Goodwin College offers all eligible full-time staff members the option of participating in our health, welfare and retirement programs. If you elect to enroll in any of the College’s benefit programs, coverage begins the first of the month following the completion of 60-days of employment. Staff members are encouraged to refer to the individual plan documents and other communication materials regarding plan coverage, eligibility, required contributions and other pertinent plan information.

Elective Benefits

Full-time staff members are offered two primary opportunities to enroll in Goodwin College's health, welfare and retirement benefit programs- at the time of employment and at annual benefits open enrollment. Additional enrollment opportunities for the retirement plan also occur at the beginning of each quarter. Open enrollment periods are communicated through e-mail and the College’s management team. You may address enrollment or benefit inquiries to Human Resources.

In addition to the open enrollment periods, other life events that may trigger a change in your health and welfare benefit status are:

  • The birth or adoption of a child
  • A child who is no longer a dependent
  • A change in your spouse’s benefits
  • Marriage or divorce
  • Death of a dependent
  • Exceeding 1000 working hours in a calendar year

Goodwin College reserves the right to change any aspects of the elective benefit programs it offers to staff at any time for any reason at its sole discretion.

Mandatory Benefits

The College makes contributions for and makes deductions from faculty members’ pay for social security. It also provides coverage for injuries and illnesses that arise in the course of employment under the Connecticut Workers’ Compensation law. Any faculty who suffers a work-related injury or illness must immediately report it, no matter how minor, to his/her supervisor and Human Resources.