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Introduction to Benefits

At Drexel University, we're pleased to offer comprehensive, competitive benefits to eligible* employees and their eligible dependents**.  From healthcare to holidays, our aim is to help Drexel employees enjoy happy and healthy lifestyles, while maintaining a good work-life balance.


Core Benefits
Benefits that are paid entirely by Drexel University.

Subsidized Benefits
Employees and Drexel share the cost of these benefits. 

Voluntary Benefits
Employees pay entirely for these programs, but benefit from deals negotiated by Drexel. 
Retirement Benefits Retirement Benefits
Employees will find information specific to the 403(b) plans that are offered by Drexel University.

Other Employee Benefits
There are also other benefit programs and services available to eligible* Drexel employees, including Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time; Leave of Absence; Employee Discounts

Employees can enroll themselves and their dependents in benefits upon hire, during the open enrollment period, or if they meet a qualified life event.

If you have questions about your benefits, consider attending a Benefits Buzz session, read our Benefits FAQs, contact your benefit provider directly, or contact the Benefits Service Center: 1-888-971-0101 (press 1 for Flexible Spending Accounts, press 2 for Commuter Reimbursements, or press 3 for all other questions). 

*All full-time professional staff working a minimum of 40 hours a week and faculty working 12 or more credit hours in three or more quarters are eligible to participate in all benefit programs. Part-time professional staff working at least 20 hours a week and faculty with at least a 50% appointment are eligible to participate in all subsidized and voluntary plans; Short Term Disability Insurance is excluded.

** Eligible dependents for healthcare coverage include your legally married spouse (same or opposite-sex) and your naturally born or adopted children or stepchildren up to age 26.

Ineligible dependents include divorced spouses, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and any other children you do not have legal custody of. Drexel has contracted with an outside firm to conduct dependent eligibility audits . Drexel reserves the right to request proper documentation showing dependent status at any time and will conduct a dependent eligibility audit.