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Human Resources

Human Resources

Health Benefits

Health benefits at Eckerd fall into one of four categories: medical, vision, dental and employee assistance (EAP). Please select one of the links below to learn more about a specific feature of the health benefits package.

Medical Benefits

Health insurance allows you or your covered dependents to be compensated for costs incurred as a result of illness or accident.  The nature and extent of this compensation is contingent on certain conditions being met as outlined in the plan description for the insurance you select.

Health insurance is available through Florida Blue. There are three plans to choose from, HMO (Health Maintenance Organization), PPO (Preferred Provider Organization), and the HDHP/HSA (High Deductible Health Plan with Health Savings Account). You have the option of changing your enrollment during the Open Enrollment Period.

Vision Benefits

VSP Vision Plan

Benefits under this plan are voluntary and can be elected upon hire or during Open Enrollment. 

Dental Benefits

Eckerd College offers Dental Benefits through Ameritas. Employees are eligible for these benefits on their date of hire, and can enroll by completing an enrollment form. Dependent coverage is available. Employees may change their coverage during the annual open enrollment period.

The Dental plan is a PPO, and the benefit reimbursement differs when utilizing in network versus out of network providers. 

Employee Assistance Program

Eckerd Provides access to an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through Ceridian LifeWorks - a local provider of a range of behavioral health services. Through the EAP, employees and their families are offered up to six counseling sessions per year.

LifeWorks is an employee resource program to help with practical solutions, information and support. It is designed to work for everyone, whether you are trying to cope with a family problem, finding child or elder care, a personal issue that is weighing you down at home or at work. LifeWorks can give you and your dependents information, ideas and support on a wide variety of everyday issues, including:

  • Parenting and child care
  • Everyday Issues
  • Education
  • Work
  • Older Adults
  • International
  • Midlife and Retirement
  • Health and Wellness
  • Disability
  • Emotional Well-Being
  • Financial
  • Addiction and recovery
  • Legal
  • Managing People

LifeWorks offers you and your family:

  • Fast, confidential access to caring, professional consultants - real people to talk to when you need an answer
  • Face-to-face sessions with consultants on specific issues
  • An award-winning Web site with hundreds of online articles, workshops, interactive self-assessments, locators and much more
  • Free booklets, audio recordings, and other materials to help you get the answers you need in the format you want
  • Referrals to resources, services and support in your community
  • A commitment to always be there when you have a question or need help

For more information, or to take advantage of the program, call: 1-888-732-9020 or visit www.lifeworks.com (User ID: eckerd/Password: college).

About Us

The Human Resources Department is committed to supporting the College’s mission, strategic plan, and institutional priorities & goals.  The office’s core services and competencies include employment, orientation, employee benefits, human resources development, personnel records, and compliance with federal and state employment laws.

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