Macalester College offers a comprehensive benefits package designed to meet your needs and the needs of your family. Macalester provides a range of diverse options, including medical, dental and vision, life insurance, disability benefits, free primary care clinic services that come to you along with a wellness program.

We also offer additional benefits including subsidized Metro Transit bus passes, identity protection, employee assistance program, a legal plan, and a host of other programs discounted for you just for being an employee of Macalester College.

Take some time to review the Benefits Summary and Guide.  If you have questions about Macalester’s sponsored benefit plans please contact Jason Dempster or Randi Hartman. We are here to support you throughout the year to help you maximize your benefits!

Available Benefits

Health Benefits
Health Insurance Nice Healthcare
Health Savings Account (HSA) Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for Health
Dental Insurance Wellness & Health at Macalester (WHAM)
Vision Insurance
Educational Benefits
529 College Savings Plan Dependent Tuition Assistance Program (DTAP)
Staff Training and Development Assistance
Planning for the Future
Retirement Life Insurance and AD&D
Identity Protection Disability Insurance
Flexible Spending Account (FSA) for Dependent Care Long Term Care Insurance
Time Off and Leaves
Faculty Time Off Benefits Leaves of Absence
Staff Time Off Benefits Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Holidays Workers’ Compensation
Other Benefits and Community Perks
Community Perks Domestic Partners
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Legal Plan
Travel Assistance

Self-Service Portals

Log in to the Benefits Portal to:

Log in to 1600grand to:

  • Complete time sheets and leave reports
  • Review pay stubs
  • Set up direct deposit
  • Elect electronic W2 tax form
  • Review current time off balances


Jason Dempster, Associate Director


Randi Hartman, HR Generalist