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Cost Share for Non-COVID Telehealth Services Resumes

Due to pandemic-driven shutdowns, last year Blue Cross temporarily waived cost share for non-COVID telehealth services. As vaccines roll out and states begin to reopen, the waiver of cost share for non-COVID services will end on July 1, 2021. We will continue to waive member cost share for COVID-19 related telehealth services, as well as […]

June 22, 2021

Massachusetts COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave law

Massachusetts recently passed the Emergency Paid Sick Leave law. This law provides up to 1 week of time off due to certain COVID-related issues. Please use the COVID Special Leave time in Workday should you need to request time off for COVID-related purposes. Note: in order to comply with State guidelines, you will be sent a confidential survey […]

June 22, 2021

Benefits Reminder: Discounted Tickets

Simmons employees are eligible for discounted tickets to Canobie Lake Park in Salem, NH. Purchase tickets using password Econ110.

June 17, 2021

TIAA One-on-One Consultations

TIAA is available year round for one-on-one consultations. To set up a complimentary individual consultation with TIAA, call 1-866-843-5640 (M-F, 9 am-8 pm) or visit TIAA.

June 17, 2021

Blue Cross Blue Shield Makes Changes Impacting Routine Dental Changes

Is the Pandemic delaying your dental appointments? As of June 1st, Blue Cross Blue Shield has adjusted this standard benefit allowing members to get 2 routine cleanings, periodic exams, and if applicable fluoride treatment, per year, whether or not they are 6 months apart.

June 17, 2020

FSA Eligible Expense Period Extended

For our FSA plans, eligible expenses must be incurred during the plan year (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020).

June 9, 2020

How To Get Care During the Pandemic

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has put together the following infographic about getting care during the pandemic.

June 8, 2020

Don’t Lose Your Floating Holiday

Don’t forget to take your vacation days. Regular full-time and benefits-eligible part-time staff may carry over up to 10 vacation days into the next fiscal year, beginning July, 1, 2020.

May 26, 2020

Payroll Deduction Reminder

If you wish to make or continue your charitable contribution to support the mission of Simmons via payroll deduction, please renew your selection in Workday before July 1, as your selection is not automatically renewed.

May 11, 2020

Labor Condition Application Posting

May 5, 2020