Employee Benefits

The university offers a comprehensive benefits package that represents a significant component of George Fox employees' total compensation. Most benefits are available to all regular employees, half time and above; however, benefits are prorated for employees who work less than full time.

Benefits at a Glance

George Fox Employee Benefit News

Notice of an Important Change to Pioneer Educators Health Trust Health Coverage

As of March 31, 2019, the Pioneer Educators Health Trust of which George Fox University is a part will cease to exist. Employees who are currently covered under the PEHT Regence BlueCross/BlueShield PPO and/or Pioneer Dental through Regence will eventually need to evaluate options for coverage that starts April 1, 2019.

It is still early in our decision-making process, however we have been working with our benefits consultants to pursue additional options that may or may not continue to include Regence. The Kaiser HMO plan will not be affected by the dissolution of the trust. We will share details with those with Regence coverage as we know more, then with all benefit-eligible employees as we approach open enrollment. 

We realize this may be upsetting news to some. Participants in the PEHT/Regence plan will soon receive the official legal notice with more details from the PEHT by mail. Be assured, all valid claims through March 31, 2019, will be covered under the current PEHT plan. 

The health insurance marketplace is complex and ever-changing, and the PEHT was no longer a viable option. However, over the next several months we will continue to shop for additional health care plans to meet your needs. 

Please contact Darby Thiessen in Employee Empowerment at dthiessen@georgefox.edu if you have immediate questions or concerns.