Employment Benefits Summary
The University of Evansville offers a comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees.
For purposes of this summary of benefits, benefit eligibility shall be defined as staff and administrators working, on average, at least thirty (30) hours per week or faculty under contract (including regular and visiting faculty members) who are not on pro rata or part-time employment. Certain benefits do have different eligibility periods.
If you have questions about these benefits, please contact the Office of Human Resources.
Coverage is available for the employee and immediate family members. The University offers two plans: a traditional plan and a health reimbursement arrangement (HRA) with a high deductible.
University of Evansville pays for half of the premium cost. Benefit eligible staff may enroll in one of the University health insurance plans on the 1st of the month following 30 days of continuous employment. Benefit eligible faculty and administrators may enroll on the 1st of the month concurrent with or following employment. University of Evansville is able to deduct health insurance premiums on a pre-tax basis.
Coverage is available for the employee and immediate family members. Employee coverage is salary based. Family coverage includes $4,000 for spouse and $2,000 for dependent children (6 months to under age 25) or $200 (at least 15 days to under age 6 months).
University of Evansville pays for half of the premium cost. Benefit eligible staff are eligible to enroll in the University life insurance plan on the 1st of the month following 30 days of continuous employment. Benefit eligible faculty and administrators are eligible to enroll on the 1st of the month concurrent with or following employment.
Coverage is available for the employee and immediate family members. The University's dental plan provides coverage for preventative services, minor restorative services, major services and orthodontics.
The employee pays 100% of the premium. Full and part time employees are eligible for this benefit. Staff may enroll in the University dental insurance plan on the 1st of the month following 30 days of continuous employment. Faculty and administrators are eligible to enroll on the 1st of the month concurrent with or following employment. University of Evansville is able to deduct dental insurance premiums on a pre-tax basis.
Long Term Disability Insurance
Benefit eligible staff, faculty, and administrators may enroll in the University of Evansville long term disability plan on the 1st of the month following one year of continuous active employment. After 150 days of disability, this plan will pay 60% of your monthly earnings up to a maximum of $5,000 per month. If you are a participant in the University’s TIAA retirement plan on the date you become disabled, the long term disability plan will also pay a monthly benefit to your TIAA account, according to the terms of the group policy, while you are receiving long term disability benefits.
Benefit eligible staff, faculty, and administrators are eligible to participate in the University of Evansville TIAA-CREF 403(b) retirement plan. Eligible employees can enroll immediately and start pre-tax contributions into the plan following their hire date. The University of Evansville also provides a dollar for dollar match, plus an additional 2%, with a maximum match contribution of 7%. Employees are eligible for the match once they are age 21 and complete one year of service. The match begins on the first of the month following the employee's eligibility date. Employees with related service at an institution of higher education or non-profit (research) institution will be credited for that service toward the one year eligibility requirement. Vesting of all employee and University contributions is immediate.
Flexible Spending Account
Benefit eligible staff, faculty, and administrators may participate in the University of Evansville Flexible Spending Account (ACES). Eligible employees may enroll in ACES each June 1. ACES allows employees to redirect a portion of their salary for non-cash benefits thus avoiding federal, state, and county taxes, including social security. ACES features two flexible spending accounts (health care reimbursement and dependent care reimbursement) for certain qualified out-of-pocket expenses. ACES participants may request reimbursement from their flexible spending account once per month.
University of Evansville offers a program to assist benefit eligible employees with post-retirement healthcare through Emeriti Health Care Solutions. The Emeriti program provides employee and employer contribution and investment options through TIAA CREF, as well as healthcare group coverage at retirement through Aetna Life Insurance Company. All benefit eligible employees are eligible for a voluntary employee benefit association (VEBA) trust. The University will make contributions to this account for benefit eligible employees age 40 and over. Benefit eligible employees of any age are eligible to make additional contributions in after-tax dollars to their VEBA account, but are not required to do so to receive the University's contribution. It should be noted that these funds may only be used to cover healthcare costs in retirement as defined by IRS regulations.
