Benefits available to full time employees (full time is classified as a minimum 3/4 time or 1560 hours per year) with exception of Worker's Compensation which available to all employees.
Benefits are subject to change from time to time.
Workers' Compensation: All employees while in an employment status and recognized volunteers are covered under workers' compensation.
- Employees must enroll within first 30 days of employment
- Eligibility begins on the first day of the month following a complete month of service
- The employee’s portion of the premium is paid by payroll deduction one month in advance of the covered period
- Provides coverage for employees, eligible family members & domestic partners
- Please refer to the Health Insurance Premium Schedule for rates
- Waiver of insurance coverage still requires waiver signature on enrollment form
- Open enrollment occurs annually during the month of November. Coverage is effective December 1st
Group Medical Insurance
- Health Insurance provider is Aetna
- Stephens College and the employee share the premium cost
- Two different choices of Preferred Physician Organizations (PPOs)
- Dental Insurance provider is Guardian
- The employee pays 100% of the premium
2. Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- EAP is a confidential assessment, short-term counseling and referral service.
- Provides direction to troubled employees and their families
- No cost to employees
- Provided by Boone Hospital Center Employee’s Assistance Program
- 573-815-6034 or 877-327-0327
3. Supplemental Retirement Annuity
- Any time during employment, employees may enter into a written agreement with the College to make contributions to a retirement account with either TIAA-Cref (Teachers Insurance Annuity Association-College Retirements Equities Fund) or Fidelity Investments
- Employee contributions are made under Section 403(b) of the Internal Revenue Code and are applied to individual accounts issued to each participant by the retirement company selected by employee
- Must complete chosen company enrollment form and a salary reduction agreement.
4. Flexible Spending Accounts
- Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) allows employees to redirect a portion of their salary for non-cash benefits thus avoiding federal, state, and county taxes, including social security
- Our provider, ASI Flex, features two flexible spending accounts (1) health care reimbursement and (2) dependent care reimbursement
- During open enrollment in November (or upon employment) employees estimate annual expenses for the following calendar year or remainder of the year and reduce theirtakehome payin equal amounts each pay period
- As health or dependent care expenses are incurred, employees submit receipts to ASI for reimbursement
- A waiver must be signed if an employee does not wish to participate in the program
- All administrative costs for this program are borne by the College
5. Faculty/Staff Grant
- Benefit begins 6 months after the employee’s hire date
- Students must meet all admission requirements at the time of application for admissions to the college. Enrollment is contingent upon available space in the course/s requested
- Tuition is waived at 100% for full-time students and 80% for part-time students. All other expenses associated with enrollment are the sole responsibility of the employee. This includes fees, lab expenses, books and other miscellaneous expenses
- Students are required to submit application materials for federal and state need-based aid. Should the student receive federal or state financial aid, the amount awarded will replace the tuition waiver up to the amount of other aid received
- Full-time students must live on campus and have a meal plan. All room, board and incidental fees, or charges will be charged and payment is required
- Students may receive the tuition waiver for up to eight (8) semesters of full-time equivalent enrollment
- The employee must remain employed while student is enrolled in classes
- If an employee resigns or is terminated for any reason, the tuition waiver will continue only until the end of the semester during which the termination occurred
- If an employee retires, becomes permanently disabled or dies and his/her dependent has not yet matriculated, the dependent may receive a tuition waiver provided enrollment occurs within five (5) years of the employee’s documented retirement. Subsequent dependents may not receive the waiver
- All tuition waivers are subject to the tax laws applicable at the time of the waiver. This benefit may be taxable fringe benefit to the employee
6. Employee Tuition GrantTo encourage the personal development of employees, Stephens College provides a waiver of tuition costs for classes taken at the College through the Division of Graduate, Online & Non-Credit Programs (GCS).
