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.


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 or cancer insurance


Dental Insurance

Two Delta Dental Insurance plan options: Core Dental, employer paid option, and Enhanced Dental, employee optional enhanced dental coverage. Employees may elect to opt out of Dental coverage and obtain waiver credit of $2.50 per pay.


Short and long-term disability, employer paid benefit.

Flexible Spending Account

Tax advantaged account 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 Heath Savings PPO, Blue Care Network HMO. Employees with alternate health insurance may obtain waiver credit of $15.00 per pay.

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