Regular Full-Time Employees are eligible to receive a variety of benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, Retirement, and more. Benefits will begin the 1st of the month after hire date. Learn about your options below.
New employees enrolling in benefits are reminded of the necessary information for completion of the following:
Blue Cross Blue Shield Member Portal
A variety of information and resources are available through the Blue Cross Blue Shield member portal. For employees with BCBS benefits, visit the portal at www.bcbsm.com/#.
Administrative Professional and Support Staff may retire at the end of the academic year in which they attain age fifty-five (55).
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) allow you to pay for certain out-of-pocket health care and dependent daycare expenses with pre-tax dollars. Your contributions are subtracted from your paycheck before federal, state, and FICA taxes are calculated on your pay, so you save monthly on taxes.
Contributions for FSAs do not reduce your pay for purposes of determining your life insurance, long-term disability or retirement benefits provided by the University.
There are two types of FSAs. You may participate in either or both; however, you cannot enroll in the Health Care FSA if you are enrolled in a Health Savings Account (HSA) Medical Plan.
For more information please review the Flexible Spending Account Overview (472KB) .
Saginaw Valley State University offers a faculty and staff personal computer purchase program which assists eligible employees in purchasing computer systems for personal use and ownership. The program covers a basic computer system (e.g., computer CPU, monitor, printer, keyboard, scanner and applicable software). The program includes vendor educational discounts and University-assisted financing.
Travel Assistance is offered for Administrative Professional, Support Staff, and Faculty. If traveling for business or pleasure and a medical emergency occurs, one phone call through UNUM provides worldwide emergency travel assistance to help locate hospitals, prescription replacement assistant, passport replacement, etc. To learn more – download the attachment below:
UNUM Travel Assistance (370KB)
The Life Advisor EAP is a university-funded benefit that offers the support and resources you need to address any personal or work-related challenges and/or concerns that may affect your personal well-being and/or work performance. It is confidential and free to all faculty and staff as well as their eligible family members, including spouses/partners and dependent children.
Life Advisor EAP Benefits
For more information, visit lifeadvisorwellness.com
To access services, including 24/7 crisis assistance, call 1-800-448-8326.
The following employee groups are eligible for tuition waiver benefits:
Qualified employees are eligible to receive 50-75% of their SVSU tuition waived. In addition, spouses and eligible children of full-time employees, benefit eligible part-time employees and SVSU retirees’ may receive a 50% tuition waiver.
The waiver/scholarship covers only tuition, course-related fees and listeners permits but does not extend to study abroad, books, late registration or other related fees. For additional details and a link to the Tuition Waiver form please refer to the Operations Manual policy: Employee Tuition Waiver Authorization 2.10-1 .
Adjunct Faculty and Nursing Clinical Instructors are eligible for tuition waiver/reimbursement. For additional details regarding specific amounts and a link to the Tuition Waiver forms please refer to the Operations Manual policy: Employee Tuition Waiver Authorization 2.10-1 .
Office of Human Resources
Phone: (989) 964-4108 / Fax: (989) 964-7066
Employment & Hiring