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Employee Benefits

The college offers a wide range of benefits for faculty and staff. For detailed information about a specific benefit, please see the Benefit Guide. For more summary plan descriptions and enrollment forms, click on the appropriate link below.

In addition, employees have access to a variety of On-Campus Services and Employee Discounts.

The college must reserve the right to modify its benefits programs as circumstances dictate. However, the college will always endeavor to provide the most attractive benefits package possible.


Health Insurance

The college offers two health insurance plans: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama and VIVA Health. The college pays 75% of the college's contribution to the lesser priced plan for employee, two-person, and family coverage.

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Dental Insurance

The college offers voluntary dental insurance through Delta Dental. Two levels of coverage are provided in the form of a Base Plan and Buy-Up Plan.

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Vision Insurance

The college offers voluntary vision insurance through VSP Assurant.

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Retirement

The college offers a voluntary retirement plan through TIAA-CREF. Tax-deferred monies can be contributed to a defined contribution plan (RA) or a tax deferred annuity plan (SRA).

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Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)

The college provides group and additional AD&D coverage through Assurant Employee Benefits. Employees under age 65 are provided a $50,000 AD&D policy which offers protection against non-work related covered accidents resulting in a serious injury or loss of life. A $34,000 AD&D policy is provided to employees between ages of 65 to 70. A $23,000 AD&D policy is provided to employees over age 70. Employees may purchase additional coverage for self, spouse, and/or dependent children.

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Group Life Insurance

The college provides group life insurance through Assurant Employee Benefits. Employees under age of 65 are provided a $50,000 term life insurance policy. A $34,000 term life insurance policy is provided to employees between ages of 65 to 70. A $23,000 term life insurance policy is provided to employees over age 70. Employees may purchase additional coverage for self, spouse, and/or dependent children. Within the first 30 days of employment, a guaranteed issue amount of $150,000 is available for employees, $50,000 for spouses, and $10,000 for dependent children. Additional amounts subject to acceptable evidence of good health. Rates are determined by your age and the amount of insurance coverage.

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Flexible Benefits Plan

The college offers a flexible benefits plan through BeneTech Administrators. The plan has two components, premium conversion and flexible spending accounts, which allow employees to tax-shelter a portion income.

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Long Term Disability

The college offers voluntary long term disability insurance through Assurant Employee Benefits. The policy provides disability income benefits for employees who are disabled and unable to work for 90 days or more. After 90 days, employees are paid 60% of their salary by the long term disability benefit. Premiums are calculated based upon salary.

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Tuition Benefits

Employees and dependents are eligible to receive tuition benefits at the College.

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Changing Your Benefit Elections

Health, Dental, and Vision
You may make changes to your benefit elections for health, dental, and vision during annual open enrollment (to be effective January 1 of the following year) or because of a qualified status change, such as marriage, adoption, birth, death, divorce, or a gain/loss of other coverage. Any benefit changes made must be consistent with the event.

If you have a qualified status change, you must notify the Human Resources Office within 30 days.  The following materials are required to change your health, dental, and/or vision elections:

To terminate coverage or remove dependents:

  1. Complete enrollment form (see below):
    1. Blue Cross Blue Shield Enrollment Form
    2. VIVA Health Enrollment Form
    3. Dental Enrollment Form
    4. Vision Enrollment Form

  2. Complete BeneTech Change of Status Form

To add coverage or add dependents:

  1. Complete enrollment form:
    1. Blue Cross Blue Shield Enrollment Form
    2. VIVA Health Enrollment Form
    3. Dental Enrollment Form
    4. Vision Enrollment Form

  2. Complete BeneTech Change of Status Form

Retirement
You may make changes to your retirement election at anytime by completing a Salary Reduction Agreement. 

Other Benefits
For all other benefits, changes in elections are permissible at anytime because the premiums are not tax-sheltered and therefore enrollment is not subject to IRS regulations.  For other benefit enrollment forms, please visit the Human Resources Forms page. 

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