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Benefits for Full-Time Clerical & Facilities

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We offer many generous benefits and strive to ensure our full-time clerical and facilities staff enjoy a positive working environment.

Health Care

Medical coverage

We offer 4 different plans to fit your individual preferences, including:

  • A consumer-driven health and prescription drug plan that combines a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plan with a Health Savings Account (HSA) administered by Anthem
  • A Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) health and prescription drug plan with medical coverage administered by Anthem and prescription drug coverage administered by MaxorPlus
  • A Point of Service (POS) health and prescription drug plan with medical coverage administered by Anthem and prescription drug coverage administered by MaxorPlus
  • A Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) health and prescription drug plan with Medical coverage administered by Anthem and prescription drug coverage administered by MaxorPlus

Dental coverage

We offer three plans for dental coverage that cover diagnostic/preventive services, basic services and major services at a set percentage.

Vision coverage

We offer two vision plans administered by EyeMed Vision and VSP. Both plans offer reduced-cost benefits and discounts when using in-network providers.

Section 125 plan

With a Section 125 plan, you may choose to pay for qualified benefit premiums before any taxes are deducted from your paycheck (saving on federal, state and FICA taxes) at no cost to you.

Payment in lieu of medical and dental benefits

If you waive both medical and dental coverage, you are eligible to receive an annual cash supplement. Some guidelines apply.

Health care flexible spending account (FSA)

You may use tax-free dollars contributed from your paycheck to pay eligible health care expenses, such as medical, dental, vision and hearing copays, deductibles and coinsurance, and other eligible expenses not covered by your medical plan (those enrolled in the Consumer Choice/Value HSA Plan are not eligible).

Income Protection

Basic life insurance

Eligible employees are enrolled in Basic Life insurance coverage automatically, which covers up to two times your annual salary (receive a reduced benefit beginning at age 70) at no cost.

Basic accidental death and dismemberment coverage

Eligible employees are enrolled automatically in Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, which provides coverage equal to the Basic Life benefit in the event of injury or death from an accident at no cost.

Voluntary critical illness insurance

Our voluntary critical illness coverage provides financial protection if you are diagnosed with a covered illness. The plan is administered by Guardian and offers three levels of coverage. We also offer spousal and child coverage at a percent of your coverage amount. Coverage rates for you/your spouse are based on age and coverage elected.

Employer-paid critical illness coverage

If you are enrolled in the Consumer Choice/Value HSA plan, this Quinnipiac-paid coverage will pay a benefit if you're diagnosed with a covered illness. Automatic coverage is provided at no cost to you (benefit is considered taxable income).

Long-term disability insurance (LTD)

After a certain amount of time working for Quinnipiac, we offer you a LTD insurance plan, administered by Cigna. This plan pays a portion of your salary if you’re unable to work due to a non-work-related accident or illness at no cost to you (benefit is considered taxable income).

Education Benefits

Tuition remission

You, your spouse/domestic partner and your dependent children can enroll in Quinnipiac courses after a specified length of employment.

Connecticut Higher Education Trust (CHET) 529 savings plan

A state-sponsored, tax-advantaged 529 college savings plan helps you to plan for the cost of higher education. You may use the funds for tuition, required fees, certain room and board costs, books, supplies, computers, and related technology costs, such as internet access fees and printers. You may elect to make payroll deductions straight to your CHET account. You’re also eligible to receive a state income tax deduction on your contributions.


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Caring for the whole employee

Every year, the Human Resources team offers the Benefits, Health and Wellness Fair to advise employees about their benefits coverage and assist them with open enrollment. In addition, employees can enjoy activities such as gong therapy, chair massages, giveaways and raffles.

Future Financial Security

403(b) defined contribution retirement plan

Following a waiting period, you may contribute up to a certain amount of pre-tax money to a 403(b) defined contribution account. If you elect to make a voluntary contribution to this plan, we will match your contribution up to 5%. After you contribute for 5 years, we will contribute an amount equal to 10% of your salary, regardless of whether you contribute to the plan. You may invest in any of the funds in the Quinnipiac Fund Array at TIAA.

Tax-deferred annuity retirement savings plan

You may direct voluntary contributions to the Group Supplemental Retirement Annuity offered by TIAA, which provides a loan and hardship withdrawal option.

Group long-term care insurance

This voluntary, employee-paid insurance coverage provided by Genworth Life Insurance Company is available to newly hired, full-time, benefits-eligible employees because of Quinnipiac's member affiliation in the Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges (CCIC).

Paid Time Off, Work and Family Benefits

Vacation, sick days and paid holidays

We take your work-life balance seriously, and offer very generous vacation and sick time. In addition, we observe numerous paid holidays and we are closed between Christmas and New Years. Full-time clerical and facilities staff are eligible for paid time off according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Dependent care flexible spending account

You may elect to use tax-free dollars contributed from your paycheck to pay eligible dependent day care expenses, such as childcare services and after-school programs.

Health advocate

You and your family members can obtain assistance with finding doctors and specialists, resolving claims issues, negotiating medical bills, navigating Medicare, locating in-home care, assisted living and long-term care facilities, and more using this free, confidential 24/7 service.

Employee assistance program (EAP)

You and your family members may call the EAP for free, healthy living resources to help you with work/life balance concerns such as stress, marital issues, alcohol and substance abuse, depression, grief counseling and more. This service is confidential and available 24/7.

Bobcat Rewards discount program

We partner with local merchants and service providers to offer discounts and/or special rates to you. Participating vendors include sports venues, theme parks, theater tickets, local restaurants, fitness clubs, shopping retailers, hotels and more.

Living Well wellness program

Living Well is a university-wide initiative to provide you with tools, resources and support to achieve your own wellness and financial-health goals. Through the program, you can earn wellness incentives by receiving preventive screenings and/or attending wellness events.