Q: Does my health insurance cover me out of state or country?

  • A: Yes, it does.  To find an in-network provider log in to premera.com or use the Premera mobile app. Select Find a Doctor tab to search for a doctor, dentist, specialist or pharmacy.  You can also call the 1-800 number on the back of you card and customer service can help you find a physician.  Another option would be to use Teladoc.com/Premera.  1-855-332-4059. 

Q: What do I do if I have an accident at work?

  • A: You will want to contact Kathy Rogers, Safety Coordinator, in the Safety Department.  She will be able to assist you with any worker's compensation claims.  Kathy can be reached at 509-527-5946 or rogerska@whitman.edu

Q: What do I do when I get married?

  • You might want to change your tax withholdings, so you will want to submit a new W4 to the Human Resource Office.
  • You will want to update your life insurance including the beneficiaries.
  • You have 60 days to add your spouse to your benefits if you would like.
  • If you spouse does not already have a spouse Whitman ID card you can request one for use of the gyms and library.
  • You can increase or decrease your Flexible Spending Plan if needed.

Q: What do I do when I get divorced?

  • You might want to change your tax withholdings, so you will want to submit a new W4 to the Human Resource Office.
  • You will want to update your life insurance including the beneficiaries.
  • You have 60 days to remove anyone from your benefits.
  • You can increase or decrease your Flexible Spending Plan if needed.

Q: What do I do when I have a baby?

Q: What do I do when I legally change my name?

Q: What should I do if a I am planning to be out on sick leave for longer than 5 days?

Q: How do I update my address or phone number?

Q: What do I do if I plan to leave Whitman for another job or retiree?

Q: Who should I contact if I need physical accommodations?

Q: How do I change my Oregon tax withholdings?

Q: When will I loose my email access after I leave the College?

  • Faculty members will lose access after 6 months from leaving the college.
  • Staff members will lose access immediately
  • Retired staff and faculty can elect to keep their email active