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Full-Time Employees Benefits

An overview of employee benefits for full-time BYU-Idaho employees includes personal and professional development, wellness programs, annual base pay increases, exemplary work environment, and much more.

Employee Benefits

The Benefits package at BYU-Idaho is designed to bless the lives of all employees and their families. The majority of the premiums for health coverage are paid for by BYU-Idaho. This results in lower monthly premiums for the employee. Insurance and retirement benefits are administered through DMBA. Additional benefits are administered through BYU-Idaho, including education assistance, cell phone plans, campus benefits and paid leave.
DMBA offers four medical plans to BYU-Idaho employees: Deseret Premier, Deseret Value, Deseret Select, and Deseret Protect. Each plan provides different levels of coverage and provider networks.
DMBA offers two dental plans: Deseret Dental and Deseret Dental Plus. Dental plans can be changed during the open enrollment period in October each year. If there are no changes made, your current plan will continue as it is.
Vision insurance is an additional benefit offered to full-time BYU-Idaho employees through DMBA medical insurance.
DMBA offers a hearing aid discount program through TruHearing, which includes special pricing, and a worry-free, personalized purchase.
DMBA’s Flexible Spending Account (FSA) allows BYU-Idaho employees to set aside funds for health expenses while reducing taxable income. Pay out of pocket expenses with tax-free income deducted from your salary.

Personal & Professional Development

BYU-Idaho offers many opportunities for our employees to grow. BYU-Idaho holds regular employee meetings, as well as industry conferences and training. There is also leadership training and opportunity for higher education assistance, as well as tuition waivers for employees, spouses, and dependents.
The Leadership Pattern training is specifically designed to help the Church workforce to develop Christlike leadership attitudes and behaviors.
Continue to grow by increasing your educational opportunities. BYU-Idaho offers tuition waivers for full- and part-time employees, retirees, spouses, and dependents.
Professional development resources for all employees (including student employees). Email for specific requests.

Work Life-Balance

BYU-Idaho is affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and as such believes family is very important. To make home and work-life easier to balance, we offer leave benefits such as maternity, parental, and funeral. We also offer vacation days, sick days, and holidays.
BYU-Idaho offers employees paid holiday leave throughout the calendar year.
BYU-Idaho has dedicated spaces on campus available to accommodate nursing mothers. Use the interactive map to exact locations of all mother's lounges.

Additional Information

The EAP offers overall health and wellness support from licensed, trained counselors and professionals.
Premium refunds, healthy living challenges, health risk assessments & health education classes.
Annual Increases, base pay & total compensation.

Additional Benefits

As an employee, having an I-Card grants you access to the Hart facilities, McKay library, a discount at the University Store, and discounted tickets for on-campus events.

Employees are entitled to one transferable "A" permit (employee parking lots). "A" permits are valid in all lots. Parking passes can be obtained through University Security, Kimball 150.

Cell Phones
Set up cellular service on the BYU-Idaho business plan by visiting the Cellular Department in the University Store. Service is available to employees for office and/or personal use. Please see for service provider details, participant information, and pricing.

Paid holidays are given to employees throughout the year.
Employment Opportunities
Job postings are posted online through the Employment page. It is the responsibility of the applicant to keep up-to-date on job openings and to ask to be considered for specific openings.

Service Awards
Given to employees in five-year increments of full-time service.

Training and Development
Human Resources offers various development opportunities to employees.
Food Court
When employees spend 7$ or more at the Crossroads, they can receive $3 off their purchase. Discounts are available once per day Monday–Friday.
Discount Tickets
Employees are given a discount for events held on campus.

University Store
A 10% discount is given to employees for most purchases at the University Store (must show BYU-Idaho ID card).

Employee Discount Purchase Program
Employees are given discounts with a variety of companies, including areas such as travel, technology, home improvement, and mobile plans.
Outdoor Equipment Rentals
Rent sleeping bags, tents, ski equipment, cooking gear, etc. Please call for availability.

Library Services
BYU-Idaho employees have access to the McKay Library through; a BYU-I net ID and password are necessary to log in. Library check-out privileges and inter-library loan services are also available to spouses and dependents of full-time employees with their BYU-I issued I-Card.

University Catering
Available for office or personal use. Order by calling 208-496-2841, or online through the Catering site.

Copy Center
Located in the Manwaring Center next to the University Store. Provides services for black and white copies, color copies, lamination, binding, etc.

Training and Development
Human Resources offers various development opportunities to employees.
Presentations are given Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m.; seating is limited. Located in the Romney building 107.

Thomas E. Ricks Gardens
Open to the public. Located south of the Kimball and the Taylor Buildings.

Activities and Events
Fine arts events, sporting events, or activities held on campus. Center Stage, Ticket Office, Activities. Activities Calendar is an online resource that provides details about a variety of campus activities and events.

Hart Access
Access to the Hart gym. P.E. equipment and lockers are available. Must wear BYU-I-approved exercise apparel. Facilities are free for employees and their dependents.

Outdoor Equipment Rentals
Rent sleeping bags, tents, ski equipment, cooking gear, etc. Please call for availability.

Held in the I-Center at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays. A live broadcast is also available on KBYI-FM 94.3 and 91.5. Transcripts and audio files of devotionals are also available online. Watch past devotionals.
BYU-Idaho has dedicated spaces on campus available to accommodate nursing mothers.

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