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Voluntary Benefits

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Incredible savings on insurance and other benefits are available through one convenient payroll deduction. The online system provides easy access and enrollment, with hundreds of shopping discounts as well. Enroll at DrexelVoluntaryBenefits.com.

  • Auto and Homeowner’s Insurance through Liberty Mutual
  • Accident, Critical Illness and Cancer Insurance through Allstate
  • Identity Theft Protection through LifeLock
  • An alternative payment method for large purchases through Purchasing Power

The following benefits are funded 100 percent by the employee. These are available to all regular full- and part-time Drexel and DUCOM employees.

Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University Membership

Drexel Recreation Center

Flexible Spending Accounts

Group Legal Plan

Health and Wellness

Home Purchase Assistance Program

Long-Term Care Insurance

Supplemental Life Insurance

Supplemental Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

Voluntary Short Term Disability Insurance


Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University Membership

Becoming a member of the Academy just got a whole lot easier! You can now use payroll deduction to purchase a membership to the Academy. All Drexel faculty and professional staff can elect to pay for a year’s membership either in monthly increments or in a one-time payment.

As always, faculty and professional staff—like all DragonCard holders—do get free individual general admission to the Academy, but a full Academy membership includes a host of other benefits:

  • Discounted parking rates at a nearby garage
  • Discounts in the Academy gift shop and café
  • Discounted or free admission to evening events
  • Invitations to members-only previews and to our very popular Members’ Night event

Family level members and above also receive free general admission for the entire family, including children or grandchildren.

Payroll deduction is a quick and easy way for you to get involved with the Academy and, to sweeten the deal, the Academy will offer a 10% discount to any faculty or professional staff member who chooses to join through payroll deduction. To become a member, complete the Payroll Deduction Form [PDF] and return to ANS Institutional Advancement at 3141 Chestnut St, Suite 310. A full listing of membership levels and benefits is available on the Academy's website.

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Drexel Recreation Center

The Drexel University Recreation Center offers memberships as well as programming such as personal training, massage therapy, and swim lessons to full- and part-time faculty and professional staff members. For membership, program options, and pricing, please see the Recreation Center brochure [PDF] or visit the Recreation Center website.

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Flexible Spending Accounts

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) allow employees to put aside money before taxes to use for certain medical, daycare, and transportation costs.  For information and details on submitting claims through the Flexible Spending Accounts, contact the Benefit Service Center at 888-971-0101.

The following are procedures for logging into the benefits system and managing your flexible spending in the YSA enrollment system:

  1. Log into DrexelOne
  2. Select the Employees tab
  3. Select Benefit Service Center under the Benefits Administration heading
  4. Once in the Benefit Service Center, on the Home page, scroll down to the "At Your Fingertips" section and select "Manage Your Flexible Spending Account"
  5. Click the link "Your Spending Account" to go to the YSA page
  6. Select Health Care/Dependent Care
  7. There are many options within the Health Care / Dependent Care plan:
    • Submit Health Care/Dependent Care Claim
    • View Health Care/Dependent Care Claims
    • Eligible Health Care/Dependent Care Spending Account Expenses
    • View your Documentation
    • Learn About Health Care/Dependent Care

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Dependent Care Spending Account

The Dependent Care Spending Account is an FSA that allows you to be reimbursed for expenses relating to the care of your dependents while you (and your spouse) are at work or attend school full time. The Dependent Care Spending Account can be used for:

  • Pre- and after school daycare expenses for children up to age 13
  • Non-residential summer camp expenses for children up to age 13
  • Full-day daycare expenses for children up to kindergarten
  • Expenses for non-residential daycare for an eligible parent or parent-in-law

The Program carries a $5,000 annual plan maximum (this amount is limited to $2,500 in the case of a separate return filed by a married individual) as well as a “Use It or Lose It” provision, where all claims must be incurred by December 31 of the plan year.

To view a list of eligible and ineligible expenses, please log into the enrollment system through DrexelOne.

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Health Care Spending Account

The Health Care Spending Account is a pre-tax savings account to be used for un-reimbursed healthcare expenses for you and your eligible dependents. Such expenses include coinsurance and deductible amounts, office visit and prescription drug co-pays, orthodontia, chiropractic care, laser eye surgery and eye glasses/contact lenses. The program carries a $2,500 annual plan maximum as well as “Use It or Lose It” provision, where all claims must be incurred by December 31 of the plan year.

To view a list of eligible and ineligible expenses, please log into the enrollment system through DrexelOne.

