Kishwaukee College Human Resources

Employee Benefits

Kishwaukee College offers a generous benefit package that includes a comprehensive medical plan including wellness benefits, employer provided life insurance, tuition free credit courses at Kish (based on employee type), tuition reimbursement and employee assistance program.

All benefits are for full-time employees only, unless otherwise stated. This is for reference and contents are subject to change. If there is a discrepancy between benefit plan documents and items listed here or on the website, the current plan documents govern.

Health Care Benefits

     Medical/Prescription/Vision: All full time employees are eligible on their first day of employment to receive medical/prescription/vision insurance through the college’s self-funded health benefit plan. An eligible employee may elect to cover their spouse, domestic partner and /or dependents under the plan. Documents are required for spouse, civil union and domestic partner coverage. Please refer to the Schedule of Benefits for listing of benefits.
     Dental: All full time employees are eligible on their first day of employment to receive dental insurance through the college’s self-funded health benefit plan. An eligible employee may elect to cover their spouse, domestic partner and /or dependents under the plan. Documents are required for spouse, civil union and domestic partner coverage.  Please refer to the Schedule of Benefits for listing of benefits.
     COBRA: If you or a dependent become ineligible for medical insurance coverage, you may continue to purchase coverage under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) for a specified period of time.

Life Insurance

     Employer Provided Basic Life Insurance: Group Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance, Employer paid coverage at $40,000 the day of hire for full-time employees.
     Optional Life Insurance: Employees may option to purchase additional insurance on themselves, spouse and/or dependent children, premium paid by employee. Rates are reasonable as the College is in a consortium of other Illinois community colleges.

Flexible Spending Account

The College maintains a Flexible Spending Account plan for full-time employees, as authorized by Section 125 of the Internal Revenue Code. The plan is optional and allows employees to tax shelter part of their salary to offset certain qualified medical expenses and/or child care expenses.

Retirement

The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) provides retirement, disability, death and survivor’s benefits to eligible SURS participants and annuitants. All new employees are automatically a SURS participant. The participation is based on the employment status, part-time and temporary employees may not be eligible. New eligible employees will receive benefit information from SURS and must chose one of three plans in which to participate. Your choice will govern the benefits and cannot be changed or revoked. All eligible employees contribute 8% of gross earnings before taxes. In addition, all full-time insurance eligible employees contribute .5% of earnings to fund a state retiree health insurance plan. All employees hired after January 1, 2011 fall under the Tier 2 retirement benefits. Visit the SURS web site at www.SURS.org Sign up as a member; view your benefit information, retirement funds and keep your demographic information up to date.

FICA

SURS participants only pay the Medicare portion of FICA (1.45%), not Social Security. All SURS ineligible employees pay both FICA Medicare and Social Security portion (6.2%).

Tax-Deferred Annuities

Employees may elect to participate in a tax-deferred annuity, Kishwaukee College 403b Plan. Eligible employees may elect to contribute to a pre-tax deferral or Roth deferral account.  For further details, please request a Summary of 403b Plan Provisions document from HR Director, the Plan Administrator.

Employee Assistance Program

Kishwaukee College provides an employee assistance program for all employees, covered under the basic life insurance plan, their spouses and eligible children. The employee assistance program will offer confidential and professional services to employees to assist them with problems related to individual, family, work and alcohol or chemical dependency. This service is provided free of charge to eligible employees, their spouses and eligible children as defined by the EAP Policy.

Benefits (Per College Board Policy)

Holidays Observed

New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Spring Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Fall Mid-Term Break, Thanksgiving Break, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve.

Other Benefits

  • Tuition Waivers
  • Tuition Reimbursement           
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