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Benefits

Santa Clara University offers comprehensive health care and insurance benefits designed to promote and sustain good health for you and your family, help cushion financial obligations associated with illness or death, and assist in building a retirement income. 

This summary provides a high-level overview of many of the key benefits valued by SCU staff.

Refer to your Handbook for more information.

 

SCU offers its employees multiple leave options.

The University provides leaves of absence to enable employees to attend to personal and professional obligations, and for periods of disability. All requests for leaves should be submitted to the Department of Human Resources for processing and approval. Managers should direct any employee requests for leave to Benefits in the Department of Human Resources.

 

For detailed information, employees can consult the Staff Policy Manual for each type of leave below:

 

 

Paid Family Leave

Santa Clara University provides Paid Family Leave Insurance (PFL) administered by The Hartford, the University’s third party leave administrator. This plan provides wage replacement to those on an approved leave of absence to care for a spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent with a serious health condition, or to bond with a newborn within the first year of life or a child within the first year following adoption or foster care placement.

 

Read the SCU California Paid Family Leave brochure (PDF 100KB)

 

See Also

 

Refer the employee to Benefits in the Department of Human Resources. Notify the Benefits office of the request. Provide the name of the employee and the nature of the request.

Questions regarding leaves processing for workplace injuries and Illnesses:

If you, or someone who reports to you, suffer a work-related injury or illness, the following steps should be taken immediately:

 

Is the injury a life threatening emergency?

 

Yes: If the injury is life threatening, contact SCU Campus Safety (408) 554-4444 or 911 and arrange for an ambulance. Notify the employee's supervisor and the Department of Human Resources (408) 554-4392.

 

No: If the injury is not life threatening, employees must notify their supervisors and contact the Department of Human Resources (408) 554-4392. The Department of Human Resources will authorize treatment at U.S. Healthworks.

If the injury occurs outside of normal office hours, employees must call the Department of Human Resources and leave a message and then obtain medical care from the O'Connor Hospital Emergency Room

 

If the Injury Does Not Require Immediate Medical Treatment

If medical or other emergency care is not needed for the injury, employees must notify their supervisors and the Department of Human Resources (408) 554-4392.

 

The Following Applies to All Injuries

All employees have the right to report work-related injuries and illnesses free from retaliation.  Santa Clara Universty expressly prohibits retaliation for reporting a work-related injury or illness.

 

All work-related injuries and illnesses

The Department of Human Resources will provide employees with:

  1. Initial Report of Injury(PDF 44KB)
  2. Workers Comp Claim form(PDF 231KB)

Employees are required to complete the report and forms as soon as possible.

Following receipt of initial medical treatment

  1. Give a copy of the “work status report” to your supervisor.
  2. Review “work status report” with your supervisor to evaluate any job limitations and/or modifications directed by the physician.

If you need follow up care, please remember the following:

  1. University practice is to pay employees regular time for time missed from work not only for the initial receipt of care, but for follow up care as well.
  2. Physical therapy appointments must be pre-arranged with supervisor. Time missed for travel to and from and duration of appointment is paid at regular time.
  3. Keep your supervisor apprised of any changes to your work status.

 

If your injury or illness requires a temporary period of time away from work?

  1. Immediately notify your supervisor and the Department of Human Resources (408) 554-4932.
  2. Complete the appropriate paperwork for an industrial leave of absence
  3. Communicate regularly with the Worker’s Compensation insurance provider regarding your treatment, care, and work status.

*Please contact the Department of Human Resources with any questions at (408) 554-4932.

 

See Also

 

Contact the appropriate office as soon as possible. (Campus Safety, Employee Relations, Title IX, Benefits office.)

If you are not sure who to contact call the Department of Human Resources for assistance.

Santa Clara University offers a program of employee benefits designed to enhance the well-being of its employees. In compliance with Federal and State laws, the University provides the following statutory benefits to all of its eligible employees, as defined by Federal and State law.

 

Social Security

 

Most employees participate in the Social Security Program through a mandatory payroll deduction. Social Security provides a retirement benefit for individuals who have worked the number of years required for eligibility. Other benefits may include disability income, survivor, dependent, and medical benefits. The amount contributed, which is matched by the University, is based on rates determined and established by the Social Security Administration.

 

Worker’s Compensation

 

The University provides a no-fault Worker’s Compensation insurance program. If an employee is unable to work because of on-the-job injury or illness, Worker’s Compensation covers medical expenses and pays a portion of lost wages based on the nature of the injury.

 

Unemployment Insurance

 

Most employees of the University are covered by the State Employment Security Law. Under the provisions of this law, employees of the University who become totally or partially unemployed, and who meet the eligibility requirements as set forth in the law, may be eligible to receive unemployment compensation.

 

EAP provides professional counseling, information, and referral services to faculty, staff and their families. The program offers confidential consultation on a wide variety of personal, family and/or work-related problems that may contribute to high levels of stress and interfere with health and work performance.

EAP is a great service designed to help with the following:

  • Stress
  • Family or Parenting issues
  • Alcohol or drug dependencies
  • Adjusting to change
  • Self-improvement
  • Child and elder care
  • Pre and postnatal concerns
  • Grief
  • Work/life balance
  • Legal and financial consultation services

Your Benefits Team

  • Senior Benefits Specialist

    Jonna S. Delgado

    As a Senior Benefits Specialist, Jonna provides support for daily interactions and transactions with faculty, staff, and vendor/providers regarding benefits provided by the University.

  • Benefits Specialist

    Michele DuBois

    As a Benefits Specialist, Michele provides support for daily requests and transactions for faculty, staff, and vendor/providers regarding benefits provided by the University.

  • Employment Counsel & Assistant Director of HR, Employee Services

    Eréndira Rubin

    Eréndira Rubin is the University's Employment Counsel, as well as the Asst. Director of HR, Employee Services.

2017 Benefit Rates

Employee and employer benefit premiums for plan year 2017.

View Benefit Rates

Retirement Plan Changes

Retirement plans now include a self-directed brokerage account option and a reduction of the core number of investments plan platforms.

Plan Changes