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Benefits Eligibility

Bowdoin College offers very rich benefit plan for its employees.  The various benefits have different eligibility requirements.  This means that the benefits you can use depend on whether you are hourly (non-exempt) or salaried (exempt) and whether you are full-time or part-time.

Below is a chart that shows the benefits available to employees:

BENEFITS ELIGIBILITY FOR SUPPORT STAFF (Hourly Paid, Non-Exempt Employees):

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

FULL YEAR

ACADEMIC YEAR

30 hours or more per week (regular full-time and part-time)

  • medical
  • dental
  • vision
  • retirement1
  • life2
  • long term disability2
  • short term disability2
  • flexible spending account
  • sick leave
  • vacation
  • medical
  • dental
  • vision
  • retirement1
  • life2
  • long term disability2
  • short term disability2
  • flexible spending account
  • sick leave
  • vacation

20 or more hours per week (regular part-time)

  • medical
  • dental
  • vision
  • retirement1
  • life2
  • flexible spending account
  • sick leave
  • vacation
  • medical
  • dental
  • vision
  • life2
  • flexible spending account
  • sick leave
  • vacation

less than 20 hours per week (casual)

no benefits

no benefits

BENEFITS ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF AND FACULTY (Monthly Paid, Exempt Employees):

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

FULL YEAR

ACADEMIC YEAR

30 hours or more per week (regular full-time and part-time)

  • medical
  • dental
  • vision
  • retirement1
  • life2
  • long term disability2
  • flexible spending account
  • sick leave
  • vacation4
  • medical
  • dental
  • vision
  • retirement1
  • life2
  • long term disability2
  • flexible spending account
  • sick leave
  • vacation3

20 or more hours per week (regular part-time)

  • medical
  • dental
  • vision
  • retirement 1
  • life2
  • flexible spending account
  • sick leave
  • vacation4
  • medical
  • dental
  • vision
  • flexible spending account
  • life2
    • sick leave
    • vacation3

less than 20 hours per week (casual)

no benefits

no benefits

1 Retirement Plan eligibility requires age 26 and one year of service (at least 1,000 hours).  Once you become a retirement plan participant, you continue to be eligible, even if your schedule drops below 1,000 hours per year.

2 Salaried-based benefits; coverage is calculated based on annual base pay.

3 All regular full-time and part-time non-exempt employees are eligible for vacation benefits.  All regular full-time and part-time exempt employees with year-round schedules are eligible for vacation benefits except faculty, lab instructors, and laboratory technicians with academic year appointments.

4 Athletic coaches and trainers are eligible for vacation time which must be used in a flexible manner in and around the active season of the applicable sport (and may not be carried over annually).