Duquesne University offers our eligible faculty and staff members comprehensive benefits. These include medical, dental, vision, and flexible spending accounts, life insurance, long-term disability, a retirement plan with 100% immediate vesting, a workout facility, wellness programs, and tuition benefits.

We offer various healthcare options that provide the opportunity for individual choice:

    • The choice between Cigna and UPMC with both traditional and high deductible plan options
    • An employer-funded Health Savings Accounts
    • $500 employer contribution to a Dependent Care Account for eligible participants
    • Basic and enhanced MetLife Dental
    • Basic and enhanced VSP Vision Care Plan
  • Employer-paid disability, life insurance and employee assistance programs, with options to purchase additional coverage at group rates.
  • Our retirement savings plan includes a University contribution for eligible employees along with 100% immediate vesting.
  • Vacation, sick and holiday pay is available for eligible employees.
  • Additional benefits include maternity and parental leave for eligible employees.
  • Other benefits include computer store discounts, child care services through the YMCA Duquesne University Child Development Program and discounted bus rides through a UPass (add link) in partnership with the Pittsburgh Regional Transit.

Retirement Planning

The University offers TIAA as our 403(b) plan provider.

Benefit Plan Options

Medical Plan Options

CIGNA- Cigna High deductible Health Plan and Cigna Open Access Plan.

Options included with the Cigna HDHP

Health Savings Account
Limited Flexible Spending Account
Wellness in Motion Credits and Benefits

Options included with the Cigna OAP Plan

Medical Flexible Spending Account
CVS Caremark Prescription Plan
Wellness in Motion Credits and Benefits

UPMC Health Plan- UPMC High Deductible Health Plan, UPMC High Exclusive Provider Organization.  

Options included with the UPMC HDHP

Health Savings Account
Limited Flexible Spending Account
Wellness in Motion Credits and Benefits

Options included with the UPMC EPO Plan

Medical Flexible Spending Account
CVS Caremark Prescription Plan
Wellness in Motion Credits and Benefits

Eligible employees can select or manage their benefit elections through the  Benefits Enrollment Portal at any time.

The benefits overview guide will provide more details. 

 

Managing your TIAA Duquesne University Retirement Plan

All employees (part-time and full-time, union and non-union) can participate as voluntary members of the plan immediately upon employment.

The Duquesne University employer contributions to the plan do not begin until employees meet the eligibility requirements.

Log in or enroll now.

Time Off

Time off is based on your classification and may include holidays, holy days, paid maternity and parental leave, vacation, and sick time including family sick time.  For more information, please refer to  The Administrative Policies (TAPS)  or for union members, your union contract.

MetLife Dental and VSP Vision Care

Employees have the opportunity to enroll in a basic or enhanced dental and vision plan. 

MetLife

Basic Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) is automatically provided to eligible employees at no cost. This coverage equals one times the annual salary up to a maximum of $300,000. Amount over $50,000 is subject to imputed income as indicated during enrollment. Benefit reduces by 50% at age 70. 

Employee optional life insurance provides additional protection for those who depend on you financially. Your need varies significantly depending on age, number of dependents, dependent ages, and financial situation. The online enrollment system will indicate coverage available with the applicable premiums. You are responsible for the cost of the optional coverage you choose. Proof of insurability and coverage limit may sometimes apply, resulting in the denial of coverage.

If applicable, Spouse and Child optional life insurance will also be indicated with appropriate premiums during your completion of the online enrollment process. You are responsible for the cost of the optional coverage you choose. Proof of insurability and coverage limit may apply in some cases.

Basic Long-Term Disability (LTD) of 50% of base salary to a maximum benefit of $5,000 per month is automatically provided to eligible employees after a 12-month waiting period. Long-term disability replaces a portion of your income if illness or accident prevents you from working for an extended period of time.

Buy Up Long-Term Disability provides an additional 10% up to 60% of base salary to a maximum of $12,000 per month. The online enrollment system will indicate coverage available with the applicable premiums. You are responsible for the cost of the optional coverage you choose. 

Tuition Benefits

Tuition Remission

Tuition Remission Application

Eligible employees may take advantage of full, basic tuition remission to further their own education. Depending on an employee’s status, full- or partial-basic tuition remission is also available to eligible spouses and dependent children, providing they meet the admission requirements of the University. All Duquesne University tuition remission forms must be completed (with estimated credits per term) and submitted by the established deadlines.

Tuition Exchange

Tuition Exchange Application - Deadline for the 2023-2024 Acadmic Year November 15, 2022

The University also participates in the Tuition Exchange and Council of Independent Colleges Program.  These programs are limited to full-time undergraduate students.  Refer to TAP NO. 13 - Tuition Remission,  for additional information.

About The Center

The Center for Pharmacy Care is part of the Duquesne University Pharmacy. It is a pharmacist-coordinated provider of disease prevention and disease management services for the Duquesne University campus and Pittsburgh community.

As part of the University's Wellness in Motion program, the Center for Pharmacy Care offers campus health screenings, lifestyle counseling, educational seminars, drug therapy review and management, disease state management, and outcome reporting for certain health conditions.

EAP

The EAP benefit offers confidential, free solutions to help you and your family members navigate the financial, legal, and mental health, job stress, and other life challenges that affect your well-being.

Other Benefits

Your full-time employment at Duquesne University also entitles you to other exciting benefits. Below are some highlights of these extra benefits.

  • ATMs
  • Campus Ministry
  • Child Care Services
  • Computer Store
  • Computing and Technology Services
  • Credit Union
  • Cultural District Event Discounts
  • Dining at Duquesne
  • The DU Card
  • Nursing Mothers (Lactation) Room
  • Parking at Duquesne
  • Psychology Clinic
  • Public Safety
  • Public Transportation Options (including UPass program)
  • Real Estate Services
  • Retiree Benefits
  • Vacation Purchase
  • Wellness
  • Wireless Plan Discounts
  • Women's Guild