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BENEFITS ELIGIBILITY

Employees are eligible for benefits according to the employee class and exemption status to which they are assigned. This section both defines the employee class as well as describes which benefits apply to each class.

 

Staff Eligibility Definitions

Full-time, twelve (12) month employee: An employee who is scheduled to work on average at least thirty-seven and one-half (37.5) hours or more per week over twelve (12) months of the year.
Full-time, eleven (11) month employee: An employee who is scheduled to work on average at least thirty-seven and one-half (37.5) hours or more per week over eleven (11) months of the year.
Full-time, ten (10) month employee: An employee who is scheduled to work on average at least thirty-seven and one-half (37.5) hours or more per week over ten (10) months of the year.
Full-time, nine (9) month employee: An employee who works over a nine (9) month schedule with at least an average of thirty-seven and one-half (37.5) hours or more per week.
Part-time with Retirement Benefits: the assignment to a position budgeted for at least 1,000 hours, but less than 1,650 hours in a calendar year.
Part-time: the assignment to a position budgeted for less than 1,000 hours in a calendar year. This position could be either regular or temporary.
Temporary: The assignment to a position for a limited period of time.

Faculty Eligibility Definitions

Full-time and part-time status is determined by the Provost’s Office.

Staff Benefits Eligibility Table

OPEN ENROLLMENT

2020 Open Enrollment Details

The 2020 Open Enrollment period will be Monday, November 4th through Friday, November 15th, 2019. Final benefit elections made during the Open Enrollment period will be effective for the new plan year January 1st, 2020 through December 31st, 2020.

  • We have several sessions scheduled to assist you with your decision making process for Open Enrollment.  The dates and times of the upcoming information sessions can be found on our website under Upcoming Events”.  Or for details and to REGISTER CLICK HERE.
  • 2020 Benefit Summaries and Rate Sheets are available in the HEALTH, LIFE & DISABILITY section below and are designated by cohort.
  • Detailed instructions for submitting your open enrollment elections for the 2020 plan year will be emailed to you.  Also, a dedicated link for the open enrollment survey will be emailed directly to each employee on Monday, November 4th.

HEALTH, LIFE & DISABILITY BENEFITS

This section includes information on medical, dental, vision, flexible spending, life and long term disability. It includes summary and rate sheets as well as plan documents.

Choose applicable cohort:

Faculty Hired Pre-2013

RETIREMENT BENEFIT

Retirement Plans Through TIAA

Currently John Carroll University participates in the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (TIAA) retirement plans. This section explains how to access information about your retirement plan.

John Carroll University recognizes the importance of helping you plan for your financial future. Your retirement program is an important part of your overall benefits.

Currently John Carroll University participates in the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (TIAA) retirement plans. For detailed information about the plans offered, please go to the dedicated John Carroll / TIAA website at www.tiaa.org/jcu.

New IRS Limits for 2019

The limit on elective deferrals – the most an employee can contribute to a 403(b) account out of salary – is $19,000 in 2019 ($18,500 in 2018). Employees who are age 50 or over at the end of the calendar year can also make catch-up contributions of beyond the basic limit on elective deferrals. For a link to the IRS website click HERE.
Quick Guide to Managing Your Retirement Account Online

Get TIAA Assistance

  • Automated phone access (available 24/7) – Call 800-842-2252
  • Phone support weekdays, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. (ET) and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (ET) – Call 800-842-2252
  • Schedule a one-on-one advice and guidance session, by phone or in person. – Call 800-732-8353
    or click TIAA Campus Visits to schedule online
  • Online tools and calculators – Go to TIAA.org/tools for interactive planning tools.

 

Reserve your spot at the TIAA Live Webinars

Summary Plan Descriptions

University’s retirement plan summary annual reports

To comply with requirements established by the Employee Retirement Income and Security Act (ERISA) of 1974, this is notification that the University’s retirement plan summary annual reports for the plan year January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015 are available for review below.

John Carroll University Defined Contribution Plan

John Carroll University Tax Deferred Annuity Plan

If you have any questions about this notification, please feel free to contact Ryan Armsworthy, Director of Total Rewards at 216-397-1576.

CBIZ Retirement Matters Newsletter – 3Q 2016

CBIZ Retirement Matters Newsletter – 3Q 2017

LEAVE OPPORTUNITIES

Paid Leave Time

John Carroll University offers a variety of leave opportunities to support employee work-life balance and respect an employee’s need for time away from work. 

Paid Leave Time Chart 

EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

 

IMPACT Solutions

Program Description

IMPACT Solutions Employee Assistance & Work/Life Program (EAP) is a behavioral healthcare and people development program offering counseling, training, organizational development and medical specialists.

Employees have access to professional phone support around-the-clock, on an unlimited basis, offering you and your family members peace of mind that there is always someone to talk to, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This employer-paid benefit offers confidential support to you and your household members, dependents living away from home, parents & parents-in-law.

IMPACT Solutions covers a wide spectrum of personal and work-related challenges and daily living matters including stress/family issues, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, legal and financial pressures, child and elder-care needs, and other commonly experienced concerns. Below is a summary of program features:

  • 24/7/365 phone support, answered LIVE by licensed masters level mental health professionals
  • Face-to-face counseling sessions through a broad network of providers
  • Legal, financial, and identity theft recovery assistance
  • Child & elder care assistance
  • A comprehensive web-based portal with articles, resources, referral locators and interactive features
  • Referrals to community resources

Employees are encouraged to contact IMPACT Solutions directly at 1-800-227-6007 or via their website at www.myimpactsolution.com

Impact Solutions Printable Material

ADDITIONAL BENEFIT RESOURCES

Benefit Provider Contact List

 

Carrier

Phone

Website

Metro Select   www.mhselect.com
Medical Mutual of Ohio 216.687.6000 or 800.232.7400 www.medmutual.com
HealthSmartRx/ExpressScripts 1-800-681-6912  www.healthsmartrxsolutions.com
Cigna Dental PPO: 888.336.8258
HMO: 800.367.1037
www.cigna.com
Optum Bank 877.470.1772 hbsgroup@optum.com
EyeMed 866.939.3633 www.eyemedvisioncare.com
Vision Service Plan 800.877.7195

www.vsp.com

Business Plans Inc. (COBRA Administration) 800.865.4485 www.myCobraPlan.com
Medical Mutual FSA (Flexible Spending) 800.525.9252 www.medmutual.com/member
Unum – Life, AD&D, LTD 800.421.0344 www.unum.com
TIAA (Retirement) 800.842.2252 www.tiaa.org/jcu
Liberty Mutual 800.437.7995 Ext. 54066 www.libertymutual.com/briangecina
Ohio Educational Credit Union 216.621.6296 Ext. 3066
Fax: 216.621.6190
www.ohioedcu.com
IMPACT Solutions 1-800-227-6007 www.myimpactsolution.com
PNC Bank 216.382.6900 www.pnc.com
Huntington Bank 216.515.6122 www.huntington.com
RTA-Commuter Advantage 216.621.9500

www.rideRTA.com

Howard Hanna Real Estate 800.321.0558 Ext. 262 www.hannagoldadvantage.com

 

TOBACCO-FREE CAMPUS

Here you’ll find information about our tobacco- and smoke-free campus policy as well as resources to help you quit smoking: go.jcu.edu/TobaccoFree

PRIVACY NOTICE

ANNUAL MEDICARE CREDITABLE COVERAGE NOTICE