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Additional Benefits and Services

In addition to the other offerings described in other parts of the Benefits section, Lehigh University provides eligible faculty and staff members with access to the following:

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Home Buying Initiative for South Side Bethlehem
If you choose to buy a home on the South  Side, you might benefit from this program. 

Travel Accident Insurance and Travel Assistance 
The Office of Risk Management administers these plans with assistance from the Study Abroad Office.

Unemployment Compensation 
Lehigh University is covered by the Pennsylvania Unemployment Compensation Law (P.O. 2897, No. 1, as amended), administered by the Department of Labor and Industry. 

University ID Card 
Your Lehigh ID Card provides you with benefits, discounts and access to facilities on campus.

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Accident Insurance through AFLAC
Lehigh employees can purchase accident insurance through AFLAC at favorable group rates. This insurance is designed to pay designated amounts to the enrollee based on the type of accidental injury experienced. The funds can be used to help cover expenses not paid for through health insurance.

Credit Union
All salaried university faculty and staff can join the Bethlehem Teachers Federal Credit Union. A representative of the Credit Union is available on campus every Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Human Resources Office and every Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Iacocca Hall, room C0002. Remember to call the Credit Union by 11:30 a.m. that day if you need cash.

Critical Illness Insurance through AFLAC
Lehigh employees can purchase critical illness insurance with favorable group rates through AFLAC. This insurance is designed to pay a lump sum in the case of certain speciic critical illnesses, including cancer, stroke and heart attack.

Long Term Care Insurance
Lehigh employees can purchase long term care insurance from Genworth Financial. This insurance is designed to pay for covered expenses incurred for long term care services whether received at home, in the community, or in a nursing facility. Newly hired Lehigh employees may buy this coverage at competitive group rates with no medical underwriting, depending on your age and selected plan, during the first 30 days of employment.

Personal Insurance with Liberty Mutual 
Eligible university employees can purchase personal insurance through payroll deduction from the Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. The benefits of the program include a twenty percent discount on auto and homeowner's rates, a twelve-month payroll deduction plan, annual policies, no down-payment to start a policy, no finance charges, and free roadside assistance.

Pet Insurance
Discounted pet insurance through Capital Blue Cross is available for all Lehigh faculty and staff members. Read the latest Pet Plan newsletter here

Savings Bonds 
Staff and faculty can purchase US Savings Bonds via payroll deduction (minimum of $25 per month). The program is administered by the Payroll Office.

Travel Services
Lehigh employees can book personal travel through the university’s travel agent, Travel Leaders.

University Facilities
Lehigh University faculty and staff members have access to a variety of facilities and services available on campus.

Zoellner Arts Center
Zoellner Arts Center is home to the College of Arts and Sciences' Music and Theatre departments, the Art Galleries and the Guest Artist Series, all of which share the same professional Zoellner staff, venues and equipment. Tickets for student productions are often available to faculty and staff members at discounted prices.