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.

2023 Benefits Brochure English /Spanish  – a 14 page brochure outlining your benefits

2023 Benefits Guide – A comprehensive booklet explaining your benefits

2023 Employee Benefits Presentation– Watch and listen to a recorded presentation explaining all the benefits available to you as an employee of The Claremont Colleges. Take advantage of the table of contents to jump to a specific benefit.

Presentación de beneficios para empleados 2023 – Mire y escuche una presentación grabada que explica todos los beneficios disponibles para usted como empleado de The Claremont Colleges. Aproveche la tabla de contenido para saltar a un beneficio específico.

2023 Virtual Health Fair – Password “TCC”

Video of Easy Guide to Understanding the HDHP/HSA– English

Video of Easy Guide to Understanding the HDHP/HSA  – Spanish

Health at Home Magazine – Filled with carrier information and resources

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 2023 Optum EAP Engagement Toolkit – Access the toolkit here using “Claremontcolleges” as the access code. Included in this month’s toolkit, you will find a Diversity Worksheet to better understand your own approach to diversity, articles on being more open and accepting of others and communicating with respect, as well as training for supporting LGBTQI+ employees in the workplace.

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

Anthem ActWise HDHP (High Deductible Health Plan)

Flyers On Anthem Services:

  • Anthem Flu Vaccine information
  • 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.
  • Anthem Guest Membership – A program that provides benefits through a participating Blue Cross organization when you’re away from home for 90 consecutive days or more.

Kaiser Permanente

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

Cigna Dental HMO


  • 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
Claremont Colleges 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan Brochure
IRS Plan Limits (2023) English | Spanish

ARP Summary plan descriptions, by institution:

Retiree Health Benefits

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

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