Gym membership reimbursement, the health promotion hour, debit cards and partial reimbursement of healthcare and medication costs: find out more about the benefits to which you are entitled as an employee at Lund University.
On this page, you can find out more about your benefits:
- Charge cards
- Health promotion reimbursement and health promotion hour
- Reimbursement of healthcare and medication costs
- Annual leave
- Entertainment and gifts
- The Job Transition Agreement
If, as an employee, you have work-related expenses, you are offered a Eurocard (charge card) with personal liability instead of travel advances. The Eurocard can also be used privately.
Health promotion and health promotion hour
The University reimburses the cost of health promotion, such as a gym membership, up to a certain amount. The benefit is offered to all employees, including fixed-term employees and substitutes. The University’s hope is that this will
- lead to increased well-being at work,
- create a pleasant workplace with a good sense of community,
- reduce absence due to illness, and
- prevent and minimise occupational injuries.
You are also entitled to a health promotion hour, which entails a maximum of 60 minutes of health promoting activity per week in the case of full-time employment.
Reimbursement of healthcare and medication costs
You are entitled to reimbursement for certain healthcare and medication costs. A condition for the reimbursement of healthcare and medication costs is that the costs are registered in the high-cost database and with a high-cost card, which occurs automatically if you are registered.
Besides the benefits set out in the law on annual leave, University employees have additional days of annual leave. They have a total of between 28 and 35 days, depending on age.
Entertainment is a natural part of the University’s contact with wider society. All entertainment is to be conducted in a restrained and judicious manner. There must always be a direct connection with the University’s activities. In certain cases, employees taking part in entertainment events may be subject to tax on benefits.
Gifts are regulated by the Swedish Tax Agency’s provisions on certain benefits in the calculation of tax deductions and payroll tax. In certain cases, as the recipient of a gift, you may be subject to tax on benefits. Christmas gifts, jubilee gifts and mementos from the employer have a special exemption from taxation, on condition that the value of the gift does not exceed the amount set by the Swedish Tax Agency.
Your right to the benefits above is regulated in the General Agreement on Pay and Benefits (Villkorsavtalet) and the General Agreement on Pay and Benefits-T (Villkorsavtalet-T). The latter applies only to employees who are members of the Saco-S employee organisation whereas the former applies to all other employees.
The Job Transition Agreement is a benefit for employees who are made redundant after being employed for at least 12 months at the same public authority.
It also applies in certain cases to people whose fixed-term employment comes to an end.
You must have been employed for two years in a row to take advantage of certain benefits. The support increases after a minimum of three years’ continuous employment, and further again if you have been employed for six years over a seven-year period.
The Job Security Foundation can help with support and advice as well as financial compensation in certain cases, among other things. Employees with indefinite-term employment also have longer notice periods.
Read more about the Job Transition Agreement on the website of the Swedish Agency for Government Employers, in Swedish
Contact your closest HR officer if you want to know more about the Job Transition Adjustment Agreement.