The Benefits team at James Madison University manages the Comprehensive Benefits Package available to all eligible employees of the university. Benefits are an important part of your total compensation package. The university currently offers health, dental and vision insurance, long-term disability insurance, life insurance, flexible-spending accounts, and retirement plans as core benefits to eligible employees. In addition, the university also offers voluntary benefits and other services to help enhance employee work-life wellness.

Below is a comprehensive list of the benefits available to university employees. Some benefits may not be applicable based on your employment classification.

Total Compensation Benefits Calculator

Have you ever wondered about the value of your JMU compensation? Your direct pay and your indirect pay make up your total compensation. Direct pay is generally identified as your ‘pay check’. Indirect pay is the value of your benefits package. Check out the Total Compensation Benefits Calculator. This will provide an estimated value of your total compensation. It also offers a colorful visual representation of the total compensation package you have as a full-time employee!

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Benefits Services Team

Julie Byers

Benefits Administrator

Tiffany French

Tiffany French

Retirement Specialist

Gina Holloway

Gina Holloway

Benefits Specialist

Raven King

Raven King

Benefits Assistant


Kristi Moon

Benefits Specialist


Tara Roe

Benefits Specialist


Meghan Schaeffer

Leave Specialist



  • Apr 3: Benefits Bootcamp (TD2196)
  • Apr 5: Benefits Bootcamp (TD2196)
  • Apr 17: Optional Retirement Participants - What to Expect When You Retire (TD1352)
  • May 22: Retirement 101: Understanding Your VRS Retirement (TD1212)
  • Jun 22: Getting Your ZZZZZ's (CommonHealth) TD2260
  • Jul 12: DMV Connect on Campus
  • Jul 31: Benefits Bootcamp (TD2196)
  • Aug 2: Benefits Bootcamp (TD2196)
  • Aug 9: Your Life, Your Legacy (TD2275)
  • Sep 24: Pre-Retirement Planning (TD1604)
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