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Benefit Highlights for Faculty and Administration

Effective 10/1/2019; all policies subject to change.

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science offers a comprehensive selection of quality benefits to our eligible employees (regularly scheduled for 30 or more hours/week). The university offers four medical plans with vision benefits, a dental plan, short and long-term disability, basic and supplemental life insurance, flexible spending accounts, and an extremely attractive retirement plan. Except for the retirement plans, all benefits are effective the first of the month following your date of hire. With the exception of the retirement plans, employees may enroll within thirty days from date of hire or during an Open Enrollment period.

Medical Plans – Blue Cross Blue Shield:

  • PPO and Blue Edge PPO with HCA
    • Ability to see any qualified provider you choose (your out of pocket costs are greater when you seek care outside the network).
  • Blue Advantage HMO and HMO Illinois
    • All care must be coordinated by your HMO primary care physician or woman’s primary health care provider.
    • With the exception of emergencies, all care must be provided by a network provider.

Dental Plan - Delta Dental:

  • Ability to see any qualified dentist you choose.
  • Preventive services are covered at 100% of reasonable and customary charges.

Vision Plan – Superior Vision:

  • Benefits through Superior National Network.
  • Low co-pays for exams, materials, and contact lens fittings; additional discounts offered by some in-network providers.

Short-term Disability Insurance – University:

  • University paid short-term disability insurance provides up to 100% of weekly salary for covered claims.

Life Insurance & Long-term Disability Insurance – Mutual of Omaha:

  • University paid life insurance equal to 1 ½ times annual salary up to $50,000.
  • Employee may elect to purchase supplemental life insurance in increments between 1 and 5 times annual salary.
  • University paid long-term disability insurance provides up to 60% of weekly salary for covered claims.

Flexible Spending Accounts - PayFlex:

  • Flexible Spending Accounts allow you to use pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses.

Retirement Plans - TIAA:

  • Employees are eligible to participate in matching retirement plans after completing two years of service. Prior employment with an educational or non-profit research organization during the 24 consecutive month period immediately preceding your date of hire may be counted toward meeting the service requirement. 
  • Once eligible, participation in the matching plans is mandatory as a condition of employment.
  • The university matches a 5% mandatory employee contribution with a 10% university contribution.
  • Effective immediately, employees may make unmatched contributions to voluntary supplemental pre-tax and post-tax retirement plans.

Employee Assistance Program

  • The university provides a confidential Employee Assistance Program and their dependents to all employees.

Paid Holidays and Sick Days

  • Employees are eligible to receive 12 paid holidays plus two Floating Holidays per year.
  • Maximum accrual of 15 sick days.

Vacation

  • Employees in the Faculty and Administration classifications are entitled to a maximum accrual of 24 days of paid vacation.

Dependent Verification Documentation Requirements for the Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Plan

To add a dependent to your coverage, you must upload each dependent’s verification documents. Listed below are the documents that you must submit for each dependent you are adding to your coverage.

Note: You may cover up the financial information on the documents (such as your income, details on a bank statement, etc.).

For Spouse: Provide copies of the documentation listed below.

A copy of your state or county-issued marriage certificate plus one joint document. 
Joint documentation is an item addressed to both parties and dated within the last three months. 
Examples of acceptable joint documentation: A joint household bill, or a household bill for the employee and one for the spouse with a current date and the same address or a joint bank/credit account or a joint mortgage/lease or insurance policies or the front page of your current filed federal tax return confirming your spouse as a dependent

For Domestic Partners: Provide copies of the documentation listed below.

Rosalind Franklin University’s “Affidavit of Domestic Partnership” form plus one joint document.
Joint documentation is an item addressed to both parties and dated within the last three months. 
Examples of acceptable joint documentation: A joint household bill, or a household bill for the employee and one for the spouse with a current date and the same address or a joint bank/credit account or a joint mortgage/lease or insurance policies or the front page of your current filed federal tax return confirming your spouse as a dependent

For Children:

A copy of the child’s birth certificate, naming you as the child’s parent, or appropriate court order/adoption decree naming you as the child’s legal guardian.

For Step Children: Provide copies of 2 forms of documentation listed below.

A copy of the child’s birth certificate, naming your spouse as the child’s parent, or appropriate court order/adoption decree naming your spouse as the child’s legal guardian.
And
A copy of your state or county-issued marriage certificate. 
If the required documentation is not received within 30 days from your date of hire or Permitted Election Change Event, your dependent(s) will not be enrolled for coverage unless you can show that this documentation has been ordered and/or requested from a county or state agency

Please Note: If your dependent documentation is written in a language other than English, you MUST include a copy of an official translation of the document along with a copy of the document.