Messiah University 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 1000 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 University's benefits and is not intended to substitute for attending the benefit orientation.
More information is available via the Benefits Overview and the Human Resources Manual.
|Health Insurance:||Highmark Blue Shield|
|Customer Service: 1-800-345-3806
||Customer Service: 1-800-903-6228
|Dental Insurance:||Delta Dental|
|Delta Dental of Pennsylvania
P.O. Box 2105
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055-6999
Customer Service: 1-800-932-0783
|Vision Insurance:||VBA Vision|
|Customer Service: 1-800-432-4966
400 Lydia Street, Suite 300, Carnegie, PA 15106
|Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA):
Health Spending Accounts (HSA):
|Customer Service (FSA): 1-877-924-3967
Customer Service (HSA): 1-866-346-5800
|Group Life Insurance
Short Term Disability
Long Term Disability
Voluntary Life Insurance
|UNUM Life Insurance Company of America
P.O. Box 100158
Columbia, SC 29202
|Employee Assistance Plan:||UNUM|
|Long Term Care:||Genworth Life Insurance Company|
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|Nationwide Pet Insurance
P.O. Box 2344
Brea, CA 92822-2344
|Customer Service: 1-800-858-5420
|Capital View Wealth Management
212 S Front Street
Wormleysburg PA 17043
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Rob Teague: Rob.firstname.lastname@example.org
Andy Grace: Andy.email@example.com
|Health Advice||Health Advocate|
Messiah University 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:
For complete information regarding eligibility, participation and other information, please see the Statement of ERISA Rights, Investment Policy Statement, Summary Plan Description, and amendments via the Human Resources Benefits Documentation card on FalconLink. Employees without access to FalconLink may request an electronic copy by contacting the Office of Human Resources.
For assistance in changing your investments in your account with The Standard, please see the following video.
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.
Messiah offers three types of educational benefits to employees.
A two-tiered tuition reduction benefit program is available to employees to support the undergraduate education of their dependents. The program provides financial support for:
- students attending Messiah University
- students attending any other two- and four-year accredited colleges and universities.
Messiah University 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.
Messiah University 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.
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 Employment Policies.
|Paid Sick Time||Up to 10 days (80 hours) per fiscal year with full pay, accrued|
|Paid Vacation Time||Varies based on employee type, years of service and regularly-scheduled hours|
|Paid Personal Time||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 Personal Leave Policy|
|Professional Leave||see Professional Leave Policy|
|Administrative Leave||see Administrative Leave Policy|
|Missions/Service Leave||see Missions & Service Leave Policy|
|Public Service Leave||see Public Service Leave Policy|
Messiah University is pleased to offer this program through Perspectives to all benefits-eligible employees and their families. The EAP provides help in accessing the care and resources you need. They offer counseling and support for mental and emotional health; tools for tough times; services and resources to navigate family dynamics; financial and legal advice and tools; and work-life resources.
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.