Benefits are an important part of the total Lawrence University compensation package. Lawrence University offers a wide choice of benefit plans. Certain eligibility conditions must be met to qualify for all plans.

Employees who work the required number of hours per week (usually 20 or more) are eligible for the following benefits. The following represents only a brief overview of the various programs provided by the college and, in all cases, applicable master plan documents or the employee handbook is controlling under all circumstances.

Health Insurance

Lawrence University offers self-funded health insurance plans.  There are two different deductible plans to choose form.  Both plans offer a nationwide PPO (Preferred Provider Organization) network which is subject to copays and/or deductibles and coinsurance.

Dental Insurance

Lawrence University offers two dental plan options.  The Delta Dental plan offers an open nationwide network.  The CarePlus Dental plan is an HMO plan with care provided through Dental Associates locations.

Life/Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

Life insurance coverage is equal to two times the employee's basic annual earnings to a maximum of $400,000. Lawrence University pays 100% of the premium.

Supplemental Life/Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

Supplemental life and AD&D insurance can be purchased for yourself, your spouse/domestic partner and children.  Spouse/domestic partner can elect up to 50% of the employee's election. You may also elect dependent child coverage.

Long-Term Disability Insurance

After one year of employment and working 32 hours per week or more, employees will become eligible to participate in the long-term disability insurance program. Lawrence University pays 100% of the premium.

Long-Term Care Insurance

Long term care insurance provides protection in the event assistance is needed performing daily living activities at home or in a residential care facility over an extended period of time.  Many benefit options are available including benefit amount, length of benefit, and optional coverages.

Flexible Spending Account

Employees may set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for out-of-pocket unreimbursed medical, vision and dental expenses. Pre-tax dollars may also be set aside for certain dependent day care expenses.

Retirement Plan

Lawrence University sponsors the Lawrence University Retirement Readiness Plan.  The plan allows employees to make voluntary contributions. After completing one year of service in which you have worked at least 1,000 hours, Lawrence will make a matching contribution to the plan equal to 200% of the first 4% of pay you contribute to the plan (e.g., an additional 8% of your pay).

Travel Assistance

CNA Passport and Worldpass is available to all employees traveling outside of the country for 90 days or less. Companion Assistance provides pre-trip assistance and information as well as personal and emergency assistance, including but not limited to foreign exchange rates, translation/interpretation, emergency medical referrals, emergency medical evacuation and claims reporting assistance.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Lawrence University provides confidential and voluntary assistance to employees and their family members who may be faced with the dynamic challenges of stress overload, grief, job related challenges, relationship or marital problems, alcohol, drug abuse, parenting issues and other concerns.

Dependent Tuition Remission

Full-time employees (working 40 hours per week) with dependent children of college age may apply for tuition remission at Lawrence, a participating ACM college, or the Tuition Exchange, Inc., of which Lawrence is a member. To be eligible, the employee must have completed at least two years of full-time employment.

Employee/Dependent (Spouse/Partner/Child) Tuition Waiver

Full-time employees (working 40 hours per week) and their spouse/partner may each receive tuition waivers for up to 18 course units during any single academic year. Part-time employees (working 20 hours per week or more) and their spouse/partner may each receive tuition waivers for up to nine course units during any single academic year.  Employees/Dependents will only receive tuition waivers for up to six course units during any single academic term.  Some restrictions apply.

Events and Facilities

A wide variety of events and facilities are available. Some events have a modest admission charge, while many are free. Participation is encouraged and appreciated. Employees may also use facilities at the Buchanan-Kiewit Wellness Center, Seeley G. Mudd Library or the Alexander Gymnasium. 

Time Off Benefits

Lawrence University offers a competitive paid time off package for employees.  Examples of paid time off include vacation, holidays, a personal day, and sick pay.