benefits

On Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm in One West (Wilson Hall), the Benefits Office will host a brown bag lunch for expectant parents at Fermilab. The meeting is open to any employees who are expecting a baby or who are thinking about expanding their families through birth or adoption in the future and want to know what they should consider. Come and learn about the following topics while you enjoy your lunch: FMLA/Parental Leave Adding…

Express Scripts ID cards

As a reminder, employees who are enrolled in the Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO Plans effective 1/1/2018 will access prescription drug coverage through Express Scripts.  If this affects you, you will receive an Express Scripts ID card to your home address before 12/31/2017.  If for any reason your ID card has not arrived by 1/1/2018 and you need to fill a prescription, please present this temporary Express Scripts to the pharmacy.

Open enrollment for benefits will take place from November 2 to 15. Open enrollment is your opportunity to make changes to your benefits coverage for the coming year. Changes made during open enrollment will be effective January 1, 2018.  Here’s a sneak peek at a new benefit option for 2018!  We are pleased to announce effective January 1, 2018 Fermilab will offer a vision plan through EyeMed.  The EyeMed vision plan will be added to the benefit options in the…

As a reminder, Fermilab’s new sick leave policy went into effect on January 1, 2017. The new policy allows employees to use 72 hours per calendar year of their sick leave accrual to care for eligible family members. Please note that when you take sick leave to care for eligible family members, you will need to code your time in Kronos as “Sick – Family Salaried” or “Sick – Family Weekly.” For extended illnesses, employees should be aware that they may…

You have a vision in mind for what your retirement lifestyle will be, but is it realistic? Don’t learn the hard way. Test it first to see if your choices match your income. This seminar will get you thinking about important questions such as: Will you downsize or buy a larger home? Do you plan on traveling? Will you eat out often or entertain? Will you keep one or two vehicles? Do you plan on making generous gifts to your children/grandchildren? You’re…

Enrollment for next year’s benefits will open on Oct. 14 and continue until Oct. 28. Open enrollment is your opportunity to make changes to your benefits coverage for the coming year.

Enrollment for next year’s benefits will open on October 14 and continue until October 28. Open enrollment is your opportunity to make changes to your benefits coverage for the coming year. Changes made during open enrollment will be effective January 1, 2017.  We seek to keep Fermilab’s benefits program as one of our advantages in the competitive marketplace. The medical plans will remain with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois in 2017. The dental PPO and HMO plans will remain…

Fermilab recognizes that supporting employees in their efforts to balance career and family life remains a crucial benefit. To help support that balance, I’m pleased to announce the launch of a new Fermilab parental leave policy effective today, March 1, and a tax-free commuter benefit program that will begin on June 1.

An Empowering Conversations Webcast: Why Women Need to Save More than Men Hosted by: Fermilab Benefits Office and Women’s Initiative March 3 @ Noon in Curia II Join Kathy Murphy, President of Fidelity Personal Investing and Jean Chatzky, award-winning personal finance journalist, to learn why it’s so important for women to prepare for the unexpected – and what you can do now to stay on top of your savings. In this free webcast, we’ll discuss:  The importance of having a…