Internal - Faculty & Staff

Other Benefits

You may be eligible for several other benefit programs. Your eligibility depends upon your employment status (i.e., full-time, part-time, etc.).

Care.com

Simmons is offering a Care.com membership to benefits-eligible faculty and staff as well as Adjunct faculty at no cost. Care.com is a digital platform that allows you to manage all your family care needs from any device, 24/7. If you need help with child care, senior care, pet care, home care, or something in between, Care.com can connect you to the right people. Care.com is the largest online network of caregivers.

On this platform you’ll find:

  • Coverage for one-time and/or recurring needs
  • Detailed profiles that highlight the provider’s experience
  • Background check options and safety tools
  • Real-time payments via the app
  • Household payroll and tax assistance

To enroll in this benefit, please register using your Simmons email address at www.care.com. For more information, download the Care.com flyer.

MBTA Subsidy

To elect or change your monthly MBTA pass, please do so using Workday. Log into your Workday account at workday.simmons.edu, open your Benefits worklet on your home page and select “benefits” under the change column. In the Benefit Event Type field, you can select “MBTA Election” and follow the prompts on the screen to complete your election. Please refer to the Workday Support site at workdaysupport.simmons.edu if you have any questions using the Workday application.

Note: If you sign up for a Link Pass, it will be replenished from month-to-month until you cancel the pass. If you lose your card, please contact benefits@simmons.edu to arrange for a replacement card.

Other Discounts

In addition, the College offers some other discounts that include:

  • Adoption Benefit -The College will reimburse up to $5,000 to help defray the costs associated with adoption; any benefits-eligible Simmons faculty or staff member who adopts a child will be eligible for this benefit. More information in the Benefits and Payroll office.
  • Auto Rental Discounts for Corporate Use
  • Auto Rental Discounts for Personal Use
  • Bank of America checking/savings accounts
  • Benefit Hub – Enjoy discounts, rewards, and perks from thousands of brands in a variety of categories like travel, shopping, restaurants, entertainment and more. See below flyer for registration information.
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club discounted membership. The completed form can be sent to the address below:
    • Lisa Engstrom
      Corporate Sales Representative
      BJ’s Wholesale Club
      100 Corporate Drive
      Franklin MA, 02038
  • Blue Bikes Discount
  • Bookstore discounts – Discounts provided at Simmons Bookstore. Just show your Simmons ID to get the discount!
  • Camp Cody Discount
  • Canobie Lake Park offers discounted park passes for the Simmons Community. To purchase please click the below link and enter password Econ110.
  • Colonial Supplemental Disability Insurance for additional life insurance and supplemental disability insurance

Gym Memberships

  • Holiday Inn in Brookline – 25% off their “best available rate”. Please indicate you are part of the Colleges of the Fenway to obtain the discounted rate.
  • Liberty Mutual auto, home and whole life insurance. Contact Ryan Hanson at 508-238-4414, x52449 for details
  • MASCO – Rideshare, Commuteworks and other transportation support visit http://masco.org/
    • CommuteLine: put parking passes on hold, use Lyftline to commute for 3 months; receive $40 in Lyft credit for the first 3 months
    • CommuteFlex: register your carpool, receive 4 Lyft rides per month for first 3 months; each ride worth up up to $20 each; each passenger receives 5 near site parking passes per month
    • Emergency Ride Home: can use a Lyft instead of a taxi cab if desired
  • Movie ticket discounts are available in the Student Activities Center
  • Mission Grammar School

Museums

RideShare@Simmons

RideShare@Simmons is a flexible commuting arrangement. Our goal is to make commuting into work both more affordable and with less environmental impact.

Every year, each commuter in the Commonwealth produces 62 pounds of carbon monoxide, 9 pounds of hydrocarbons, and 5 pounds of nitrogen oxides, according to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP). Cars, trucks, and buses produce approximately 40 percent of all air pollutants. In an attempt to reduce pollution caused by motor vehicles, Simmons would like to encourage alternative commuting choices such as carpooling and park-share options.

In this arrangement, employees have two (2) flexible commuting options:

  • One Car Option (Commute Together Every Day): Employees can drive in together in one vehicle and park that vehicle in the Simmons Garage, or
  • Two Car Option (Commute Separately, Divide the Days): Employees can drive separately in different vehicles, dividing work days as needed.

With either option, the garage will only recognized one parked car, per day. Each employee can use their own Simmons ID badge to gain access to the garage. Once the system registers entry with the employees id badge, another car cannot be parked, until the first car leaves.

Guidelines:

  • No more than two (2) Simmons employees in a carpooling arrangement.
  • Student workers are not eligible to participate in this program.
  • The applicable monthly parking fee will be split 50/50 between employees.
  • The applicable monthly parking fee will be banded per each employee’s salary band.
  • Deductions for the monthly parking fee will be taken on the first and second pay period of the month.
  • No parking in the garage from 12:00 AM until 5:00 AM. (No overnight parking).
  • Termination of the arrangement can be made by any member of the carpooling arrangement, at the end of any calendar month in accordance with the cancellation policy below.
  • Notice of termination of the agreement must made to Benefits & Payroll 30 days in advance in order for deductions to be adjusted accordingly.
  • If notice is not provided to B&P 30 days in advance, the arrangement will either continue for the subsequent month or in the event of departure or termination one of the members of the arrangement, the other will be responsible for the full month’s deduction.

Please click here to enroll in RideShare@Simmons.

Travel Assistance Services

The College provides travel assistance services to benefit-eligible faculty and staff through the Travel Assistance Services program. For more information, please refer to the following informational flyer.