As part of the Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health system, PA College is proud to be able to offer its employees exceptional benefit programs.

These total reward offerings include health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, retirement income programs and tuition assistance. Also offered are discounted movie and event tickets for purchase, group banking offerings, wireless service programs and access to discounts for local sporting and other events.


Choice of traditional PPO provider or high deductible health program with corresponding Health Savings Account (HSA). Both programs provide in-patient, out-patient, behavioral health and prescription drug coverage.


Two dental insurance plans are offered to help employees and their families achieve their oral health goals. Both plans provide the freedom of choice to visit any dentist, regardless of their participation in the MetLife dental network. Coverage is available for preventive, simple restorative, major restorative and orthodontia dental procedures.


Coverage is available for vision exam, frame(s), lenses and contacts, as well as an option for non-prescription sunglasses.

Flexible Spending Accounts (Health Care and Dependent Care)

These accounts allow employees to use pre-tax dollars deducted from their pay to help cover eligible out-of-pocket health/dental/vision expenses, as well as dependent care (child or adult dependent) expenses.

Retirement Income Account

Employee Contributions: All employees may begin contributing to the Retirement Income Account (RIA) upon hire. If you do not elect otherwise, 6% of your eligible pay will be deducted from your paycheck and deposited into your RIA as a pre-tax contribution after 45 days of employment with PA College. You have the option to decline participating in the RIA at any time.

Employer Contributions: In addition to your own contributions, PA College will make pre-tax employer contributions to your RIA. To be eligible for employer contributions, you must have attained age 21.

Beginning with your first paycheck, the College will contribute 2% of your eligible bi-weekly compensation (whether you are actively contributing or not) as an Employer Basic Contribution*. The College will also match your contributions, 50% up to 6% of compensation (you must be actively contributing to receive the Employer Matching Contribution).

*May differ per hiring entity.

Tuition Assistance

Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health will reimburse up to $4,500 per calendar year for undergraduate courses and up to $4,800 per calendar year for graduate level courses. If you attend PA College, you can be reimbursed up to 100% for undergraduate courses, limited to a 26 credit maximum, per calendar year. Graduate-level courses will be reimbursed up to 100%, limited to an 18-credit maximum, per calendar year.

MyHealthy Living (and Rewards) Program

Includes access to an onsite employee fitness center, preventive screenings, fitness and educational classes. In addition, the MyHealthy Living Rewards program offers financial incentives for participating in health-promoting activities.

Life Insurance

Eligible employees are provided with life insurance coverage at no cost.

Short Term Disability (STD)

PA College employees accrue STD hours each pay period, beginning with your date of hire.
Please note: regular faculty do not accrue STD, and are instead granted a specified number of days off per academic year.

Long Term Disability (LTD)

PA College provides employees with LTD coverage for absences greater than 90 consecutive days due to a disabling illness – at no cost.