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Full time employees of Wheaton College receive an impressive benefits package. This package includes:

Benefit Description
Medical Insurance Effective the first day of employment, all full-time employees are eligible for medical coverage under a PPO or HMO plan through BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois.
Dental Insurance Effective the first day of employment, all full-time employees are eligible for dental insurance under a PPO plan through Delta Dental. The annual maximum benefit is $1,000 per covered individual, and orthodontia coverage is included for dependent children under age 19 with $1,000 lifetime maximum.
Flexible Spending Effective the first day of employment, employees are eligible to enroll in Medical and Dependent Care accounts. These accounts allow employees to pay eligible healthcare and dependent care expenses with pre-tax payroll deductions.
Life Insurance Effective the first day of employment, the College pays the entire cost of basic, term life insurance for full-time employees. The amount of this insurance is 1.5 times annual base salary. Additional supplemental coverage of up to 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 times salary is available for employees who wish to pay the age-based premium.
Retirement Plan Employees are immediately eligible to participate in a retirement plan through TIAA-CREF. Upon completion of one year of service and attainment of 21 years of age, the College will match an employee's contribution of up to 4% of their salary at a 2:1 rate with a maximum College contribution of 8%. The waiting period for the employer match may be waived for full-time experience at another color or non-profit organization.
Disability Insurance Wheaton College provides short-term and long-term disability coverage at 60% of salary after one year of full-time employment. The waiting period for long-term disability may be waived with evidence of previous long-term disability coverage within the last 90 days.
Educational Benefit This benefit provides employees and their spouses up to 4 credit hours of tuition per semester at Wheaton College. A percentage of tuition payment is also available for employees' children after four years of employment. This tuition benefit can be used at Wheaton College or any other school in the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Full-time experience at another institution of higher learning may be transferable towards the years of service requirement for the Educational Benefit.
Paid Holidays These days are proated based on work schedule and include the week between Christmas Eve and New Year's Day.
Vacation Days Vacation time for staff employees is based upon years of service, work schedule, and level of responsibility.
Sick Leave Full-time staff and faculty who are at least 2/3 load are eligible for paid sick leave for an illness or injury.
Adoption Benefits Wheaton College provides financial assistance for adoptions by employees who have completed at least one year of full-time employment and are eligible to be covered under the College's medical plan.
Faculty/Staff ID Card This card gives employees and their immediate families discounts and access to facilities, concerts, and most athletic events.

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