Current Employees

Benefits

Davis & Elkins College provides a competitive benefits package to its eligible employees. An open enrollment period is held annually in late fall to provide employees an opportunity to select health plan options for the next year. Open enrollment is an ideal time to take inventory of all plans, coverage types and beneficiaries.

Health Insurance

Health insurance is provided by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. Insurance is available to employees and their families, and a wellness program is provided to help reduce costs. A prescription plan is included with the medical insurance. Employees may enroll as a new hire, during open enrollment, or when they experience a life change (marriage, birth, adoption, etc.). Highmark offers a variety of tools to help you better understand your health and health insurance benefits. For more information, go to www.mybenefitshome.com and log in.

Health Reimbursement Account

The Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) is a consumer directed health care program that is offered to employees who participate in health insurance coverage offered by Davis & Elkins College. The College contributes funds each year into HRAs for each participant. Employees may then use these monies to pay for medical expenses. Money that is not spent during the year stays in the account to use for subsequent years. For more information and to access your account, go to www.healthplan.org.

Dental Insurance

Dental Insurance is provided by SIEBA, LTD. The monthly employee cost is $20 for family coverage and $10 for single coverage. Employees may enroll as a new hire, during open enrollment, or when they experience a life change (marriage, birth, adoption, etc.). The total maximum amount that may be paid to or for a covered person under the plan is $1,000 for eligible services during each plan year. The plan pays 100 percent of the first $100 of eligible expenses incurred in the plan year; you then pay a $50 deductible; and then the plan pays 80 percent of the next $400 of eligible expenses and 50 percent of up to the plan year maximum benefit of $1,000. For more information, please contact the director of human resources, or you may contact SIEBA directly by calling 607-786-3003.

Flexible Spending Account

A Flex Plan is available through BPC, Inc. This plan allows the employee to have deductions from their pay for medical, dental and child care expenses on a pre-tax basis, which allows employees to reduce their tax liability. Enrollment in the Flex Plan occurs annually. For more information, contact the director of human resources.

Life Insurance

Life insurance is provided by Principal Financial Group to all full-time employees. The coverage is 2.5 times the employee's salary with a minimum of $50,000 and a maximum of $250,000. The College pays for this insurance. Coverage will decrease after employees reach age 65. For more information, contact the director of human resources.

Retirement

An annuity contract will be opened for each full-time employee with TIAA-CREF. The College will pay the equivalent two and a half percent of the employee's wages into the retirement contract. This percentage increases to five percent after the sixth year of employment. The employee has the option to contribute a percentage of his/her wages to the contract. Part-time employees may be eligible for this benefit, based on number of hours worked during first year of employment at D&E. For more information and to access your account, go to www.tiaa-cref.org and log in.

Long Term Disability

Disability insurance is provided by Principal Financial Group to all full-time employees. The coverage is 60 percent of the employee's monthly wage base, not to exceed $5,000 per month. The College pays this coverage. For more information, contact the director of human resources.

Wellness Program

The College offers a wellness program to all employees and their spouses. For more information, contact the director of human resources or click here.

Employee Assistance Program

Employees and their immediate family can receive help coping with life’s every day, and not so every day, challenges with an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) from Magellan Health Services. The program provides help in dealing with family matters such as divorce, as well as providing resources on parenting, safety and community services. For more information, visit www.MagellanHealth.com/member or call 800-588-8412.

Campus Conduct Hotline

The Campus Conduct Hotline© is a confidential, independent risk-management service that gives students and employees a simple, anonymous way to alert administrators of unsafe or unethical behavior. The Campus Conduct Hotline© is available around the clock, seven days a week. To use this service:

  • Dial toll-free 866-943-5787.
  • Your call will be greeted promptly and courteously by a person who makes certain you understand the Campus Conduct Hotline© program and how it functions.
  • At the beginning of the interview, you will receive a five-digit case number that you should use to check back for updates and/or requests for additional information. Be sure to write this number down and keep it in a safe place.
  • You will then be interviewed about your question or concern. Your interview will not be recorded. Instead, the interviewer will be typing notes of your conversation. Whether or not you choose to provide your name is completely up to you.
  • Within one business day of your call, a summary of the interview will be forwarded to the college. Our goal will be to have a basic response back to you in five business days.
  • To receive your response, you will need to call back and provide the five-digit case number that has been assigned to you. You will be able to continue checking back for updates until your case is closed.

Because of the built-in confidentiality, it is important that you try to be as specific as possible about the information you provide. At no time is any caller required to identify himself or herself and all information provided can be completely confidential and anonymous. If you have any questions regarding the Hotline, contact the director of human resources at 304-637-1344.

Sick Leave Bank

This benefit provides full-time employees with a short-term disability plan. The College's long-term disability plan can be accessed after six months of disability, but the College has no short term disability plan in place. The sick leave bank (once accrued sick leave time is exhausted) can help cover immediate loss of income if an employee must be absent from work due to illness or injury. All full-time employees are eligible for membership on a voluntary basis. For more information or to enroll in the Sick Leave Bank, contact the director of human resources.

Perquisites

Full-Time Employee

  • Tuition waiver for employee and dependents (see policy for specifics)
  • D&E concerts - free
  • Graceland - 20 percent discount
  • Pool and Fitness Center - free for employee and dependents
  • Fine and Performing Arts performances - free
  • Bookstore - 15 percent discount for employee (excluding textbooks)
  • Augusta - discounts on classes; dances and concerts - free
  • In-season athletic events - free
  • Outdoor Resource Center - equipment use
  • Organized outdoor recreational events - free
  • Library - video/DVD checkout, equipment checkout, unlimited book checkout, computer use - free

Part-Time Employees

  • Tuition discount for employee (see policy for specifics)
  • D&E concerts - free
  • Graceland - 20 percent discount
  • Pool and Fitness Center - free for employee
  • Fine and Performing Arts performances - free
  • Bookstore - 15 percent discount for employee (excluding textbooks)
  • Augusta - discounts on classes; dances and concerts - free
  • In-season athletic events - free
  • Outdoor Resource Center - equipment use
  • Organized outdoor recreational events - free
  • Library - video/DVD checkout, equipment checkout, unlimited book checkout, computer use - free