Medical Insurance



Brandeis University offers its eligible employees a choice of three plans from Tufts Health Plan.  A  2016 comparison chart (PDF) of the three Tufts Health plans is available here.

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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

  • PHCS Handbook (PDF)
  • 2016 Out of Service Area Nonexempt Staff Rates (PDF)
  • 2016 Out of Service Area Exempt Staff/Faculty/PostDoc Rates (PDF)
  • Tufts PPO Description of Benefits (PDF)
  • 2016 Tufts PPO Summary of Benefit Coverage (PDF)
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. There are a number of new requirements for employers that became effective January 1, 2015 and many more reporting requirements which take effect January 2016.

1095-C Form(s): According to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), employers are required to send out a new IRS form to anyone who was a benefit eligible employee for one or more months of the calendar year 2015.  This form, called 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 was originally scheduled to be mailed to employees by January 31, 2016.  However the IRS made changes to the requirement in December 2015 delaying that deadline until March 31, 2016. In their update, 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.  

For more information on Health Care Reform in Massachusetts: www.mahealthconnector.org

For more information on Affordable Care Act (ACA): https://www.irs.gov/Affordable-Care-Act/Affordable-Care-Act-Tax-Provisions

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