Beneflex Program Summary
Icahn School of Medicine is committed to providing eligible faculty with excellent benefits. Recognizing that coverage needs may vary depending on lifestyle and family situation, our BeneFlex Program offers maximum flexibility for you to tailor a package to meet your unique needs. Costs vary based upon your specific circumstances and choices.
Faculty hired on or after January 1, 2004 must be employed a minimum of 24 hours per week to be eligible for benefits. Faculty hired on or before December 31, 2003 who were benefits eligible must be employed a minimum of 17.5 hours per week to be eligible for benefits.
Effective Date of Coverage
If you are a new hire or otherwise newly eligible for benefits, your coverage will begin on your first day of work only if it is also the first day of the month. If your hire date is not the first day of the month, your coverage will begin on the first day of the following month.
New hires and otherwise newly eligible faculty who do not enroll in BeneFlex by the last day of the enrollment period (30 days from date of hire or newly eligible date) will be assigned limited coverage.
Enrollment and Changes to Benefits
Use the BeneFlex website (a password protected site) to enroll, re-enroll, change your benefits if a qualifying event occurs, or obtain information and claim forms. If you are enrolling for the first time, you can also refer to the instructions and information provided in your enrollment package.
Open Enrollment takes place annually for all benefits-eligible employees. During the open enrollment period, you can review your current benefits and either make changes to your benefits or allow your current selections to rollover to the following year. (Note: you must re-enroll in the Dependent Care Reimbursement, Health Care Reimbursement and Limited Purpose Health Care Reimbursement programs each year; these elections will not rollover to the following year.)
Note: All benefits and programs are subject to change from time to time in accordance with institutional policy. A full policy description is available on the intranet.
BeneFlex Service Center:
Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 6:00pm
For general questions call the Benefits Office, 212-731-7726.
For questions specifically about the 403(b) plan, call 212-241-8938.