Brunch with Benefits
The Division of Human Resources has partnered with several benefit carriers and will promote monthly workshops to discuss our benefits program and wellness initiatives—over brunch!
- April 22, 2021 - Early Detection and Preventative Care (PDF)
- March 24, 2021 - BHS, New EAP Provider (PDF)
- March 10, 2021 - Pinch Hitter Nanny (PDF)
- February 2021 Presentation - Delta Dental (PDF)
- January 2021 Presentation - History of Vaccines (PDF)
- October 2020 Presentation - Using your Health Plan Wisely (PDF)
Expanded Fitness Reimbursement
CDPHP has enhanced the fitness reimbursement benefit to include online fitness classes and subscriptions. Members can be reimbursed for:
- Gym memberships
- Paid online fitness classes or paid digital fitness subscriptions
- Covered dependent reimbursement up to $200 (total, not per dependent). Can be used for sports activities for covered dependents under age 18!
Register online to access your account with CDPHP. You'll need your member ID number to do so. Once logged in, click on Health and Wellness, then Fitness Reimbursement Form and follow the instructions to submit your request.
Start down the path to good health with CafeWell, an interactive website that gives employees guidance and supports their need to take control of their personal health. Employees can earn Life Points by completing healthy activities through CafeWell, and then redeem those Life Points for up to $365 worth of gift cards per year.
Join 10,000 participants in the CDPHP Workforce Challenge, a 3.5-mile race at the Empire State Plaza in Albany. Each year, thousands of runners, walkers, and volunteers from hundreds of organizations throughout the area gather with their co-workers to take part in the largest annual road race in the Capital Region. Rensselaer will sponsor those employees who participate by paying for their entry fee and 50% of shirt costs.
Weight Watchers (WW)
To access our discount program visit: WW.com/wellness then enter our Access ID: 15932334
Participating employees may be eligible for a quarterly reimbursement of 50% of the membership cost.
Already a WW member? You can also sync your current WW account to get this discount.
For more information about the program, please click here.
If you have any questions, please contact the Division of Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join last year’s 300 walking/running program participants, and earn up to a $15 gift certificate to the Rensselaer Collegiate Store. Please refer to Human Resources’ Walking/Running Program Certification brochure for more information, as well as directions for the specific walking routes.
Take advantage of these free smoking cessation programs, which are held throughout the year and are available to all Rensselaer faculty, staff, and students. Contact Louis Padula, Director of Benefits and Retirement, at (518) 276-6164 for more information.
Weigh 2 Be
The Weigh 2 Be program provides information on nutrition, exercise, and stress management to help you lose weight safely and live a healthier life! Prizes awarded to the most successful participants!
Learn basic CPR techniques for adults and children and receive a certificate from the National Safety Council. The course costs $45; please call Public Safety at (518) 276-3952 for dates and times.
Keep in mind that your Rensselaer ID card grants you access the Mueller Center facilities free of charge, so please take advantage of this great benefit! Visit the website for current hours of operation or contact the staff with any questions about other programs available to faculty and staff (there may be a cost to attend other programs).
Doctor On Demand
Connect with board-certified doctors 24/7 using your phone, tablet, or computer. Visit Doctor on Demand or download the app from the App Store on your smartphone. Also be sure to add CDPHP as your insurance provider to receive the correct pricing.
Employee Assistance Program
Everyone experiences stress and challenges in life from time to time, so whether your concerns are big or small, our new Employee Assistance Program (EAP) via BHS can help. Faculty, Staff and household members can connect with BHS representatives 24/7.
* Employees, faculty, and staff participants will receive a 50% reimbursement upon completion of Rensselaer-sponsored programs.
"Joining Rensselaer and working in a university environment back in 2007 was a new experience for me, and it’s one of the best decisions I’ve made in my career.
I particularly enjoy being of service to our students and working with teams of staff both at my home campus in Hartford and at Troy, who are always friendly, proactive, and supportive.”
- Linda Kresge, Rensselaer @ Hartford