Employee Benefits

Nazareth Benefits Plan

  • Options for medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts and health savings accounts
  • Life insurance, disability coverage, and cancer financial protection

Health & welfare plans >

Retirement Plans

Nazareth offers two 403(b) retirement plan options with TIAA. 

Nazareth Welfare Plan for Nazareth Employees

Tuition Waiver

Full-time employees and their eligible dependents can receive tuition waiver benefits > 

Benefit Compliance Information

Special Enrollment Rights

Very Important Notice - HIPAA Special Enrollment Information

If you decline enrollment in medical benefits for yourself or your eligible dependents because of other health insurance or group health plan coverage, you may be able to enroll yourself and your eligible dependents in the medical benefits provided under this plan if you or your eligible dependent(s) lose(s) eligibility for that other coverage (or if the other employer stops contributing toward your or your dependents’ other coverage).  However, you must request enrollment within 30 days after your or your eligible dependents’ other coverage ends (or after the other employer stops contributing toward the other coverage).

In addition, if you have a new dependent as a result of marriage, birth, adoption or placement for adoption, you may be able to enroll yourself, your spouse and your new eligible dependent children.  However, you must request enrollment within 30 days after the marriage, birth, adoption or placement for adoption.

If you request a change due to a special enrollment event within the 30 day timeframe, coverage will be effective the date of birth, adoption or placement for adoption.   If you request a change for any other eligible reason, coverage will be effective the first of the month following your request for enrollment.

Effective April 1, 2009, the Plan must allow a HIPAA special enrollment for employees and dependents who are eligible but not enrolled if they lose Medicaid or CHIP (Child Health Insurance Program) coverage because they are no longer eligible, or they become eligible for a state’s premium assistance program.  Employees have 60 days from the date of the Medicaid/CHIP event to request enrollment under the Plan.  If you request this change and meet eligibility requirements, coverage will be effective the first of the month following your request for enrollment.  Specific restrictions may apply, depending on federal and state law.

To request a special enrollment or obtain more information, contact the Plan Administrator, Human Resources Department, Nazareth University of Rochester, 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618 or (585) 389-2065.


Annual Benefits Compliance Packet

Annual Benefits Legal Notices

  • Marketplace Exchange Notice
  • Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Notice
  • Women's Health & Cancer Rights Act of 1998
  • Newborns' & Mothers' Health Protection Act of 1996
  • HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices – Reminder of Availability
  • HIPAA Special Enrollment Rights
  • Patient Protection Disclosure Under the PPACA
  • Notice of Opportunity to Enroll in Connection with Extension of Dependent Coverage to Age 26
  • Notice of Opportunity to Enroll due to Lifetime Limit Elimination
  • General Notice of COBRA Continuation Coverage Rights
  • Medicare Part D Creditable Coverage Notice
  • Medicare Part D Non-Creditable Coverage Notice
Summaries of Benefits and Coverage (SBC's)

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

What is EAP?

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a confidential assistance program to help address personal issues you and your family might be facing. 

This service, staffed by experienced clinicians, is available by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Upon making a call, you or your family member will receive a professional assessment and when appropriate, will be referred to a local provider for in-person counseling and follow up. 

EAP can also support you and your family by providing assistance with financial information, resources, and tools as well as legal resources and consultation.  

Employees, their spouse, dependent children, and others permanently residing in their household are eligible for this plan. 

Telus Health EAP

Nazareth University works with Telus Health to provide our staff and faculty with a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

To speak with a representative at Telus Health, call:

Toll-Free: 800-433-7916

TTY: 800-772-0997

To set up an online account, register using the "Sign Up" button at the top-right of the page. The Invitation Code is "Naz-your Naz user ID" For example: Theodore Smith's invitation code would be "Naz-tsmith5."    

Newly eligible for benefits? Have a qualifying event?

Log onto HR@Hand to select or update your benefits.

Employee Perks

Fitness Center/Yoga/Personal Training

 Athletic and Fitness Facilities

  • Bikes@Naz
  • Equipment Room
  • Fitness Center
  • Gymnasium
  • Racquetball Courts
  • Swimming Pool

Complimentary Personal Training (sign-up required)

Complimentary yoga classes

Discount at the Campus Bookstore

Show your NazCard ID for 10% off at Campus Bookstore.

Other Benefits/Perks

Public Student Loan Forgiveness

Getting Student Loans Forgiven Under PSLF

In October 2021, the Department of Education (ED) announced temporary changes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program rules to help more borrowers benefit from the program while ED works to rewrite the rules to make it more effective. The PSLF program, established in 2007, forgives the remaining balance on a qualifying borrower’s eligible loans after they have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full time for a qualifying employer.

The temporary waiver eases some requirements so that eligible borrowers can have any prior period of repayment qualify, regardless of loan program, repayment plan, or whether the payment was made in full or on time. The current deadline to apply is Oct. 31, 2022.

Many of your staff members and perhaps some faculty members could take advantage of this benefit, but they need to know that they must apply in the next month. The Student Borrower Protection Center estimates that over 9 million public service workers are eligible for the program, yet fewer than 150,000 have had debts canceled under it.

ED is anxious to get the word out and has prepared a number of resources to help you educate employees on your campus, including a partner toolkit, an employer toolkit, a stakeholder resource website, and a PSLF website. We sent a letter encouraging ED to extend the flexibilities and a number of lawmakers have supported such an extension, but at this point, we don’t know if it will happen.