“Cafeteria Plan” Insurance Options

The University provides the following insurance benefits to each full-time employee.  The monthly cost to the employee is determined by the plan and type of coverage chosen.  Employees are to enroll in these programs within thirty (30) days of beginning employment and reenroll at annual enrollment.  Coverage under the insurance program begins on the first (1st) day of employment.

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance

Employees may purchase (pre-tax) family coverage under the health, dental or vision plans as a benefit through the cafeteria plan.

Additionally, the University pays 100% of the cost of premiums for Long-Term Disability Insurance for all full-time employees of the institution.

Other Cafeteria Plan Options:

  • Employees may voluntarily purchase individual cancer policies from AFLAC on a pre-tax basis
  • Employees may voluntarily deposit payroll deductions into a Flexible Spending Account for medical and dependent care expenses.


All Full-time and Part-time Employees working 1,040 hours (20 hours per week on an annual basis) are eligible to participate in TMU’s retirement plan. Beginning the first day of hire, TMU will contribute 7% of the employee’s annualized base salary (includes housing allowances for ministers) to the University’s 403(b) tax sheltered annuity administered by GuideStone Financial Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. The employee also has the option to complete a salary reduction agreement and have an additional amount withheld from his/her pay.

Tuition Remission

Effective August 2013, Executive, Faculty, and Managerial Staff and their dependents (defined by the IRS) are eligible to receive tuition remission to take courses at TMU. Support Staff are eligible to receive tuition remission to take courses at TMU. Those enrolling must file all financial aid paperwork to be eligible for Tuition Remission.

Dining Hall Privileges

Employees of the University may purchase meals in the dining hall for themselves at a reduced rate per meal. Please visit the Business Office in the Miller building for more information on purchasing a meal plan.


The following are official holidays for employees of Truett McConnell University:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

The President may choose, at his discretion, to close offices for various days throughout the year. These days will be announced in advance.

Work Week

The work week for administrative employees is Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.