Full-Time New Hire Information
Important information for newly hired
full-time employees of Dickinson College.
Benefits are effective
the first of the month after your date of hire. However, if your date of
hire is the first working day of the month then coverage is effective
the first of the month in which you were hired. You pay for the premium
costs using pre-tax dollars. You may opt for individual, two-party
or family coverage for your spouse or eligible same sex domestic partner
and dependent unmarried children less than age 26. Employees
have the option of enrolling or changing their enrollment: 1) within the
first 31 days of becoming a full-time employee, 2) through the open
enrollment process which allows non-participating and participating
eligible employees to enroll, change, or cancel coverage on July 1 of
each year, or 3) when certain family status changes occur, such as the
birth of a baby. Contact HR Services for further information.
The Flexcomp and
Retirement Election Form, Life Insurance Enrollment Form
and other applicable insurance forms MUST be
returned to Human Resource Services within the first 31 days of your
Insurance - Dickinson offers a Preferred Provider Organization
(PPO) plan, which is administered by HealthAssurance that includes a
prescription drug plan.
Insurance - The college offers two group dental plans through
- Vision Insurance - Vision
benefits are available through Vision Benefits of America.
Spending Account - Through a Flexible Spending Account
(FSA), you are able to set aside money, before it is taxed, in order to pay
for eligible out-of-pocket costs for dependent and health care
Insurance and Long Term Disability - A group life insurance plan
which is fully financed by the college is also provided.
Accidental Death and Dismemberment - Available to you at
Tax Deferred Annuity Plan - You may contribute to a retirement
plan with TIAA-CREF and/or Fidelity on a pre-tax basis beginning with your
first day of employment. If you are interested in contributing, please
contact Human Resource Services for a packet of information.
Defined Contribution Plan - After one year of service, Dickinson
will begin making a retirement contribution on your behalf. If you are
currently active in your present employer's retirement plan and are 100%
vested, you may qualify for a waiver to the College's one year waiting period.
Please forward this
form to your current Human Resource Services Office to obtain documentation
regarding your vesting status and eligibility.
Voluntary Benefits Available
- Voluntary Group Accident Insurance - pays a benefit for the treatment of
injuries suffered as the result of a covered accident. Benefits are paid
regardless of any other health insurance benefits the insured may receive.
- Voluntary Group Cancer/Critical Illness Insurance - provides a lump sum
benefit payment upon the diagnosis of not only one covered illness, but for
each covered illness, to cover out-of-pocket medical expenses and the costs
associated with life-changes following a covered critical illness.
- Voluntary Term Life Insurance - provides you with additional financial
protection for your family even after you're gone.
- Voluntary Accidental
Death & Dismemberment Insurance - pays a benefit for a covered accident
regardless of any disability or life insurance you may have. If you die or are
seriously injured as a result of a covered accident or injury, you or your
beneficiaries will receive a set amount to help pay for unexpected
Term Care - new employees have guaranteed acceptance into this group long
term care insurance regardless of your current health status if you enroll
within 31 days of your hire date or the date you become eligible for benefits.
If you enroll at a later date (later than the 31 days after you become
eligible), you will be required to provide proof of good health to be accepted
- benefit program for automobile, homeowners and other types of property and