Benefits

What We Do

The Brandeis Benefits and Wellness team's mission is to run the day to day operations of our Benefits Plans and collectively shape our Department's Benefits and Wellness strategy. The Benefits and Wellness Team can help answer questions covering our Medical, Dental, Life and Disability plans, Wellness Programs, as well as information about Paid Time Off, Family Medical Leave, Workers Compensation and Tuition Remission. In addition, we also can help our benefits eligible employees with information and assistance regarding the Brandeis University 403b plan. Please see our team's contact information for help with our plans and programs.

Who We Are

Kevin Pierson
Director, Benefits
781-736-4483
kpierson@brandeis.edu

  • Leads the Benefits and Wellness Team.
  • Develops short- and long-term strategy and goals for the Benefits and Wellness Department.
  • Manages the Annual Benefits Renewal process.
  • Provides guidance to the Benefits and Wellness Team regarding policy, practices, and compliance and appeals.
  • Ensures resolution of University Faculty and Staff Benefits concerns.
  • Develops benefits related communication with collaboration and help from the Benefits and Wellness Team.
  • Provides information and guidance to Faculty and Staff regarding Medicare options.
  • Conducts Employee Benefits Orientations.
  • Manages relationships with benefits related vendors, consultants and Educators Health.
Marianne Pick
Benefits Manager
781-736-4459
mpick@brandeis.edu
  • Manages the University's 403(b) Retirement Plan.
  • Manages compliance activities for Brandeis benefits plans.
  • Implements wellness events and programs in support of Brandeis wellness strategy.
Nadynne Stamps
Benefits Specialist
781-736-4467
stamps@brandeis.edu
  • Administers daily operation of Brandeis Health and Welfare programs.
  • Administers Brandeis Tuition Remission programs.
  • Provides customer service to employees regarding Benefits programs.
Renee Relerford
Benefits Analyst
781-736-4451
reneerelerford@brandeis.edu
  • Administers Brandeis FMLA and time off policies.
  • Coordinates Brandeis Workers Compensation Program.
Veronika Quinn
Senior Benefits Analyst
781-736-4471
vquinn@brandeis.edu
  • Administers Flexible Spending Account operations and related communications.
  • Plans and coordinates the logistics of our Annual Benefits Health Fair.
  • Acts as the key contact for first report of injuries and handles Workers Compensation.
  • Coordinates FMLA leaves for faculty and staff.