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Summary of Employee Benefits

A Brief Summary of Employee Benefits offered by the SIU School of Medicine

BENEFITS

WHEN YOU ARE ELIGIBLE

WHAT YOU RECEIVE

PAID TIME OFF

(full-time)

 

--------------------------            (part-time)

Use as you accrue -

Begin accruing upon hire – maximum accrual is 2 years

----------------------------------------------------     Use as you accrue -

Begin accruing upon hire – maximum accrual is 2 years

13 paid holidays / year

 

VACATION:

Non-exempt – see vacation chart

Exempt – see vacation chart

Rate increases based on service time

PAID SICK TIME

full-time and part-time (part-time is prorated)

Begin accruing upon hire

 

Use for personal illness, doctor visits and for illness of immediate family member

Civil Service - Accrue 12 days / year

 

FA/PA with Term Appointment - Granted 43 days / year

 

FA/PA with Continuing Appointment - Granted 43 days/year + Accrue 7.2 days/year

HEALTH INSURANCE

(full-time)

(part-time-hired to work 18.75 hours or more per week)

Effective first day of employment

State of Illinois insurance plans are offered with pre-tax premiums:

  • Quality Care Health Plan
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Open Access Plan
  • Health Alliance HMO
  • HMO Illinois (a BC/BS plan)
  • Blue Advantage HMO (a BC/BS plan)
  • HealthLink Open Access Plan

DENTAL INSURANCE

(full-time)

(part-time-hired to work 18.75 hours or more per week)

Effective first day of employment

Administered by Delta Dental for the State with pre-tax premiums

Quality Care Dental Plan

LIFE INSURANCE

(full-time)

(part-time-hired to work 18.75 hours or more per week)

Effective first day of employment

State term life equaling employee’s base annual salary provided at no cost – additional can be purchased – up to 8 times your annual salary.

Optional employee life is portable upon termination from the university

OPTIONAL LIFE INSURANCE

(full-time)

(part-time-hired to work 18.75 hours or more per week)

Available upon hire and during open enrollment periods

State term life and University-sponsored term life are both available for spouse and dependents

LONG TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE

(full-time)

(part-time-hired to work 18.75 hours or more per week)

SURS – 2 years after employment for medical; if accident immediately available

VOLUNTARY LTD – 1st of month following 60 days employment if elected

State University disability program – 50% Voluntary LTD – Prudential – 66 2/3% or     16 2/3%

SIU HC Faculty do not participate in Voluntary LTD

OPTIONAL TAX DEFERRED FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS

Flexible Spending Program eligibility within 60 days of employment, a qualifying event that makes you eligible, or during the annual Benefit Choice Period.

Pre-tax deductions to a Medical Care Assistance Plan (MCAP) and/or Dependent Care Assistance Plan (DCAP) that pays for IRS-approved expenses tax- free.

OPTIONAL TAX DEFERRED VOLUNTARY RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS

(all employees)

Upon employment or throughout the year.

 

2017 Maximum:

     Under Age 50:    $ 18,000
     Age 50 or Over:  $ 24,000

You may defer the maximum to both tax codes (457b and 403b).

Deferred Compensation Plan (Tax Code 457) through the State of Illinois.

Tax Deferred Annuity (Tax Code 403B) through the State Universities. List of approved 403B companies available in Benefit Services.

EDUCATIONAL GRANTS FOR EMPLOYEES

Tuition waivers and /or tuition reimbursements available to employees. The amount of the waiver or reimbursement is dependent on the hours per week an employee is expected to work. Available for courses that begin after date of hire.

 

Tuition waivers at state supported universities are also available for children of current employees that have been employed 7 or more years.

Tuition waivers: Graduate or undergraduate tuition waivers are available to all civil service employees at state supported universities.

Tuition Reimbursement: Available to civil service and Professional Administrative employees who are enrolled at any other degree-granting institution not covered by the tuition waiver program.

SERVICE AWARD BANQUET

All employees

5 year anniversary increments

Off-site banquet

Service award pin/gifts

JURY DUTY

All employees

Immediately upon hire

Employees called for jury duty or

subpoenaed will be granted a leave with pay. The employee will receive normal compensation during the time the employee is actually required to be present. Employee keeps jury duty pay.

LEAVES OF ABSENCE

(full-time) (part-time)

After 1 year for FMLA. Extended Sick Leave Benefit available to qualified Civil Service employees who have completed their probationary period. Eligible employees can be granted a leave of absence for themselves, qualified family members, personal, educational, or military reasons.

FUNERAL LEAVE

(full-time) (part-time)

Immediately – bereavement leave rather than funeral leave

3 days immediate family

1 day for relatives outside the immediate family

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

(all employees)

Upon employment Employees and covered family members may receive services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through Magellan.

CREDIT UNION

(all employees)

Upon employment

Available:

  • Heartland Credit Union
  • Credit Union 1
  • SIU Employee Credit Union

12/04/15 OHR/Benefits/Internet & Intranet