Common Questions About Benefits

How soon after being hired do benefits go into effect?

If your date of hire is on the first day of the month, benefits will be effective on your date of hire.

If your date of hire is not on the first day of the month, benefits go into effect on the first day of the month following your date of hire.

Date of hire is July 1st; benefit effective date will be July 1st
Date of hire is July 13th; benefit effective date will be August 1st

If I have specific questions about my benefits, who should I contact?

Mark McLeod, Director of Compensation and Benefits

[P] (440) 775-5574 [E]

Marion Burnworth, Benefits Representative

[P] (440) 775-5571 [E]

When is the Annual Open Enrollment period?

Open Enrollment for Oberlin College is held during the month of October. Any changes made will be effective January 1st. 

Active employees, retirees and qualified dependents are encouraged to attend our Annual Benefits Fair held at the Hotel at Oberlin. More details coming soon.

Will my insurance cover this?

Please refer to your Summary Plan Document for what your plan covers and what you pay for covered services. You may also call or go online:
CIGNA at 1-800-244-6224 or
Superior Dental 1-800-762-3159 or Superior Direct Connect

Where can I locate a list of providers?

Search the CIGNA website  or Superior Direct Connect