Employees at the annual Spring Fling
  • Swarthmore College recognizes that attracting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff is critical to maintaining our academic standard of excellence. Toward that end, we offer a high quality, comprehensive program of benefits. These benefits represent an important component of a faculty or staff member's total compensation.


Human Resources
Changes to Long Term Disability Carrier, Salary Continuation Process and Supplemental Life Insurance Changes
Effective November 1, 2013
"This information is being provided to you for informational purposes only;
These plan changes do not require any action by you".


Aetna Insurance will provide both Long Term Disability and Supplemental Life insurance coverage for the Swarthmore plans. Our current LTD benefits and policy will remain the same; information can be found on the HR website or myswarthmore. However, a process change has been made to the administration of the Salary Continuation Program.

Effective immediately, the Salary Continuation Program (SCP) will be administered under a new process. All claims will be submitted to Aetna's Advice to Pay Program. This program will provide comprehensive medical information management and increased privacy and confidentially of medical information under HIPPA (Health Information Privacy Act). Aetna will communicate directly with physicians to provide claims management supported by Aetna's disability experts. The administration of the Salary Continuation Program will remain the same with the exception of filing the initial claim. All applications/claims for SCP must be submitted by contacting an Aetna representative at 1-800-999-9999. If you have any questions or need additional information please contact Theresa Maguire at ext. 5793 or the HR Front Office at 8397.

Aetna will continue to provide Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) coverage for all eligible employees. As an additional benefit, Aetna will provide an introductory Open Enrollment period for Supplemental Life and AD&D insurance coverage. This period will provide an opportunity to enroll or increase supplemental insurance coverage without medical certification. Details will be announced early next year.

In addition, Aetna offers the following supplemental services included in the coverage for all eligible employees.

  • Financial and Legal Services
  • End-of Life Support, Grief Counseling and Funeral Planning Services
  • Entertainment Discounts
  • Fitness Discounts through Globalfit
  • Hearing Discounts 
  • Vision Discounts
  • Weight Management Discounts

For more information on these services please visit: or call 1-866-222-8008.