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Highline Community College Human Resources Payroll and Benefits

Benefits Summary

Health and Dental Insurance

Eligibility Permanent employees, lawful spouse or same-sex domestic partner, dependent children.
Effective Date of Coverage If begin work the first work day of the month effective that month.  If begin work after the first work day of the month then effective the first day of the next month.
Medical & Dental Plan Costs Basic premium employer provided, employee share depending on choice of plan.
Vision Covered under medical plan chosen.
Waiving Medical Coverage If you have other medical insurance you can choose to waive medical coverage, you will still be covered under the dental insurance plan.
Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA)

You can set aside between $240 and $2,500 per calendar year pretax dollars to pay for out-of-pocket medical expenses.  Because this is an IRC governed plan, you must "use it or lose it." Enrollment must be renewed each year.  See the Navia Benefit Solutions website for more information.

Life Insurance

Eligibility Permanent employees, lawful spouse or same-sex domestic partner, dependent children under 24 years of age .
Effective Date of Coverage Part A - first of the month following date of employment.
Part B,C,D,E - first of the month following approval date.
Part A (Employer provided) $35,000 Basic Term Life
$5,000 Accidental Death and Dismemberment
Part B,C,D Optional insurance coverage for employee, spouse, and family is available at additional cost to employee.
Part E Voluntary Accidental Death and Dismemberment for employee, spouse, and family is available at additional cost to employee.

 Long Term Disability

Basic Plan (Employer provided) Provides 60% of the first $400 pre-disability earnings, reduced by any deductible income

Maximum benefit $240, minimum benefit $50 per month

Benefits are paid after 90 days of disability or the period of accumulated sick leave, whichever is longer
Optional Plan There is an optional plan available at additional cost to employee

Vacation Leave, Sick Leave and Personal Days

  Vacation Sick Leave Personal Days
Represented
Classified
Bargaining unit members of Washington Public Employees Association (WPEA)

Monthly accrual begins at 8 hours per month, increases based on years of service to a maximum of 14.67 hours per month

Monthly leave accruals

Maximum accrual - 240 hours

Can be taken after 6 months of continuous employment
8 hours per month Personal Leave Day:  Three days
per fiscal year

Can be taken after four months continuous employment


Personal Holiday:

One day per calendar year

May be taken after 4 months of continuous employment

Classified
Non-Represented Supervisors
Non-bargaining unit members

Monthly accrual 16.67 hrs per month

Maximum accrual - 400 hrs.
8 hours per month

Personal Holiday: One day per calendar year

May be taken after 4 months

Exempt & Administrators

20 hours per month

Maximum accrual 480 hrs.

8 hours per month Personal Holiday: One day per calendar year

May be taken after 4 months
Faculty None 1 day per month, for each month worked Personal Holiday: One day per academic year

  

PERS Retirement Plans

  PERS Plan I PERS Plan II PERS Plan III
Defined Benefit & Defined Contribution Components
Employee Share 6.00% of gross salary 7.38% of gross salary

Six rate options from 5% to 15% of salary
Employer Share 12.70% of gross salary 12.70% of gross salary 12.70% of gross salary

TIAA-CREF

 TIAA-CREF Benefits
Member Share

Under age 35     

Age 35-49        

Age 50 and over     

 5% of gross salary

7.5% of gross salary

10% of gross salary 
Employer Share

Under age 35     

Age 35-49        

Age 50 and over   

 5% of gross salary

7.5% of gross salary

10% of gross salary 

    

Teachers' Retirement System (TRS) Retirement Plans

  TRS Plan 1 TRS Plan 2 TRS Plan 3
Defined Benefit & Defined Contribution Components
Employee Share 6.00% of gross salary 7.06% of gross salary

Six rate options from 5% to 15% of salary
Employer Share 15.20% of gross salary 15.20% of gross salary 15.20% of gross salary