Full-Time Faculty (ECCFA) Benefits Summary
The information provided here contains general guidelines and information. If you have questions on the eligibility or applicability of a benefit or policy, please refer to the administrative procedures and benefit documents and forms on my.elgin.edu and/or contact Human Resources (HR) Department.
The college offers two medical insurance plans: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois PPO and HMO Illinois. Both provide access to a cost-saving mail-order prescription program and various discount programs. The college pays a portion of the premium for employee and dependent coverage.*
The college offers a dental plan through Delta Dental for you and your family, with the option of selecting an HMO or PPO/Premier plan. The college pays a portion of the premium for employee and dependent coverage.*
Life and Long Term Disability Insurance
Group term employee life and accidental death and dismemberment policy at two times base annual salary or $100,000, whichever is greater, rounded up to the nearest thousand, is provided at no cost to the employee up to a maximum of $350,000. Eligible employees may apply for and, if approved, purchase Additional Employee Life, Spouse Life, Dependent Life, and Employee Long Term Disability Insurance.
A no-cost vision discount program for exams, lenses, and frames is available through the Blue Cross and Blue Shield medical plans. Additional coverage can be purchased through ECC’s voluntary vision provider, VSP.*
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Eligible employees can set aside earnings on a pre-tax basis through payroll deduction to pay for qualified health expenses not covered by insurance and child/elder care expenses as prescribed by law.
The State Universities Retirement System (SURS) provides retirement, disability, death, and survivors’ benefits to eligible SURS participants and annuitants. ECC employees contribute a fixed percentage of gross earnings, which is deposited into the employee's chosen retirement plan. In addition, employees contribute a fixed percentage of earnings to fund a retiree health insurance plan.
Employees may elect to participate in a 403(b) tax-sheltered annuity plan and/or a 457(b) deferred compensation plan. Both plans allow employees to save for retirement by setting aside earnings on a pre-tax basis.
Time Off with Pay
ECC believes employees should have generous opportunities to enjoy time away from work to help balance their lives. As such, full-time faculty members** will earn the following:
- Sick: 12 days per year
- Personal: 2 days per year
Eligible employees may be reimbursed for pre-approved professional growth activities.
Professional Expense Reimbursement
Eligible employees may be reimbursed up to $750 for professional expenses incurred throughout each calendar year that are directly applicable to the employee's position with the college.
Employees may be eligible to receive tuition reimbursement for credit courses they, their spouse, or children age 25 or younger take at Elgin Community College, earning a grade of "C" or better.**
- Confidential Employee Assistance Program available 24/7.
- Be sure to ask about discounts provided to ECC employees when frequenting local businesses.
- See our Work-Life Balance information for other wellness benefits that may be available.
Please see the benefit rate chart for details.
Please refer to the ECCFA Contract - PDF for details.