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Employee Benefits

Baldwin Wallace University offers a comprehensive total compensation package for full-time faculty and staff. The following is a basic overview of benefits for individuals considering employment at Baldwin Wallace. Additional details can be found in the benefits guide. Please direct questions to the Human Resources Department at (440) 826-2220. The benefits listed are subject to change.

Health and Dental Insurance Benefits

  • BW offers choice of either a Traditional PPO plan or a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) with HSA Through Medical Mutual of Ohio - Super Med Plus. The University currently pays about 80% of the premium cost. Employee premiums are paid with pre-tax dollars. All plans include dental and vision insurance along with prescription drug coverage.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts: Full-time employees can shelter up to $2,750 yearly to pay for uninsured medical expenses and $5,000 yearly for dependent care expenses.
  • Health Savings Account: Full-time employees that choose the HDHP can shelter up to $3,600 individual or $7,200 family less BW's contribution of $750 single or $1,500 family.
  • Wellness: The wellness program at BW offers employees a pathway to optimal well-being. Employees can take advantage of free wellness opportunities on campus and on university time. Resources for mindfulness, stress management, weight management, mental and physical health are available.

Paid Time-Off Benefits

Full-time administrative and full-time support staff are eligible to earn up to:

  • 13-15 paid holidays per year
  • 12 days sick leave per year
  • 2-4 weeks annual vacation
  • Bereavement leave and jury duty
  • Parental leave

Retirement Benefits

  • Social Security: BW contributes 7.65% of all eligible wages in Social Security and Medicare taxes (F.I.C.A.)
  • TIAA/CREF: The University provides retirement benefits with the Teachers' Insurance and Annuity Association and its companion University Retirement Equities Fund. A new employee may join the University's 403 (b) plan immediately. The University contributes 7% of base salary into the plan after the employee has worked for one year as long as the employee contributes at least 3%. Employee contributions are pre-tax and earnings grow tax-free until withdrawn. In certain cases, 403 (b)s and 401 (k)s from former employers may be rolled over into the University's retirement plan.

Tuition Waiver Benefits

  • All full-time employees and dependents are eligible at the first semester after hire for a waiver of 100% of tuition for any courses they take at Baldwin Wallace.
  • The employee can only take 11 or fewer credit hours per semester to receive 100% waiver.
  • The employee and spouse are also eligible for graduate tuition benefits through Baldwin Wallace University only at a 92% Discount; but dependent children receive waiver for only undergraduate work.
  • No family may have more than the equivalent of two persons receiving this benefit at any one time.
  • Graduate tuition benefits are considered taxable compensation.

Income Protection Benefits

  • Life Insurance: The University pays the full premium for a $50,000 life insurance policy with a $50,000 accidental death and dismemberment rider.
  • Supplemental Life Insurance: Full-time employees may purchase supplemental life insurance coverage of up to $200,000. Coverage is also available for spouses, grandfathered domestic partners and dependent children.
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance: Long-Term Disability is currently carried through Prudential and premiums are fully paid by the University.
  • Short-Term Disability: The University also the pays the full cost of a self-funded Short-Term Disability benefit.
  • Workers' Compensation protection.

Other Benefits

  • All employees are entitled to a 10% discount for most bookstore purchases.
  • ID card which entitles faculty or staff member free admission to many events on campus.
  • Free use of the Student Recreation Center for employee, spouse and dependent children.
  • Access to a credit union.
  • Free parking decal (students pay parking fee).
  • Ability to purchase meals at various campus dining facilities.
  • Direct deposit (required as condition of employment).

Contact Human Resources, (440) 826-2220, (440) 826-3564 (fax)

Office Hours

Summer (May 6 - Aug. 23, 2024): Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Academic Year:
Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.