Lafayette College offers various benefit programs as part of a full-time employee total compensation package. Our compensation package includes medical, dental, life insurance, retirement, flexible spending accounts, paid and unpaid time off, disability insurance, worker’s compensation insurance, and travel accident insurance. All full-time employees (minimum of .75 FTE) are eligible for coverage under the College’s benefits programs beginning on the first day of the month following, or concurrent with, the first day of employment.
Enrollment in these plans is NOT automatic. Participation cannot begin without completing the online enrollment. Once enrolled, the Open Enrollment period is the only time during which you can change your benefit plan elections or add/delete dependents without having to demonstrate a Qualifying LIfe Event (QLE). New employees and employees with a QLE, e.g., marriage, birth or adoption, dependent/spouse loss of other coverage, etc., may enroll in benefits plans outside of the annual open enrollment period in November.
Capital Blue Cross is our health insurance carrier
Dental coverage is through Capital Blue Cross
Voluntary vision program through NVA
Flexible Spending Account through WEX
Health Savings Account through BenefitWallet
MetLife Life Insurance
Temporary extension of health insurance coverage
MetLife Disability Insurance
Employee Assistance Program
Family Medical Leave Act / Parental Leave
Medical supplement for wellness and hospital confinement
Serving your child care needs
Retirement Savings through TIAA and Fidelity
Tuition info. for employees
Worldwide Travel Assistance
If there is any conflict or inconsistency between the material on this website, the booklets, certificates, and other descriptive material, and the contracts and agreements constituting the official written plan document, or with respect to any provision not discussed in the descriptive materials, the legal documents constituting the official written plan document shall control. The College’s Board of Trustees reserves the right to amend or modify the benefits program at any time and for any reason, with respect to both current and former employees (including retirees) and their dependents. Such changes may include, but are not limited to, the right to: change or eliminate benefits (including benefits for retirees), increase or decrease participant contributions, increase or decrease deductibles and/or co-payments, and change the class(es) of participants and/or dependents covered by the program. The College also reserves the right to terminate the benefits program, or any portion of the benefits program, at any time and for any reason by or pursuant to a written instrument executed by the College. No amendment, termination, or partial termination of the program will affect claims incurred for which items or services have been provided prior to the date of amendment, termination, or partial termination.