Summary of Benefits
Saint Xavier University is committed to providing employees with a comprehensive benefits package that meets the needs of both the individual and his/her family. Many of the benefits are flexible and offer choices to meet various benefit needs.
The University currently offers its eligible employees four health care options. The indemnity/PPO option and a High Deductible PPO Plan, in combination with a Health Savings Plan, both health plans throughBlue Cross/Blue Shield. The alternative options are HMO Illinois, and Blue Advantage HMO. There is a monthly employee contribution that varies by coverage option. Wellness and routine care is free under all plans.
The University offers eligible staff member's participation in an indemnity dental plan or a dental DMO program offered through Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
Vision insurance is offered, at the eligible staff member's own expense, through Vision Service Plan (VSP).
Saint Xavier University provides group term life insurance to eligible employees upon hire. Basic coverage level of benefit is up to two times annual base salary up to $400,000.00 (each year) beginning in fiscal year. Employees may pay for additional optional coverage.
Full time staff members, with a minimum of three years of continuous full time employment, are eligible to receive the University's Short Term Disability benefit. Short Term Disability provides 75 percent of an eligible staff member's monthly base salary, excluding other additional compensation. The maximum benefit period is 90 days, in a continuous 12 month period, from the first date of disability.
The University provides Long Term Disability Insurance to all eligible staff, and pays the entire monthly premium for all employees. Coverage includes 60 percent of monthly base salary after 90 days of a disability, up to maximum income and duration amounts.
Staff may contribute a portion of their salary to an individual retirement annuity plan on a tax-deferred basis, without University matched funds, not to exceed the maximum exclusion allowance as defined by the Internal Revenue Service. After one year of service with at least 1,000 annual hours and a minimum age of 25, the University will match 50 percent of the employee's salary reduction contribution amount up to a contribution range of 3 percent through 10 percent in whole percentage increments of gross salary on a tax-deferred basis. Staff with current TIAA/CREF or Fidelity contract or equivalent from a previous institution or employer may participate in the Plan immediately.
Paid Time Off
Saint Xavier University offers this benefit to both regular full-time staff members and part-time staff members scheduled to work at least 975 annual hours. Full time regular staff accrue one day of sick leave for each calendar month of continuous service. Part-time regular staff accrue sick leave on a basis proportionate to the schedule for full-time staff.
Compensated vacations are an accrued benefit. An employee's first day of regular employment at the University shall be referred to as his/her employment anniversary.
It is each staff member's civic duty to report for jury duty whenever called. If a staff member is called for jury duty, the University permits eligible employees to take the necessary time off while helping him/her avoid any financial loss because of such service.
Staff are allowed to take up to three work days with pay to attend bereavement services and take care of personal matters related to the death of a member of the staff member's immediate family. (An immediate family member is: parent, spouse, spouse's parent, child, spouse's child by a former marriage, grandparent, foster parent, brother or sister.) Pay for a bereavement leave will be made for actual time lost from work.
Flexible Spending Accounts
Eligible staff have the option of participating in the dependent care and/or health care flexible spending account benefit program. Staff may elect to contribute earnings to these accounts on a tax-free basis to cover medical or child care expenses not covered by other benefit plans. Contributions are made through payroll reductions. The earnings deducted are not taxable. Enrollment in the plan(s) cannot be revoked during the calendar year, as qualified in the summary plan description, and excess contributions cannot be refunded.
Saint Xavier University is committed to promoting the intellectual development of staff members. To achieve this goal, the University offers a tuition waiver benefit and tuition exchange program. The University encourages staff members and family to grow toward excellence through these educational opportunities.
Full-time employees are eligible to participate in the Tuition Waiver benefit program for up to two courses or six credit hours per regular semester, after completion of a probationary period. Spouses, dependent children, and one non-dependent (sibling or sibling's child) are eligible on the first day of the term following the staff member's 1st year anniversary. Staff who work at least 1/2 time are also eligible, though benefits are prorated.
Tuition Exchange Program
Dependents of Saint Xavier University employees may be eligible for three tuition exchange programs with other private colleges and universities. The three tuition exchange programs in which Saint Xavier University participates are:
- Catholic College Cooperative Tuition Exchange (CCCTE)
- Council of Independent Colleges Tuition Exchange Program (CIC-TEP)
- The Tuition Exchange, Inc.
As a staff member of Saint Xavier University, you are eligible for membership in the South Division Credit Union or the New Century Federal Credit Union. Both credit union's offers a variety of financial services. Applications and deduction forms are available in the Office of Human Resources.
Saint Xavier University's Shannon Center is free to SXU students, faculty, staff, trustees, Sisters of Mercy and current President's Club members.
The employee assistance program is a confidential service offered through Metropolitan Family Services, that provides support, counseling, referrals and resources for issues that impact your life. Metropolitan Family Services can help address concerns such as:
- Financial or legal
- Child/Elder care
- Work-life balance
- Depression and stress
- Alcohol and drug abuse
This summary is for discussion purposes only. Please contact Human Resources for detailed descriptions of the benefits