Benefits overview

The Academy is committed to providing a comprehensive benefits package. The following is an overview of benefits offered to eligible employees. Please note that this list does not contain all the details about each of the benefits.

Medical insurance

Choose between a participating provider option (PPO) plan and a health maintenance organization (HMO) plan.


Dental insurance

The Academy offers a preferred provider option (PPO) plan.


Vision insurance

This benefit includes exams, lenses and frame coverage.


Medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts

Eligible employees can set aside pre-tax income to pay for medical and/or dependent care expenses.


Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance


Short- and long-term disability insurance


403(b) plan

The Academy matches up to 6 percent of the employee's contribution. Eligible employees can contribute up to 40 percent of their compensation to the annual deferral limit on a pre-tax basis.


401(a) Pension plan

Eligible employees receive an amount equal to 5 percent of their compensation.


Work-life balance programs

These programs provide staff with a more flexible work environment while meeting the needs of the Academy. This includes our volunteer program, employee assistance program, employee matching gift program, flexible work arrangements and many more options.


Recognition programs

In recognition that employees are our most valuable asset, the Academy has established a recognition program to reward and recognize employees. This includes years of service awards and many more options.


Bonus incentive programs

Year-end bonuses are based on the achievement of departmental and individual goals.


Performance appraisal program

Formal supervisor and self-performance appraisals are conducted every year and merit increases are awarded based on annual performance appraisal ratings.


Tuition reimbursement

Full-time employees may receive reimbursement up to a maximum of $5,250 in a calendar year for accredited courses at a university. The Academy pays on a scaled reimbursement schedule based on the grade achieved.


Vacation days

Full-time employees accrue 10 days per year for one to three years of service; 15 days per year for three to 10 years of service; and 20 days per year after 10 or more years of service. New employees receive a prorated amount of vacation days during their first year of service.


Sick days

Full-time employees accrue 12 days per year. New employees receive a prorated amount of sick days during their first year of service.



Full-time employees receive nine scheduled, paid holidays and three floating holidays per year.


This list provides an overview of our offerings and does not contain all of the details about each of the benefits. Details are subject to change without notice. For specific information, requirements and restrictions, please call the Human Resources department at (847) 330-0230.