Category: News

At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits Covered

If you are enrolled in any of the BU Health Plans, you are eligible for reimbursement of up to 8 at-home COVID-19 diagnostic tests per month for each enrolled member in the plan as of Saturday, January 15, 2022. Read more.

Update Your Emergency Contact Information

Be sure your emergency contact information is up-to-date. Log in to Employee Self Service. Select Personal Information then Personal Profile and Emergency Contact.  Update the name, address and phone number of your emergency contact.

Action Needed on Your BCBS Account

Effective June 1, 2021, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA will no longer provide your Explanation of Benefits, Dental Predetermination of Benefits or Summary of Health Plan Payments in the mail unless you take action now. Read more.

1099-G and Fraudulent Unemployment Claims

If you are notified or receive notification from the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) in the mail of a claim in your name that you did not initiate or you receive a 1099-G Form, you should take immediate action. Read more.

Social Security Tax News

U.S. employers are given the option to defer withholding and payment of an employee’s portion of the Social Security tax. Read more.

COVID-19 Paid Absence

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Boston University has created a supplemental paid leave program for staff, providing up to ten (10) additional days of COVID-19 Paid Absence leave. Read more.

Back-Up Care Now Available

Boston University has partnered with Bright Horizons to provide you with Back-Up Care for children, adults and elders for planned as well as last-minute circumstances. Read more.

Identity Theft

Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting individuals and stealing personally identifiable information.  Find out how to protect yourself and what to do if you are a victim of identity theft with these tips from IS&T.  Contact if you believe your BU account may also be at risk.