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 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. For informationon how to use Healthcare Bluebook, please view the Healthcare Bluebook video.
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
Please welcome Sarah Batterson, PhD who joined the Undergraduate Studies team on Monday 9/17/18 as the Director of Liberal Arts. Prior to being named as the Director of Liberal Arts, Undergraduate Studies, Sarah was a lecturer at the University of New Hampshire- Durham for four years. She received her Ph.D. at UNH in 2013, focusing on U.S. History. She comes from an Anthropology, Sociology, and Women’s Studies background. Her current research interests involve the African Slave Trade and social history. She is excited to be at GSC and teaching courses including CRIT 502. Welcome to the GSC community Sarah!
Please welcome Kathleen Hipp, PhD who joined the Undergraduate Studies team on Monday 9/17/18 as the Director of Behavioral Science and Human Services programs. Kathy holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame and both an M.A. and Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Bowling Green State University. Prior to arriving at GSC, she held positions as a Department Chair for General Education at Brown Mackie College in Ohio and Dean of Arts and Sciences at Daniel Webster College in New Hampshire. She also taught for GSC as an adjunct faculty member. Welcome to the GSC community Kathy!
Please welcome Bill Wheeler to the GSC IT team in the role of Network Administrator. Some of you may already know Bill as he was contracted for system administrator work in the GSC-IT department prior to obtaining this new staff appointment. Bill brings years of IT experience as a Project Engineer, IT Manager and Systems Administrator. He holds an Associate degree in Business Administration from New Hampshire College, a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from SNHU and an MCSE certification from Hesser College. Welcome to the GSC community Bill!
Admissions Operations is happy to welcome Jillian Salsbury as our new Admissions Specialist. Jill joins us after four years at New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester as an Admissions Counselor and as a Student Affairs Administrator. Jill has a strong background in data management, student support and outreach. Her experience in higher education includes collaboration with academic departments such as Financial Aid, Student Affairs and Registrar. She brings excellent communication and analytic skills and will be a great addition to our team. Jill will be working out of the Concord Campus. Welcome to the GSC community Jill!