Am I eligible for University benefits?


The table below shows eligibility requirements for University benefits. 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 (Highmark Delaware and Aetna)
  2. Dental Expense Assistance Plan
  3. Vision
  4. Course Fee Waiver
  5. University ID Card Privileges

Benefit Full-Time Employee
Blood Bank Yes
Death Benefit Supplement Yes
Dental Assistance Program (1) Yes
Disability Insurance Yes
Educational Benefits
   a) Cooperative Tuition Exchange Program Yes
   b) Course Fee Waiver (1) Yes
   c) Delaware Student Fee Privilege Yes
   d) Tuition Exchange Program Yes
   e) Tuition Remission Program Yes
Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Yes
Group Life Insurance Yes
Group Long-term Care Insurance Yes
Health Insurance (BCBSD First State Basic, Comprehensive PPO, BlueCARE, and Aetna Health Care)(1) Yes
Retirement Programs
   a) 403(b) Retirement Plan (3) (5) Yes
   b) 457(b) Retirement Plan (5) Yes
   c) Social Security (FICA) Yes
   d) State Pension Plan (4) Yes
Unemployment Compensation Yes
Vision Yes
Wellness Benefit Yes, $75/yr
Worker's Compensation Yes


(1) Core Benefits.
(3) Primary Retirement plan for Faculty and Professional Staff. Investments through TIAA-CREF and Fidelity Investments.
(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.