Am I eligible for University benefits?


The table below shows eligibility requirements for University benefits. It applies to regular full-time and part-time employees with work schedules of 50% time or more. All "Visiting" personnel classifications, such as Visiting Faculty and Visiting Professionals are eligible for "CORE" benefits* regardless of length of service.

*CORE benefits are:

  1. Health Care (Blue Cross Blue Shield and Aetna)
  2. Dental Expense Assistance Plan
  3. Vision
  4. Course Fee Waiver
  5. University ID Card Privileges

University contributions are pro-rated for part-time employees who work less than 75% time, unless otherwise indicated.

Benefit Full-Time Employee Part-time Employee
Blood Bank Yes Yes
Death Benefit Supplement Yes Yes
Dental Assistance Program (1) Yes Yes
Disability Insurance Yes Yes
Educational Benefits
   a) Cooperative Tuition Exchange Program Yes No
   b) Course Fee Waiver (1) Yes Yes(2)
   c) Delaware Student Fee Privilege Yes No
   d) Tuition Exchange Program Yes No
   e) Tuition Remission Program Yes Yes(2)
Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Yes Yes
Group Life Insurance Yes Yes
Group Long-term Care Insurance Yes Yes
Health Insurance (BCBSD First State Basic, Comprehensive PPO, BlueCARE, and Aetna Health Care)(1) Yes Yes
Retirement Programs
   a) 403(b) Retirement Plan (3) (5) Yes Yes
   b) 457(b) Retirement Plan (5) Yes Yes
   c) Social Security (FICA) Yes Yes
   d) State Pension Plan (4) Yes Yes
Unemployment Compensation Yes Yes
Vision Yes Yes
Wellness Benefit Yes, $75/yr Yes, $38/yr
Worker's Compensation Yes Yes


(1) Core Benefits.
(2) University provides one-half the full-time benefit.
(3) Primary Retirement plan for Faculty and Professional Staff. Investments through TIAA-CREF and Fidelity Investments. Voluntary Programs are available for all regular full and part-time employees.
(4) Primary Retirement Plan for Salaried and Hourly Staff.
(5) Visiting Faculty and Visiting Professionals may participate in the Voluntary 403(b) and Voluntary 457(b) Retirement Plans.