Health/Vision Plans

Eastern offers comprehensive health and vision plans with eligibility varying by employee groups.  Our benefits emphasize prevention and health maintenance, while promoting quality of life.  Eligible employees can choose from:

  • Community Blue PPO (Option 5)
  • Blue Care Network HMO (Healthy Blue Living)
  • BCBS High Deductible PPO Plan with Health Savings Account (HSA)

However, if your spouse has access to subsidized medical or dental coverage through another employer, he/she must take that coverage.

Before choosing a plan, consider all the costs involved (including both premiums and out-of-pocket expenses such as deductibles, coinsurance, copays), networks and access to doctors and hospitals, and your anticipated health and financial needs over the next year.

View Medical Plan Summary Comparison [PDF]

24-7 Virtual Physician option for HMO participants [PDF]

BCBS Information if Traveling Abroad [PDF]

Health Plan Rates

The health plan rates for our plans are extremely reasonable and include medical, vision and prescription coverage.

2019 Faculty and Staff Health Plan Rates [PDF]

2019 Health Plans COBRA Rates [PDF]

2019 Retiree Medical and Dental Rates [PDF]

Employee Notices

The Benefits Compliance Guide is a summary of these notices and provides you with a brief overview of important information related to healthcare and employee rights.

What do you need to know about the Affordable Care Act?

Read the following important notices: