The University of Scranton fosters a spirit of caring – grounded in Jesuit tradition of cura personalis by providing an outstanding benefits package to its employees. Our comprehensive benefits and resources are designed to promote and sustain the health and wellness of employees and their families, and to help employees invest wisely in their future.

Our benefits package includes:

Health, Dental, Prescription and Vision

The University of Scranton offers individual and/or dependent coverage to benefit eligible employees, with a choice of two active medical plans which include prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage. Employees may also opt out of health insurance coverage.

Plan election changes may be made during the open enrollment period which takes place during the month of November each year. These changes take effect on January 1 of each year.  Outside of Open Enrollment, changes in enrollment can only be made following a "qualifying life event."  A qualifying life event includes loss of other coverage, marriage, divorce, birth, or adoption, or change in eligibility for Medicare or CHIP.   Forms need to be completed and returned to the Human Resources office within 30 days of the qualifying event and/or status change.

Plan features include: $0 in-network deductible; $20 primary care/$30 specialist office visit copay; $50 ER co-pay

RX Benefit is $10/$20/$35 copay structure

 PPO Blue Summary of Coverage

Blue Care HMO Plus Summary of Coverage

Classic Blue- please contact the Office of Human Resources at (570) 941-7767 for additional information)

Signature 65- please contact the Office of Human Resources at (570) 941-7767 for additional information)

Plan benefit 100% for diagnostic, preventive and basic services, 80% periodontics and 50% for major services with a $2,000 annual per member max. Orthodontia is covered at 50%, with a lifetime max benefit of $1,200 for children to age 19

Dental Summary of Coverage

  • Vision: Highmark Fashion Advantage

Plan covers exams and lens/frame allowance every 24 months; every 12 months for children under age 19

 Vision Summary of Coverage

Eligible employees and family members can talk to a doctor 24/7 at no cost for co-pays and consult fees

 Cost Sheet for Faculty and Staff 

  •  Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA): Ameriflex

FSAs allow benefit eligible employees the opportunity to set aside money on a pre-tax basis for certain expenses not covered under existing benefit programs.  

Spending account elections are made during the annual open enrollment period with an effective date of January 1, except in the case of life event changes, which must be submitted to the Office of Human Resources within 30 days of the qualifying life event.

Ameriflex Quik Reference Guide


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