Benefits Administration


Lehigh University offers a variety of benefit programs that support our employees and their families as part of a competitive total compensation package.

Eligibility for participation in the benefit programs is dependent on the type of position held and work schedule.

Human Resources staff members are available to assist employees and their families in accessing, understanding, and maximizing the value obtained from the University's generous benefits programs.

Changes to Short Term Disability Policy Take Effect January 1, 2013

Working with a small group of Employee Relations Advisory Committee (ERAC) members, Human Resources crafted a revised benefits schedule to achieve equity in the short term disability salary continuation benefits available to staff members.

To learn more about the proposed changes:

  1. Get an update on the process and timeline in the December 2012 Spotlight
  2. Read about the changes in the October 2012 Spotlight
  3. Delve deeper into the background information used in shaping these revisions


Change in Life, Long Term and Short Term Disability Carrier Effective July 1, 2012

Lehigh will be changing vendors for its life, long term and short term disability plans effective July 1 of this year. If you are currently on short or long term disability, this will not affect your current situation.

There are several changes to the university's plans as a result of this change. You can read about those changes in this  Spotlight article.

If you have a short term disability claim that began on or after July 1, follow these instructions.


The Benefits Allocation Review

Lehigh is conducting a Benefits Allocation Review to ensure its benefits program meets the needs of its employees. You can read extensive past coverage of the entire review process in HR's main publications, Spotlight and LASER.

Visit the Benefits Allocation Review Team page for information on the latest activities during this important initiative.

2007 Human Resources, Lehigh University, 428 Brodhead Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18015
Tel (610) 758-3900 Fax (610) 758-6226