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Core Benefits

Medical and Dental

Whitman College offers medical and dental insurance to eligible employees through Premera. To find in-network providers, membership information, and track your claims, please visit the Premera Blue Cross Website.


Whitman College’s Vision Service Plan (VSP)

Our vision service through Vision Service Plan (VSP) provides comprehensive routine vision care coverage. If you choose to use a VSP provider, your out-of-pocket costs will be much lower. To access our VSP plan, please visit the website and select a VSP provider to make an appointment.  

If you choose to use a non-VSP provider, you will need to submit a claim to VSP and you will be reimbursed up to the scheduled amounts for out-of-network providers.  

Flexible Spending With Navia Benefits Solutions

Whitman College’s Flexible Spending Account for Medical and Dependent Care beginning 2024

Use your pre-tax monies to reimburse yourself for out-of-pocket health care expenses and/or dependent care expenses. Navia will set up an account for you to deposit pre-tax dollars from every paycheck.

Be careful when making your elections because money left in your account at the end of the year will be forfeited—in other words, use it or lose it! There is one exception for your medical care account; we are allowed to roll over up to $640 in unused contributions from 2024 to 2025.

There is no rollover for dependent care elections. Once you select the amount(s) you want to deposit for the year, you cannot change or discontinue those deposits unless you experience a change in family status (marriage, divorce, birth or adoption of a child, change in employment).

Life Insurance

Retirement Savings Options

We offer employees two retirement plans, both provided by TIAA

Whitman College 403(b) TDA Plan

This coverage is offered to all employees regardless of appointment level or length of service with the College. The College does not make any matching contributions to this plan. The GSRA salary reduction is voluntary and may be distributed into a pre-tax elective deferral or a post-tax Roth elective deferral at the employee's discretion.

Whitman College 403(b) Defined Contribution Retirement Plan 

This retirement plan is available to all regular employees appointed at least 1,000 hours per year (48% of full-time). Eligible employees may begin participation in this plan on a voluntary basis on or after the first day of the month after completing one year of service at Whitman College. An employee who has met the one year of service requirement at another institution of higher education during the 12 months immediately preceding their date of employment at Whitman College will be considered to have met the service requirements for Whitman and can join the plan immediately.

Whitman College may make a matching contribution for those participants voluntarily participating. The current College contribution is 10%. College contributions are based on appointed salary without overtime.

All GRA contributions are distributed into a pre-tax elective deferral.

Planning for your future is vital. Please review the brochure on Active vs. Passive Mutual Funds.

Human Resources
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