Employee Benefits

For more detailed information, call the Office of Human Resources at (401) 341-2332.


Paid Leave Benefits

Full-time staff members enjoy the following paid time off per year: 11 holidays, four-plus President's Days, two personal days, up to 12 sick days (four may be used for family-related illnesses as needed) and liberal time for vacation.

Health Care: Tufts Health Plan

Employees regularly working a minimum of 30 hours per week are eligible for a comprehensive health care plan. Staff members are eligible on the first day of the month following 30 days of employment. Faculty members are eligible on the first day of their contract. Employees may elect individual, individual plus one or family coverage. The cost is a fixed amount determined annually by the University.

Dental: Delta Dental of Rhode Island

Eligibility is the same as health care and individual or family coverage is available. The cost is a fixed amount determined annually by the University.

Vision: VSP

On the first day of the month following 30 days of employment, employees working a minimum of 20 hours per week may purchase, on a pre-tax basis, vision insurance coverage through VSP.

Group Life: Lincoln Financial Group

After a three-month waiting period, employees working a minimum of 30 hours per week are provided with insurance coverage equal to their annual salary, to a maximum of $50,000 (65 percent at age 65, 50 percent at age 70). Optional supplemental and dependent life plans are also available.

Long-Term Disability: Lincoln Financial Group

After a one-year waiting period, employees working a minimum of 30 hours per week are provided disability coverage equal to 60 percent of covered monthly salary, up to a maximum of $10,000 per month.

Retirement Plan: TIAA-CREF

Employees working a minimum of 1,000 hours per year are eligible for the 403(b) plan through TIAA-CREF after a one-year waiting period. The University contributes 7 percent of an employee's base compensation to the plan. In addition, eligible employees who contribute at least 1 percent, will recieve an additional 1 percent employer matching contribution. 

Supplemental Retirement Plan: TIAA-CREF

Available to employees working a minimum of 1,000 hours per year, this plan allows for employees to contribute to a retirement plan on a pre-tax basis. Eligibility is immediate.

Tuition Benefits

After a three-month waiting period, full-time employees are eligible for tuition benefits (two courses per semester, one course per summer session). The part-time employee benefit is prorated. After two years of full-time employment, spouses or dependents may receive 50 percent tuition benefits for undergraduate courses. After three years of employment, the benefit increases to 100 percent. Part-time employees working a minimum of 20 hours per week are granted tuition benefits for dependents, after three years of employment, on a prorated basis.

Tuition Exchange Program

The program allows qualified dependents of staff and faculty members with five years of full-time service to participate in full scholarships for their dependent children at other TEP colleges and universities around the country. A list of participating institutions is available at www.tuitionexchange.org.

Employee Assistance Plan: Coastline EAP

The University provides a confidential assessment and referral service to all regular employees. It is accessed through a toll-free number, (800) 445-1195, and can assist with calls concerning marital/family problems, alcohol/drug dependency, legal/financial problems, emotional distress, relationship issues and more.

Flexible Spending Plan: Benefit Strategies

The dependent care reimbursement plan allows employees to obtain reimbursement for qualified expenses related to the care of a child under 12, the elderly or incapacitated dependents. Employees may tax shelter up to $5,000 per year. The medical care reimbursement plan allows un-reimbursed medical expenses such as copays, eyeglasses and deductibles to be paid with tax-free dollars. Employees can tax shelter from $260 to $2,500 per plan year under this program.

Supplemental Insurance: AFLAC

On the first day of the month following 30 days of employment, employees working a minimum of 20 hours per week may purchase, on a pre-tax basis, supplemental cancer, critical care, hospital and/or personal accident insurance.

Long-Term Care

Employees may voluntarily purchase long-term care insurance at discount rates. For a personal meeting, call Paul Isenberg, long-term care professional and registered health underwriter, at (401) 826-3424.

529 Plan: CollegeBoundfund

Username: salveregina
Password: salveregina529
The tax-advantaged 529 college savings program is available to anyone who wants to save for higher education. Payroll direct deposit and several investment options are available. Account earnings are tax-free and distributions for qualified education expenses are currently federal and R.I. state income tax free.

Auto and Home Insurance

Call George Tager at Liberty Mutual at (800) 284-1078 Ext. 50152 for competitive auto and home insurance rates. Payroll deduction is available.

ER Card

ER Card is an electronic personal health record membership which allows you, your doctor or other caregivers the benefit of anytime, anywhere access to vital medical information. When care is needed in an emergency, ER Card is an invaluable resource with all your medical information. Call (888) 873-2673 or visit www.er-card.com.


Salve Regina University does not sponsor or promote any of the businesses below nor make any guarantee to the quality of their products or services. These businesses have agreed to provide discounts to Salve Regina employees. In most cases, you must present your Salve Regina ID prior to your purchase in order to receive the discount. The businesses may amend or revoke their discount at any time for any reason.

Airport Valet Parking

Employees receive discounts for valet parking and other services near TF Green Airport with a Salve Regina ID.

Arnold Art Store & Gallery

210 Thames St., Newport and 700 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown
Receive 10 percent off art supplies and framing with a Salve Regina ID.

