Augustana College provides benefits to its employees who work 35 hours or more per week, or teach 6/7 time or more as a faculty member.

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Insurance Benefits


Eligible employees and dependents may participate in the insurance plan provided by Augustana College. Coverage will be effective on the date of hire.

Health coverage includes services such as:

  • office visits
  • surgical services
  • mental health services
  • physical exams
  • pharmacy expenses


All qualifying employees and their dependents (if applicable) will be covered and become eligible on the first day of the month following the date of employment. This is a voluntary plan which the employee pays the total cost of the premium.

Dental coverage includes services such as:

  • Diagnostic and Preventive Services
  • Basic Services
  • Endodontics and Periodontics (covered after 12 months enrolled)
  • Major Services (covered after 12 months enrolled)
  • Orthodontics (covered after 12 months enrolled)

Short Term Disability:

Augustana provides 100% of an employee's salary for short-term disability for up to four, six-week periods.

The College provides this benefit at no cost to the employee.

Long Term Disability:

Total disability insurance will go into effect on the employee's first day of employment.

Disability benefits take effect after a six-month period of total disability. The total disability benefit is 60% of your monthly salary at the time your disability occurred.

The TIAA-CREF contributions continue to your retirement plan as a function of this coverage.

The College provides this benefit at no cost to the employee.

Life Insurance:

All eligible employees will have life insurance equal to one year's base salary with a maximum of $50,000 and a minimum of $15,000.

The employee's spouse will have $5,000 of life insurance coverage.

Dependents of the employee (over 14 days and less than 19 years old or if a student, age 23) are covered for $2,500 of life insurance coverage.

The College provides this benefit at no cost to the employee.

Additional life insurance is available to employees and their dependents for a nominal monthly cost.

Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D):

If an employee sustains an accidental bodily injury, and the injury directly causes the loss of eyesight, body part or loss of life, a payment will be made according to the loss based on the employee's life insurance coverage.

The College provides this benefit at no cost to the employee.

Additional AD&D is available to employees for a nominal monthly cost.


Full-time employees are required to participate in the retirement program on the first day of employment.

All employees become vested in the retirement program after 23 months of plan participation.

Contributions shall be as follows:

Years of
1-5 4% 4%
6-10 4% 6%
11-15 5% 6%
15+ 5% 7%

Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance will be allowed in the following manner:

  Full-Time Employees* and their Children/Spouse Part-Time Employees and Their Children/Spouse
First year of
up to 25% of full tuition 6 credits/academic year**
Second year of employment up to 50% of full tuition 8 credits/academic year**
Third year of
up to 75% of full tuition 10 credits/academic year**
Fourth and each succeeding year of
90% of full tuition 12 credits/fiscal year**

*A percent of full tuition refers to the benefit, not the cost. If tuition is $10,000/semester and you are at 25%, your benefit is $2,500 for the semester.

**Tuition Assistance will not apply to more than 7 credit hours per semester. If the student is a full-time student, the cost of these credit hours is applied to the tuition costs.

Additional Campus Benefits

For further details, contact:

Human Resources
Augustana College
2001 S Summit Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57197.

Office: 605.274.4110
Fax: 605.274.5547