Benefits at Dominican University

Dominican University recognizes the importance of health and wellness and understands the need for quality and affordable healthcare. The University is committed to providing faculty and staff rich benefits, services and assistance in planning for financial security.  

Dominican University offers all eligible employees the following benefit programs: 

  • Medical and Prescription Drug Plans
  • Dental Plan
  • Retirement Plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Tuition Remission Benefits
  • Short-  and  Long-Term Disability
  • Holiday Schedule
  • Vacation, Sick & Personal Time
  • Many Discount Programs
  • Employee Assistance Programs 

The actual terms of the various employee benefit plans are stated in and governed by the formal plan documents. Additional information may be found on the DC employee portal. 

Additional Sources:

No Surprise Medical Bills Notice

2022 Summary of Benefits

Full-Time Regular Employees

BenefitAbout the BenefitEligibilityCost
Medical InsuranceChristian Brothers Employee Benefit Trust administered through Aetna. Covers health, hospitalization and vision discounts. College offers a Low Core Plan and a High Buy Up Plan.Date of hireEmployee pays 25% of premium
University pays 75% of premium
Prescription CoverageExpress Scripts – When enrolled in medical, prescription is automaticDate of hireIncluded in medical insurance
Dental InsuranceAetna PPO or DMODate of hireEmployee pays 25% of premium
University pays 75% of premium
Vision Discount ProgramWhen enrolled in the medical plan – access to vision discount program through EyeMedDate of hireIncluded in the Medical plan
Retirement PlanTIAA/403(b) Defined contribution planFirst of the month following 12 consecutive months & 1,000 hoursAfter 1 year and up to 5 years – 5% employer match
After 5 years and up to 10 years – 6% employer match
After 10 years or more – 7% employer match

Employee required to contribute 5% to receive the employer match
403(b) Tax Deferred AnnuityTIAA/403(b) Tax-deferred contribution planNo waiting period – may enroll at any timeVoluntary, up to maximum set by IRS
(University does not contribute)
Flexible Spending AccountsHealthEquity/Wage Works – FSA for Medical and or Dependent CareDate of hireVoluntary, up to the maximum set by IRS
Basic Life InsuranceThe Hartford – All full-time employees
Two times employee salary – up to $100,000
90 days from date of hireUniversity covers 100% of premium
Accidental Death and dismembermentThe Hartford – All full-time employees
Benefits per plan summary
90 days from date of hireUniversity covers 100% of premium
Voluntary Life/AD&D InsuranceThe Hartford – All full-time employee90 days from date of hireEmployee pays 100% of the premium
Short Term disabilityThe Hartford – All full-time employees7 day waiting period for each disability claimUniversity covers 100% of premium
Eligible 4 weeks after date of hire
Long Term disabilityThe Hartford – All full-time employees90 days from date of hireUniversity covers 100% of premium
Worker’s compensationProvides compensation for on-the-job injury or illnessDate of hireUniversity covers 100% of premium
Vacation Time2 to 4 weeks depending on position, years of service and statusAfter 3 months of employmentN/A
Personal TimePaid personal time. 2 days for full-time employees and 1 day for part-time employees per calendar yearShould be approved in advanceN/A
Sick TimePaid sick time – Full-time employees accrue 10 sick days per calendar yearMay coordinate with short-term disabilityN/A
Employee Assistance ProgramHIgherEdEAP – All employees – Confidential & professional assistance to employee and/or family members concerning issues regarding parenting, childcare, legal, financial, eldercare, workplace concerns, life changes, mental health and wellnessDate of hireUniversity covers 100% of premium
Tuition RemissionUp to 12 undergraduate and graduate creditsAfter 90 days of employment. One year waiting period for spouse and dependentsUniversity pays 100% for undergraduate courses and 50% for graduate courses for the employee, spouse, and dependents

This benefit overview does not create a contract of employment between Dominican University and any employee. The University reserves the right to amend, suspend, or terminate the benefit plans at any time. In all instances, the plan documents and summary plan descriptions will govern the benefit determinations.