Benefits Overview

**Open Enrollment for the 2017-2018 plan year will continue through May 31, 2017.  Please click here to view the video presentation provided by Marshall & Sterling.** 

For a summary of the Bard College sponsored group benefits, please click the icon below to download the Benefits Guide.  For the most part, all full-time Bard College employees are eligible for benefits. The following benefits are available:

  • health insurance                   
  • prescription plan
  • vision care
  • dental
  • employee assistance program
  • life insurance
  • flexible spending plans
  • AFLAC
  • long-term disability
  • commuter benefit plan
  • retirement plan
  • supplemental retirement annuity plan
  • discounts
  • Plum benefits

For a full description of all Bard College sponsored group benefits, please visit the Benefits Portal.  You can access all of your provider forms and information from the portal.
Accessing the Benefits Portal

Accessing the Benefits Portal

For first time users:
  • Click on the 'Benefits Portal' link above,
  • Select "Register as a new user" to create an account,
  • Your company identifier is: BARD,
  • Your PIN is the last 4 digits of your SSN.
For returning users: 
  • Click on the 'Benefits Portal' link above,
  • If you do not recall your login information, select "Reset a forgotten password", to reset your password and/or username.

Faculty Benefites Overview

  • Full-time faculty (half-time and above) are eligible for all benefits listed on the benefits portal.
  • Part-time faculty (less than half-time) are not eligible for benefits (but may participate in discount programs below).
  • Full-time visiting faculty (half-time and above) are only eligible to participate in the health insurance and flexible spending accounts plan (& discount programs below)
  • Part-time visiting faculty (less than half-time) are not eligible for benefits (but may participate in discount programs below).
  • International faculty (who are US Citizens or US Permanent Residents) are not eligible for most benefits listed on the benefits portal, but may be eligible to participate in the College's TIAA-CREF retirement plan. See the 'Retirement' section for more information.

Staff* Benefits Overview

  • Regular full-time employees are those who are regularly scheduled to work in a budgeted position requiring a minimum of 35 hours per week, are eligible for all  benefits listed on the benefits portal.
  • Regular part-time employees who work at least 25 hours per week (1,300 hours per year) in a budgeted position are eligible for benefits.
  • Regular part-time employees who work less than 25 hours per week (1,300 per year), may participate in discount programs listed below.
  • Regular employees who work more than 1,000 hours per year are eligible to participate in the College's TIAA-CREF retirement plan. See the 'Retirement' section for more information (& the discount plans below).
  • International Staff (who are US Citizens or Permanent Residents) working in foreign countries may be eligible for some Bard College sponsored benefits according to their appointment. Appointments of more than 1,000 hours per year are eligible to participate in the College's TIAA-CREF retirement plan. See the 'Retirement' section for more information.
*Includes Administrators, Hourly Staff and Levy Research Scholars.

+ Plum Benefits Discounts

+ Bard Zipcar Discounts

+ Enterprise Rent-a-Car Discounts

+ Verizon Wireless Bard Employee Discount

+ Key@Work

+ Bronx Zoo and New York Aquarium Discounts

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Bard College Office of Human Resources

Mailing Address: PO Box 5000, (Street Address: 30 Campus Road), Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000
Phone: 845-758-7428 or Fax: 845-758-7826 
Email: hr@bard.edu

We are open Monday through Friday, 9am - 5pm