Human Resources

Summary of Benefits For Full-Time Administrative and Support Staff

This is a summary of benefits only. For details and requirements, please ask Human Resources for the plan document, employee handbook, or other controlling document.

Benefit

Cost

Eligible

About the Plan

Medical Insurance Member pays 25%
College pays 75%
1st of the month after date of hire Hospital/medical services at group rates for Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.
Dental Insurance College pays 100% for individual. Employee pays difference for family coverage. 1st of the month after date of hire Diagnostic, preventive, restorative & orthodontic services through Delta Dental of Mass
Short Term Disability College pays 100% After six months Following 30 consecutive calendar days of disability, the College continues to pay 60% of salary up to 180 calendar days
Long Term Disability College pays 100% After six months Following six months of disability, a monthly income of 60% base salary up to insurance certificate maximum. Duration based on age at disability
Group Life Insurance College pays 100% 1st of the month after date of hire Life insurance equal twice basic annual salary to a maximum of $700,000
403(b) Tax Deferred Annuity Plan 100% voluntary Upon Employment Staff member may contribute on a pre-tax basis to FIDELITY, TIAA-CREF, or VALIC
Retirement Plans College contributes 9% of salary
Employee contributes 3% of salary
After two years 403(b) annuity plan Faculty member must (condition of employment) contribute on a pre-tax basis to FIDELITY, TIAA-CREF or AIG Retirement
Workers’ Compensation College pays 100% Upon Employment Compensation for on-the-job injury or death
Social Security College pays 7.65% of salary
Employee pays 7.65% of salary
Upon Employment Retirement income, survivor benefit, disability insurance, Medicare
Flexible Spending Accounts  Employee pays 100% 1st of the month after date of hire Pre-tax dependent/health care reimbursement accts
Parking College subsidizes the pooled cost Certain deadlines apply. Upon hire, submit request in writing to the Exec Director Academic Admin. Requests/questions concerning parking benefits must be directed to the Exec Director Academic Admin
Transportation Benefit Employee pays Upon Employment Purchase MBTA passes, bus passes, etc. using pre-tax dollars
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) College pays 100% Upon Employment Evaluation/referral for child/elder care; emotional/family issues, etc.
Day Care Discounts Employee pays Upon Employment Discounts at Little Sprouts
METRO Credit Union Employee Account                Upon Employment Array of financial services for employees & family
Fitness/Wellness Free Membership Upon Employment On-campus fitness center
Tuition Benefit for employee College pays 100% Next Registration Up to 8 credits per semester at Emerson
Tuition Benefit for Spouse/Domestic Partner College pays 100% Next Registration Up to 4 credits per semester at Emerson
Tuition Benefit for employee’s child at Emerson College College pays 100% After two years If accepted into Emerson College, full tuition for any of the degree programs
Tuition Scholarship for employee’s child through Tuition Exchange Varies by institution After two years may apply for scholarship If awarded a TE Scholarship, child may attend participating institution with free or reduced tuition
Domestic Partner Varies Upon Employment If qualified, may cover same sex partner under health, dental & tuition
COBRA Employee pays 100% Upon Termination of employment or qualifying event   Continuation of health and dental for employee or dependent
Vacation Upon Employment   Varies with service years/job classification
Sick Leave Upon Employment   Varies with years of service
Personal Days After 1 year of service Three days per year

Employees, their spouses, dependents and Domestic Partners are responsible for any tax consequences resulting from benefits received by them from the College. (i.e. graduate courses)