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Part-time Benefits


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Welcome to the DePaul University guide to part-time benefits

This section is for part-time faculty and staff who are benefits-eligible.  DePaul offers a variety of benefit options for qualified part-time employees.  Find more information below about the following topics:

  • Medical / Dental / Vision Coverage
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Pre-tax Transportation Benefits
  • Additional Benefits and Important Resources

Need more information about your benefits eligibility? Contact the Benefits Department at hrbenefits@depaul.edu or ext. 28232.

Medical Coverage

The BlueEdge Consumer Driven Health Plan (CDHP) will be available to all eligible part-time faculty and staff. The university will pay a portion of the premium and the faculty or staff member will be responsible for the remaining premium payable through pre-tax payroll deductions. Premiums will be calculated on an annual calendar year basis, determined as of the beginning of the eligibility period, and divided by the number of paychecks to be received during the year to calculate the per pay period deduction amount. Generally, staff will have 24 deductions during the calendar year and faculty will have 16 deductions during the part of the academic year in which they are paid.

The Consumer Driven Health Plan (CDHP) combines a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) with a Health Savings Account (HSA) that allows pre-tax contributions to be set aside in an interest-bearing account to cover eligible medical, dental and vision expenses, as well as future health care premiums, such as those required for COBRA. The HSA is partially funded by the university, with the option for employees to contribute additional pre-tax funds.

Dental Coverage

Coverage will be available through the university’s dental plan with Blue Cross Blue Shield. The part-time faculty or staff member will be responsible for paying the full premium through pre-tax payroll deductions. Generally, staff will have 24 deductions during the calendar year and faculty will have 16 deductions during the part of the academic year in which they are paid.

Vision Coverage

Vision benefits will be available through the university’s VSP vision plan. The part-time faculty or staff member will be responsible for paying the full premium through pre-tax payroll deductions. Generally, staff will have 24 deductions during the calendar year and faculty will have 16 deductions during the part of the academic year in which they are paid.


Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

Eligible part-time faculty and staff may elect to have pre-tax deductions taken from pay to set aside funds for eligible medical and/or dependent care expenses. Two flexible spending accounts are available through the DePaul Flexible Spending Account Program.

Pre-Tax Transportation Program

The DePaul University Transportation Program enables eligible part-time faculty and staff to pay for work-related mass transit and/or parking expenses using pre-tax payroll deductions.


Life Insurance

Basic life insurance will be provided and paid by the university through the plan offered by Liberty Mutual Insurance. Benefits will be one and one-half times the annualized base salary rounded to the next highest $1,000. The annualized salary will be calculated at the time of eligibility determination each year and will not be revised due to salary increases or additional assignments until the next plan year. All provisions of the plan applicable to full-time faculty and staff will be applicable to eligible part-time faculty and staff.

Supplemental Life Insurance- Beginning January 1, 2017

Eligible part-time faculty and staff may purchase supplemental life insurance for themselves up to five (5) times their annual base or contract salary.

Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance- Beginning January 1, 2017

AD&D insurance may be purchased by eligible part-time faculty & staff for up to five (5) times their annual base or contract salary, provided that amount is equal to their supplemental life insurance coverage amount.

Dependent Optional Life Insurance- Beginning January 1, 2017

Optional life insurance may be purchased for a spouse or Second Domiciled Adult, and dependent children under this plan. Two levels of coverage are available.


Other Benefits

403(b) Retirement Plan Deferrals – Refer to the 403(b) plan section for details.
403(b) University Matching Contribution – Refer to the 403(b) plan section for details.
Tuition Waiver - Part-time faculty are eligible for tuition waiver benefit. Refer to the Tuition Waiver policy for details.

Important Resources