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Benefit Eligibility

You are considered a benefit eligible employee if you are:

  • A regular, full-time staff or administrator (37.5 or 40 hours per week for 9 or more months in a 12 month period)
  • A core staff or administrator (30 or more hours per week for 9 or more months in a 12 month period)
  • A half-time staff or administrator (22.5 or more hours per week for an entire 12 month period)
  • A full-time faculty member (1.0 FTE with a full year contract)
  • A four-fifths-time faculty member (.8 FTE with a full year contract)

Eligibility for coverage under the various benefit plans is based upon your employment category. Enrollment in benefits, including health insurance, is not automatic. To view a BAAG (benefits-at-a-glance) click here.

Benefits and Eligibility For Part-Time Faculty, Staff And Administrators

There are a number of benefits that are available to all employees and faculty, regardless of employment category and number of hours worked. These benefits include voluntarily contributing to the 403(b) Retirement Plan, discounts  and special offers . Please contact the Loyola Benefits & Wellness unit at ext. 1365 for more information on benefits for part-time employees.

Dependent Eligibility

In addition to enrolling yourself, you may also elect coverage for your spouse/LDA and your eligible dependent children. The following coverage levels are available.

  • Employee only
  • Employee and 1 Child
  • Employee and Spouse/LDA
  • Employee and Children
  • Family (employee, spouse/LDA and child(ren)

Dependent children include your natural children, legally adopted children, children for whom you are the legal guardian, stepchildren who are dependent on you for support, and children for whom you are the proposed adoptive parent from the date of placement. All medical plans cover dependent children until age 26, regardless of whether or not they are full-time college students. 

Employees must pay taxes for LDA and LDA child(ren) coverage. For more information about Legally Domiciled Adults (LDAs) click here

Questions regarding your medical, dental and vision benefits?

If you have questions or need assistance, contact the PSA Benefits Hotline at 1-877-716-6618 or email The PSA Benefits Hotline features a dedicated service team of benefits and clinical professionals who will serve as an advocate/escalation point of you and your family members.

Diagnosed with a chronic condition, or have questions about your prognosis or treatment? The PSA Benefits Hotline can refer you to one of their clinical nurse advocates to assist with complicated medical issues. 

The Loyola Benefits & Wellness unit can be reached at ext. 1365 and 1368.

Additional Benefit Eligibility

Please review the links below for additional information on:

This website provides a summary of the benefits available. The University reserves the right to modify, amend, suspend or terminate any plan at any time, and for any reason without prior notification. You will be notified of any changes to these plans and how they affect your benefits, if at all. The plans described on this website are governed by insurance contracts and plan documents, which are available for examination. We have attempted to make explanations of the plans on this website as accurate as possible. However, should there be a discrepancy between this website and the provisions of the insurance contracts or plan documents, the provisions of the insurance contracts or plan documents will govern. In addition, you should not rely on any oral descriptions of these plans, since the written descriptions in the insurance contracts and plan documents will always govern.