Anderson University offers a full range of benefits for eligible faculty and staff. Detailed information about benefits and eligibility will be provided prior to employment. Information to assist with choosing between benefits options, summary of specific coverage and benefit and other forms for Faculty and Staff may be found in the HR Forms and Information section, accessible on the Human Resources homepage.
Current University employees may use benefitsolver to access benefit information and eligibility. See instructions for login.
For contact information, be sure to check the document Benefit Provider Contacts [PDF] on the navigation menu to the left, or contact the payroll & benefits specialist in the Office of Human Resources.
Eligible faculty and staff may choose between two HSA eligible high deductible medical plans. The University contributes to HSA accounts based upon the level of coverage elected (employee only, family, etc.). The University also offers a comprehensive dental and a voluntary vision care plan. The University shares the cost of medical and dental benefits with eligible faculty and staff.
Anderson University uses Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield medical insurance, whose Member Services’ team can be contacted at 800-295-4119 using Group #00248472
- 2017 Anthem Plan 2800 [PDF]
- 2017 Anthem Plan 4000 [PDF]
- Delta Dental can be contacted at (800) 524-0149 with Group #0692.
- AU’s benefit provider Superior Vision can be reached at (800) 923-6766 with Policy #30418.
Employees working at least 30 hours per week (or 75% of full-time) in a benefit-eligible position are provided basic group term life insurance effective the first of the calendar month following employment, or the date of hire if the first of the calendar month. The full cost of insurance is paid by the university. Eligible employees may elect Additional Life Insurance up to the lesser of $500,000 or 5 times their annual salary.
Eligible employees may also choose to purchase term coverage for spouse ($5,000) and children ($2,000 each) with the purchase of a minimum of $10,000 additional life for employee.
Learn more about both basic and optional life insurance policies provided to AU employees:
- Lincoln Financial Group Summary of Benefits - Optional Life [PDF]
- Lincoln Financial Group Summary of Benefits - Basic Life [PDF]
Group Life and Additional Life benefits are guaranteed convertible to individual life insurance upon leaving university employment. All life insurance coverage expires at termination of employment.
Within 31 days of leaving employment with Anderson University, a previous employee may choose to convert life insurance from AU's group policy to an individual policy.
Coverage designed to provide income benefits in the event of a serious, long-term injury or illness is provided by the University for eligible employees. LTD, as mentioned above, is provided by Lincoln Financial Group for AU with Policy #1515170.
Employees working at least 25 hours per week, or 63% of full-time, in a benefit eligible position are eligible for long-term disability insurance after completing up to a 2 year waiting period based on employment category. The waiting period is waived if a new hire was covered under a disability income insurance, long-term benefits plan within the last 60 days. Enrollment in the long-term disability plan is automatic after the waiting period; the full premium is paid by the university.
Employees working at least 20 hours per week, or 50% of full time, in a benefit-eligible position may participate in the university 403(b) tax-sheltered annuity retirement plan. Enrollment and contributions may commence at the beginning of any pay period.
The university provides a discretionary matching contribution to the plan. New employees may check with Human Resources for current matching formula. All contributions are placed in employee-owned contracts and are fully vested from the initial contribution. Retirement Plan from Anderson University:
- The Retirement Plan Contribution Agreement [PDF] is an agreement form that needs to be completed by retirement plan participants, outlining the contribution amount and plan choice.
The university provides a paid-time off program and paid holidays for eligible staff employees. Faculty members are provided sick leave benefits.
Staff employees working at least 20 hours per week, or 50% of full-time, in a benefit-eligible position receive paid time off under the university’s earned time off plan. Time off is earned and credited to employee earned-time account each month. See Benefits Handbook for information regarding conversion of earned time to sick leave reserve at the end of each calendar year.
Staff employees not eligible for earned time due to the nature of their work (i.e., resident directors and academic support staff) receive sick-leave hours credited to a sick leave reserve at the end of each calendar year. Sick-leave accrual is the equivalent of one month per year of sick leave, prorated based on full-time equivalency.
Flexible Spending/Section 125 Plan (FSA): Eligible faculty and staff may make pre-tax contributions for health and life insurance premiums and/or un-reimbursed medical and dependent care expenses.
Remitted Tuition: Undergraduate tuition benefits are available for faculty and staff and their eligible dependents; graduate tuition benefits are available for staff and faculty only.
Wellness Center: University faculty and staff, spouses and dependent children may use the Kardatzke Wellness Center.
Athletic Events: A pass to athletic events is provided for faculty/staff and a guest.