Linfield College offers a comprehensive benefits package as part of its overall compensation program. Among these benefits are Tuition Remission, a generous 403(b) retirement program, Flexible Spending Accounts, the choice of two medical insurance plans (an HMO and a PPO), and a dental and vision insurance plan. Linfield pays the full medical insurance premium for coverage of full-time employees (Employee Only coverage); and the full premiums of the Dental and Vision insurance for full-time employees and their eligible dependents. Employees may insure their eligible dependents in Linfield's medical plan via payroll deduction. Please refer to the Comparison Summary for fees.
In order to be eligible for most benefits, an employee must be regularly scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week or 0.50 FTE. Linfield's contribution toward health insurance premiums are prorated based on FTE. Adjunct faculty and temporary employees are not eligible for health insurance benefits; however, they are eligible to contribute to Linfield's 403(b) Retirement Plan. Please refer to the plan document for each benefit for full details.
PDF Documents for different Benefit Programs at Linfield are listed under the links below. Depending on your browser configuration, the files below may be viewable by your browser or will require a separate application to open them such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Adobe Reader.
Linfield's Open Enrollment Period is from Monday, February 20th – Friday, March 3rd. All changes made during the open enrollment period will be effective April 1, 2017. This year Open Enrollment will be completed through HR’s Benefits Portal. Additional information on accessing the Benefits Portal and campus training will be provided shortly. Open Enrollment provides an excellent opportunity for employees to get re-familiarized with the many great benefits Linfield provides. If you have any questions or would like additional information please contact Barbara Burr (email@example.com) or Meg Burgess-Hull (firstname.lastname@example.org) or stop by the Human Resources office, Melrose Hall Room 109, Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
|Employee Benefits Portal - Instruction Sheet|
|Marriage/Same-Sex Domestic Partnership Affidavit|
|Life Insurance Beneficiary Form|
Comprehensive coverage with your choice of an HMO (through Kaiser) or PPO (through Pioneer Educators Health Trust). Both providers offer prescription drug services at retail locations and mail order. Insurance provider links: For Kaiser - www.kaiserpermanente.org; for the Pioneer Educators Health Trust - http://www.or.regence.com.
Congress recently enacted legislation that renewed and expanded the Children's Health Insurance Program. Under this legislation, health insurance premium assistance is available for qualifying families covering or wishing to cover their dependent children on an employer's health plan. Employees must request this subsidy from the State of Oregon directly. To learn more, click on the following link: Annual Legal Notices
In accordance with the Affordable Care Act, Linfield College's Human Resources Department will determine employee's eligibility for medical benefits. For additional information, please follow the link to review the Affordable Care Act Tracking Policy.
This coverage, available through Principal, provides assistance with dental and orthodontic services. Principal Plan Description
This coverage, available through VSP, provides assistance with exams, eyeglasses and contact lenses. VSP Plan Description
A Flexible Spending Account enables you to increase your take-home pay by decreasing your taxable income. You can reduce the cost of insurance premiums, medical expenses not covered by insurance, certain over-the-counter medicines and dependent daycare expenses by paying these costs on a pre-tax basis. Pre-tax denotes that you will not pay state, federal, or FICA withholdings on these earnings. Pacific Source's website is www.PacificSource.com/PSA. (Please note that due to legislatively mandated changes, beginning January 1, 2011 over-the-counter drugs and medicines cannot be reimbursed unless prescribed by a medical practitioner to treat a specific medical condition.)
Reimbursments for dependent care and medical expenses which occured durning between April 1, 2015 - March 31, 2016 can still be submitted to Pacific Source through June 30, 2016. Claims can be submitted with a reimbursment form via fax to (866) 466-6090, mailed to PO Box 2797, Portland OR 97208, or submitted online at https://hrbenefitsdirect.com/PSA
Group life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance is provided by the College to all regular status employees working .50 FTE or greater. Basic life insurance provides two times the employee's annual salary to a maximum of $50,000. Employees may elect to purchase additional life and AD&D coverage for themselves or their dependents.
