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Employee Benefits

Parker University offers a generous and full range of group employee benefit programs to all eligible, regular employees. Parker's comprehensive benefits program includes a choice between two medical plan options, both with prescription coverage. Additionally, Parker offers dental, life and AD&D, vision, flexible spending account, voluntary benefits for sickness and cancer indemnity plans, short term and long term disability, and a 403(b) DC retirement plan.   

Parker offers group health insurance to all regular full-time employees.  The plan is designed as a cost sharing plan between the employee and the university.  Parker utilizes a self-insured program which uses the United Healthcare (UHC) Options PPO network of providers. You can verify provider participation at their website: www.uhc.com. Prescription and chiropractic benefits are included in this plan. 

Additional Parker University Benefits 

Holidays: Parker provides 10 designated paid holidays each year. 

Paid Time Off:  Both full-time and part-time employees earn a generous amount of vacation, sick time, and personal days. 

FMLA Leave of Absence: The Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) provides for leaves of absences for specific family and personal medical conditions.  Employees eligible for a leave under this policy must have been employed by Parker for at least twelve (12) months and worked at least 1250 hours (an average of 24 hours per week) during the preceding twelve (12) months period of time prior to the request.  

Military Family Leave: FMLA allows eligible employees to take up to 12 weeks of job-protected leave in the applicable 12-month period for any “qualifying exigency” arising out of the active duty or call to active duty status of a spouse, son, daughter, or parent. FMLA also allows eligible employees to take up to 26 weeks of job-protected leave in a single 12-month period to care for a covered service member with a serious illness.  

COBRA: Employees, whose employment with Parker ends for any reason, are eligible to continue in Parker's medical, dental, vision, and flex plans for up to eighteen (18) months under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985, referred to as COBRA. Covered employees (including eligible dependents) who elect COBRA will be charged the applicable premium. The premium is subject to change if the insurance rates increase or decrease. For complete information regarding continuing or converting benefits, employees should contact the HR department. 

Employee Assistance Program:  

  • Limited personal counseling 
  • Financial tools and resources 
  • Legal information and consultations 
  • Work-life needs information and resources 
  • Will creation and guidance 

Clinic Chiropractic Care: Free chiropractic care is available at the Parker Chiropractic Wellness Clinics to all employees and their immediate family members (see “family member” definition) 

Special Discounts: Employees receive a 50% discount on nutraceuticals and pharmacy grade vitamins at the Parker Bookstore. 

Veterinary Services: Employees may use the on-campus veterinary clinic to get basic services for their domestic animals at cost. Employees are not charged for office visits or services.  

Educational Assistance: After one year of full-time continuous employment, employees are eligible to receive reimbursement for tuition if the course is job-related, pre-approved, and funding is available.    

Standard Process Student Activity Center (gym): Employees are encouraged to use the gym at no cost to the employee to maintain physical fitness and endurance. The gym includes a weight room, gym aerobics, recreation center, and other extra-curricular activities.  

All programs are defined in legal documents, including insurance contracts, official plan texts, and trust agreements that the plan documents will govern.  For specific questions on coverage, these official documents and plan details are readily available in the Parker University Human Resources department. All full-time regular employees are eligible to enroll on the first day of the month after 60 days of employment, except where otherwise stated.  

Parker University College of Chiropractic Open House 


Employee Testimonial

Opel West
"I get to work with the students from the time they decide to have a career in chiropractic until long after they have graduated. Seeing their successes makes me feel accomplished."


ParkerLife July 2013 Edition