Am I eligible for University benefits?

Click here for employee definitions, which describe benefits eligibility. Only employees in categories A through D are eligible for 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
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 (Highmark Delaware First State Basic, Aetna CDH Gold, Highmark Delaware CDH Gold, Aetna HMO, Highmark Delaware IPA/HMO, Highmark Delaware Comprehensive PPO)(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.