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Benefits Overview

As an employee of Drexel University, you are our most valuable asset! Drexel University offers a variety of programs and offerings to fit your personal and professional needs: robust health plans, generous paid time off packages, extensive voluntary benefit options, best-in-class fertility and adoption assistance, work-life and employee assistance support, tuition remission/exchange programs and an exceptional retirement savings program. These benefits provide the foundation for a healthy and secure future while allowing employees to focus on their work knowing their well-being is taken care of which is a top priority of the University.  

Drexel’s comprehensive and competitive benefits package includes health, Rx, dental and vision coverage, Along with a Defined Contribution 403(b) retirement plan and a 457(b) supplemental plan for certain employees. Drexel also strives to provide employees with a solid work-life balance through its A Heathier U programs. There are voluntary benefits available during the new hire window or Open Enrollment period and ones that can be accessed all year long, along with discount programs (administered through Corestream). All employee benefits are explained throughout this section and listed in the table below.

To be eligible for Drexel’s health and welfare benefits, you must be employed in a benefits-eligible position on a regular University payroll and work at least 20 hours per week. Eligibility requirements for represented employees may vary by union contract. The benefit eligibility overview [PDF] includes eligibility criteria for all benefits and Drexel faculty and professional staff.

To enroll, waive or view benefits information, log in to the My Drexel Benefits portal under the Employee tab in DrexelOne.

Important Benefits Deadline: You must complete your benefit enrollment within 31 days from your date of hire. After your 31-day enrollment window closes, most benefits may only be changed during the University's annual open enrollment period. Please review the Benefits Guide and New Hire Checklist [PDF] for more information. If you take no action within 31 days, you will be automatically enrolled as follows:

  • Medical Coverage: You will be automatically placed in the Point of Service Plan (or PPO Basic, if out of area) at the employee-only coverage level, and premiums will be deducted from your paycheck. No changes may be made until the next annual enrollment period.
  • Retirement: You will be automatically enrolled at two percent of your salary. You may change or cancel contributions at any time. All contributions that have been deposited into your TIAA account must follow the withdrawal rules of the plan.


Job Role  Hours/Work Requirements 
Full-time Faculty 100 percent teaching appointment
Full-time Professional Staff Regular schedule of 40 hours per week
Part-time Faculty At least a 50 percent appointment, but less than 100 percent
Part-time Professional Staff Regular schedule between 20 and 39 hours per week

Benefits at a Glance [PDF]

Fact Sheets

Full-time Faculty Full-time Staff Part-time Faculty Part-time Staff Per Diem, Casual, Temporary Adjunct

Whom to Contact With Questions

Employees who have questions regarding their benefits may use the following contact options:

Benefits Structure

CORE BENEFITS – Benefits covered by Drexel University
Life, Accident and Disability Insurance
Tuition Remission
Tuition Exchange
Health Advocate
Employee Assistance Program
SUBSIDIZED BENEFITS – Employees share the cost of these benefits
Health Coverage
  • Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision
403(b) Retirement Plans
Time Off Benefits
FMLA and Leave of Absence
Voluntary Benefits (including flexible spending accounts)
Home Purchase Assistance Program
A Healthier U
Employee Discounts
Fertility Benefits: Progyny