Short-term disability insurance (salary continuation for faculty) and long-term disability insurance is provided by the College to all regular status employees working .50 FTE or greater.
For important phone numbers, websites and group ID numbers that you may need when enrolling for your benefits throughout the year.
Magellan provides confidential short-term counseling, referrals, and advising benefits designed to supplement coverage provided by medical insurance programs. This program is available to all benefitted employees, their families, and significant others. To reach Magellan, call 1.800.356.7089 or go to their website at www.MagellanHealth.com/memeber.com.
The Principal - AXA Travel Assistance program offers information, referrals, assistance, transportation and evacuation services to help you respond to medical situations and other emergencies that might arise when you travel more than 100 miles from home.
Linfield provides a generous 403(b) contribution for eligible employees.
Linfield offers tuition remission and exchange benefits to eligible employees and their eligible dependents.
|Benefits Summaries||2016-17 Comparison Summary for Medical, Dental and Vision with April 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017 Rates|
|Kaiser Permanente Health Plan||Kaiser Summary of Benefits and Coverage|
|Kaiser Summary of Medical Benefits|
|Kaiser Group Agreement|
|Kaiser Virtual Care Information|
|Convenient Medical Care Options|
|My Health Manager|
|Pioneer Educators Health Trust Plan||Regence Summary of Benefits and Coverage|
|(via Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield)||Pioneer Educators Health Trust: Summary Plan Description|
|Guide: How to use Regence BC|
|Blue Cross Medical Claim Form|
|PEHT HIIPAA Security Compliance Guide|
|PEHT Notice of Privacy Practices|
|Regence BC Urgent Care Facilities|
|Blue Cross RX Claim Form|
|Gender Re-assignment Informational Flyer|
|Regence Rx Preventitive Care Covered Medications List|
|Regence CHP Active and Healthy Program|
|Regence Primary Care Telehealth|
|Regence Speciality Pharmacy Flyer|
|Regence Mail Order Flyer|
|Regence Home Delivery Registration Form|
|Principal (Dental)||Principal Informational Packet (Faculty)|
|Principal Informational Packet (Staff)|
|Principal Discounts & Services List|
|VSP (Vision)||VSP Plan Description|
|VSP Reimbursment Claim Form|
|VSP Exclusive Member Rebates Special Offer|
|VSP FAQs Member Services|
|TruHearing Hearing Aid Discount Program|
|Annual Legal Notices||Annual Legal Notice|
|Principal - AXA Travel Assistance||Principal - AXA Assistance Description of Coverage|
|Principal - AXA Assistance Brochure (with card)|
|403(b) Retirement Plan||403(b) Retirement Contribution Form|
|403(b) Summary Plan Description|
|403(b) Plan Amendment|
|403(b) Plan Amendment #2|
|TIAA Retirement Online Resources|
|TIAA Retirement How to Enroll Online|
|Flexible Benefits 125 Plan
||Pacific Source FSA Summary Plan Description|
|Pacific Source Plan Document|
|Pacific Source FSA Handout|
|FSA Allocation Worksheet|
|Flexible Spending Account Direct Deposit Enrollment Form|
|Dependent Care Contract|
|FSA User Guide|
|A Guide to Your Benny Card|
|Affordable Care Act||Affordable Care Act Tracking Policy|
|Life Insurance||Voluntary Life Insurance Summary|
|Voluntary Life Rates|
|Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Summary|
|Life Insurance Certificate of Coverage (coming soon)|
|Life Insurance Beneficiary Designation Form|
|Life Insurance Underwriting Form|
|Disability Insurance||Short Term Disability Summary|
|Short Term Disability Certificate of Coverage (coming soon)|
|Long Term Disability Summary|
|Long Term Disability Certificate of Coverage (coming soon)|
|Employee Assistance Program||Magellan Healthcare Brochure|
|Cyber Safety for Children|
|1-5 WL LF Flyer|