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University Employee Benefits


Franklin Pierce University benefit year runs from January 1 to December 31, 2018. Open Enrollment for all eligible employees will be in October and November.


The benefit package offers flexible options to eligible faculty and staff. Coverage applies to eligible employees and for their spouse/domestic partner and dependent children. 


A full-time employee becomes eligible for benefits on the first (1st) of the month following thirty (30) days of employment. Once eligible, all election forms and paperwork must be submitted to Human Resources in a timely fashion. If paperwork is not submitted on time, employees risk forfeiting the benefit option until the next open enrollment period.


IRS regulations stipulate that current employees can't elect to change or join Franklin Pierce University's health, dental, vision or flexible spending during the calendar year, other than during the open enrollment period. Please contact Human Resources if there is a qualifying event that will allow changes to current benefits. A qualifying event includes marriage, birth/adoption of a child, loss or change in coverage, and divorce.


Franklin Pierce University offers various benefits for employees. Please follow the links below to review the different options available.


Insurance Benefits:

Health Insurance -

For information regarding health care coverage options for employee and dependents provided by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care - health insurance.


Dental Insurance -

For information regarding dental insurance coverage options for employee and dependents provided by North East Delta Dental - dental insurance.


Flexible Spending / Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts -

Franklin Pierce University offers both a Medical Spending Account and Dependent Care Reimbursement Account for all eligible employees provided by Discovery Benefits


Health Saving Accounts -

For employees who participate in the qualified High Deductible Health Plan, Franklin Pierce University offers an IRS tax-sheltered account provided by Discovery Benefits.


EyeMed Vision Care -

For information regarding the vision plan coverage options for employee and dependents provided by EyeMed Vison Care - vision plan


Life Insurance -

The University provides Group Term Life insurance for eligible employees through Mutual of Omaha. For more information - Group Term Life


Short Term Disability -

A non-contributory short-term disability plan administered by Mutual of Omaha that indemnifying monthly income at 100% with a 7 day waiting period for either accident or illness payable for up to 6 months. Refer to the policy for further information.


Long Term Disability -

A non-contributory long-term disability plan administered by Mutual of Omaha that indemnifying monthly income at 60% to a monthly maximum of $10,000 with a 6-month waiting period for either accident or illness payable through age 70. Refer to the policy for further information.


Retirement 403(b) / Pension Plan -

For eligible employees, Franklin Pierce University offers a defined contribution plan that operates under Section 403(b) of the Internal Revenue Code. Employees may also participate in a tax-deferred annuity plan. For further information - retirement plan


Additional Benefits:


Health Advocate -

A university sponsored benefit that will help you navigate through the complex healthcare and insurance related issues. This valuable service is provided to you at no cost. Health Advocate


My Lockton (MYLO) -

Service offered to all Franklin Pierce employees that provides alternative for COBRA, as well as assist part-time employees with the Affordable Care Act. This service is very helpful with regard to Medicare and questions that employees may have. MYLO


Tuition Benefits -

For eligible employees, information regarding tuition remission and tuition scholarship exchange programs for employees, spouses, registered domestic partners and children. Education Benefit



Additional and Voluntary Insurance Benefits

Franklin Pierce offers employees the opportunity to participate in additional benefits at full-cost. Additional Benefits



Important Benefit Notices

A comprehensive list of important notifications regarding employee benefits and rights. Notices

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COBRA Information

Dental Insurance

Health Insurance

Flexible Spending

Health Savings Account

Life Insurance

Pension Program

Tuition Benefit

Vision Plan

Voluntary Life Insurance



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