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From medical insurance to tuition remission, Champlain College offers a variety of benefits to full-time employees.

Champlain’s Benefit Package

Whether you’re new to our community or have been with us for years, Champlain College values the health and well-being of our employees.

To support each employee’s needs, we offer multiple plans from which to choose. The 2024 Benefits Guide is a detailed explanation of the full benefit package. If you have questions about your eligibility for benefits, please reach out to your Benefits Team or the people center.

  • 2024 Benefits Guide | Download
  • 2024 Benefits Overview Presentation | Watch

Health & Welfare Benefits Summary

  • The College offers three health insurance plans through Cigna. Two are high-deductible health plans (with an HSA), and one is a low-deductible plan. All health plans include 100% coverage for preventive care services in the Cigna network.

    Learn About Medical Benefits

  • The College offers two dental plans provided by Northeast Delta Dental. Both plans include preventative, restorative, and orthodontic services.

    Learn About Dental Benefits

  • The College offers two vision plans by VSP Vision Care. Our two levels of coverage include an eye exam each year, as well as varied benefits towards prescription lenses, frames, or contact lenses.

    Learn About Vision Benefits

  • For employees participating in a high-deductible health plan (HDHP), the College offers a Health Savings Account (HSA) with HealthEquity. The College funds a portion of this HSA each payroll cycle, and participants may elect to contribute to the account as well.

    A HealthEquity debit card is provided to pay for expenses at the time of service or through the online portal.

    Learn About HSA Benefits

  • Eligible faculty and staff may opt to pay for qualified health and dependent care expenses on a pre-tax basis through a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) with Navia. An employee determines how much to contribute annually. This annual election is divided by the number of pay periods throughout the year and is deducted from each paycheck on a pre-tax basis. A Navia debit card is provided to pay for expenses at the time of service or through the app or online portal.

    Learn About FSA Benefits

  • GMHEC puts together great well-being resources for employees at Champlain College.

    Motivate Me is a program open to all benefits-eligible employees regardless of whether you participate in the Cigna health plans. Through this program, you can earn up to $300 per year by engaging in activities that promote your health and well-being. Full-time staff and faculty also have the option to obtain a reduced membership at the Edge. There are often free virtual classes topics include gardening, fitness, cooking.

    Gym Membership Discount: Full-time staff and faculty also have the option to obtain a reduced membership at the Edge.

  • Worldwide emergency assistance services are available for employees and their family members while traveling.

    • Unum Travel Assist Worldwide Travel Assistance Flyer | Download
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Paid Time Off

Vacation Leave

Vacation leave is available to regular staff who are scheduled to work 20 or more hours per week. Time is pro-rated based on hours, classification and years of service. Time is accrued each pay period with the accrual year running from September 1 – August 31.

Personal Days

Two personal days are granted each leave year (September 1 – August 31) to full-time faculty and staff. Part-time staff and faculty who are scheduled to work 20 or more hours per week receive one personal day per leave year.

Sick Leave

Up to 10 days of sick leave is granted each leave year (September 1 – August 31) for full-time faculty and staff who are scheduled to work 20 hours or more each week. Time is pro-rated based on hours scheduled to work.


The College offers a generous benefit with 16 paid holidays. Details are available on the Staff Calendar.

Retirement Benefits

  • Defined Contribution Retirement Savings Plan

    All College employees, with the exception of certain student employees, are eligible to participate in the Plan immediately upon hire. Employees can defer pre-tax and Roth post-tax into the College’s 403(b) Plan. Our retirement plan vendor is TIAA.

  • Employer Match

    Most employees regularly scheduled to work 20 or more hours per week are eligible for the College’s discretionary match. Adjunct faculty and student employees are not eligible for the match. Contact Your Benefits Team if you have questions about your eligibility.

Disability & Life Insurance Benefits Summary

Required Notices

We are required to post these reports on an annual basis.

General Cigna Information

View the machine-readable files that are made available in response to the federal Transparency in Coverage Rule and includes negotiated service rates and out-of-network allowed amounts between health plans and healthcare providers. The machine-readable files are formatted to allow researchers, regulators, and application developers to more easily access and analyze data.

People Center

Miller Center at Lakeside Campus
Third Floor Room 331
175 Lakeside Ave, Burlington, VT 05401
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM