Benefits for International Employees - Human Resources - Carnegie Mellon University

Benefits for International Employees


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Carnegie Mellon provides benefits for its employees serving in assignments outside the United States. These benefits cover five core categories:

  • health (medical, prescription drug, dental, vision and employee assistance plan),
  • retirement/end-of-service,
  • tuition,
  • life insurance, and
  • disability benefits.

The benefits available to international faculty and staff are comparable to the benefits for our domestic faculty and staff, but are not identical. Some benefits may involve Pittsburgh facilities or vendors not available to those outside the United States. Some benefits are governed by U.S. and/or host nation laws, and may not be available to all faculty and staff.

Making Benefit Elections

Like domestic faculty and staff, international employees may select/change their benefits only under certain circumstances:

  • Upon hire into an international assignment: All changes must be made within 30 days of the employee's benefits eligibility date.
  • During the Open Enrollment period:  Changes will take effect on the following January 1, and will be in effect for the entire calendar year, unless the employee experiences a life/family status change.
  • Upon a Life or Family Status Change An employee may add/remove dependents or begin/end coverage to accommodate a change in life or family status. All changes must be made within 30 days of the status change, or the employee will need to wait until the next Open Enrollment period.
All benefit elections should be made using the online HR Connection system.

Contact the Carriers:

CIGNA International Expatriate Benefits
Group Number: 02424A
Phone: 1-800-441-2668 or 302-797-3100 (Outside the U.S. should call collect.)
Tel-Drug Phone: 1-800-835-3784 or 605-373-0100
Web: http://www.cignaglobal.com

InterGlobal International Benefits
Phone: 1-866-895-7795 (U.S.) or 44-1252-745-910 (Outside the U.S. should call collect)
Web: http://www.interglobalpmi.com

Sun Life Financial
Life and AD&D Insurance
PO Box 81365, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
Phone: 800-247-6875
Fax: 800-979-5128
Web: http://www.sunlife.com/us

Long-Term Disability Insurance
PO Box 81830, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
Phone: 800-247-6875 (disability claims)
Fax: 781-304-5537
Web: http://www.sunlife.com/us