2020 Benefits

Bates College offers a comprehensive benefits package.

Eligibility for the medical, dental, life insurance, reimbursement accounts and long-term disability benefits begin on the first of the month following one full calendar month of employment.

Note, to add a dependent to your coverage you must also submit documentation of their eligibility such as a birth certificate, marriage license, tax return or other documents. More detailed information on who are eligible dependents and what documentation is required can be found on this listing.

Introducing ALEX, your Bates Virtual Benefits Counselor
Because we know choosing the right plans can be difficult, we hope you will visit ALEX, the Bates virtual benefits counselor to help you through your 2020 enrollment decisions. ALEX can help assist you at any time throughout the year. We hope you take advantage of this fun, engaging and confidential tool to help you learn more about the benefits that Bates is pleased to offer.

Connect with ALEX to…

  • Learn about your benefits and make the best choices for you and your family
  • Help you choose the right benefits for your personal situation.
  • Learn more about the High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) and see how much money it could save you.
  • See everything that is available to you and your family. Benefits are more than just health insurance!
  • Find out if you are saving enough to cover your medical, dental and vision expenses—and see how much you could save on taxes!

Talk to ALEX anytime and anywhere from your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

Listed below is contact information for the various plans.

Benefits Contacts

Brenda Sawyer
Senior Benefits Specialist and Manager of Leave Programs
215 College Street
786-6176

Ken Emerson
Senior Director of HR Operations and Benefits
215 College Street
786-8271