This benefit will begin based on the employee’s first day of employment per the chart below:
First day of work
Feb. 1 – June 9
June 10 – August 31
Sept. 1 – Jan. 31
This program is subject to the following conditions:
- Employees must apply for admission and be accepted through the Division of Graduate and Continuing Studies (GCS). Enrollment will be contingent upon available space in the course/s requested
- Tuition for employees enrolling through GCS will be waived at 100%. All other expenses associated with enrollment are the sole responsibility of the employee. This includes fees, lab expenses and books
- Employees may not exceed part-time student status in any given semester. Part-time will be defined as six (6) credit hours in one semester or summer session
- Employees must obtain approval from their supervisors prior to enrollment. Employee's work load and presence on the job to maintain the efficiency and effectiveness of the work group will be taken into full consideration by supervisor
- If a course requires an employee to be away from work during his/her regularly scheduled shift, the employee is to make prior arrangements with his/her supervisor to make up lost work time
- If an employee resigns or is terminated for any reason, the tuition waiver will continue only until the end of the session during which the termination occurred
- Spouses/domestic partners of employees are eligible to enroll in courses offered through GCS for this benefit when space permits. The College discounts 80% of the cost of tuition, provided no other tuition reimbursement program is available. All other expenses associated with enrollment are the sole responsibility of the student. This includes fees, lab expenses and books
7. CIC-TEP and Tuition Exchange
The College participates in two exchange programs that allow dependents of employees to attend other colleges in the exchange programs at discounted tuition rates, or possibly even tuition free
- Exchange programs: The Council of Independent Colleges or TheTuition Exchange
- Employees must be employed by Stephens College for 6 months and to be eligible for this benefit
- See the Human Resource office for more details
8. AFLAC Supplemental Insurance
- AFLAC offers a variety of supplemental insurance plans to our employees.
- Supplemental Plans offered: Short-term disability insurance, Accident insurance, Cancer insurance and Personal recovery insurance
- Insurance is portable; employee may continue participation in the insurance even after they are no longer employed with the College
- Participation is voluntary
- Employee pays 100% of the premium cost through payroll deduction
- There is no waiting period for these benefits
- Open enrollment is in November
9. Stephens College Children’s School (SCCS) (573) 876-7260
Employees receive a 50% discount for the below programs.
- Early Childhood Education Program
- offers preschool-aged child a comprehensive, developmentally appropriate curriculum for children ages 3-5
- Stephens Elementary School
- offers an independent program taught by experienced, certified teachers, with Stephens College education majors as assistants
The following miscellaneous benefits are currently available to employees subject to restrictions and limitations that may be imposed by the college from time to time.
10. Campus Services and Discounts
- Admission for cultural events sponsored by the College
- 10% discount at The Bookshelf (with faculty/staff ID)
- Mizzou Student Rec Complex
- The Health Connection (basement of Hillcrest Hall)
- Wilsons Total Fitness
- Free use of Stephens outdoor tennis courts
Employees are encouraged to participate in and continue their professional development while employed by Stephens College. Approval of a College sponsored membership in an appropriate professional organization will be the responsibility of the employee's supervisor.
Benefits After One Year
1. Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance*
- Life and ADD Insurance provider is Guardian
- The benefit provides basic life coverage in the amount of 150% of your annual salary, to a maximum of $250,000
- This benefit is provided at no cost to the employee
- If the benefit exceeds $50,000, the overage amount becomes a taxable benefit
2. Long-Term Disability (LTD)*
- LTD insurance provider is Guardian and available on an optional basis
- The cost of this benefit is shared by the college and the employee (discounted rate)
- Coverage begins on day 181 after employee becomes disabled
- If the benefit is initially waived, an evidence of insurability will be required to obtain coverage at a later date
3. Retirement Program*
- The College will make monthly contributions to a Retirement Program in an amount equal to 1% of the employee’s base salary
- Contributions are applied to individual accounts issued to employees by TIAA-Cref or Fidelity Investments
- The one-year service requirement will be met if the employee, immediately preceding employment at Stephens College, had been employed by any institution of higher education for the previous 12-month period
*The appropriate paperwork must be completed to receive these one-year benefits.
Retired Staff & Faculty Members Benefits
- Use of the library, including check-out privileges.
- Two (2) season tickets to Playhouse productions and admission to all lectures and other cultural events that are sponsored by the College.
- A standing invitation to open social events.
- Use of Tennis courts owned by the College at no charge.
- Inclusion in the College's mailing list.
- Complimentary subscription to Stephens Life.
- Permanent Identification card.
- E-mail account
- Participation in academic processions, ceremonies and attendance at Fall Faculty Conferences. (Faculty only)
A list of retired faculty will be maintained in the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs. A list of retired staff will be maintained in the Human Resources Office.