Health Care Benefits

Health | Vision Care Dental | COBRA
Flexible Spending Accounts Life Insurance Disability Insurance |Colonial Life | National Health Reform

Stonehill College provides a broad and competitive range of benefits in order to promote the health and general well-being of its workforce. As an employee you can take advantage of these benefits and opportunities which will add to the quality of your life. Below is a summary of what we offer. If you have questions please contact Human Resources at Ext. 1105.

Tufts PPO

This plan gives employees the freedom to receive covered health care from providers in or out of the Tufts Health Plan network.  However, employees will receive a higher benefit when care is received from a participating provider in the network.  Tufts Health Plan offers an extensive network of approximately 53,000 providers and 109 hospitals.


This plan offers quality coverage for your health care needs while keeping your out of pocket costs to a minimum. In general, preventive and medically necessary health care are covered when they are provided or authorized by your network primary care physician (PCP). Certain services, however, such as routine annual gynecological exams, routine mammograms and emergency care in an emergency room do not require a referral by your PCP. Co-pays and premiums are more affordable with the HMO Plan.

Tufts Saver

This plan is an HMO which complies with federal regulations for high deductible health plans. While all preventive services are covered in full, for all other covered services (including prescriptions) a deductible is required. Employees qualify for a Health Savings Account (HSA) and receive an employer contribution and employees have the option of contributing to the HSA while covered under the Saver Plan. An HSA account gives employees the ability to save for medical, dental and vision expenses through an interest earning , tax free account. Employees can use their HSA to pay for qualified medical, dental and vision expenses. Through Stonehill’s relationship with HealthEquity, an integrated HSA option is offered to our employees.

EyeMed Vision Care

This comprehensive vision program offers generous benefits for office visits, lenses, contact lenses, frames and more.  It provides the freedom to choose from an extensive network of private practice optometrists, ophthalmologists, or opticians, or from the nation's top optical retailers, including LensCrafters, Pearl Vision Centers, Sears Optical, Target Optical, and JC Penney Optical.

Additional optional insurance can be purchased for EyeMed's Select Vision Care Program. 

Delta Dental

The Delta Dental PPO Plus Premier program combines two of Delta Dental's national networks, Delta Dental PPO and Delta Dental Premier, giving you access to dentists that participate in both. You'll receive the greatest value when you visit a Delta Dental PPO dentist because they generally accept lower fees for their services.  And if you choose to visit a dentist who participates in the Delta Dental Premier network, you'll also enjoy savings. (Dependents are eligible until age 19 and full-time students are eligible until age 23). Over 96% of the state's dentists are covered under this plan.


COBRA is a continuation coverage, which is a temporary extension of coverage under one or more of the Plans. COBRA continuation coverage generally last for up to a total of 18 months. At Stonehill College, COBRA protection extends to these healthcare plans: Stonehill College Major Medical Plan, Stonehill College Dental Plan, Stonehill College Flexible Benefits Plan (med-Cap feature).

Flexible Spending

Flexible Spending is a voluntary plan for which we offer two types of Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA):

Medical Care FSA PLAN

This is an account used to pay for medical/dental/vision and other eligible health related expenses, for you and your family in the upcoming plan year, that are not covered under any insurance program tax free. Eligible expenses typically include: deductibles, co-payments, prescription drugs, medical, dental, and/or vision services and supplies.

Dependent Care FSA Plan

This is an account is used to pay for dependent care (child or adult) expenses tax free. Some eligible expenses include: after-school care, summer day camp and nursery school, to name a few.

HealthEquity administers the FSA plans.  HealthEquity is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week/365 days a year at 866-346-5800.

Life Insurance

This is a no cost to you Stonehill benefit offered through Prudential.

Long-Term Disability

This is a no cost to you Stonehill benefit through Prudential . There is a 120 day waiting period and eligible employees receive 66.66% of their base salary should they become fully disabled and unable to work.

Colonial Life

Through Colonial Life you may obtain Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Whole Life Insurance and/or Term Life Insurance.