The information below is applicable to the life insurance benefit plans provided by Duke, except the universal life insurance coverage, as it is not covered under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
The plan administrator is responsible for the day-to-day operation and administration of the plan. For example, the plan sets forth requirements for eligibility for plan participation, and the plan administrator makes sure these requirements are met. The plan administrator is also the plan's agent for service of legal process. The name, business address and telephone number of the plan administrator and the employer, and the employer's identification number are:
Name and address
Director of Benefits Administration
705 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27708-0502
Employer Identification Number
Duke University: 56-0532129
Duke University Health System: 56-2070036
This brochure contains summaries of the plan documents governing the plans sponsored by Duke. Each summary, together with other materials incorporated by reference into this brochure, is intended to serve as the ERISA summary plan description for the plan to which it pertains. None of the summaries contain the complete text of its related plan. The plan document for a plan is the detailed description of the plan's terms and conditions. If there is a conflict between a plan document and its summary, the plan document will control.
To request copies of plan documents, call Benefits Administration. A charge will be made for each copy you request.
These plans are maintained pursuant to certain collective bargaining agreements. The agreements are available for your inspection in the Staff and Labor Relations department of Duke's Human Resources located at 705 Broad Street. You can reach the Staff and Labor Relations Department at 684-5557.
At all times these programs are administered in accordance with the provisions of the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993. The plan is construed and enforced according to North Carolina laws except to the extent these are superseded by the provisions of ERISA or other applicable federal laws.
Duke reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify, suspend or terminate any plan at any time, for any reason.