Affiliated AFECAAUP Faculty (eligible for medical, dental and vision)

This is a summary of benefits only. For details and requirements, please ask Human Resources for the plan document, AFECAAUP contract, employee handbook, or other controlling documents. For details on particular benefits, click on the benefit name.

Summary of Benefits




About the Plan

Medical Insurance

College contributes 50 or 65% towards individual medical, and 50% towards other coverage levels, per eligibility outlined in union contract.

1st of month following eligibility. Eligibility is determined by Academic Affairs at the beginning of the Fall & Spring semesters. If newly eligible for Fall semester, eligible for coverage starting 10/1; if newly eligible in Spring semester, eligible for coverage starting 3/1.

Hospital and medical services through Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Dental Insurance

College contributes cost of Individual coverage under Base Plan towards all plans and coverage levels. Employees pay difference.

1st of month following eligibility. See medical eligibility for more information.

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

Vision Plan

100% Employee Paid

1st of the month after date of hire

Vision services and eyewear through EyeMed.  

403(b) Tax-Deferred Annuity Plan


Voluntary Plan


Upon Employment. 

Faculty member may contribute on a pre-tax basis to Transamerica to Voluntary Plan. 

Mandatory Retirement Plan

College contributes 3% of salary.

Employee contributes 1.5% of salary.

Eligibility based on accrued teaching credits & union membership

Faculty member must contribute (condition of employment) on a pre-tax basis to Transamerica.

Transportation Benefits

Reimbursement of eligible transit and parking.

Upon Employment

See Transit & Parking Benefits.


Employee pays 100%

Upon termination of employment or qualifying event

Continuation of health plans coverage 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 other benefits.

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


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