Voluntary Accident Plan and Critical Illness Plan


Bennington College realizes that each employee’s needs are different.  The following voluntary benefit plans are designed to provide you and your family with increased financial security in the event of an accident or critical illness diagnosis.

  • Voluntary Accident Plan.  In the event of an accident, on or off the job, a benefit is paid directly to you to help cover the costs of out of pocket expenses due to the accident. Some examples of when benefits may be payable are: ambulance services, emergency room treatment and hospitalization, diagnostic exams, dislocations and fractures.

  • Voluntary Critical Illness Plan.  In the event of a critical illness diagnosis a benefit is paid directly to you, the policyholder.  There is also a benefit paid if a covered member is diagnosed with a critical illness. You can use this money to help cover out-of-pocket deductibles, other related expenses or however you wish as the money is yours!  

Enrollment for these voluntary plans occurs only during the College’s annual benefits enrollment period.  Please contact Human Resources for details.  

If enrolled, please contact Unum at 800-635-5597 for assistance.