Benefit Eligibility


Full-Time - Benefit Eligible Employees
  • Faculty with .50 FTE or above
  • Staff with .53 FTE (20 hrs / week) or above

The full benefit package includes medical, dental, life, AD&D, long-term disability, flexible spending, and both individual and the college’s retirement contribution (if applicable).  $50/mo stipend if medical is waived.

Tuition Program Eligibility is at .75 FTE and above and have years of service requirements. 


Part-Time and Temporary
  • Faculty with less than .5 FTE
  • Staff with less than .53 FTE

Part time and temporary employees are only eligible to contribute to individual retirement plan contributions (not the college’s contribution). Time off and sick time are prorated for part-time staff. 


**Campus Facility Benefits are available for all employees.**


New Employees

The effective date of benefit coverage is the first day of the month following the date of hire.

The eligibility date for the College’s contribution to the retirement plan is first of the month following one year of employment, unless you meet the exception guidelines outlined in the TIAA Retirement Plan Policy.


  • Spouse or Domestic Partner

Requires a completed Affidavit of Marriage / Domestic Partnership during enrollment. 

  • Dependent children (up to age 26 )

Domestic Partner coverage for medical and dental is deducted post tax. Employees will pay taxes on the additional amount Lewis & Clark College pays toward coverage for a Domestic Partner and his/her covered children.