The medical insurance program for benefit-eligible employees is offered through Aetna.

Excellus provides two plans to choose from:

a) Excellus Blue PPO (In-and Out-of-Network coverage)
b) Excellus Simply Blue High Deductible Health Plan (Health Savings Account and High Deductible Plan with In-and Out-of-Network coverage)

Excellus Medical Enrollment/Change Form

c) Prescription drug coverage for Excellus Blue PPO plan participants will be provided by OptumRx. With this change participants enrolled in this plan will receive a separate pharmacy ID card when you enroll in the Excellus PPO plan. Participants should present your new pharmacy ID card each time you fill a prescription either through retail outlet or through the mail order program. If you are enrolled in the Excellus Simply Blue High Deductible Health Plan the prescription drug coverage will be provided by Excellus.

For more infomration about the Colleges new prescriptiom plan please click on the OptumRx link.

2016 Medical Bi-Weekly Payroll Deduction Rates

2016 Faculty & Administrative Bi-Weekly Paycheck Rates

2016 Administrative Hourly Bi-Weekly Paycheck Rates

2) All employees who do not enroll in the Colleges medical plan will recieve a $1000 buy out stipend in mid January.

More information on Excellus

Log on to Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Find A Doctor directory at to select a participating physician. Additionally, you can call the Members Services number listed on your Excellus ID card.

Other information:

An open enrollment period is held once each year, usually in the fall, during which employees may enroll or change coverage with no restrictions.

Upon termination of employment, options for continuing coverage will be offered in accordance with federal regulations.

For further details, refer to the Summary Plan Description or contact Human Resources at ext. 3312.



The benefit plans summarized on these web pages are guidelines only. Every effort has been made to make these descriptions as brief, accurate and easy to understand as possible. Therefore, all details may not be described here. If there is a difference between the information in this publication and the official plan documents, the official plan documents will govern. In addition, the Colleges retain the right to supplement, modify, amend or eliminate benefit policies and plans. For more specific information, please contact the Office of Human Resources.


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