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 documentation.

Benefit

Cost

Eligible

About the Plan

Medical Insurance

College pays 75%

Employee pays 25%

1st of the month after date of hire

Hospital and medical services through 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 is based on age at disability.

Group Life Insurance

College pays 100%

1st of the month after date of hire

Life Insurance equal to twice basic annual salary, to a maximum of $700,000

403(b) Tax Deferred Annuity Plan

100% voluntary contribution

Upon Employment

Employee 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: Employee must contribute (condition of employment) on a pre-tax basis to FIDELITY, TIAA-CREF or VALIC.

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, Medical

Flexible Spending Accounts

Employee pays 100%

1st of the month after date of hire

Pre-tax health and dependent care reimbursement accounts

Transportation Benefit

Employee pays

Upon Employment

Purchase MBTA passes, bus passes, using pre-tax dollars

Vacation

NA

Upon employment

Varies with years of service / job classification

Sick Leave

NA

Upon employment

Varies with years of service

Personal Days

NA

After one year of service

Three days per year

Tuition Benefit For Employee

College pays 100%

Next Registration

Up to 8 credits per semester for Emerson courses  

Tuition Benefit for Spouse

College pays 100%

Next Registration

Up to 4 credits per semester for Emerson courses

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 College’s degree programs

Tuition Benefit 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 a participating institution with free or reduced admission.

COBRA

Employee pays 100%

Upon termination of employment or qualifying event

Continuation of health and dental for employee and/or covered dependents

Employee Assistance Program

College pays 100%

Upon Employment

Evaluation/referrals; family/emotional issues;

child & elder care, etc.

ArtsEmerson

Varies

Upon Employment

30% off ArtsEmerson productions. Free rush tickets to select productions.

Campus Bookstore

Varies

Upon Employment

10% off of most materials

Child Care Discounts

Varies

Upon Employment

Discount at Little Sprouts and The Learning Experience; Priority in admissions to The Transportation Children’s Center

Computer Discounts

Varies

Upon Employment

Discounts on new computer purchases

Fitness/Wellness

No charge

Upon Employment

Free membership to on-campus fitness center

Library

No charge

Upon Employment

Employee access and privileges

Metro Credit Union

No charge

Upon Employment

Array of financial services for employee & family

Massage Discounts

Varies

Upon Employment

Discounts on Massage at Massage Envy (Back Bay and Arlington locations) and Elements (Brookline location)

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

*For staff working in departments with a 40 hour schedule; full-time is 40 hours.

If you have any questions, please contact the Benefits Department at 617-824-8583.

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