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Employee Benefits

Bastyr University seeks to provide a comprehensive benefits package for all eligible employees who are employed for 20 hours or more per week. The following is a brief description of the benefits available:

Health/Dental/Vision InsuranceBenefits available the first of the month following 30 days of employment.

Contributory (employee pays part of the premium)

Medical

Preferred Plan: Employee chooses providers from the First Choice Network of Preferred Provider list. The University contributes a smaller amount towards the coverage for Spouse/Registered Domestic Partner and Dependent Child(ren).

Traditional Plan: Employee may go to any providers of their choice and has a higher premium than the Preferred plan.  Coverage for Spouse/Registered Domestic Partner and Dependent Child(ren) is paid 100% by the employee.

Both Medical Plans include:

  • 100% coverage for preventive medical care; deductible waived
  • No deductible on covered prescription drugs; 50% coverage at pharmacy; 85% coverage for mail delivery of maintenance prescriptions.
  • 30 annual Team Care and Resident Care visits at Bastyr Center for Natural Health and Campus Shifts paid at 100% for those enrolled in healthcare insurance, $25 co-pay for those not enrolled.  (Excludes lab, x-rays, supplies, and dispensary)
  • 100% paid coverage for midwifery services and birthing center
  • 75% paid coverage for doctor office visits and hospital care including limited complementary and alternative providers, spinal manipulation, major medical, home health care, mental health, substance abuse and more
  • $250 calendar year deductible on medical; Maximum $750 per family

Dental

No deductible for preventive dental care; $50 calendar year deductible on other dental care.  $1,750 per year maximum benefit.

Vision

$200 per year vision benefit; no deductible

Section 125 PlansBenefits available the first of the month following 30 days of employment.

  • Pretax Healthcare Premiums
  • Healthcare Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

University Retirement Programs

Group Life and LTD Insurance

Non-Contributory (BU pays full premium)

Optional Insurance Benefits

Employee pays entire premium with a payroll deduction

  • Aflac
    • Term Life, Universal Life, Uniq Critical Life, Disability Income, Critical Illness Health Plan, Accident/Injury Protection Plan, Cancer Expense Plan

Liberty Mutual

  • Discounted Auto, Home and Renter's Insurance through Liberty Mutual

Domestic Partner Benefits

  • Bastyr provides certain benefit opportunities for those employees who have a domestic partner
    • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
    • Supplemental Insurance
    • Tuition Credits
    • Family and Medical Leave (FMLA)
    • COBRA
    • Bereavement Leave

To be eligible an affidavit must be signed by the couple.

Paid Leave

Pro-rated for less than full time

  • Staff VacationBenefits begin accruing as of (a) start date, if start date is the first of the month or (b) first of the month immediately following the start date. Available for use after initial 90 day introductory period has been completed. First year = 96 hours; 2nd-4th year = 120 hours; 5th – 9th year = 160 hours; 10th year and beyond = 200 hours per year
  • Faculty VacationBenefits begin accruing as of (a) start date, if start date is the first of the month or (b) first of the month immediately following the start date. Available for use after initial 90 day introductory period has been completed. First – 9th year = 160 hours; 9th year and beyond = 200 hours per year
  • Paid Holidays 7 individual days (56 hours) plus Winter Closure December 24th through January 1st each year based on scheduled work hours
  • Personal holidayAvailable for use after initial 90 day introductory period has been completed.  8 hours per fiscal year
  • Sick leaveBenefits begin accruing as of (a) start date, if start date is the first of the month or (b) first of the month immediately following the start date. 96 hours per year
  • Wellness Conversion sick leave to wellness conversion hours on 2:1 basis for staff only (not for Faculty or Residents)
  • Paid Jury duty full pay for duration when court check is signed over to the Finance Department
  • Bereavement Leave 3 to 5 days of paid leave for death of close family member
  • All non-benefit eligible employees earn 1 hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked, up to a maximum of 72 hours

Payroll

  • Direct Deposit of Paycheck
  • Payday on the 9th & 22nd of each month

Miscellaneous Benefits

  • Bastyr Class Tuition Credit/Free Class
    • Core Faculty and Staff employees may take up to 9 credits per Academic Year after one year of benefits-eligibility
    • Adjunct Faculty may take 3 or 9 credits per Academic Year depending on teaching load
  • Core Faculty and Staff Massage Benefit with $15 co-pay          
  • Bastyr Bookstore Discount (10%) on regularly priced items
  • Bastyr Center for Natural Health Discount 10% off on employee prescriptions. Does not include Chinese Dispensary
  • Counseling In-house  for 3 sessions at $20 each.  Can extend treatment using Bastyr's Preferred Provider insurance coverage
  • Bastyr Library Borrowing Privileges
  • Discounted Rates available through Conference Services for rental of meeting rooms and use of chapel for weddings
  • Bastyr University FREE exercise classes sponsored by the Human Resource Department for benefit eligible employees
  • Lactation Rooms available. WA Campus room #238, call extension #3014 for access code.  Seattle Clinic room #N172 with open access. CA Campus room #223.