Following is a brief summary of the benefits available to full-time employees. This section is set-up as a general summary for your reference. Refer to the original plan documents for complete plan information. Original plan documents are the legal documents and supersede all other verbal and/or written information.
A pre-tax deduction of 6% of gross pay is automatically deducted from your paycheck and deposited into your Retirement System account. The plan also includes a death benefit and short-term disability plan after one year of service, and a long-term disability plan after five years of service.
ORBIT – is your online portal to view your personal retirement system information. Check it out at the weblink above!
The State of NC 401(k) plan is administered by Prudential Retirement. This plan offers the traditional pre-tax option as well as a post-tax Roth option for employees to be able to invest funds. Online access to your personal account is available from the link above so that you can view and change investments, change deferral amounts, and perform other general account maintenance.
The State Health plan is administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield. It is a PPO plan with a Basic (70/30) and Standard (80/20) plan. An employee’s individual coverage is paid by the College. Dependent coverage is available at the employee’s expense. Online viewing of claims and coverage information is available to make finding those EOB’s a breeze!
The College offers an employee paid plan that provides employees with exam coverage every six months at no cost. It also covers basic and major services at an 80% and 50% cost sharing respectively.
OptiCare administers the College’s vision plan. A hardware only plan and a hardware and exam plan are available to choose between. A network of doctor’s is utilized with this plan. Check out the website for a listing of participating doctor’s and a summary of the coverage.
UNUM provides a term life insurance option with a guarantee issue amount of up to $50,000 if it is elected when first eligible. Rates are based upon age and the amount of coverage that is elected.
Colonial provides an array of additional coverage options for employees to choose from in order to meet their individual needs.
An Accident and Sickness Disability Income Plan provides coverage for an employee for accidents, disability from work, and for surgery.
An Accident Plan is also available for employees who may not need as comprehensive plan as what is listed above, or if the employee is looking to cover a spouse and/or children.
A Cancer Response Insurance policy is available and provides an annual payment for having a cancer screening. It also provides coverage, in addition to the health plan, for various cancer treatments, associated travel, and various expenses should you be diagnosed with cancer.
An Intensive Care Plan provides additional coverage for individuals who are confined to an ICU.
A Medical Bridge Plan provides additional payment for hospital admission(s) or outpatient surgery.
Term Life and Universal Life Policies are available.
AmeriFlex administers these FSA’s for the College. Employees are able to set aside funds on a pre-tax basis to pay for qualified medical expenses and medications, as well as for day care expenses. A convenient credit card is available to make claim filing easy.
Employees are automatically eligible for this free service. The EAP is designed to help employees with personal and job-related problems. Short-term counseling is available as well as a web-based self-help and training center. Everything is 100% confidential.
The holidays (up to 12 days) that are observed are: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving day and the following Friday, and Christmas Break.
Full-time employees earn 8 hours of sick leave a month.
Full-time employees earn annual leave on a monthly basis based upon length of service as shown in the table below.
|Less than 5 years||9 hrs & 20 mins|
|5 through 9 years||11 hrs & 20 mins|
|10 through 14 years||13 hrs & 20 mins|
|15 through 19 years||15 hrs & 20 mins|
|20 years or more||17 hrs & 20 mins|
Part-time permanent employees earn leave on a pro-rata basis.
Each Full-time permanent employee is granted one tuition-free class per semester at Richmond Community College with prior approval of their supervisor.