The following is a summary of benefits provided by Merrimack College for eligible employees:

Medical Insurance

The college offers eligible employees and their dependents a choice of the following Harvard Pilgrim Health Care plan options: Best Buy HMO 2000, Best Buy PPO 2000 or Best Buy HSA PPO. Employee contribution is based on the plan selected.

Dental Insurance

The college offers eligible employees and their dependents a choice of two Guardian dental options: DentalGuard PPO Preferred Low (Option 1) or DentalGuard PPO Preferred High (Option 2). Employee contribution is based on the plan selected.

Retirement Savings

The college offers a defined contribution plan and a tax-deferred annuity plan through TIAA-CREF. Through the defined contribution plan, eligible employees contribute 2.5 percent of their salary and the college contributes 8.5 percent. The tax-deferred annuity is a supplemental plan through which employees can make pretax salary deferrals for extra retirement savings.

Flexible-Spending Accounts

The college makes available flexible-spending accounts for both health care and dependent care. Under the plan, employees may set aside a portion of their salary for dependent care or nonreimbursable medical expenses on a pretax basis.

Life Insurance

The college provides life insurance through Guardian to full-time employees equal to 1.5 times your base salary, to a maximum of $150,000. This coverage is fully paid by the college, and enrollment is made during orientation.

Long-Term Disability and AD&D Insurance

The college provides long-term disability and accidental death and dismemberment insurance through Guardian. The college pays the cost of this insurance plan, which provides 60 percent of an employee’s monthly salary, to a maximum of $5,000 a month.

Vacation, Sick and Personal Time

The college offers all eligible employees generous vacation, sick and personal time.

Paid Holidays

The college offers paid holidays.

Tuition Remission

The college offers employees, their spouses and dependent children tuition remission according to employee’s classification.

Tuition Exchange

The college offers opportunity for scholarship for dependent children at certain colleges and universities for eligible employees, based on employee’s classification and seniority.

Professional Development

The college’s policy is to encourage and support professional development through seminars and training opportunities offered internally or externally.

Additional Services

  • BBA Solutions Campus Shop offers Merrimack College employees a 10 percent discount on select merchandise.