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Employee Benefits

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.

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Medical Plans

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 -; for the Pioneer Educators Health Trust - 

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

In accordance with the Affordable Care Act, Linfield College's Human Resources Department will determine employee's eligibility for medical benefits. For additional infomation, please follow the link to review the Affordable Care Act Tracking Policy.

Dental and Vision Plan

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

Flexible Spending Accounts

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  (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.)

Life Insurance

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.

Disability Insurance

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.

Key Contact Information

For important phone numbers, websites and group ID numbers that you may need when enrolling for your benefits throughout the year.

Employee Assistance Program

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

FrontierMEDEX Travel Assist Benefit

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.

Retirement Plan

Linfield provides a generous 403(b) contribution for eligible employees.

Tuition Remission & Exchange Benefits

Linfield offers tuition remission and exchange benefits to eligible employees and their eligible dependents.  



File Name

File Type

Benefits Summaries 2014-15 Comparison Summary for Medical and Dental/Vision with Rates PDF
FrontierMEDEX Travel Assist FrontierMEDEX Description of Coverage PDF
  FrontierMEDEX Brochure (with card) PDF
403(b) Retirement Plan 403(b) Retirement Contribution Form PDF
  403(b) Summary Plan Description PDF
  403(b) Plan Amendment PDF
  403(b) Plan Amendment #2 PDF
Flexible Benefits 125 Plan Allegiance Flexible Benefit Plan Summary PDF
  Dependent Care Flex Claim Form PDF
  Medical Expense Flex Claim Form PDF
  Flexible Spending Account Direct Deposit Enrollment Form PDF
  Dependent Care Contract PDF
  Orthodontic Care Contract PDF
  Flexible Spending Account Open Enrollment Form PDF
  Flexible Spending Account Mid Year Change Form PDF
Kaiser Permanente Health Plan Kaiser Summary of Benefits and Coverage PDF
  Kaiser Group Agreement PDF
Affordable Care Act Affordable Care Act Tracking PDF
Life Insurance Voluntary Life Insurance Summary PDF
  Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Summary PDF
  Life Insurance Certificate of Coverage PDF
  Life Insurance Beneficiary Designation Form PDF
Disability Insurance Short Term Disability Summary PDF
  Short Term Disability Certificate of Coverage PDF
  Long Term Disability Summary PDF
  Long Term Disability Certificate of Coverage PDF
 MODA Health / ODS
MODA/ODS Member Handbook PDF
  MODA/ODS Dental & Orthodontic Plan Summary PDF
  MODA/ODS Health Vision Summary PDF
  MODA/ODS Privacy Policy PDF
  MODA/ODS Vision Claim Reimbursement Form PDF
  MODA/ODS Dental Claim Reimbursement Form PDF
Enrollment Forms Flexible Spending Accounts Open Enrollment Form PDF
  Medical/Dental Enrollment Form and Marriage/Same-Sex Domestic Partner Affidavit Form PDF
  Voluntary Life Insurance Enrollment Form PDF
Pioneer Educators Health Trust Plan PEHT Summary of Benefits and Coverage PDF
(via Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield) Medication Needing Prior Authorization PDF
  Guide: How to use Regence BC PDF
  How to find a Regence Blue Cross Doctor PDF
  Blue Cross Medical Claim Form PDF
  PEHT HIPAA Security Compliance Guide PDF
  PEHT Notice of Privacy Practices PDF
  Summary Plan Description and Eligibility Summary for PEHT PDF
  Pioneer HIPAA Privacy Policy PDF
  Regence BC Urgent Care Facilities PDF
  Blue Cross RX Claim Form PDF
  Walgreens Mail Order Form PDF