Hourly Full Time

Saint Mary's College Benefits in Brief for Hourly Full Time Staff

January 1, 2017 through May 31, 2017

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Health Insurance
Anthem PPO

Saint Mary’s & You

See health insurance benefit sheet describing the health plan and the cost to you.

           Dental Insurance
              Lincoln Dental 
Saint Mary's & You
See dental insurance benefit sheet describing the dental plans and the costs to you.

UnitedHealthCare Vision Plan


Two coverage options for eye exams, frames, lenses, and contacts through UnitedHealthCare Vision providers are offered at a reasonable monthly cost. 

Basic Life — Accidental Death and Dismemberment  

Saint Mary’s

Coverage in amount equal to 200% of basic annual earnings with a maximum benefit of $50,000.  

Optional Life Insurance


Employee may purchase insurance equal to 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 times their annual base salary rounded to the nearest thousand to a maximum of $500,000.  Premiums are based on age-banded rates. 

          Spousal Life Insurance        You Spousal life insurance is available equal to .5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3 or 3.5 times their annual base salary rounded to the nearest thousand not to exceed 50% of the employees elected optional life amount.

Dependent Life Insurance  


Dependent (child) life insurance is available to purchase for children aged 14 days - 19 years (25 if full time student) at $2,000, $5,000, $10,000 or $20,000.  Employee must be enrolled in optional life insurance. 

Retirement Plan  

Saint Mary’s

Employees are covered under the Teacher's Insurance and Annuity Association-College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA-CREF).

The program is vested immediately. The level of participation is as follows:

  • After one year of service, but less than five years, the College will contribute 3% of the employee's salary into the plan.
  • After five years of service, but less than ten years, the College will contribute 6% of the employee's salary into the plan.
  • After ten years of service, the College will contribute 10% of the employee's salary into the plan.

Supplemental Retirement Annuity Plan


 Participation optional. By means of a salary reduction agreement, a portion of your taxable income is set aside on a pre-tax basis for retirement benefits. Variety of investment options available.

Medical and Dependent Care
Reimbursement Accounts


You may participate through pre-tax payroll contributions in either or both reimbursement plans. Information is available on each option.  

Long-Term Disability

Saint Mary's

After five months of total disability, eligible for payment of 60% of total monthly earnings.

Short-Term Disability

Participation optional. Short-term disability insurance pays you a portion of your earnings if you cannot work because of a disabling illness or injury. Benefits could continue until you are eligible for Long-term disability.

Adoption Benefit  

Saint Mary’s

After 1 year of employment, reimbursement of up to $2,000 of expenses incurred in the process of adopting a child.

Direct Deposit



Saint Mary’s does not issue payroll checks. Pay is direct deposited. Our preference is that you bank with 1st Source Bank (a branch is located on campus). You may open a free checking or savings account. We can also accommodate other banks for direct deposit purposes. Employees are paid on a bi-weekly  basis.

Employee Assistance Program

Saint Mary’s 

Program designed to provide a confidential service to employees and their dependents with personal problems. Participants are eligible for 5 face-to-face visits per family member per contract year at no cost to you.

Employee Tuition Plan  

Saint Mary’s

Following completion of the 90-day trial period, employee is eligible to take one class per semester tuition free. Not applicable to registration fees, special fees or books.

Educational Benefits -
Family Tuition Benefits at Saint Mary’s College

Saint Mary’s



After 1 year of full-time employment, wives and female dependent children who meet the admission requirements are eligible to work toward a degree from Saint Mary’s. After 4 years of full-time employment, tuition remission is at 100%. Tuition remission is based on a graduated schedule between 1 and 4 years of employment. Remission is limited to 8 semesters of undergraduate study.

Educational Benefits -

Other Institutions

Saint Mary’s


After 3 years of full-time employment, dependent children (undergraduate only) are eligible for 100% tuition remission at the University of Notre Dame. Remission is limited to 8 semesters.

Dependent children of full-time employees are eligible to apply for tuition remission at another member college. The Catholic College Cooperative Tuition Exchange (CCTE) is a consortium of regionally accredited colleges or universities listed in the current Official Catholic College Directory. Visit their website at www.CCCTE.org for more information. The Council of Independent Colleges Tuition Exchange Program (CIC-TEP) is a network of CIC colleges and universities willing to accept, tuition free, students from families of full-time employees of other CIC-TEP institutions. Visit their website at www.cic.edu for more information.




Saint Mary’s


Regular full-time employees begin to earn vacation from date of hire. Vacation accruals are based on actual hours worked each pay period.

Full-time employees are eligible for:
2 weeks vacation after 1 year of employment
3 weeks after 5 years of employment
4 weeks after 10 years of employment.

Sick Time  

Saint Mary’s


After completing the 90-day probationary period, regular full-time employees begin to accrue sick leave. Sick time is earned at the rate of 1 day per month for each month of continuous active service.

Personal Time

Saint Mary’s


After completing the 90-day probationary period, regular full-time employees are eligible to use up to 5 days per fiscal year of accumulated sick time for paid personal time. This personal time is deducted from accrued sick time and does not accumulate from year to year.

Paid Holidays

Saint Mary’s


Christmas Day, the day before or after Christmas, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day and Good Friday. Other days as authorized by the President.

Staff Discounts and Privileges


Your Saint Mary’s ID will allow you a 20% discount at the Saint Mary’s College bookstore, as well as a discount at the Notre Dame Bookstore. Discounts are also available for many cultural and athletic events. Employees also may access the library, and athletic facility.


This Benefits in Brief attempts to summarize benefits. For a complete explanation of the benefit, the Employee Handbook and/or Summary Plan Description serve as the definitive source on the benefits available.