Benefits

Messiah College provides an excellent benefits package for all active employees who are regularly scheduled to work 1560 hours or more per year or teach 12 credit hours or more per semester. Employees who are regularly scheduled to work between 1040 and 1559 hours per year are eligible for a pro-rated benefits package. You are eligible for coverage the first of the month following or coincident with your date of hire. There is no exclusion for pre-existing conditions if you are timely enrollee. You are not enrolled until you attend a benefit orientation and submit your enrollment forms to Human Resources.

This information is intended to provide current and prospective employees with a general understanding of Messiah College's benefits and is not intended to substitute for attending the benefit orientation.


INSURANCE

More information is available via the Benefits Overview and the Human Resources Manual.

Health Insurance: HealthAmerica PPO

Coventry Health & Life Insurance Company
Member Services: 1-800-788-8445
www.healthamerica.cvty.com
>>>Medco/Express Scripts Customer Service: 1-800-788-8445
www.express-scripts.com
Dental Insurance: Guardian DentalGuard Preferred

DentalGuard Preferred
Customer Service: 1-888-278-4542
The Guardian Northeast Regional Office
PO Box 26040 Lehigh Valley, PA 18002-6040
www.guardiananytime.com
Vision Insurance: Capital Blue Cross Vision
(NVA Provider Network)

Customer Service: 1-800-905-4102
National Vision Administrators
PO Box 2187 Clifton, NJ 07015
www.e-nva.com
Group Life Insurance: Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America

Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America
P.O. Box 26160
Lehigh Valley, PA 18002-6160
Phone: 800-268-2525
www.guardianlife.com
Short Term Disability: Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America

Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America
P.O. Box 26160
Lehigh Valley, PA 18002-6160
Phone: 800-268-2525
www.guardianlife.com
Long Term Disability: Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America

Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America
P.O. Box 26160
Lehigh Valley, PA 18002-6160
Phone: 800-268-2525
www.guardianlife.com
Supplemental Life: MetLife

MetLife Insurance Company
200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166
www.metlife.com
Long Term Care: Genworth Life Insurance Company

Genworth Financial
Phone: 1-800-416-3624
www.genworth.com/groupltc
(username: MESSC; access code: groupltc)
Supplemental Plans: Aflac Personal Accident Indemnity
Aflac Personal Cancer Indemnity
Aflac Personal Sickness Indemnity

Aflac Capital Region Office
2405 Park Drive, Suite 205
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: 717-234-5110
Fax: 717-234-7271
Contact Rep: kristen_murray@us.aflac.com
Retirement: The Standard

Customer Service: 1-800-858-5420
www.standard.com/retirement

Capital View Wealth Management
212 S Front Street
Wormleysburg PA 17043
(717) 412-4966
Denny Browne: Denny.browne@capitalviewwealth.com
Rob Teague: Rob.teague@capitalviewwealth.com
Andy Grace: Andy.grace@capitalviewwealth.com
Health Advice Health Advocate

Phone: 1-866-695-8622
www.HealthAdvocate.com/messiah/

OTHER BENEFITS

Flexible Spending Accounts: AmeriFlex Health Care Account
AmeriFlex Dependent Care Account

AmeriFlex (Claims Dept)
Customer Service: 1-888-868-FLEX (3539)
Fax: 1-888-631-1038
302 Fellowship Road, Suite 100
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054-1218
service@flex125.com
www.flex125.com
Counseling Benefits: Work-Life Matters

Phone: 1-800-386-7055
www.ibhworklife.com
(company name: Matters; password: wlm70101)

COUNSELING BENEFITS

Work-Life-Matters: Balancing work and home life is not always easy. As such, Messiah provides access to WorkLifeMatters, a confidential employee assistance program, for all benefit eligible employees and their dependents.

Employees are also eligible to receive counseling services through the Engle Health Center on campus.

RETIREMENT

Messiah College provides a voluntary retirement plan through The Standard to help employees prepare for retirement through contributions to a 403(b). The amount Messiah contributes to the plan is based on the employees' contributions as follows:

By the Participant By the College Total
2.5% 3% 5.5%
5% 6% 11%
7.5% 9% 16.5%

The Department of Labor has an online retirement toolkit to help employees identify key issues related to retirement planning. This toolkit goes beyond the retirement plan and discusses topics like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.

EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE

Messiah offers three types of educational benefits to employees.

Educational Assistance: A three-tiered educational assistance benefit program is available to employees to support the undergraduate education of their dependents. The program provides financial support for:

  • students attending Messiah College
  • students attending other Christian colleges
  • students attending any other two- and four-year accredited colleges and universities.

Employee Development: Messiah College recognizes the mutual benefits employees derive from personal growth and career growth and therefore, provides assistance to its staff and administrative employees interested in furthering their formal educational or training.

Graduate Aid: Messiah College recognizes the mutual benefits employees derive from personal growth and career growth. This program has been designed to financially assist employees who show potential for expanded responsibilities or advancement and wish to enroll into a post baccalaureate program of study. At total of 15 employees may participate in the graduate aid program at one time.

TIME OFF AND LEAVE

Staff and administrative employees accrue vacation and sick leave based on the number of hours they are scheduled to work as well as their length of service. For more information, see the Benefits Overview or the Human Resources Manual.

Sick Leave: Up to 10 days (80 hours) per fiscal year with full pay, accrued
Vacation: Varies based on employee type, years of service and regularly-scheduled hours
Personal Days: Up to 2 days (16 hours) per fiscal year with full pay. Unused hours do not accrue.
Paid Holidays see Holiday schedule
Personal Leave see Employee Manual
Professional Leave see Employee Manual
Administrative Leave see Employee Manual
Missions/Service Leave see Employee Manual
Public Service Leave see Employee Manual

DISCOUNT PROGRAMS

Campus Store Discount: All employees receive a 10% discount on purchases from in-stock inventory in the Campus Store. Certain items are not eligible for this discount.

Employee Discount Purchasing Program