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Commuter Program  

  • Drexel/Tenet Parking Facilities
    You can elect to pay for parking at affiliated parking garages/lots on a pre-tax basis through the convenience of payroll deduction. You will need to fill out paperwork with Facilities to set this up. If you park at a Drexel/Tenet Parking Lot and have signed a contract with Facilities, you do not need to participate in the Commuter Plan for parking purposes. For additional information, visit the Drexel Parking website.
  • Non-Drexel/Non-Tenet Parking Facilities and Mass Transit
    You can elect to use pre-tax dollars to pay for parking at non-Drexel/non-Tenet parking garages and for mass transit expenses. Orders for passes and permits will be placed online with YSA and payment will be made via pre-tax payroll deductions (up to the monthly limit that the IRS has allotted). The maximum pre-tax amount that may be contributed to the parking account has increased to $250 per month and the maximum contribution to the mass transit account has decreased to $130 effective January 2014. These maximums are subject to change under Federal tax law. You will be notified if any such changes occur during the year.

The following are procedures for logging into the benefits system and placing parking and/or mass transit orders in the YSA enrollment system:

  1. Log into DrexelOne
  2. Select the Employees tab
  3. Select Benefit Service Center under the Benefits Administration heading
  4. On the Home page, scroll down to the At Your Fingertips section and select the Commuter Program bar.
  5. Select the Your Spending Account link under the Commuter Benefits and FAQs
  6. Select the Make Changes button to be taken to the ordering platform. 
    • Once you are in the ordering platform, you will want to verify that the address and email on record is the one you want to use for management of this benefit.  You can then use the left hand navigation bar to choose either Parking or Transit, and then proceed with your order. 
    • You will need to process your order by the 10th of the month before you want the benefit to be effective.  For example, August orders close on July 10th and September orders close on August 10th.

      There are many options within the Commuter plan.  It is just a matter of choosing the best one for your transportation needs to get to and from work.

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Group Legal Plan

Provided through Hyatt Legal Services, this group legal assistance plan provides basic legal services such as phone consultations and simple will preparation.

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Health and Wellness

Drexel University and Drexel University College of Medicine are committed to the health and wellness of our employees. We have partnered and Independence Blue Cross to offer programs that will assist you with your health goals. Please visit the program's brochure to learn more:

Visit the Drexel Recreation Center section for membership, program, and pricing information.

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Home Purchase Assistance Program

Full-time and part-time benefit eligible University employees are offered a forgivable loan toward the purchase of homes within defined borders of the Drexel University Community. For more information, visit the Home Purchase Assistance Program page.

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Long-Term Care 

Drexel offers Voluntary Group Long Term Care Insurance underwritten by Genworth Financial. This offering provides a range of coverage options that are affordable and flexible and pays for care in a variety of settings including care at home, in assisted living facilities, in adult day facilities, and in all types of nursing facilities. Not to be confused with disability insurance, which pays a portion of your salary should you become disabled, long term care insurance covers the actual costs for covered in-home and facility care (up to your chosen monthly maximum amount). For a schedule of on-site seminars and online webinars, please visit the Long Term Care page.

For more information, see the Voluntary Benefits page.

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Supplemental Life Insurance

This option provides you with the opportunity to elect additional Group Term Life Insurance for yourself, your spouse, and your dependent children (no one may be covered more than once under this plan).  Note that you do not have to elect coverage for yourself as an employee in order to elect spouse and/or dependent child coverage. You may elect one, two, three, or four times your annual salary in coverage up to a maximum benefit of $2,500,000. Spousal coverage of up to $150,000 and dependent child coverage of $5,000 or $10,000 is also available.

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Supplemental Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

You may elect to purchase supplemental AD&D Insurance for yourself, your spouse, and/or dependent children.

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Voluntary Short-Term Disability Insurance

This program provides a benefit of 60 percent of your weekly base pay when you are out on an approved disability. Benefits begin following 30 days of continuous disability and the exhaustion of sick days. Premiums are paid on a post-tax basis so that the plan’s benefit is non-taxable.  Note that if you do not contact HR prior to your disability leave, any claims you make may not be eligible for disability coverage. For more information, please refer to the MetLife Brochure [PDF].

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Drexel Human Resources also provides administrative support for all HR services and functions at Drexel University’s separate, not-for-profit subsidiary, Drexel University College of Medicine. Drexel University is not involved in patient care provided by Drexel Medicine.