Benefits and Wellness

Holy Cross is proud to offer faculty and staff an overall benefit plan that is both comprehensive and competitive.

Worksite Wellness Award
Healthiest 100 Workplaces Award

Holy Cross was recognized as one of the 100 Healthiest Workplaces in America in 2023, according to Healthiest Employers - and it is all thanks to our employees who use our benefits to make their wellbeing a priority every day. In addition, we were recognized for prioritizing investment in employee wellness by being selected as a 2023 WorkWell Massachusetts Award Winner from the Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts, powered by Healthiest Employers.

Click here to view more information about these awards.

2024 Benefits at a Glance

The College provides generous employee benefits that extend beyond the traditional benefits of medical, dental, vision, and retirement savings. Additionally, the College offers a variety of benefits that help its employees maintain a healthy balance between work and life priorities, while building financial security.

Plans Offered & Enrollment

Holy Cross offers comprehensive health, dental and vision insurance coverage to employees who are regularly scheduled to work at least 27 1/2 hours per week and a minimum of 40 weeks per year. You are eligible to participate in these programs on the first of the month coincident with or next following your date of hire. These plans operate on a calendar year basis and you may change your elections each year during the annual Open Enrollment period (November). Please note that Open Enrollment is the only time during the year that you can make election changes absent a qualifying life event. Employee premiums for most benefits are paid through deductions that come directly from your paycheck. Please be sure to monitor your paychecks and ensure what you have elected is being deducted accordingly. 

Summary Annual Report

Required Annual Notice - Please see the attached Summary Annual Report for the Health and
Welfare Benefits Plan that has been filed as of Dec. 31, 2022.

This notice is also posted on the HR Benefits website.