Employee Benefits | Albright College

Employee Benefits

Albright provides all employees with benefits required by Federal law which includes Social Security, Workers’ Compensation and Unemployment Compensation. The College will also provide regular full-time employees with benefits that include, but are not limited to: health, prescription, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance; a flexible spending account (FSA), holiday pay, paid time off, and a retirement plan. Pro-rated benefits may be available for employees who consistently work 30 hours per week during the course of a 10-month or 12-month work year. Details can be provided through the Office of Human Resources.The following is a brief description of our current benefits program. This is only an overview. The benefits described below are more fully described in summary plan descriptions and plan documents. Where there is a conflict between the overview or any other description of benefits, the plan documents will control.

Medical benefits are effective the first of the month following 45 days from the date of hire. All other applicable benefits will be effective the first of the month following 90 days from hire date (introductory period) unless otherwise specified.

 

NOTE: Current faculty, administrators and staff can find forms and more detailed information on our intranet.


Overview


Holidays


Paid Time Away from Work

Albright College offers a competitive Paid Time Away from Work program for its full-time and qualifying part time staff. Taking time away from work is important, not only to handle personal matters and take care of illnesses but also for physical and emotional well-being.  Accrual amounts can be found through the links below dependent upon position status and classification.


Paid Sick Time

Non-Exempt Staff – Following a 90-day introductory period, full-time employees accrue 3.69 hours of sick leave per bi-weekly pay cycle which can be accumulated up to 480 hours. Part-time employees receive a pro-rated accrual rate based on normal weekly hours assigned at time of hire.

Exempt Staff – Full-time employees are granted 40 hours of sick leave per year immediately upon hire date. Part-time employees receive a pro-rated accrual rate based on normal weekly hours assigned at time of hire.


Medical Insurance

Albright provides employees with the option to participate in a group-sponsored health, prescription, dental and vision insurance program. This coverage is available to regular full-time employees who consistently work 30 hours per week in a 10 or 12-month period. We currently offer medical insurance through Capital Blue Cross.

Albright provides a contribution towards the cost of an employee’s individual health insurance coverage, and a contribution toward spouse, child(ren) or family coverage.  Additional plan information can be found through the links below


Dental Insurance

Albright offers two dental plan options from Delta Dental, which is paid 100% by the individual electing coverage for themselves or for their eligible dependents.


Vision Insurance

Albright offers vision coverage through Vision Benefits of America (VBA), which is paid 100% by the individual electing coverage or for their eligible dependents:


Flexible Spending Account (FSA) – Healthcare and Dependent Care

Albright offers Flexible Spending Accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses.  With an FSA, you elect to have your annual contribution (up to the $5,000 set by the IRS) deducted from your paycheck each pay period, in equal installments throughout the year, until you reach the yearly maximum you have specified. The amount of your pay that goes into an FSA will not count as taxable income, so you will have immediate tax savings.  FSA dollars can be used during the plan year to pay for qualified expenses and services.  A Healthcare FSA allows reimbursement of qualifying out-of-pocket medical expenses while Dependent Care FSA allows reimbursement of dependent care expenses, such as daycare) incurred by eligible dependents.


Group Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Disability

The College provides full-time employees working at least 30 hours per week with College-paid life insurance and Accidental Death and Disability (AD&D) effective the first of the month following 90 days from the hire date.  The Basic Life Insurance amount is equal to 2 times your basic annual earnings, rounded to the next higher $1,000. The maximum amount is $500,000.

The College also offers a variety of fully portable or convertible insurance products through MetLife. You have the opportunity to purchase optional coverage for yourself, spouse and dependent child(ren) up to age 26.


Long-Term Disability Insurance

The College pays the full cost of this benefit. The benefit pays 60% of your base pay not to exceed $6,000.00 per month, less the sum of benefits from other sources.  Benefits are payable as of the first day of the month following three months of continuous total disability, if qualifying conditions are met.


Retirement Savings Plan – 403(b)

Albright College offers a generous contribution to eligible employees’ retirement savings plans. Full-time employees are eligible for the employer match after one year of service plus 1,000 hours work; OR, immediately if the employee has a current vested TIAA plan from another employer; AND the employee chooses to contribute 5% on their own.


Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The College provides three free counseling sessions per year for employees and their household dependents through Inroads at Family Guidance Center, a local EAP provider. Inroads offers assistance on a wide range of issues including marital and family, parent/child conflicts, psychological and emotional troubles, grief counseling, financial problems, alcohol/drug treatment and legal access plan. You may access their website www.familyguidancecenter.com.  All sessions are completely confidential.


ConnectCare3

ConnectCare3 offers independent, third-party patient advocate services for simple to severe illnesses and wellness culture change to help prevent chronic health conditions. Faculty and dependents enrolled through the College’s health plan are eligible for this benefit. Visit the ConnectCare3 website for more information on how they can support you.


Medical Leave Benefits

The College encourages employees to take good care of themselves when experiencing a short or long-term illness. If an employee experiences a personal illness or injury and needs continuous time off to recover, you may qualify for different forms of paid and/or unpaid medical leave.


Tuition Exchange

Albright College currently participates in a Tuition Exchange program that offers reciprocal tuition scholarships with other colleges and universities.  The program is administered through Tuition Exchange, Inc. (TE).  Employees are eligible to apply for their tax dependent children after three years of full-time service with Albright College.


Tuition Remission

One of our most generous benefit offerings is our Tuition Remission program. Full-time employees who work 37.5 or more hours per week are eligible to enroll themselves and their spouses in the tuition remission program after one year of service, and dependent children under the age of 25 after three years of full-time service. Following the completion of a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form, this benefit allows for a waiver of all undergraduate tuition costs incurred at Albright College (room, board, text, and other applicable fees are not included).


Tuition Remission – Graduate Studies

Regular full-time employees are eligible for tuition remission benefits for graduate studies (subject to policy provisions) effective for the semester or session that commences after the employee has completed one year of full-time, continuous service with the College. Participation may be approved for eligible employees who have earned a bachelor’s degree and who meet the stated educational requirements of the graduate program.


Liberty Mutual Insurance

You may purchase low-cost, high-quality insurance protection from the nation’s most respected and largest property-casualty insurance at a discounted rate through Liberty Mutual Insurance Company.


Federal Credit Union

Albright College is a member of the Visions Federal Credit Union.  All employees may take advantage of membership to this credit union. To join you must go to the credit union to complete the necessary application and to receive the most recent rate information.


Wells Fargo At Work Program

“At Work” is a special membership program made available to you by Wells Fargo as an employee of Albright College. Free checking, high performance Money Market Funds and Certificates of Deposit additional rate reductions are presented.


Santander At Work Program

“At Work” is a special membership program made available to employees of Albright by Santander Bank.


Payroll Direct Deposit

Albright College provides direct deposit of payroll checks to the institution of your choice.


FREE College Parking

Parking is free at Albright College. As a member of the College community employees may park in one of the designated College lots once obtaining a parking permit.


FREE Gym Membership

Your College ID card will admit you to many College sporting events and facilities, including FREE membership to our gym, The Schumo Center.


Albright College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status or disability. This policy extends to all educational, service and employment programs of the College. Faculty, staff and student employee concerns should be directed to Human Resources/Affirmative Action Coordinator, at 610-921-7654.