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Faculty and Staff Benefit Package


Employee Benefits Website:

Employee Benefits Guides: 2024 Annual Benefits Guide  (insurance coverage for the 2024 calendar year)


Pepperdine University provides a set of fixed benefits called "core benefits." Core benefits are the same for all participating employees. The core benefits ensure that every eligible faculty and staff member has a basic level of health and welfare coverage such as life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, long-term disability income protection, and psychological counseling services. Current employees can find specific plan documents related to each benefit on the Employee Benefits Website.



Active, regularly assigned, full-time staff employees, working a minimum of 30 hours per week (except where applicable law requires a lesser number of hours) may be eligible for the following Staff benefits. Some benefits may be pro-rated based on the number of hours worked.


Faculty members should refer to the current Faculty Handbook, University Benefit Plan documents, and/or individual contractual obligations for specific information concerning their employment-related benefits. Active, regularly assigned, full-time faculty including all faculty employed under a regular (non-adjunct) faculty contract, serving in at least a three-quarters-time appointment (.75 FTE) during the period from August through April of each year, are eligible for these benefits. Faculty members working less than the required time should contact Human Resources for a summary of applicable benefits.

For more information, contact Human Resources.



  Core Benefits
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Business Travel Accidental Death Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Health Advocate Program
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  Medical Benefits

Your choice of medical benefits for 2024 coverage include:

  • Aetna High Deductible Health Plan with optional Health Savings Account
  • Aetna Broad HMO
  • Aetna Value Network HMO
  • Kaiser Permanente HMO
  Optional Benefits

You may elect optional coverage for:

  • Dental: DeltaCare HMO Plan and Delta Dental PPO Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (covering Health and Dependent Care expenses)
  • MetLife Accident Plan
  • MetLife Critical Illness Plan
  • MetLife Hospital Indemnity Plan
  • MetLife Legal Plan
  • Nationwide Pet Insurance
  • Supplemental Term Life Insurance for self, spouse, and dependent child(ren)
  • VSP Vision Care


  Additional Benefits