Insurance Benefits

The University offers a program of group medical insurance which includes both basic medical and major medical insurance for employees and their dependents. This plan does not include insurance for loss of income resulting from illness or injury.

Group medical insurance is available only to full-time employees whose term of employment is nine months or longer.

Group Term Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance are included in the Group Life Insurance Plan.

A Group Term Life Insurance/Accidental Death and Dismemberment Plan is provided to all full-time employees with the premiums paid for entirely by the University. Eligible employees may purchase at their own expense additional term life insurance above the amount provided in the basic plan.

All employees who work more than 20 hours per week on a regular basis and who have completed one year of service with the University are required to become members of the Teachers’ Retirement System of Alabama. Each employee is required to contribute 5 percent of his/her total annual salary to the Retirement System, and the amount paid into the system by each employee is supplemented by an allocation from the state legislature. After 10 or more years of creditable service, a member has a vested interest in the Teachers’ Retirement System and may apply for a monthly benefit check upon reaching age 60.

Employees Must Complete the Following Forms:

  • Vet 100 Employment Survey
  • Handbook Receipt
  • A-4, State Department Revenue Form
  • W4, Federal Withholding Allowance Form
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Application
  • MetLife Insurance Form
  • Address/Emergency Record/Directory Card
  • NS Form 1-9, and New Hire Reporting Form
  • Teachers’ Retirement Form (Form 100)

List of Benefits:
Medical Benefits
Group Health Care Plan
Group Dental Benefits
Flexible Spending
Disability Insurance
Group Life Benefits