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Staff Other Benefits

529 College Savings Plan

All RISD staff can participate in a tax-advantaged program that will help them save for eligible college expenses, such as tuition and other school-related expenses such as books, supplies, housing, and meal plans. The benefit is administered by CollegeBound Saver.

Start Date: May begin on first day of employment, contingent upon completing the appropriate paperwork with CollegeBound Saver
End Date: Last day of active employment
Cost: Contribution specified by employee and deducted from their payroll, subject to IRS tax limits

Go to collegeboundsaver.com, call customer service at 877-615-4116, or click here for more information and/or assistance.

Auto and Home Insurance

All RISD staff can purchase auto and home (including condominiums and renters) insurance at group lower rates through Liberty Mutual.

Go to libertymutual.com or contact Jennifer Bergeron by email at jennifer.bergeron@comparioninsurance.com for more information and assistance.

COBRA (Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act)

RISD staff and qualified beneficiaries enrolled in any of RISD’s group health plans (medical and dental) can continue coverage through COBRA in the event that they:

  • involuntarily lose coverage.
  • become no longer eligible to continue coverage during the plan year.

COBRA-eligible employees and qualified beneficiaries will receive more information in a separate mailing from Benefit Strategies (RISD’s COBRA administrator) at the time of eligibility.

Go to benstrat.com or call customer service at 800 371-7542 for more information or assistance.

Tickets at Work

Tickets at Work is a complimentary perk that gives you access to 20–60% off deals on movies, hotels, shows, concerts, sporting events and more at locations across the country. Deals update on a monthly basis, so be sure to check back often for new offerings.

Please note that RISD is not responsible for the administration of this program. Contact Tickets at Work with any questions or concerns.

Thank you to RISD Staff Council for introducing us to this exciting program and for helping make this possible for all RISD faculty and staff.

Company Code: RISDESIGN

Go to ticketsatwork.com/tickets or call Tickets at Work at 800 331–6483 for information and customer support.

Voluntary Long-Term Care Insurance

Eligible RISD staff* may elect to purchase long-term care insurance.  RISD’s long-term care program is administered and facilitated by RetirementGuard, a leading vendor of long-term care insurance who has been helping individuals protect their retirement savings and other assets from the potentially devastating costs of extended care. Additional information about the multiple vendor options available, the various coverages, and the estimated costs may be found at http://www.myltcexchange.com/risd/, by contactingRetirementGuard at 1-888-793-6111, or by e-mailing helpme@retirementguard.com

*Eligible staff includes all non-bargaining unit staff and those bargaining unit members eligible pursuant to their collective bargaining agreement. 

Additional RISD Campus Perks

Staff members can access many other campus perks available to all RISD employees, including parking, options for on-campus dining, RISD Museum membership and more.