To create a culture of awesomeness where employees feel energized,
engaged and empowered
to achieve the George Fox mission.





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The office of Employee Empowerment provides employee relations, benefit consultation, conflict resolution, payroll services, training, hiring guidelines and tools, and much more. To find out more about our services, review the menu bar to the left on this screen.




Changes made during Open Enrollment will take effect April 1, 2019. Attached is a benefit guide that outlines the new plans and rates. More detailed information is forthcoming.

During open enrollment, you can make changes in your benefit plans without a “change in status” reason.

Any other time of the year you may only make changes for reasons such as adding or losing a dependent child, marriage, divorce, loss of other coverage, etc. If you do experience a qualifying event during the year, notify Employee Empowerment within 30 days to see if you qualify to make an adjustment to your benefits.


Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon

(New ID cards will be produced for all employees enrolling in the Regence plan for 2019; be on the lookout in your mailbox!)

  • Regence PPO plan: The 2019 Regence Plan was designed to closely match your current benefits.
  • *NEW* Regence High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) with Health Savings Account (HSA): This new plan offering works different than the PPO plan. See the benefit guide for more information.
  • Both Regence plans: Other important changes to make note of:
    • Prescription Changes: Pharmacy Benefits Manager (PBM) has changed from OptumRx to Regence’s preferred pharmacy, Prime Therapeutics. The formulary is available here for your review.
    • Telemedicine: We have a new way to access healthcare providers and mental health providers through MDLive. This service provides video and phone visits with a licensed provider for your convenience. More information forthcoming on this great new benefit!
    • MedSavvy: This program allows you to price shop and compare prescription medications by drug or by condition, enabling you to have conversations with your provider about alternatives that may be better suited to your specific needs.

Kaiser HMO

  • There are no changes to the Kaiser plan for this year.
  • Good news: Additional access to Newberg Urgent Care and Willamette Valley Medical Center is available to you in network now!


  • Regence Dental PPO is being replaced with Delta Dental PPO. Delta Dental benefits will closely mirror your current plan of benefits but with a bigger network at a lower premium cost to you!
  • Kaiser Dental HMO: There are no changes to the Kaiser dental plan for this year.

We welcome your questions. Let us know how we can help as you consider changes in your benefits.

Contact Employee Empowerment at ee@georgefox.edu.


The Office of Employee Empowerment has moved to the first floor of the West Offices, on the corner of Meridian and Sheridan streets.

Our Physical Address:
215 North Meridian Street, Suite 101
Newberg, OR 97132

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Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon - Fri
Phone: 503-554-2180
Fax: 503-554-2186
Email: ee@georgefox.edu