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

Health Insurance

Graceland offers two different health plan deductible levels to meet employees' needs. Health plan premiums are based on the annual salary of the employee and the deductible level chosen. Premiums are paid on a pre-tax basis and range from $65/month to $800/month depending on annual salary and plan chosen. Graceland subsidizes the cost for employees.

Dental Insurance

Graceland offers dental insurance. Monthly premiums are deducted on a pre-tax basis and range from $18/month for single coverage to $64/month for family coverage. Graceland helps employees pay for this insurance plan.

Vision Insurance

Voluntary vision insurance is available to employees. Employees pay the full premium, which ranges from $6/month for single coverage to $18/month for family coverage.

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.

Flexible Spending Account/Health Savings Account

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

Wellfleet Critical Illness

Employees may purchase this voluntary insurance policy to cover themselves and/or their family members at either $10000 or $15000.  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.

Wellfleet 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 $75 wellness benefit for having a preventive check-up. 

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.  Principal administers this plan.

Educational Benefits

Undergraduate tuition is covered by tuition remission at Graceland. Graceland also belongs to two tuition exchange programs. There are over 300 private colleges and universities all 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.

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




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

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