Human Resources

Full-Time Administrative and Support Staff

This is a summary of benefits only. For details and requirements, please see the Benefits webpage, or ask Human Resources for the plan document, employee handbook, or other documentation.

Benefits Summary

Benefit

Cost

Eligible

About the Plan

Medical Insurance

College pays 75%

Employee pays 25%

1st of the month after date of hire

Hospital and medical services through Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Dental Insurance

College pays 100% for Individual

Employee pays the difference for family coverage

1st of the month after date of hire

Diagnostic, preventive, restorative & orthodontic services through Delta Dental of Mass.

Short Term Disability

College pays 100%

After three months

Following 14 consecutive calendar days of disability, the College continues to pay 60% of salary up to 180 calendar days. (For California employees; coordinates with California Short Term Disability).

Long Term Disability

College pays 100%

After six months

Following six months of disability, a monthly income of 60% base salary up to insurance certificate maximum. Duration is based on age at disability.

Group Life Insurance

College pays 100%

1st of the month after date of hire

Life Insurance equal to twice basic annual salary, to a maximum of $700,000

403(b) Tax Deferred Annuity Plan

100% voluntary contribution

Upon Employment

Employee may contribute on a pre-tax basis to Transamerica.

Retirement Plans

College contributes 9% of Salary

Employee contributes 3% of salary

After two years

403(b) Annuity Plan: Employee must contribute (condition of employment) on a pre-tax basis to Transamerica.

Workers’ Compensation

College pays 100% of premium

Upon Employment

Compensation for on-the-job injury or death

Social Security

College pays 7.65% of salary

Employee pays 7.65% of salary

Upon Employment

Retirement income, survivor benefit, disability insurance, Medicare

Flexible Spending Accounts

Employee pays 100%

1st of the month after date of hire

Pre-tax health and dependent care reimbursement accounts

Transportation Benefit

 

College subsidizes up to $84.50/month

 

Upon Employment

Purchase MBTA passes, bus passes, using pre-tax dollars - College subsidizes up to $84.50 per month. Cannot combine with subsidized parking. 

Vacation

NA

Upon employment

Varies with years of service/job classification

Sick Leave

NA

Upon employment

Varies with years of service

Personal Days

NA

After one year of service

Three days per year

Tuition Benefit For Employee

College pays 100%

Next Registration

Up to 8 credits per semester for Emerson courses  

Tuition Benefit for Spouse

College pays 100%

Next Registration

Up to 4 credits per semester for Emerson courses

Tuition Benefit for Employee’s Child at Emerson College

College pays 100%

After two years

If accepted into Emerson College, full tuition for any of the College’s degree programs

Tuition Benefit for Employee’s Child through Tuition Exchange

Varies by Institution

After two years, may apply for a scholarship

If awarded a TE scholarship, the child may attend a participating institution with free or reduced admission.

Subsidized Parking at Boston Common Garage

College contributes a portion of the monthly cost Staff in positions with Salary Grade 17 and above Parking at Boston Common Garage (interested employees must contact HR to enroll). It cannot combine with subsidized transit.

COBRA

Employee pays 100%

Upon termination of employment or qualifying event

Continuation of health and dental for employee and/or covered dependents

Employee Assistance Program

College pays 100%

Upon Employment

Evaluation/referrals; family/emotional issues; child & elder care, etc.

Learn more about additional benefits » 

Employees, their spouses, and dependents are responsible for any tax consequences resulting from benefits received by them from the College (i.e. graduate courses).

*For staff working in departments with a 40-hour schedule; full-time is 40 hours.

If you have any questions, please submit a request.

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