Summary of Benefits

Each employee is a valued member of the Mount Mercy University family, and we care about their success and well-being. Our employees’ dedication to the total team effort has been a key element in developing higher levels of service and a better quality of life for all.

Mount Mercy University provides a robust, customizable, and affordable benefits package.

Organizational Benefits

  • Free monthly community lunch
  • Free parking
  • Free library use
  • Free entry to all Mount Mercy Mustangs athletic events
  • Use of fitness/wellness centers at no cost
  • Complimentary wellness programs
  • Complimentary Olson Marriage and Family Therapy Clinic services
  • Free access to the community garden
  • Church services
  • Access to MMU community space at a discounted rate


  • Full-time employees regularly scheduled to work 40 hours/week
  • Part-time (< 30hours/week) seasonal and temporary employees are not eligible 

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Health Insurance

  • Employees are covered for emergency care no matter where in the U.S. or worldwide
  • Employees can elect to choose from four different plans:
    • HMO 1
    • HMO 2
    • POS
    • HDHP – HMO
  • Free eye exam through health plan

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Dental Insurance 

  • Employees are partially or fully covered up to an annual maximum of $1500 per individual
  • Vision discount through dental plan

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Term Life Policy

  • Provided by Lincoln Financial
  • Mount Mercy University pays 100% for Employee Term Life Insurance
  • Basic dependent life insurance is available to employees for $ 0.37 per paycheck

Basic Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

  • Provided equal to life insurance amount at no additional cost

Additional Life Insurance

  • All full-time employees are eligible for voluntary life insurance for themselves, their spouse, and dependent children

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Additional Benefits

  •  401(k) Savings Program (up to 6% match)
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Tuition Remission/Exchange Programs
  • Holidays & additional days off (19 per year)
  • Sick Leave (earn 1 day per month)
  • Vacation Leave (15-25 days per year)
  • Volunteer Leave (3 days per year)

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