Programs to Support Life

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Life raises many questions and provides many challenges.  As Harvard Faculty or Staff, you have access to many discounts and services to support life’s joys and challenges.

Outings & Innings

Outings & Innings provides various perks and discounts to Harvard employees including museum, movie, sporting events, theater tickets and more. To see a full listing and to sign up for weekly alerts on specials, visit their webpage.   For more details about Longwood Campus pick-up of tickets, click here.

Harvard’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Harvard’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers free, confidential help for all Harvard paid faculty, staff, and postdocs and their household members. You can reach the EAP at 877-327-4278 any day, at any time for counseling, online resources, webinars and seminars to help with any personal, family, or work-related issue including information on writing a Will; preventative measures for Cancer, Stress, or Heart disease; smoking and tobacco cessation; seeking Child Care or Elder Care Housing; or investing to name a few. You and any member of your household can call the EAP for confidential consultation and referrals to experts near work or home.

Harvard Housing

Harvard Housing provides employees with information on living in housing owned by Harvard, lists of apartments and agents to rent off campus, faculty and staff real estate program, home buying and selling seminars, and preferred mortgage brokers.  Visit the Harvard Housing website for more information.

Retirement Planning

Harvard’s Benefits Office provides resources and seminars to help faculty and staff move into retirement gracefully.  Harvard paid employees can find a complete list of services on HARVie.

Employee Tuition Assistance and Professional Skill Development

Harvard invests in the ongoing training and professional development of its faculty and staff.  Employees have options of tuition reimbursement, courses at a minimal cost through the Center for Workplace Development and Harvard’s Extension School.  HARVie provides more information for Harvard paid employees.

Life Transitions

When an employee gets married, has a baby or adopts a child, experiences a partners change in employment, or getting a divorce you might need to update your benefits.  Harvard’s Benefits Office has call in hours and drop in services.  HARVie provides more information for Harvard paid employees.

Community and Special Interest Groups

Harvard provides many opportunities to belong to groups with their own focus. Below is a list of groups offered at Harvard. Employees of Harvard may click here for specific contact information and descriptions.

Benefits Open Enrollment for 2015

 

Harvard’s annual benefits Open Enrollment for 2015 will take place in PeopleSoft starting at 8 a.m. on November 5, 2014 through 8 p.m. on November 19, 2014. Benefit elections you make during Open Enrollment will be effective January 1, 2015.

 

For Faculty, post docs, administrative and professional staff and other non-union staff members Harvard has announced several health plan changes. You can read more about the 2015 Benefits changes here.

 

To get much more out of the upcoming information sessions and the “big” Open Enrollment Guide, watch this informative video and take the self-assessment to hone in on the benefits options that might be right for you.  It only takes 8-10 minutes and is available here.

 

Educational sessions will be held on the Harvard Longwood Campus and at the Primate Center, as well as WebEx sessions to cover the 2015 non-union benefit plan changes only.

 

For Union Members Open Enrollment highlights can be found here.