Human Resources is strongly committed to supporting all staff members' success throughout every stage of your employment.

Ave Maria is committed to offering "Regular Full-Time" employees (defined as working 30 hours or more per week) a cost-effective and competitive benefits program. The benefits are reviewed annually prior to each years' open enrollment period (October-November of each calendar year) and, accordingly, are subject to change.   Benefits selected in the open enrollment period become effective on January 1st of each calendar year. Benefit offerings include options for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, supplemental life insurance, dependent life insurance, disability insurance, along with adoption reimbursement benefits. 

2024 Benefits Guide

2024 Benefits Guide - Michigan

2024 Benefits Guide - Outside Michigan




The Adoption Plan provides assistance to all eligible employees who are building families through adoption. This Plan provides financial assistance, adoption leave of absence, and resource/ referral services. 


Optional coverage for accident and/or cancer insurance


Dental Insurance

Two Delta Dental Insurance plan options:  Core Dental, employer paid option, and Enhanced Dental, employee optional  dental coverage. 


Short and long-term disability, employer paid benefit.

Flexible Spending Account

Tax advantaged accounts for medical expenses.


Life Insurance

Employer paid Basic Insurance.  Optional employee paid supplementary life insurance, and/or dependent insurance.

Medical Insurance

Three insurance plan  options:  Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO Core Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield HSA PPO, Blue Care Network HMO.  

Paid Time Off*

*See holidays, personal time and/or vacation time.

Personal Time

Retirement Plan

401(k) Plan for all companies and university; 403(b) Plan for Ave Maria University


Vision Insurance

Blue Cross Blue Shield "Blue Vision" insurance coverage