American University offers a host of benefits designed to help you and your family.
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
Employees may choose to sign up for Flexible Spending Accounts for health care and/or dependent care, which allows you to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible expenses for you and your family’s medical care and dependent care, including day care.
You may pay for on-campus parking with pre-tax monies through payroll deduction.
Public Transportation Benefits for Metro, VRE, or MARC
For 2016, allocate up to $130, pre-tax, for Metro, VRE, or MARC train fares as well as up to $255, pre-tax, for parking at WMATA® Park and Ride locations.
Cycling Commuter Benefit
You may receive a voucher for up to $20 per month good at participating bike shops for purchase, storage, or maintenance of a bicycle used for commuting
You incur no additional cost
Vouchers are good for up to one year
Campus amenities include the AU Art Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, which offers free admission.
Financial Protection Benefits
Life and Accident Insurance
Basic life insurance at one times salary for all full-time faculty and staff paid for by AU
Optional Life Insurance for you and your spouse/partner and children
1 to 5 times your base salary up to $1.5 million (no medical review for up to 4 times your base salary or $600,000, whichever is lower if you enroll when initially eligible)
Spouse, same- or opposite-sex domestic partner coverage available up to $100,000 (no medical review up to $10,000)
Dependent child policies available (up to $10,000)
Accident insurance available for up to $250,000 for yourself; family coverage also is available
100 Percent Salary on Short-Term Disability
In the event of an extended absence due to illness or injury, we pay 100 percent of salary for up to six months at no cost to you.
In the event of an illness or injury that extends beyond six months, you will receive 60 percent of your income plus up to 15 percent retirement contributions, and you can stay in our medical and dental plans. Also, if you’re with us for at least five years full-time, you still get tuition benefits. Participation in LTD is required after one year of service and the cost is shared between you and the university.
Long-Term Care Insurance
Provides a cash benefit to be used for assistance with daily living activities when disabled
Covers services not included in medical plans/Medicare
Individual policies with group discounts
Policies underwritten by John Hancock
Benefit specialists at The Todd Benefits Group Inc. will help you create the right customized policy to suit you and your family
Discounts also available for immediate and extended family members (spouse, adult children, parents, grandparents, siblings)
Group Legal Plan
Provides 100 percent coverage on a range of legal matters (includes will preparation, identity theft protection, traffic ticket defense, immigration, and much more)
Out-of-network attorney coverage also provided
Hyatt Legal’s Met Law plan
Discounted policies available for your dog, cat, bird, iguana, and many other species
Available through MetLife; policies are underwritten by Veterinary Pet Insurance
Covers emergency care with a wellness rider option
Additional discounts for years of service, paid for by payroll deduction
For more information about any of the benefits listed above, please reference the 2016 Know Your Benefits Enrollment Guide, or full-time faculty and staff should visit the myBenefits site on the myAU portal.