Medical Insurance

Brandeis University offers eligible employees a choice of three plans from Tufts Health Plan. Look here for the 2018 comparison chart.

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Health Insurance Rates and Comparison
Health Insurance Plan Documents

Tufts EPO Value Plan

Tufts EPO Premium Plan

 Tufts PPO Documents

For Out of Service Area Employees

Federal and State Health Care Reform - Affordable Care Act (ACA)

As part of Federal Health Care Reform, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law on March 23, 2010. Brandeis University remains compliant with the many employer-required provisions of the law. 

1095-C Form(s): According to the ACA, employers are required to send out an IRS form to anyone who was a benefit eligible employee for one or more months of the calendar year 2016. This form, the 1095-C Form, is an annual statement that describes the insurance available to eligible employees. The primary purpose of this form is to inform employees what their employer will report to the IRS regarding whether they were offered health care benefits and also whether those benefits met ACA standards for coverage and affordability. Employers will meet the requirement to furnish Form 1095-C to an employee if the form is properly addressed and mailed on or before the due date.  

The 1095-C Form is required to be mailed to employees by March 31, 2017. The IRS clearly states that the 1095-C Form is not required by employees for filing income tax returns.  Employees can complete their returns without the form and need only keep the form, when it arrives, with their other tax documents.  

To access your
You can opt in for electronic notification of future 1095-C's. You will also be able to view, download and/or re-print your 1095-C. 

For more information on Health Care Reform in Massachusetts:

For more information on Affordable Care:

View the Health Insurance Marketplace Notice.


Prescription Drug Administrator

The administrator for the Brandeis prescription drug program is

OprumRx information found on your Tufts Health Plan Card:

RxBin: 610011
RxGroup: EdHealth
  • There are three-tier prescription co-pay amounts ($15, $30, $50).
  • OptumRx participates with all national pharmacy chains and many local pharmacies
  • Home-delivery service for maintenance medications is with OptumRx

To reach OptumRx with questions, call 855-546-3439 of find them on at

Updates from OptumRx:

Zero CoPayment for Opioid-Related Doctor Visits

Zero CoPayment for Certain Statin Prescriptions


Voluntary Vision Plan

VSP Vision Care

Get access to the best in eye care and eyewear with the new benefit plan VSP Vision Care.

  • VSP Choice plan effective 01/01/2018
  • Annual eye exam $10 copay
  • VSP eye care providers
  • Glasses, lenses or contacts every year (not both in the same year)
  • Frame allowance every other year
  • Discounts and savings off additional glasses or sunglasses, retinal screenings and laser vision correction

This plan is in addition to the vision exam and eyewear discounts through the Tufts plan.

VSP Welcome Flyer

VSP Frequently Asked Questions