Ben & Jerry's

359 Thames St., Newport
Receive 10 percent off with a Salve Regina ID.

Cosmetic Cosmos

387 Thames St., Newport
Receive 10 percent off cosmetic purchases with a Salve Regina ID.


Recieve 50 percent off any courses offered by entering "STUDENT50" at checkout. 

Del Nero Cleaners

11 Farewell St., Newport
Receive 10 percent off services with a Salve Regina ID.

Despina's Cafe

Despina's Cafe, located next to Stop and Shop in the Bellevue Plaza, offers a 10 percent discount to all Salve Regina employees showing a valid Salve ID. Their goal is to provide home-style cooking in a warm, friendly and welcoming atmosphere. They are all about family and serving and working with the community.

Enterprise/National/Alamo Car Rentals

Discounted car rental rates (for business and pleasure) to Salve Regina employees, students and alumni. Whether it is locally or nationwide, this account will be active at all locations and can be used at both Enterprise, Alamo and National. Please use the following links: personal rentals and business rentals.

Eyewear Discounts

Employees may receive discounts on eyeglass frames, contact lenses and laser vision correction at Eye Health Vision Center, Visionworks and Cambridge Eye Doctors with a Salve Regina ID.

From You Flowers

From You Flowers offers more than 2,000 gift items, florist designed arrangements and a new line of award-winning cookies, cakes and brownies. Receive 20 percent off all regularly priced floral and gift items by visiting the customized website or calling (800) 838-8853 and mentioning the code 87V.

Glasses USA

GlassesUSA provides affordable eyewear products to university students, alumni and employees worldwide. Receive 20 percent off all orders.

Healthy Foundations

Healthy Foundations offers high quality memory foam mattresses, memory foam topper pads and memory foam pillows. Receive 10 percent off by sending an email to hfquests@healthyfoundations.com with "Salve" in the subject line and your name and position in the email.

Jos. A. Bank

Jos. A. Bank Clothiers specializes in professional, corporate casual and casual men's clothing. Receive 20 percent off all regularly priced merchandise by obtaining a free corporate card from a store (show your Salve Regina ID and mention corporate program No. 4185). Employees may also request a card by calling (800) 285-2265 or emailing jabcorporatecard@josabank.com.

King Richard's Faire

Entertainment, exciting rides and skilled games abound at King Richard's Faire's 80-acre site. Hundreds of talented entertainers perform non-stop throughout the day. Visit any of their eight vivid stages and be enthralled by acrobats, aerialists, jugglers, minstrels, dancers, fire eaters, puppeteers and even exotic tigers. Discount tickets are available for $21 ($2 processing fee per order). To purchase tickets, visit kingrichardsfaire.net and click on "Purchase Tickets." When prompted, use the promo code SRU.

Liberty Mutual Insurance

Call George Tager at (401) 946-8600 Ext. 50152 for quotes on home and auto insurance. Liberty Mutual offers group rates and premium payments through payroll deduction for your convenience.

Lily Brooke Jewelry

Lily Brooke Jewelry offers a large selection of mother's and children's bracelets. Receive 10 percent off all personalized bracelets and birthstone bracelets by entering the code UNIV10 during checkout or by calling (602) 214-8710.

My Education Discount

Myeducationdiscounts.com can provide employees with discounts on hundreds of products and services such as, insurance, phone bills, student loans, travel, taxes and more. 

Newport Athletic Club

66 Valley Road, Middletown
Employees are eligible for discounted rates and membership dues are charged through a payroll deduction. Call the membership department at (401) 846-7723 for an appointment to tour the facility.

Newport County Chamber of Commerce

"Member-to-Member" tags are good for discounts at many local businesses on Aquidneck Island. Tags are available in the Office of Human Resources.

Norey's Restaurant

156 Broadway, Newport
Receive 10 percent off with a Salve Regina ID. Call (401) 847-4971 for reservations.

Orlando Vacations

Receive discounts on Disney World packages, Orlando hotels, Disney vacation homes, Orlando theme parks (including SeaWorld), car rental discounts and much more by entering the username SALVEREGINASAVES.

Personal Creations

Recieve 15 percent of your entire order when using the coupon code EDU15.


Recieve 15 percent of your entire order when using the coupon code EDU15.

Shari's Berries

Recieve 15 percent of your entire order when using the coupon code EDU15.

Simply Unique Baby Gifts

To redeem the discount, employees may enter the code "salve10" at the checkout page.

Six Flags New England

Salve Regina employees receive substantial savings off the main gate price. This online benefit program allows you to "print and go" so you have your ticket in hand when you get to the park with no waiting in line to purchase tickets.

To access your special tickets, click the link above, then log in with the username and password provided.

Username: salveruRI
Password: (numeric and case sensitive) sixflags2

Sullivan Tire

Receive a 10 percent discount on all labor and parts (tires not included) at any of Sullivan Tire's 66 locations from Rhode Island to Maine by using the account number 1463045.

Verizon Wireless

Receive up to 15 percent discount on online special promotions, including instant rebates, discounts on PDAs, and additional free phone offers which are not available in stores.

Call the Office of Human Resources at (401) 341-2137 with any questions regarding these discounts.