Welcome to Bard College
The College prides itself on its commitment to undergraduate education and to scholarship, inquiry, research, and the professional activities of scholars, scientists, and artists. The College is made up of a striking variety of programs, ranging from the Bard High School Early Colleges, to Smolny College, in Russia and Bard Al-Quds. The heart of the College is the Annandale-on-Hudson campus with its 1,900 undergraduates.
For decades Bard has been the beneficiary of a dedicated and idealistic staff and faculty. The College welcomes the initiative, loyalty, and commitment to excellence of all its employees.
Bard College's annual Open enrollment for benefits effective July 1, 2014 has now closed.
Premium contributions will be increasing this year, however you can receive a discount by participating in the new Interactive Health Wellness Initiative. Information on the Wellness Initiative is available for download (below), on the Benefits Portal (tab above) and hard copies are available in the Human Resources Office (& through campus & US Mail). You can still participate in the screening through the at home kit, or in the September on campus visits.
Please note that new Empire & Flexible Spending Accounts cards have been mailed to everyone participating during the month of JUNE - if you have not received your new card/s by July 1, please confirm that Marshall & Sterling has your correct address by entering the benefits portal.
Finally please note that the LOWER premium will be charged July 1 through September 30 - no action is required on your part. After October 1, if you have not participated in the Wellness Initiative, the higher premium will begin to apply.
Bard Benefit Enrollment Guide
Please download a copy of the 2014 Benefit Enrollment Guide.
Interactive Health Flyer
Please download a copy of the Interactive Health Flyer, for information on how to sign up and schedule your health evaluation.
38 Panel Blood Test
Information on what is included in the blood test, please download a copy of the 38 panel.
New Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Options
and Your Health Coverage
When key parts of the health care law take effect in 2014, there will be a new way to buy health insurance: the Health Insurance Marketplace. To assist you as you evaluate options for you and your family, we provide basic information about the new Marketplace and employment-based health coverage offered by Bard College. Please download the 'New Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Options And Your Health Coverage' notice & visit Healthcare.gov for additional information, including an online application for health insurance coverage and contact information for a Health Insurance Marketplace in your area. If you require the employer notification of your non-eligibility for health insurance in order to apply for health insurance, please request it from Human Resources. Hard copies of the notice are also available on request.