Benefits Overview

Andrews University seeks to provide benefits for employees to serve a variety of needs. Below is a brief overview of benefits for eligible employees. For an outline of eligibility and the complete description of each benefit, click on the particular benefit.

Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance The University offers a health insurance plan which includes Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Benefits, and a Prescription Drug Program. PhysiciansCare (ASR Corporation) is our third-party administrator for our employee health care benefits.
Health Opt-out Option Employees who are eligible for health insurance benefits but who do not wish to be covered by the health insurance plan, may elect the opt-out option.
Basic Life Insurance You are automatically covered under the Group Term Life Insurance for $100,000 at no cost to you once you have met eligibility requirements. You may also buy Supplemental Life and AD&D.
Retirement All benefit eligible employees receive a 5% basic employer contribution plus employer matching contribution of up to 3%.
Adoption Benefit Full-time employees may be granted non-taxable assistance for qualified adoption related expenses.
Disability Insurance All regular full-time employees shall be eligible to participate in the Employee Disability Income Plan.
Educational Benefits Scholarship Grants - If you are a full time regular employee and have dependent children who are less than 24 years of age and attending school, the policy applies to you.
Free Classes - Four free credits each semester are available to qualified employees in a regularly scheduled class.
Leave of Absence Leaves of absence will be extended for the following University policies:
  • Family and Medical Leave (FMLA)
  • Personal
  • Temporary Disability Leave
Moving Benefits When an employee is requested by the University to move to a new location, he/she may be eligible for moving and related travel expense reimbursement in harmony with the appropriate policy.
Dining Service For employees working at least 30 hours a week or more, using your faculty/staff ID card, you are entitled to a 25% discount on cafeteria meals.
Holidays Holiday pay for the following days/time not worked: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King's Birthday, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas (annual total of 9 days).
Vacation Two weeks during the first 4 years, three weeks during the next 5 years, four weeks beginning the tenth year of service.
Funeral Leave An employee attending the funeral of a member of the immediate family will be allowed a funeral leave of up to three regular working days with salary or pay.
Swimming Pool All employees may use the University swimming pool for a discounted fee upon presentation of their University identification card.
Library Books and materials may be borrowed upon presentation of a University identification card.
Parking Parking is available to all University employees. A parking pass may be obtained at the University Safety Department.
Workers' Compensation All employees are covered by workers' compensation insurance. Any injury which occurs in connection with assigned work must be reported immediately to your supervisor.


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Berrien Springs, Michigan 49104