The University's Benefits program is extremely comprehensive and among the most competitive programs available. The program is designed this way so that the University can attract and retain a highly qualified and diverse workforce. As a result, you have many choices and options that enable you to design a benefits program that best fits your individual and family needs.
The University offers all eligible employees the following benefit programs:
The Benefits Department Staff is committed to helping you to take full advantage of the many University's benefit programs. St. John's University uses bswift, an online provider of benefits software and services, to help simplify and improve the benefits open enrollment process for our employees. Think of it as a "one-stop-shop" for all of your University benefits, with information, resources and decision-making tools at your fingertips. Bswfit can be accessed through the University’s sign-on page, signon.stjohns.edu. Through the new bswift portal, you will be able to:
The Benefits Department is also here to answer your questions and to help you better understand your benefits choices. If you have any questions or wish to discuss benefit options, please call our benefits hotline 718-990-2363.
2023 Benefits Guide2023 Benefits FAQs2023 Pre-recorded Open Enrollment Webinar
Benefits Hotline: [email protected]
Human Resources Department, Benefits office:
(718) 990-1865, press 2
The United Healthcare app puts your plan at your fingertips. Download the app to: Find nearby care options in your network; Estimate costs; Video chat with a doctor 24/7; View and share your health plan ID card; See your claim detail.App StoreGoogle Play
Life can be busy and complicated. Here is a simple-to-use tool that can help make life easier (and healthier) while you’re on the go.App StoreGoogle Play
It’s great to know you can use your cell phone with web access to view your medical and dental plan information – whenever you want, wherever you are.App StoreGoogle Play
The P&A Group mobile website is designed to meet your on-the-go needs! Access your available account balances, track claims, and order replacement benefits cards.
View their P&A Group website.
NetBenefits Mobile App helps you make the most of your retirement benefits; from monitoring account balances to reviewing and changing benefits, it can be done on-the-go.App StoreGoogle Play
See account details at a glance, monitor contributions and ensure asset allocations are on track any time of the day.App StoreGoogle Play
Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage (PDF)
You may convert the amount of Group Life Insurance you have in force (or a lesser amount) to an individual Life Insurance policy and/or convert the Group Long Term Disability to an individual policy without evidence of insurability. Employees will be contacted by Cigna, upon termination, with Portability and Conversion information.
Use these forms to enroll in the St. John’s University Defined Contribution Retirement Plan with either TIAA-CREF or Fidelity. In order to begin contributing, you will need to complete and submit a Salary Reduction Agreement form to the Benefit email ([email protected]).
Aetna Health Plans
Aetna Group# 724306
Aetna Concierge Member Services: 833-359-0127
Aetna Medical Claims Address:
Aetna Life Insurance Company
PO Box 981106
El Paso, TX 79998-1106
Oxford Health Plans
Oxford Group # 1328530
Attn: Claims Department
P.O. Box 29130
Hot Springs, AR 71903
Via Benefits https://my.viabenefits.com/SJU
Optum Rx (as of 1-1-2023):
Optum Member Services
Optum website for 2023 coveragewelcome.optumrx.com/stjohnsuniversity
Optum Rx (currently as part of Oxford)www.myuhc.com
Group # GP-724306
PO Box 14094
Lexington, KY 40512
Group # 3338382
PO Box 188037
Chattanooga, TN 37422-8037
Corporate Counseling Associateswww.myccaonline.com
(log in with company code: STJOHNS)
17 Court Street, Ste. 500
Buffalo, NY 14202-3294
Cigna Life Insurance Companyhttp://www.mycigna.com
(800) 842-4462 (800-84-Cigna)
ARAG Legal Planwww.ARAGLegalCenter.com
enter Access Code 17846stu
The Tuition Exchangewww.tuitionexchange.org
The P&A Groupwww.padmin.com
Benefits Department at 1 (718) 990-2363
St. John's University is a member of The Tuition Exchange, a consortium of over 570 colleges and universities that offer competitive scholarships between member schools. Membership in The Tuition exchange comprises St. John's Tuition Exchange Program (TEP).
The TEP allows eligible full-time St. John's employees to apply for their dependent children and "legal dependents" to attend other member schools, and in exchange, dependent children of employees of other schools may attend St. John's. Consortium member institutions agree to remit tuition for participants from other member schools. Tuition Exchange is for undergraduate study only. A current list of all participating institutions can be found at the following website: http://www.tuitionexchange.org/.
The TEP expands the current tuition remission program to provide enhanced educational benefit opportunities for employees, but scholarships are not guaranteed for any employee. Scholarships are awarded competitively and vary annually, depending on availability of scholarship money to St. John's employees and their dependents. Furthermore, applicants must meet all of the admission requirements and be accepted at the receiving school.
Recipients are chosen according to the employee's length of full-time service as indicated on the Human Resources portion of Banner. If minimum academic requirements are maintained, students chosen for the TEP in the current academic year will have their scholarship renewed next year. A waiting list is established in the event that a recipient is unable to use the scholarship. Please note that the waiting list does not roll over from year to year. Please see the guidelines for more details.
TEP Guidelines (PDF)
TEP Application (PDF)
The Application/Certification Form must be completed and returned to the Office of Human Resources no later than November 1 of the current academic year for consideration for the next academic year, beginning in the fall. Eligibility to apply for a Tuition Exchange Program (TEP) scholarship is determined by St. John’s University policy (see above for current TEP Guidelines). Certification of eligibility for a TEP scholarship does not guarantee certification or receipt of the scholarship. The number of available slots will be determined by the current number of St. John’s University “imports” and “exports” and may vary from year to year. Additionally, export applicants must be accepted at another institution as a TEP candidate. Member institutions generally are able to offer only a limited number of tuition exchange scholarships. Note: A TEP scholarship will be awarded to an eligible employee or two children of an eligible employee at a time.
St. John’s University brings you an integrated wellness program that leverages campus resources (Pharmacy Care Service, Campus Recreation) and University partners (Chartwells, Aetna and Employee Assistance Program). The mission of the Wellness Program is to contribute to a healthier work environment by providing St. John’s Faculty, Administrators and Staff with the programs, services and educational opportunities that effectively promote and support healthy lifestyle choices.
Employee Assistance ProgramCorporate Counseling Associates
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For more information on any of our programs please call 718-990-2363.
This link leads to the machine-readable files that are made available in response to the federal Transparency in Coverage Rule and includes negotiated service rates and out-of-network allowed amounts between health plans and healthcare providers. The machine readable files are formatted to allow researchers, regulators, and application developers to more easily access and analyze data. Please note these files are meant to be read using a computer equipped with software to process the data contained within.
Aetna creates and publishes the Machine-Readable Files on behalf of St. John’s University
To link to the Machine-Readable Files, please click on the URL provided: https://health1.aetna.com/app/public/#/one/insurerCode=AETNACVS_I&brandCode=ALICSI/machine-readable-transparency-in-coverage?reportingEntityType=Third%20Party%20Administrator_250198&lock=true