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Graceland provides a generous benefits package to full-time employees.

All full-time employees are eligible for the following benefits. Part-time employees are eligible for health and dental insurance without a Graceland subsidy. Premiums are deducted the month before coverage period.

Benefits begin the month after hire date.

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  • Work/Life Balance

    Paid Time Off

    Graceland has generous paid time off allowances. Typically, full-time, 12-month employees receive 4 weeks of vacation, approximately 13 paid holidays and 12 sick/personal days every fiscal year. Paid time off is awarded at the beginning of every fiscal year so you don’t have to wait to earn it throughout the year. New employees receive a prorated allowance at the start of their employment, depending on their start date.

    Other Benefits

    • access to Graceland Library (Lamoni only)
    • discount in bookstore
    • GBucks (Lamoni only)
    • free admission to most athletic events (Lamoni only)
    • reduced admission to cultural events in Shaw Center (Lamoni only)
    • long-term care insurance group discount
    • on-site fitness facility
    • access to indoor track, tennis courts (Lamoni only)
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • free financial planning
    • HomeFundIt access
  • Health

    Flexible Spending Account/Health Savings Account

    Pre-tax money set aside for eligible medical expenses/daycare expenses.

    Critical Illness

    Employees may purchase this voluntary insurance policy to cover themselves and/or their family members at either $10,000 or $30,000.  This benefit pays a lump sum benefit following the diagnosis of a covered critical illness like heart attack, cancer, stroke, and others.  Rates are locked in at the age the policy is purchased at.  Rates do not go up when you go into the next age bracket.  Rates are based on age and smoker/non-smoker status.

    Hospital Indemnity

    Employees may purchase this benefit that provides flexible options that make it easy to meet costs. You can use your hospital indemnity benefit to help cover related expenses like lost income, childcare, deductibles, and copays.

  • Life, Disability, Accident Insurance

    Life Insurance

    Graceland pays for life insurance equal to the employee’s annual salary up to a maximum of $50,000. Graceland also provides $2,000 coverage on spouse and dependents. Supplemental life insurance is available for employee purchase.

    Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

    Graceland pays for coverage on the employee equal to their annual salary. This insurance provides coverage 24 hours a day in the event of an accident. Optional coverage is available for purchase by the employee.

    Long-Term Disability

    Graceland provides long-term disability coverage. This insurance will replace 60 percent of wages in the event that the employee becomes disabled and is unable to work for longer than 90 days. There is no cost to employees for this insurance.

    Accident Insurance

    Employees may purchase this voluntary accident insurance to cover themselves or their family.  Premiums are low.  Coverage is off-the-job only.  From fractures to stitches and more, the policy covers a range of core benefits.  There is a Wellness Rider that pays a f$50 or $75 wellness benefit for having a preventive check-up.

  • Retirement

    Graceland University Retirement Plan II

    Employees are eligible to contribute their own money into this 403(b) plan immediately upon hire. Employees may contribute pre-tax or after-tax money into this plan. After one year of service in which at least 1,000 hours have been worked, Graceland will match employee contributions 50 cents on the dollar up to 6% of the employee’s pay. Graceland will also make an additional discretionary contribution every month after one year of service. Principal administers this plan.

  • Education

    Educational Benefits

    Undergraduate tuition is covered by tuition remission at Graceland for the employee, spouse, and dependents. Graceland also belongs to two tuition exchange programs. There are over 300 private colleges and universities around the country that will also provide free tuition to our employees and their qualified dependents. Employees may look at the list of tuition exchange schools at and at

    A free SkillPath seminar is available for employee development once a year.

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Transparency in Coverage Rule

Through UnitedHealthcare, UMR and HealthSCOPE Benefits creates and publishes the Machine-Readable Files on behalf of Graceland University.

To link to the Machine-Readable Files, please click on the URL provided:

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**Graceland University is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form.  You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form.  Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at

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