April 16, 2020: HR Update

From: Lisa Brommer
Date: Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 9:09 AM
Subject: HR Update

Dear colleagues,

I hope this finds you well. I write today to share several important updates for faculty and staff as we all navigate the coronavirus pandemic together.

I’m pleased to share that Wesleyan has adopted new provisions in all of its health plans through Cigna to cover testing and treatment for COVID-19. We are also participating in provisions of the CARES Act that will allow eligible employees to access funds through loans or hardship withdrawals from their Supplemental Retirement Accounts. In addition, employees who utilize Dependent Care Flexible Spending accounts may change their annual elections due to the closure of a child’s daycare. This must be done within 31 days of the qualifying event (daycare closure).

More information on all these topics can be found on the new Faculty & Staff Information page on the Coronavirus website, as well as on the Frequently Asked Questions pages for faculty and staff. We also have posted resources, including best practices for working remotely, advice for supervisors managing remote employees, and self-care resources.

Lisa Brommer

Associate Vice President for Human Resources