira Financial FSA Quick Reference Guide – Take advantage of all the online features and tools available to you. This guide will help you easily manage your reimbursement account online.
  • FSA Claims Filing Guidelines – Helpful tips about what is required to substantiate a claim
    • Provider name and address
    • Patient name
    • Description of type of service
    • Date of service (not date of payment)
    • Dollar amount charged for the expense
  • How to keep your FSA Card Active – It’s never a good time to learn your card is on hold.

Flyers on Blue Shield Services:

Flyers on Kaiser Services:

  • Kaiser Flu Shot Clinics in Baldwin Park, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, or Riverside – The flu shot is the best way to protect you and your loved ones from the flu. The flu shot is available at no cost to Kaiser Permanente members throughout flu season.
  • Getting Care While Traveling – Kaiser Permanente’s agreement with Cigna will provide more convenient access to care while traveling
  • Telehealth Services – The next time you have a health condition, you have many convenient ways to get care when and where it works for you.
  • Travel Support – If something unexpected happens while you are traveling, it’s easier than ever to get care.
  • Healthy Resources Guide – When you register at kp.org, you get the most out of your membership. Take advantage of extra perks as well.
  • Mobile App – With the Kaiser app, keeping up with your care is quick, easy, and secure.
  • ChooseHealthy Discount Programs – Kaiser members can access a variety of complementary and alternative care resources to help you get active and stay healthy.
  • Mental Health and Self-Care Apps – Adult members can download 2 popular apps, Calm and myStrength to tap into the power of self-care
  • Employee Life Insurance — Basic Only: English | Spanish
  • Employee Life Insurance —Supplemental: English | Spanish

Accidental Death & Dismemberment

Claremont Colleges Academic Retirement Plan Guide (2024) English | Spanish
IRS Plan Limits (2024) English | Spanish

ARP Summary plan descriptions, by institution:

Retiree Health Benefits

Health Coverage & Your College Student | English  Spanish

Dental PPO Wellness Plus | English  Spanish

Wellness | English  Spanish

FSA Substantiation | English Spanish

Your Benefits When You Leave The Claremont Colleges

Mental Health Resources | English Spanish

Health Plan Mobile Resources | English | Spanish

Cigna Dental

Anthem vision plans

Nationwide Pet Insurance – Get cash back on eligible vet bills, with two budget friendly coverage options

Allstate Identity Protection – Be prepared and help protect your identity and finances from a growing range of threats

ARAG Legal Assistance  English | Spanish – A legal insurance plan that covers a wide range of legal needs

Farmers GroupSelect Auto/Home Insurance (Employer “The Claremont Colleges”) – Personal insurance policies, including auto, home or condo, mobile home, renters, recreational vehicle, boat, and personal excess liability

VOYA Accident Insurance – Pays you benefits for specific injuries and events resulting from a covered accident

VOYA Critical Illness Insurance – Pays a lump-sum benefit if you are diagnosed with a covered illness or condition

VOYA Hospital Confinement Indemnity Insurance – Pays a daily benefit if you have a covered stay in a hospital, critical care unit or rehabilitation facility