HR News and Announcements
Congratulations to the GSC Organizational Wellness Team in winning the 2017 “Well Done” award in recognition of outstanding wellness programming!
USNH HR Bulletin
Cigna Telehealth & One Guide
GSC presentation with Cigna representative, Julie Traynor, presenting information on two Cigna tools design especially for USNH employees to access healthcare providers via telephone or video conferencing and to learn about Cigna One Guide, your personal healthcare concierge.
Cigna Telehealth is a service offered to eligible USNH Cigna health plan customers enabling 24/7/365 online access via telephone or video to consultations with Board-Certified Internal Medicine, Family Practice, and Pediatric physicians and Behavioral Health professionals. Telehealth provides increased access, convenience, choice, quality care and affordability in accessing medical and behavioral health professionals, especially in rural areas.
Cigna One Guide is a service provided to eligible USNH Cigna health plan customers designed connect you with a specially trained, knowledgeable and empathetic Cigna personal guide who will connect you to the right resources based on your plan. Whether you are choosing a plan, looking to improve your health and health care costs, or working your way back to health, Cigna One Guide can help.
GSC People Admin Staff Training:
GSC Cares Volunteer Program
GSC Cares is a program that provides GSC staff with the opportunity to take one day out of the office per year to volunteer in the community. The United Way of NH provides GSC with volunteer opportunities throughout the year for GSC staff to sign up and spend a day helping a local community organization in need of volunteers.
Welcome to your 2018 USNH Benefits
Please see below for information and resources regarding your 2018 Benefits.
Benefit Rate Sheets
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.
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
GSC General Announcements
The GSC Education and Training Partnership welcomes April Campbell as the program's new Curricula Writer. April is a certified Early Childhood Educator and foster parent. She most recently served as a teacher and curriculum writer for Community Bridges Early Support and Services, providing educational support to developmentally delayed children. Her first day of work is Monday, August 20th. Welcome to the GSC community April!
The GSC advising team is excited to announce the addition of Caitlyn Veenstra. Caitlyn brings years of experience to her new advising role, having worked with prospective students at the graduate level prior, and will also be serving as an Outreach Specialist with us. She will be located at the Concord campus and will focus on working with graduate students in our Business and Finance and Health Care and Nursing Areas of Interest. Her first day of work will be Monday, August 6th. Welcome to the GSC community, Caitlyn!
We are pleased to announce that Ms. Karen White has joined Granite State College as a Program Director for the Master of Science in Project Management program. Karen will provide programmatic leadership for the Master of Science in Project Management. Ms. White comes to Granite State College with a wealth of professional and academic experience. She is a certified PMP (PMI) former Chairperson and earned her M.S. in Information Systems at Northeastern University. Ms. White is currently pursuing her D.B.A. with a dissertation centered on the practice of project management in the small business and non-profit sectors at the University of Management and Technology. Karen’s first day of work is Wednesday, June 27th. Welcome to the GSC Community Karen!
The GSC IT team is pleased to welcome Kevin Stribling into the position of Network Administrator. Kevin comes to GSC from Pinkerton Academy where he also worked as a Network Administrator. He holds a Cisco Network Certificate from New Hampshire Technical Institute. You may recognize Kevin as he worked for GSC in 2013-2014 as a Help Desk Technician. Welcome back to the GSC community Kevin!
Please join the staff of the Center for Professional Excellence and Education and Training Partnership in welcoming Anna Elbroch, Esq. to the program as Attorney Training Coordinator and Sununu Youth Services Center Staff Instructor. Anna has over 16 years’ experience in public interest law, including both juvenile justice as well as child protection. She also has extensive experience in teaching juvenile justice law at Southern New Hampshire University. We are very excited to have Anna as part of our team. Her first day of work is Monday, June 25th. Welcome to the GSC Community Anna!