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Faculty Endorsed 5/12/03, Board Approved 5/15/03
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 9/20/04, Board Amended/Approved 10/7/04
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 10/17/05, Board Amended/Approved 10/21/05
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 8/24/07, Academic Affairs Committee Amended/Approved 4/10/07
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 5/6/08, Board Amended/Approved 5/9/08
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 4/14/09, 5/5/09; Board Approved 5/8/09
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 12/7/2011; Board Approved 1/27/12
IIIF.1. Medical Insurance
Faculty members are required to have medical insurance coverage either under the College's plan
or another plan of the Faculty member's choice. Current information regarding health insurance
eligibility and coverage may be obtained from the Director of Human Resources.
III.F.2. Retirement
Information about the College's present policy governing retirement from regular appointment to
the Faculty or administration, and the College's retirement benefit plan, as approved by the
Board of Trustees, may be obtained from the Director of Human Resources.
III.F.3. Life Insurance
The College provides a life insurance policy in the amount of $50,000 and an accidental death
policy in the amount of $25,000 for each full-time Faculty member at no cost to the Faculty
III.F.4. Flexible Benefits Plan
Eligible employees are allowed to tax-shelter premium payments for health, cancer, and dental
insurance plans upon date of hire. The plan also allows employees to be reimbursed on a tax-
free basis for eligible medical, dental, and dependent-care expenses through flexible spending
III.F.5. Long-Term Disability Insurance
Disability insurance is available at the option of the individual. Information regarding this
insurance is available from the Director of Human Resources.
III.F.6. Institutional Benefits: Tuition Remission/Grants
Remission of tuition at Birmingham-Southern is available to all full-time, continuing members of
the Faculty and Staff for their spouses and/or children. Complete information regarding policies
and procedures is provided in Appendix A of this Handbook.
The College also participates in the tuition exchange program sponsored through the Associated
Colleges of the South. A fee is paid by the employee and the College to participate in this
This program provides tuition remission benefits for the children of full-time Faculty
and Staff members at other participating institutions of the Associated Colleges of the South.
The College also participates in the National Tuition Exchange Program, a number of national
colleges and universities with which the College has tuition exchange benefits. More detailed
information regarding tuition exchange is available from the Office of Student Financial Aid.
III.F.7. Faculty Family and Medical Leave Policy
Please see Appendix G
of this Handbook for details of the Faculty Family and Medical Leave
III.F.8. Other
The College provides the following benefits as required by law: Workers' Compensation, Social