A. Employee Benefits
2. Authority. The Board of Trustees delegates to the designated committee of the Board of Trustees oversight responsibility for the administration of the employee benefits program. Oversight and authority will be described in Trustee Charters, by-laws, and/or Board of Trustee policy.
2.1 The Board of Trustees reserves the right to amend or terminate components of the USNH's benefits program at any time.
2.2 The Board of Trustees delegates to the Chancellor the authority to design the University System benefits program according to financial and benefit parameters authorized by the Board of Trustees. The Chancellor shall report to the designated committee of the Board of Trustees at least annually on the effectiveness and suitability of the current program with recommendations for changes to such program, if appropriate.
2.3 The Board of Trustees authorizes the Chancellor to produce and/or authorize the production of any materials necessary to accurately describe the terms and conditions of each benefit plan.
2.3.1 The System Human Resources Office produces, distributes, and/or posts on USNH web sites materials that describe the terms and conditions of each benefit plan. Additional information is available from the Campus Human Resources Office or System Human Resources Office and on their web sites.
2.3.2 System Human Resources Office is responsible for determination and selection of benefit vendors and carriers, interpretation of policy and eligibility status, exceptions to policy, and payment and reconciliation of benefit accounts.
2.3.3 Each campus Human Resources Office is responsible for communication and dissemination of benefit information on its campus.
2.4 The component institutions may adopt such institutional policies as are necessary to meet the requirements of the University System of New Hampshire's benefits programs.