Benefits

Augustana University provides benefits to its employees who work 35 hours or more per week, or teach 6/7 time or more as a faculty member.

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Insurance Benefits

Health:

Eligible employees and dependents may participate in the insurance plan provided by Augustana University. Coverage will be effective on the date of hire.

Health coverage includes services such as:

  • office visits
  • surgical services
  • mental health services
  • physical exams
  • pharmacy expenses

Dental:

All qualifying employees and their dependents (if applicable) will be covered and become eligible on the first day of the month following the date of employment. This is a voluntary plan which the employee pays the total cost of the premium.

Dental coverage includes services such as:

  • Diagnostic and Preventive Services
  • Basic Services
  • Endodontics and Periodontics (covered after 12 months enrolled)
  • Major Services (covered after 12 months enrolled)
  • Orthodontics (covered after 12 months enrolled)

Short Term Disability:

Augustana provides 100% of an employee's salary for short-term disability for up to four, six-week periods.

The University provides this benefit at no cost to the employee.

Long Term Disability:

Total disability insurance will go into effect on the employee's first day of employment.

Disability benefits take effect after a six-month period of total disability. The total disability benefit is 60% of your monthly salary at the time your disability occurred.

The TIAA-CREF contributions continue to your retirement plan as a function of this coverage.

The University provides this benefit at no cost to the employee.

Life Insurance:

All eligible employees will have life insurance equal to one year's base salary with a maximum of $50,000 and a minimum of $15,000.

The employee's spouse will have $5,000 of life insurance coverage.

Dependents of the employee (over 14 days and less than 19 years old or if a student, age 23) are covered for $2,500 of life insurance coverage.

The University provides this benefit at no cost to the employee.

Additional life insurance is available to employees and their dependents for a nominal monthly cost.

Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D):

If an employee sustains an accidental bodily injury, and the injury directly causes the loss of eyesight, body part or loss of life, a payment will be made according to the loss based on the employee's life insurance coverage.

The University provides this benefit at no cost to the employee.

Additional AD&D is available to employees for a nominal monthly cost.

Retirement:TIAA-CREF

Full-time employees are required to participate in the TIAA-CREF retirement program on the first day of employment.

All employees become vested in the retirement program after 23 months of plan participation.

Contributions shall be as follows:

  • Years of Participation: 1-5

    • Employee Contributes: 4%
    • Augustana Contributes: 4%
  • Years of Participation: 6-10

    • Employee Contributes: 4%
    • Augustana Contributes: 6%
  • Years of Participation: 11-15

    • Employee Contributes: 5%
    • Augustana Contributes: 6%
  • Years of Participation: 15+

    • Employee Contributes: 5%
    • Augustana Contributes: 7%

Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance will be allowed in the following manner:

  Full-Time Employees* and their Children/Spouse Part-Time Employees and Their Children/Spouse
First year of
employment
up to 25% of full tuition 6 credits/academic year**
Second year of employment up to 50% of full tuition 8 credits/academic year**
Third year of
employment
up to 75% of full tuition 10 credits/academic year**
Fourth and each succeeding year of
employment
90% of full tuition 12 credits/fiscal year**

*A percent of full tuition refers to the benefit, not the cost. If tuition is $10,000/semester and you are at 25%, your benefit is $2,500 for the semester.

**Tuition Assistance will not apply to more than 7 credit hours per semester. If the student is a full-time student, the cost of these credit hours is applied to the tuition costs.


Additional Campus Benefits

For further details, contact:

Human Resources
Augustana University
2001 S Summit Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57197.

Office: 605.274.4110
Fax: 605.274.5547
Email: humanresources@augie.edu