Human Resources

Summary of Benefits For Full-Time First Year Term Faculty

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.




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. Member pays difference for family coverage. 1st of the month after date of hire Diagnostic, preventive, restorative & orthodontic services with varying rates of coverage through Delta Dental of Mass
403(b) Tax Deferred Annuity Plan 100% voluntary Upon Employment Faculty member may contribute on a pre-tax basis to FIDELITY, TIAA-CREF, or  VALIC
Flexible Spending Accounts  Member pays 100% 1st of the month after date of hire Pre-tax accounts for dependent/health reimbursements
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 Member pays Upon Employment Purchase MBTA passes using pre-tax dollars
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) College pays 100% Upon Employment

Provides evaluation and referrals to help with family/emotional issues; child & elder care, etc.

METRO Credit Union Member Account                Upon Employment Array of financial services for faculty and their family members
Workers’ Compensation College pays 100% Upon Employment Compensation for on-the- job injury or death
Social Security College pays 7.65% of salary
Member pays 7.65% of salary
Upon Employment Retirement income, survivor benefit, disability insurance, Medicare
Tuition Benefit for member College pays 100% Next Registration Up to 4 credits per semester at Emerson
Day Care Discounts Member pays Upon Employment Discounts at Little Sprouts
Domestic Partner Varies Upon Employment If qualified, may cover same sex partner under health, dental & tuition
COBRA Member pays 100% Upon Termination of employment/other qualifying event   Continuation of health and dental for faculty member or dependents
Fitness/Wellness Free Membership Upon Employment On-campus fitness center

Faculty member responsible for any tax consequences resulting from benefits received by them from the College (i.e. graduate courses).