Instructional Faculty

JMU offers a comprehensive benefits package to all full-time Instructional Faculty members. 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, JMU provides other benefits and services to help enhance employee work-life wellness.

Benefits are an important part of your total compensation package, and enrollment is an integral part of the new employee onboarding process. If you have questions, please feel to contact Human Resources at 540-568-6165.

In order to maximize the benefits available to you and ensure timely enrollment, please complete the steps below.

Step 1:  Review the Benefits Orientation videos provided in Canvas 

Should you need assistance or accommodations in viewing the content, please contact the Benefits Team.

This comprehensive online benefits orientation will answer many of your benefits questions and set the stage for your one-on-one enrollment session with a Benefits Specialist. The course will take about 45 minutes and is broken down into easy-to-use modules that you can view as your time allows. The videos and reference materials will familiarize you with all the different benefits options available to you and aid you in deciding which options are best for you. 

Step 2:  After reviewing the Benefits Enrollment course, you will be prompted the complete the Benefits Orientation Completion Verification (Steps 2 - 4 will be included in the Canvas modules.) 

Step 3: Set up an appointment with a Benefits Specialist to complete your benefits enrollment

This appointment may be done in person or via phone/email. Please promptly schedule your appointment. New employees must complete their benefits enrollment within 30 days of hire.

Step 4: You may be required to provide additional documenation to your Benefits Specialist to complete your Benefits Enrollment. The Benefit Specialist will be able to answer any questions you may have. 

Step 5: You may want to familiarize yourself with these other benefits offered at JMU

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