HR News and Announcements
June 2017 - Granite State College hosts Mentoring Together program. Mentoring Together is a community-based mentoring organization that recruits, trains, and supports mentors for young people. Through collaboration and partnerships with community agencies, schools such as Granite State College, and volunteers, Mentoring Together creates opportunitites that guide youth toward acheiving their fullest potential.
Pictured: Granite State College staff Meagan Pukhtiar, Wendy Ferrucci, and Chris Williams with the youth and mentors from Laconia's Mentoring Together Program.
GSC People Admin Staff Training:
Welcome to your 2017 USNH Benefits
Please see below for information and resources regarding our new USNH vendors, Cigna medical and OptumRx prescription drug plan(s).
Benefit Rate Sheets
- FAQs on 2017 Medical Vendor: Cigna
- FAQs on 2017 Pharmacy Benefit: OptumRx
- OptumRx 2017 Formulary
- OptumRx Temporary ID Card
- FAQs – Diabetic Care Coverage
- Healthcare Bluebook - Video
If you have questions or concerns regarding the 2017 medical and prescription benefit plans, you may contact the vendors using the numbers provided here:
- Cigna: 800-244-6224
- OptumRx: 866-633-5874
Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Information - If you have lost your Wage Works card, or would like to check your current balance, please call the Wage Works client services number on the back of your Wage Works card (1-877-924-3967). You can also visit the Wage Works website at any time for additional information and resources.
New Healthcare Transparency Tool / Healthcare Bluebook
Healthcare Bluebook has been selected by USNH as an added healthcare benefit to help you shop for care, compare facilities, save money on healthcare services, and earn rewards. Did you know that in-network prices for the same procedure can vary by over 500% depending on the facility you choose? Healthcare Bluebook’s web and mobile applications make it easy to save money on hundreds of the most common medical services and procedures by showing you the cost ranges in your area, and providing you with a selection of FAIR PRICE facilities. To access the Healthcare Bluebook site to create your account today, simply log into your individual MyUSNHBenefits.net account. The Healthcare Bluebook site link is located to the right of the homepage.
Cigna Fitness Facility List
The list of approved fitness facilities under Cigna for USNH employees is now available. The Cigna Approved Health Club Directory is a listing of Fitness Facilities that are currently participating in the Cigna Fitness Program. USNH provides a fitness benefit of up to $500.00 per year towards membership for employees who are participants in a USNH medical plan administered by Cigna provided that the program requirements are met. Contact the gym for membership information.
If the facility you are interested in is not on this list and you would like to see if they can be added, please contact GSC-HR, Anne DuBois at firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to the GSC Admissions Team for their participation in creating this video about their experience of using the LEAN process with UNH’s Senior Process Engineer, Dagmar Vlahos. This video showcases the experiences of various USNH teams who have participated in the LEAN process to date. Everyone did a great job! Please take a moment to check out the video: LEAN process
- USNH DOMA INFORMATION
The R.N. to B.S.N Nursing program is happy to welcome Amy Thompson, MSN, RN to our full time faculty team. Amy has been a Registered Nurse for seventeen years and earned her Masters of Science in Nursing from Walden University with a focus in Nursing Informatics. She has extensive clinical experience in emergency care and pediatrics as well as a diverse background in academia having taught in both online and face to face classrooms as well as many clinical settings. She specializes in the utilization of simulation as a learning methodology for RN students. Amy will be with us at the GSC Concord campus for a few weeks while training in her new role and will be working primarily from the Rochester campus thereafter. Welcome to our GSC Community Amy!
Please join the staff of the Education and Training Partnership in welcoming Brandy St. Hilaire as our new Administrative Assistant III. Brandy has a long history of working in a fast paced office environment through her previous work in managing patient scheduling at Lakes Region General Hospital. Her first day of work at the E&TP Concord Dolloff Building offices will be Monday, June 12th. Welcome to both the GSC and E&TP Office communities Brandy!