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.
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 dependant 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: Children's Health Insurance Program
This coverage, available through MODA Health (also known as Oregon Dental Service, ODS), provides assistance with eyeglasses or contact lenses and dental and orthodontic services. MODA/ODS Member Handbook
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. Allegiance's website is www.allegianceflexadvantage.com. (Please note that due to legislatively mandated changes, beginning January 1, 2011 over-the-counter drugs and medicines can not be reimbursed unless prescribed by a medical practitioner to treat a specific medical condition.)
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.
Reliant Behavioral Health (RBH) 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 RBH, call 866-750-1327 or go to their website at www.myrbh.com.
The FrontierMEDEX 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||2014-15 Comparison Summary for Medical and Dental/Vision with Rates|
|FrontierMEDEX Travel Assist||FrontierMEDEX Description of Coverage|
|FrontierMEDEX 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|
|Flexible Benefits 125 Plan||Allegiance Flexible Benefit Plan Summary|
|Dependent Care Flex Claim Form|
|Medical Expense Flex Claim Form|
|Flexible Spending Account Direct Deposit Enrollment Form|
|Dependent Care Contract|
|Orthodontic Care Contract|
|Flexible Spending Account Open Enrollment Form|
|Flexible Spending Account Mid Year Change Form|
|Kaiser Permanente Health Plan||Kaiser Summary of Benefits and Coverage|
|Kaiser Group Agreement|
|Life Insurance||Voluntary Life Insurance Summary|
|Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Summary|
|Life Insurance Certificate of Coverage|
|Life Insurance Beneficiary Designation Form|
|Disability Insurance||Short Term Disability Summary|
|Short Term Disability Certificate of Coverage|
|Long Term Disability Summary|
|Long Term Disability Certificate of Coverage|
| MODA Health / ODS
||MODA/ODS Member Handbook|
|MODA/ODS Dental & Orthodontic Plan Summary|
|MODA/ODS Health Vision Summary|
|MODA/ODS Vision Claim Reimbursement Form|
|MODA/ODS Dental Claim Reimbursement Form|
|Enrollment Forms||Flexible Spending Accounts Open Enrollment Form|
|Medical/Dental Enrollment Form and Marriage/Same-Sex Domestic Partner Affidavit Form|
|Voluntary Life Insurance Enrollment Form|
|Pioneer Educators Health Trust Plan||PEHT Summary of Benefits and Coverage|
|(via Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield)||Medication Needing Prior Authorization|
|Guide: How to use Regence BC|
|How to find a Regence Blue Cross Doctor|
|Blue Cross Medical Claim Form|
|PEHT HIPAA Security Compliance Guide|
|PEHT Notice of Privacy Practices|
|Summary Plan Description and Eligibility Summary for PEHT|
|Regence BC Urgent Care Facilities|
|Blue Cross RX Claim Form|
|Walgreens Mail Order Form|