State Benefits

PEEHIP Health Insurance. JSU participates in the Public Education Employees' Health Insurance Plan (PEEHIP), which is administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, and is made available to eligible employees, their spouse, and/or dependent unmarried children. Dependent children are defined as children up to the age of 19, or up to age 26 if the dependent is a full-time student. The plan includes the Preferred Medical Doctor (PMD) and offers single and family medical coverage. If employee or spouse are tobacco users, there is a $50 per participant monthly surcharge. These deductions are pre-taxed (mandatory). To assist in making informed decisions about your benefits choices, please access the quick reference Benefits Guide

PEEHIP Optional Insurance Plans. PEEHIP offers employees Dental, Cancer, Hospital Indemnity, and Vision Optional Insurance Plans, which are offered through Southland Benefits Solutions. Use this link for a full description: PEEHIP Optional Insurance Plans

Flexible Benefit Plan. Employees are afforded an opportunity to participate in a health flexible spending and/or dependent care account. Employees may use pre-tax dollars to set aside cash for many health care and dental expenses not covered by the medical plan, as well as daycare expenses incurred. This plan is administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama. For more information concerning the flexible benefit plan, please visit: Flexible Benefit Plan

Alabama Teachers’ Retirement. All full-time employees of Jacksonville State University are required to participate in the State Retirement Program. Tier 1 employees (hired prior to January 2013 or are former TRS members) contribute 7.5% of your gross salary per pay period. Tier 2 employees (hired after January 2013) will contribute 6% of your salary each pay period. Deductions are on a pre-tax basis and sent to the Retirement System. You become vested after being a contributing member for 10 years. Tier 1 employees are eligible to retire at any age after 25 years of service, or at age 60 with 10 years of service. Tier 2 can retire at age 62 with 10 or more years of service. For more detailed information about this benefit, please visit the Teachers' Retirement website

Deferred Compensation (RSA-1). Additional tax-deferred contributions may be made to the Alabama Teachers Retirement System and credited to a deferred compensation plan. Participation in this plan is voluntary and not matched by the University. Use this link to access additional information: Deferred Compensation (RSA-1).

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