Human Resources

Summary of Benefits for Full-Time Staff/Administration/Research

HEALTH INSURANCE

 

Clark University offers four health plans with one provider, Harvard Pilgrim.  The University will contribute $472.00 per month toward any individual plan; or $1076.00 per month toward any family plan.  Eligibility starts on the first of the month following the hire date of employment.  Employee cost per month effective January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 is listed below depending on the plan and coverage selected.          

 

Plan

Individual

Family

 

 

 

Harvard Pilgrim Focus Network

$ 94.10

$  397.23

Harvard Pilgrim HMO

$261.85

$  836.31

Harvard Pilgrim Best Buy HMO

$160.14

 $  570.11

Harvard Pilgrim PPO

$395.57

$1,179.30

 

Plan descriptions are available in the Office of Human Resources.

 

DENTAL INSURANCE

 

Eligibility on the first of the month following the hire date of employment.  Employee cost per month effective January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 is listed below:

 

                                                                           Individual                   Family                                      

                                                                                                                                                                               

             Blue Cross Blue Shield                                   $54.09                           $146.35        

                                                                                                                                                                         

FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS (FSA)

 

The University provides (at no cost to the employee) the opportunity to set aside a portion of thier salary on a pre-tax basis to be used to pay for qualified health care and/or dependent care expenses.  A debit card with the annual amount elected will be provided.  Employees may set aside $100 to $2650 for the health care account and/or $100 to $5000 for the dependent care accounts thus lowering your taxable income.  See the Office of Human Resources for a complete plan description and enrollment forms.  New employees have until the first of the month following their date of hire to elect this benefit or may wait until the annual open enrollment period.

 

UNIVERSITY RETIREMENT PLAN – 403(b) Defined Contribution Plan

Vendor choices:   TIAA or Fidelity

 

This is a voluntary tax-deferred retirement plan.  Employees may join the first of any month and must contribute 5% of their salary.  There is a 2-year wait before employees are eligible for the University’s 10% contribution to this plan.  However, the mandatory two year waiting period for new employees to enroll in Clark University’s retirement plan is waived for those with two years of continuous service in a non-student, benefit eligible, position at any institution of higher education.  Documentation on the dates of employment from the previous employer is required.  To contribute more than 5% of the salary, employees may enroll in Clark’s Supplemental Tax-Deferred Retirement Plan (SRA).  Detailed information is available in the HR Office.

 

GROUP LIFE INSURANCE

 

The University assumes the cost of this benefit to employees.  Eligibility begins on the first of the month following the hire date on employment.  The value is two times the base annual salary, rounded to the next highest thousand. 

 

LONG-TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE

 

This benefit is provided at no cost to the employee. Employees are eligible on the first of the month following the hire date of employment.  This benefit will pay 60% of the employee’s monthly base salary if the employee is totally disabled for a continuous period of six months or longer (less any amount received from Social Security or Worker's Compensation).  If the employee is participating in the University’s retirement plan at the time of total disability, an additional 15% will be contributed by the University to the retirement plan while the employee is collecting disability income (up to age 65).

 

VACATION

  • Employees working in 12 month positions earn 20 days per fiscal year.
  • Employees working in 11 month positions earn 18 days per fiscal year.
  • Employees working in 10 month positions earn 16.5 days per fiscal year.
  • Employees working in 9 month positions earn 15 days per fiscal year.

 

Vacation time is earned on a monthly basis.  New employees are eligible to take their earned vacation time (in consultation with their supervisor) after completion of a satisfactory 6-month introductory review.  As of July 1st each year, the maximum annual number of days earned that year may be carried over (20 days for 12 month positions; 18 days for 11 month positions, etc.).  Any additional days remaining will be forfeited.

 

HOLIDAYS

 

Eleven (11) per year as specified by the University with no waiting period. New employees earn an additional floating holiday after three months of employment.  A floating holiday must be taken during the fiscal year, or it will be forfeited.

 

SICK TIME

 

Sick leave is accrued at the rate of one (1) day for each calendar month worked; total days not to exceed sixty-five (65).  Employees may use two (2) sick days per year for personal business.  The “personal days” must be approved by your supervisor.

 

TUITION PROGRAMS (benefits apply to faculty hired after June 1, 1996)

 

1.  SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES/SUMMER AND EVENING DIVISION

Staff Member:  Effective the semester following employment, the employee may take two undergraduate courses per semester in the Summer and Evening Division, or one graduate course per semester in the School of Professional Studies, full tuition waived. Spouse/Child:  In addition, after one year of employment, either the spouse or one child may take one undergraduate or one graduate course per semester with Clark paying $500 toward tuition.

 

2.  GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT (GSOM)

Staff Member:  Effective the semester following employment, the employee may take two (2) courses per semester, pending acceptance through the GSOM admissions process.  Spouse/Child:  After one year of full-time employment either the spouse or one child may take one course per semester with a $1,000 waiver ($500 waiver for 7-week course), pending acceptance through the admissions process.

 

 

 

3.  UNDERGRADUATE TUITION FOR DEPENDENT CHILDREN

After three years of full-time employment, the employees dependent children under age 24 who are matriculating toward an undergraduate degree, may attend the University’s day undergraduate college (pending acceptance through the admissions process) or School of Professional Studies/Summer and Evening Division full or part-time with tuition cost waived for up to 36 courses or an earned degree, whichever comes first.

 

 

 Please contact the Office of Human Resources is you have questions about benefits, 508-793-7294 or HR@clarku.edu. The University retains the right to modify or discontinue any of these benefits at any time, with or without individual notice.