Jun 27, 2022  
2016-2017 Employee Handbook 
2016-2017 Employee Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Employee Benefits

17.1 Health Plan Information

Employees of ADU receive healthcare benefits from the integrated delivery system of Florida Hospital which are subject to change from year to year. For questions regarding current healthcare benefits, reference the Florida Hospital Employee Health Care Plan and Network Directory.  Limited family (one adult and one child) and family coverage are also available at an additional cost.

17.2 HealthCare Plan for Employees

The employee healthcare plan provides medical coverage options for hospitalization and other major medical services at a minimal cost to full-time and eligible part-time employees. As a full-time employee, you are required to have this coverage unless you show satisfactory proof of coverage under another plan.

17.3 Dental Insurance

Dental insurance coverage is designed to help ease the financial burden of dental expenses. You may choose to cover yourself, your spouse and your dependents up to the end of the month of their 26th birthday. You can choose between Delta Dental PPD or Delta Care USA Managed Care.

17.4 Cancer and Other Specified Diseases

The Cancer and Other Specified Diseases Plan is designed to pay cash benefits directly to you in addition to any other medical plan you may have in the event that you or a covered family member is diagnosed with cancer or one of the other specified diseases.

17.5 Short-Term Disability

Short-term disability coverage is offered to those who work 32 or more hours per pay period to provide monthly financial protection should you become ill or injured (non-work related) and unable to work.

17.6 Long-Term Disability

Long-term disability coverage is offered to provide you with financial protection for more serious or longer term disabilities. Coverage under this plan is available to full-time employees only.

17.7 Life Insurance

Basic Group Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance in the amount of your annual salary (plus an equal amount in the event of accidental death) is provided by your employer to all full-time employees. Eligible part-time employees may also participate for a minimal monthly cost. You may purchase additional insurance in an amount equal to one, two, or three times the amount of your annual salary. Dependent life insurance may also be purchased.

17.8 Vision Care

Vision Insurance is offered to eligible full-time and part-time employees and dependents through VSP.com.

17.9 Flexible Spending Accounts

If you have major out-of-pocket expenses covered by insurance, or child/elder care expenses, flexible spending accounts can help. A flexible spending account allows you to make these payments with your earned income before taxes are deducted. This saves you tax dollars. A Pay Flex debit card is issued from which health care services are paid.

17.10 Retirement Plan

Florida Hospital maintains an excellent retirement plan for eligible employees. The plan-called the Adventist Healthcare Retirement Plan (AHRP)-provides for employer cash contributions to employee accounts.  Florida Hospital also matches a portion of the funds that employees voluntarily contribute to their AHRP account.

17.11 Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a free, confidential counseling program designed to help employees and members of their families resolve personal problems. When necessary, referrals are made to other professionals and appropriate agencies for counseling, legal services, and financial services. Your Financial Services benefit includes 30 days of unlimited telephonic assistance with the financial coaching staff. The EAP also offers online services with a full collection of information tools and resources to support emotional well-being, including hundreds of tip sheets, articles, and resource guides. To learn more about all of the services offered through the EAP, call 1-888-802-5821 or visit www.mylifevalues.com.

17.12 ADU Tuition Benefit

Full-time ADU staff and their immediate family members (spouse and children only) are eligible to enroll in undergraduate classes at ADU with tuition and required fees (such as matriculation, lab, professional fees, etc.) waived. Full-time employees are eligible for tuition and required fees for MHA courses. ADU employees are not eligible for the Florida Hospital Employee tuition benefits.

  • Full-time Staff:
    • Qualify for free undergraduate tuition and fees, either on campus or online.
    • Qualify for free MHA tuition and fees, either on campus or online if approved by the Provost and the President.
    • A maximum of four hours may be taken during the workday, and hourly employees must check out while in class.
  • Immediate Family Members (spouse and children only):
    • Qualify for free undergraduate tuition and fees, either on campus or online.
  • “ADU Tuition Benefit” form: Before enrolling in a course, staff must have the permission of their Department Director or Supervisor by completing and submitting an “ADU Tuition Benefit” form each trimester to the Office of Human Resources.
  • Books & Fees: Books and elective fees (such as finance, parking, etc.) will be the responsibility of the staff or family member.
  • FAFSA/Aid Application: The full-time staff or the family member will be required (if they have not already earned a baccalaureate degree) to complete (FAFSA) and the ADU Aid Application to determine eligibility for grants before the tuition benefits will be applied to the appropriate account.

17.13 Personal Information Access

Employees have access to their personal information online. Please visit Florida Hospital HR Online to sign on. You may view your paycheck, change your address, update W-4, view PDO, and update direct deposit information.

17.14 Health Club Membership Reimbursement

Full-time employees of Adventist University are eligible to receive up to a $50 monthly reimbursement for gym memberships. In order to receive this benefit, employees need to use the gym a minimum of three times per week. Submit expense reports, with all necessary signatures, to the Office of Financial Services.

17.15 FH Rewards: Merchant Discounts

ADU employees are considered Florida Hospital employees, which entitles them to benefit from the discounts offered by merchants who are affiliated with Florida Hospital. Please visit www.fhdiscounts.com for a complete listing.

17.16 Event Ticket Discounts

ADU employees also get discounted tickets to theme parks, shows, and much more. Please visit www.ticketsatwork.com for a complete listing. You will need to register on the website. For first-time users, please use FLHOSP as your password. Once you complete that step, you will be able to create a screen name and your own personalized password.

17.17 FH Credit Union

Employees are eligible for a checking and/or savings account at the FH Credit Union. Please visit http://www.floridahospitalcreditunion.org/ for further information.