Faculty & Staff Information

This page includes important information and resources from the Human Resources Department for Wesleyan faculty and staff. 

Last updated Wednesday, April 16, 2020

More information can be found on the Frequently Asked Questions webpage.

Benefits

Wesleyan has adopted new provisions in its health plans for the treatment of Covid-19. Following Cigna’s actions for its fully insured plans, Wesleyan will also cover treatment with no cost to our members through May 31, 2020, in all three of our health plans including the High Deductible Plan.

Cigna has suspended prescription authorization requirements for refills for 90 days. This is to minimize pressure on health care providers during the pandemic. This is only for refills; new prescriptions will still require prior authorization. Additionally, certain over-the-counter medications and health products are now reimbursable from Medical Expense Reimbursement Accounts and Health Savings Accounts.

There are a number of resources available to help navigate these challenging times. More information can be found at Self Care Resources.

Retirement

Wesleyan is participating in provisions of the CARES Act that will allow eligible employees affected by Covid-19 to access funds through loans or hardship withdrawals from their Supplemental Retirement Account. Eligibility for these provisions considers if you, your spouse, or dependent have been diagnosed with COVID-19 using a CDC approved test or if you are experiencing adverse financial consequences as a result of COVID-19 (you are quarantined, you or your family member has been furloughed, laid off or your hours reduced, you or your family member cannot work due to lack of childcare).

Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

Closure of a child’s daycare is considered a qualifying event and does permit a mid-year election change. When the daycare re-opens, you will be able to increase your election accordingly. To make a change, please contact benefits@wesleyan.edu . The change to elections must be made within 31 days of the qualifying event.

Annual Staff Performance Reviews

We will be conducting annual staff reviews. It remains important for supervisors and their teams to talk about and document accomplishments for the past review period and to review progress on priorities.

Remote Work

We have best practices resources available for faculty and staff for working remotely as well as advice for supervisors managing remote employees.