Other Benefits and Services




Athletic and Recreational Activities

Employees may use the facilities at Gosman Sports and Convocation Center with presentation of a Brandeis ID card. Passes may be purchased for spouse and dependent children. 

Automated Teller Machines

ATMs are located in the Shapiro Campus Center lounge, the basement of the Usdan Student Center outside the university print shop and in the Gosman Athletics Center.

Bookstore

 Employees are entitled to a 10 percent discount on most items at the Brandeis University Bookstore, including clothing, books, jewelry, cosmetics and compact disks. Candy and specialty ordered books are excluded.

Break Time for Nursing Mothers

An employee who chooses to breast feed her child will be provided reasonable break times during her work schedule.

>More information: Break Time for Nursing Mothers

Child Care

 The Lemberg Children's Center, a nonprofit cooperative day-care center, provides children with a full program of educational and recreational activities. The center is operated by professional staff with the assistance of parents and Brandeis students. Rates are based on family income.

Credit Union

The Metropolitan Credit Union allows employees to save, borrow, obtain a VISA card or use a variety of other available banking services. Transactions are processed through payroll deductions. Enrollment forms are available from the HR benefits department.

Dining Services

Brandeis offer its community a world-class dining program, featuring great menu variety, the highest quality products and service in a relaxed setting. 

> More information

Direct Deposit

 Employees may have their paychecks deposited directly into up to three different checking and/or savings accounts. Enroll online through BUSS or contact the payroll office.

Employee Assistance Program

All employees are eligible for free confidential legal, family and financial counseling through LifeScope.

www.LifeScopeEAP.com

1-888-777-0052

Group Auto, Home and Renters Insurance

Employees may be eligible for discounts on auto, home and/or renters insurance through Liberty Mutual Insurance Co.

> More information: Tom Twomey, Liberty Mutual, (800) 320-7591, ext. 50056

> Visit Liberty Mutual on the web: Liberty Mutual Insurance Co

Library Services

 Your Brandeis ID card allows you to enjoy the privileges at the university libraries.

MBTA Program

Eligible faculty and staff may purchase MBTA passes through pretax payroll deduction. Up to $125 of the monthly cost is excluded from state and federal taxable income. The tax savings apply only to T passes purchased via payroll deduction for the employee’s employment-related transportation expenses.

> More information:  Marc Boutin, ext. 6-4474
> Commuter pass payroll deduction form (PDF)

Museum and Theater Passes

The university provides discounted tickets or free passes to the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Science, the New England Aquarium and most major movie theaters. Tickets may be obtained Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Office of Human Resources. Please bring your Brandeis University faculty/staff ID card.

*One Museum of Fine Arts pass admits one adult and up to six children under the age of 17.

Purchases must be made by check or money order only, payable to Brandeis University. This program is limited to faculty, staff and postdocs. For more information, call (781) 736-4474.

Theater/Museum
Price/Ticket
Limit
AMC/Loews theaters $6.50 or $8 6
Landmark theaters $8 6
Museum of Fine Arts Free 4
Museum of Science $5 6
Museum of Science Omni Theater $4 2
New England Aquarium $10.75 6
Showcase Cinemas $8.25 6

 Parking Privileges   

Free parking is available to all employees who operate or park a motor vehicle (automobile, truck, motorcycle, motor scooter, or motor bike) on university property. Vehicle must display a valid permit, which are available from the Department of Public Safety.

Religious Services

Religious services are held throughout the year at the Berlin (Jewish), Bethlehem (Catholic) and Harlan (Protestant) chapels. Schedules and more information are available at the chaplaincy Web site.

Sports Tickets

Brandeis provides its employees the opportunity to purchase a pair of single-game tickets to Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics and  Boston Bruins games. The sale of tickets is announced via e-mail from Human Resources.  Please go here for more information on this benefit.

Verizon Wireless Discount

Administered by the Office of Procurement. Please click here for information.

Long-Term Care Insurance

Through the sponsorship of The Boston Consortium, Brandeis University offers benefit eligible employees the opportunity to purchase group long-term care insurance through CNA Insurance Co. for both themselves and their family members. Long-term care insurance covers a portion of the costs of nursing-home stays and home health-care visits that are not adequately covered by group health plans, other insurance or government programs. Employees may request a copy of the plan brochures from the Benefits section of the Office of Human Resources.

Eligibility

Regular full-time and benefit eligible part-time employees are eligible to enroll, with guaranteed issue, within 30 days of their hire date. Eligible employees who do not sign up during the initial period may enroll at a future date, provided they submit evidence of insurability to CNA before the effective day of coverage.

Coverage is also available to employees' spouse and/or same-sex domestic partner (with completion of a short-form application regarding their health status) as well as
parents, parents-in-law, grandparents and grandparents-in-law under the age of 80 (with completion of a long-form application regarding their health status), subject to approval by CNA Insurance.

Important Note

The Benefits section of the Office of Human Resources does not administer this benefit. All inquiries should be made directly to a CNA representative at 1-877-777-9072. CNA will forward enrollees  a copy of the Summary Plan Description. CNA has established a Web site  (www.ltcbenefits.com) for Brandeis employees. You may access the site by entering the password "brandeisgltc."