Emeriti offers a number of Medicare supplement group health insurance options through Aetna, ranging from basic prescription drug coverage only to comprehensive coverage. Qualified retirees may choose any of the coverage plans, and there are open enrollment periods where the retiree may change plans. At age 65, the retiree must enroll in one of these plans to have future access to all Emeriti insurance.
The University of Evansville is committed to lifelong learning and scholarship. Employees, their spouses, and dependent children have the opportunity to participate in this process with the tuition remission benefit. Tuition remission benefits are available to regular operational budget employees, retirees, and emeriti. Spouses and dependents of employees, as well as grant-funded employees, their spouses and dependents, are also eligible. Certain qualifications must be met to receive benefits. Benefit eligible employees may enroll for a maximum of 15 credit hours each fiscal year without tuition charge. However, no more than two courses per semester during the academic year may be taken without charge. Part-time personnel who are employed at least half-time during the academic year are also eligible for 50% undergraduate tuition remission.
Tuition benefits begin for the employee the semester following the employment date (for faculty or administrators) or at the end of the 90-day orientation and adjustment period (for staff). Spouses and dependents of regular operational budget employees are eligible for a 50 percent remission benefit until the first semester after one year from date of hire. After that, the full 100 percent remission benefit is in effect.
Please read the brochure: "Tuition Remission Benefits and Qualifications" for more details about this benefit.
The University of Evansville participates in the Tuition Exchange program http://www.tuitionexchange.org/ and also in the CIC tuition exchange program http://www.cic.edu/tep/index.asp Under this arrangement, benefit eligible faculty, staff, administrators, and dependents are eligible to apply to participating colleges and universities for tuition exchange scholarships to basic tuition. A list of participating schools can be found on the websites listed above. For information on tuition exchange, guidelines for eligibility, and the application process, contact the liaison officer in the Office of Academic Affairs, Room 205 Olmsted Hall.
Vacation with pay is granted to eligible staff members and administrators. Faculty members are not eligible for vacation. Employees with one to five years of service earn up to 12 working days of vacation per year.
2020 Employee Holiday Schedule
All benefit eligible employees are eligible for holiday pay. The following holidays are observed by the University of Evansville:
The University of Evansville will be closed during the holidays to allow our employees to enjoy this special time with their families, and this year, we extended the traditional winter holiday break by one week. The following November – December – January holiday schedule will be observed:
- Wednesday, November 25, 2020: Open (classes are scheduled, with offices open until 3:00 p.m.)
- Thursday, November 26, 2020: Closed
- Friday, November 27, 2020: Closed
Winter Holiday Break
- Closed Wednesday, December 16, 2020 through Friday, January 1, 2021
- Offices reopen Monday, January 4, 2021
At the discretion of the University president, days may be added or deleted.
In the event of illness, the income of benefit eligible employees is protected by earned sick leave. An employee's accrued sick leave balance may accumulate to a maximum of 5 months (110 working days).
Each benefit eligible University of Evansville employee with a UE photo ID and a guest are eligible to attend regularly scheduled home athletic events on a space-available basis free of charge for men's and women's soccer, baseball, softball, volleyball, and basketball. Benefit eligible employees receive a 50% discount on two season tickets for regular season men's and women's basketball games. This benefit does not include post season tournaments.
All benefit eligible employees receive discounted admission to regular productions. Contact the Shanklin Theatre ticket office for prices and reservations.
All benefit eligible employees receive a 15% discount on any non-textbook purchase except sundry items.
Students, faculty, and staff may use the fitness center facilities. Spouses may purchase a membership to use the fitness center. Cost of the membership is $190 per year. Children of employees may use the pool at no charge any time it is open for recreational swimming. A current UE photo ID must be presented to use the fitness center facilities.
All faculty, administration, and staff are eligible for membership in Evansville Teacher's Federal Credit Union and have full access to the credit union's banking services.
A pre-paid Café Club membership may be purchased at the Ridgway University Center. The discount varies by amount purchased.
The University's library system provides faculty, students, administrators, and staff with an array of information services and resources. A current UE photo ID must be presented to borrow books and videotapes.
All University employees choosing to use official University parking areas must purchase a new parking permit prior to the opening of the fall semester each year. All University parking permits are $50.