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BENEFITS

Staff Benefit Summary (download Staff Benefits Orientation Presentation)

EMPLOYEE BENEFIT
STATUS

PAYROLL
DEDUCTION

YOU PAY

TU PAYS

VOLUNTARY
YES

MONTHLY DEDUCTION BASED ON YOUR ELECTION AND SALARY

TO BE DETERMINED

MANDATORY
YES

$0.61 OF $100 OF MONTHLY BENEFIT PLUS $0.90 PER $100 COVERED MONTHLY PENSION BENEFIT

 

MANDATORY
NO

NO COST TO YOU

100% OF PREMIUM

VOLUNTARY
YES

MONTHLY DEDUCTION BASED ON YOUR ELECTION, AGE, AND SMOKING STATUS

 

VOLUNTARY
YES

MONTHLY DEDUCTION BASED ON YOUR ELECTION

 

VOLUNTARY
NO

NO COST TO YOU

8% OF YOUR SALARY

VOLUNTARY
YES

MONTHLY DEDUCTION BASED ON YOUR ELECTION

 

VOLUNTARY
YES

MONTHLY DEDUCTION BASED ON YOUR ELECTION

 

VOLUNTARY
YES

MONTHLY DEDUCTION BASED ON YOUR ELECTION

 

MANDATORY
NO

NO COST TO YOU

100% OF COST

MANDATORY
NO

NO COST TO YOU

100% OF PREMIUM

VOLUNTARY
NO

NO COST TO YOU

100% OF COST

VOLUNTARY
NO

COST OF BOOKS AND FEES

TUITION FOR EMPLOYEE AND ELIGIBLE DEPENDENTS

Employees scheduled to work more than 50% of full time for at least seven months are eligible for the following benefit plans (with the exception of the Tuition Waiver).  Complete descriptions are contained in the Staff Handbook, benefit booklets, and summary plan descriptions, which are available in the Office of Human Resources.

ACCIDENTAL DEATH AND DISMEMBERMENT

Coverage is available for the employee and his/her family. The employee pays cost based on choice of coverage.

BUSINESS TRAVEL INSURANCE

The university provides $50,000 in business travel insurance while traveling on university business to a destination outside an employee’s city of employment.

DEATH BENEFIT

The university pays an amount equal to one month’s salary to employee’s beneficiary as designated on life insurance in event of the employee’s death.

DENTAL INSURANCE

The MetLife Voluntary Preferred Dentist Program is available, which offers coverage for employees and dependents.

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Allows an employee to obtain professional help in solving emotional and psychological problems.  Employees can access clinical and work-life EAP services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by calling Horizon Health at 1-888-293-6948.

HEALTH CARE PROTECTION
Coverage is effective as of the date of hire for eligible employees. Employees have a choice between three plans with varying coverage options under United Healthcare (Choice Plus/Open Access Plan).  Coverage for eligible dependents is available at the employee’s expense.
HEALTH FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT PLAN
Allows an employee to use pre-tax dollars to pay for other eligible medical expenses, which are not paid by medical insurance and childcare expenses.

LIFE INSURANCE

Tulane provides Group Life Insurance coverage for employees and dependents.  Coverage for employee is one and one half (1-1/2) times employees annual salary (including retirement plan contributions) up to a maximum benefit of $50,000.  Coverage for spouse and dependent children age 5 and over is  $2,000. (Note: Lesser amounts for children under age 5). Please contact WFMO Benefits Specialist for information and forms.

Additional life insurance coverage through the Voluntary Term Life plan is available at the employee’s expense.

LONG TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE

Coverage is effective as of the date of hire.  Following three months disability, the plan provides 66-2/3% of monthly income up to a maximum of $8,000 per month.  The monthly premium is based on the employee’s salary and deducted from the employee’s paycheck.

RETIREMENT PLAN

Following two years of employment at more than 50% of full-time, the university contributes an amount equal to 8% of salary to either TIAA-CREF or Fidelity Investments.

TAX-DEFERRAL PLAN

Personal contributions by salary reduction as permitted by Internal Revenue Service regulations may be made to either TIAA-CREF or to Fidelity Investments.

TUITION WAIVER

Permanent employees scheduled to work for 100% of full time are eligible to enroll in credit courses (following six months employment).  Spouses and dependent children are entitled to the waiver after the employee completes three years of service.  See the Employee Handbook for requirements.

WORKER'S COMPENSATION

Covers expenses for job-related injuries and illnesses.  Report any injury or illness to supervisor.

OTHER BENEFITS

Athletic Events

Season tickets for football, basketball, and baseball games are available at reduced prices.

Bookstore

Ten percent discounts on bookstore purchases.

Child Care Center and Nursery School

Childcare is available for children aged 18 months to five years of age. Nursery school is available for children from two to five years of age. For further information, call the Child Care Center at 865-5286, or contact Kidopolis (located at the Medical Center), call 988-7479. Availability is limited and payment is based on a sliding scale according to salary.

Credit Union

Employees are eligible for Credit Union services including savings by payroll deduction, loans, and traveler’s checks.

Employee Discounts

Tickets to some university sponsored events including, movies, theatre performances, and concerts are available for free, or at reduced prices.

Howard-Tilton Library

The Library is open to all employees.

Identification Cards

Contact Card Services (located in Bruff Commons) for employee identification card.

Paycheck Deposit

Salary checks must be deposited directly to the employee’s bank by the Payroll Department.

Reily Recreation Center

Membership is available to employees and dependents.

Shuttle/Escort Service

Services are available through the Public Safety Department.  Call the department for information at 865-5424 or 865-5381.



 
 

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Fidelity
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