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 more. 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 certain benefits plans outside of the annual open enrollment period in November.

2024 Benefits Enrollment Brochure

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About your benefits

Medical Benefits

Capital Blue Cross is our health insurance carrier


Dental coverage is provided by Delta Dental of PA


Voluntary vision program through NVA


Flexible Spending Account through WEX


Health Savings Account through HealthEquity

Life Insurance

MetLife Life Insurance


AblePay Health Discount & Flexible Payment Program


Temporary extension of health insurance coverage


MetLife Disability Insurance


Employee Assistance Program

FMLA / Parental Leave

Family Medical Leave Act / Parental Leave


Medical supplement for wellness and hospital confinement

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

Early Learning Center

Serving your child care needs

Employee Discount Programs

Discount Programs

Retirement Savings Plan

Retirement Savings through TIAA and Fidelity

Tuition Program

Tuition info. for employees

Travel Assistance

Worldwide Travel Assistance


  • The Benefits Resource Center (BRC), a service provided by the College’s benefits consultant, USI,  is available to assist you with benefit plan and policy questions.  Please call 855.874.6699 (M-F, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
  • To schedule an appointment for technical assistance with the Online Enrollment Portal, please email the Office of Human Resources at or call 610.330.5060 and press option ‘2’.
  • If you need assistance with your Network ID or Password for the Online Enrollment Portal, please contact the Lafayette Helpdesk at (610)330-5501 or You will log-in using your network credentials (ID and Password as used for your College email and Banner Self-Service)

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.