Benefits

Cafeteria Plan

The college provides the opportunity for full-time employees to participate in a benefit plan which allows the employee to tax shelter income by redirecting pre-tax income to pay eligible benefit items normally paid with after-tax dollars.

Credit Union

The college provides the opportunity for full-time employees to participate in the Vantage Credit Union. You can open an account at any Vantage Credit Union.

Educational Assistance Benefits

Tuition Waiver

Employees are encouraged to enroll in courses through East Central College using the employee tuition waiver. Tuition waiver benefits are also extended to the immediate family for full-time employees. See Board Policies and Procedures 5.24 for further information.

Full-time employees and members of the immediate family may receive waiver of tuition for classes taken at Central Methodist University. See CMU Policies and Procedures for details.

Tuition Reimbursement

Educational assistance benefits are provided to full-time employees. Courses must be taken at a regionally accredited college or university and must be applied toward a higher degree than the current highest degree of the employee. Exceptions may be made. Degree related coursework will be reimbursed in accordance with Board Policy 5.24 up to an amount equal to 100% of the applicable undergraduate or graduate educational fee (tuition) at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. For further information on Tuition Reimbursement, see Board Policies and Procedures 5.24.

Employee Notices

Universal Availability Notice for 2017

Health Insurance Marketplace Notice

Marketplace Coverage Notice

Medicare Part D Notice

CHIP Notice

If you are eligible for health coverage from your employer, but are unable to afford the premiums, some States have premium assistance programs that can help pay for coverage.  These States use funds from their Medicaid or CHIP programs to help people who are eligible for employer-sponsored health coverage, but need assistance in paying their health premiums.

Holidays

Regular, full-time employees receive paid holidays. Limited, full-time employees receive pay for holidays and floating holidays that occur during the assigned work period.

2017 Holiday Schedule

2018 Holiday Schedule

Insurance Benefits

Medical

The College provides two plans to full-time employees, base plan,  and a qualified high-deductible plan with health savings account. Each plan also gives employees the choice between two networks. The premium for each full-time employee is paid by the college.  The employee may add spouse and/or children at an additional cost. With the qualified high-deductible plan (HSA) employees are given a specific amount to put into the HSA or toward spouse/dependant coverage. Prescription coverage is included under the base and qualified high-deductible plans. For more information about health insurance coverage, visit Anthem.

Base Plan

HSA Plan

HSA Video

HSA Banks

HSA Eligible Expenses

HSA I.R.S. Contribution Limits 2017

HSA Payroll Deduction Contribution Form 2017

HRA Summary

H.R.A. Summary Plan

H.R.A. Information

H.R.A. Online and Mobile Registration

H.R.A. Website Adult Dependent Privacy

HRA Website RightCHOICE book instructions

Save Money On Health Care Procedures

Anthem Health Procedure Cost Estimator

Dental

The College pays the dental insurance premium for all full-time employees. The employee may add spouse and/or children at an additional cost. For more information about your dental coverage, go to Delta Dental. 

Delta Dental Enrollment Form

Delta Dental Benefit Summary

Delta Dental MAX Advantage

Vision

The College pays the vision insurance premium for all full-time employees. The employee may add spouse and/or children at an additional cost. For more information about your vision insurance coverage, go to Vision Service Plan.

VSP Benefit Summary

Vision Enrollment Form

Life Insurance

Disability Insurance

The College will pay the premium for a salary continuance program. This plan assures full-time employees, who become disabled because of an injury or illness, a continuous income equal to no greater than 2/3 of the employee’s monthly salary less any other payments (retirement, social security, etc.). Maximum is $6,000 per month.

Anthem Group Long Term Disability Insurance Summary

Worker's Compensation

The College participates in all provisions of the Worker’s Compensation Law for all college employees.

Workers Compensation Summary

Workers Compensation Employee Guidelines

Paid Leave Benefits

Personal Leave

Full-time Faculty, Administrative/Professional Staff and Support Staff employees will receive 5 days, or 40 hours, of Personal Leave per year on July 1 of each fiscal year. Full-time Faculty, Administrative/Professional Staff and Support staff employees hired after July 1 of each fiscal year will receive prorated Personal Leave effective the first of the month following the date of hire as follows:

  • July – September: 100% or 5 days/40 hours
  • October – December: 75% or 3.75 days/30 hours
  • January – March: 50% or 2.5 days/20 hours
  • April – June: 25% or 1.25 days/10 hours

Personal Leave is to be used at the discretion of the employee, subject to supervisory approval. Personal Leave that is unused as of June 30 th of each fiscal year will be transferred to the employees Earned Sick Leave account if the employee has not already met the maximum sick leave accrual.

Sick Leave

Full-time Administrative/Professional Staff and Support Staff employees will accumulate Sick Leave monthly, at the rate of 16 days, or 10.67 hours per month.

Full-time Faculty will accumulate Sick Leave monthly during the nine-month contract, at the rate of 16 days per year, or 14.22 hours per month, September through May.

Vacation Leave

All Full-time Administrative/Professional Staff and Support Staff employees are eligible for three weeks (15 days or 120 hours, at the rate of 10 hours per month) paid vacation annually. After five years of continuous full-time employment with the College, the annual vacation time will be four weeks (20 days or 160 hours, at the rate of 13.33 hours per month). Maximum vacation accrual is nine weeks (45 days or 360 hours).

Retirement

All full-time employees are enrolled in the Public School and Education Employee Retirement Systems of Missouri (PSRS/PEERS) which provide service retirement, disability, and survivor benefits to nearly 130,000 active members and over 65,000  retired Missouri public school teachers, school employees, and their families. Faculty/Administrative/ Professional Staff employees are members of PSRS. Effective July 1, 2011, retirement is 14.5% contribution by the employee with matching contribution by the college into the Public School Retirement System (PSRS). Employees who are members of PSRS do not pay social security, only Medicare.

Support Staff employees are members of PEERS. Effective July 1, 2011, retirement is 6.86% employee contribution with matching contribution by the college into the Public Education Employee Retirement System (PEERS).

403b and 457 Plans – Tax sheltered annuities are available to employees from the following companies: American Funds Service, AXA Equitable, Metropolitan Life, TIAA-CREF, and VALIC.  For additional information on the 403b and 457 plans visit MidAmerica

Contact us at (636) 584-6710 or hrecc@eastcentral.edu