Prudent Rx Update and Open Enrollment Resources

By Laney Sodoma, November 3, 2023

Dear Faculty and Staff: 

We are writing to respond to concerns regarding the PrudentRx program for the Ithaca College High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP).    

The Office of Human Resources takes the concerns of the Ithaca College community seriously and several concerns were recently brought forward related to the PrudentRx program and its implementation for the High Deductible Health Plan in 2024.  

As a result of further review of the PrudentRx program and the additional details we have learned related to how the program operates, a decision has been made to pause the implementation of this program for the HDHP.  

As always, we will continue to assess options and programs available to our participants in an effort to provide benefits that are best in class and cost effective for our employees and the college. And we look forward to our continued partnership with the Faculty and Staff Benefits Committee on the evaluation of such programs.   

Open enrollment remains open until Friday, November 10th, and employees may make changes to their benefits up until 5:00 pm that day. Please feel free to contact the Office of Human Resources at 607-274-8000 or with any questions or if assistance is needed in enrolling in your benefits. 
To help you prepare for and complete the open enrollment process, here are some things that you should know:   

  • Please be sure you are able to log into the IC HR Cloud using your IC username and password. If you need assistance, please contact the IT Service Desk at or call (607) 274.1000.   

  • Anyone who does not re-enroll by the deadline will automatically be defaulted to their current 2023 benefit elections with the exception of any employee contributions to a Health Savings Account or Flexible Spending Account. The employee contributions will default to $0 for 2024 if you do not re-enroll and elect to add contributions.    

  • If you need to add a dependent or beneficiary, you must do so before you complete the benefits election and open enrollment process. Simply click on the Add a Dependent or Beneficiary Request Form link on the first page after logging in to the IC HR Cloud and follow the instructions provided.   

There are a variety of resources and tools to assist you throughout the open enrollment process:  

Re-enrollments must be completed by 5:00 PM EST on November 10, 2023.