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Benefit Information

Vacation
Full-time, 12-month non-instructional employees initially earn 12 days per year and 20 days per year after four years employment.  Vacation is initially accrued at one day per month.

Employees are able to use vacation time after six months employment.

Full-time non-instructional employees working under 9-11 month contracts are given four personal days in lieu of vacation that may be used as soon as they are granted.

Personal and Professional Days - Faculty Only
Full-time faculty members are given five personal days and five professional days an academic year. These days do not accumulate.

Sick Leave
Full-time faculty members and full-time non-instructional employees working under 9-11 month contracts are given ten days of sick leave per academic year. All other full-time employees accrue sick leave at the rate of one day per month of employment (12 days per year). For all employees, at the end of any fiscal year in which at least 30 days of sick leave have been accrued, a full 90 days of sick leave will be granted. Sick leave may be used once it has been accrued. A sick leave bank is available for employees suffering serious medical problems without enough sick leave to provide coverage.

Holidays
The college observes 12 official holidays per year, and is normally closed for 9 working days during the Christmas/New Years holiday period with all working days being paid. Full-time non-instructional staff are entitled to take two additional days off with pay during spring break.

Retirement
Employees are required to participate in the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS). Currently a 4% salary deduction is required and after July 1, 2009, a 6% deduction will be required for all new hires with the state providing a match. Employee contributions are not lost when leaving employment before full vesting. Previous military and public teaching service may be purchased or applied to pension account. KPERS also includes life insurance coverage equal to approximately 1 1/2 times their annual salary, and the employee can purchase more at a very reasonable cost.

403B Accounts
Employees may voluntarily setup a 403B (like 401K) retirement savings account using our qualified plan and have their contributions deducted from their pay on a before taxes basis.

Cafeteria Plan
LCC offers a Security Flex 125 program that includes medical reimbursement, disability income insurance, group life insurance and a cancer policy.

Education Benefit
Employees and their dependents may attend credit classes at LCC with no tuition or miscellaneous fees charged. All staff have access to the book loan program as well.

Health & Life Insurance
Health Insurance is offered under the State of Kansas Health Insurance Plan. Under this plan you have a choice of four different providers.  Blue Cross & Blue Shield BCBS, Preferred Health Systems, (PPO) Coventry and UMR (United Healthcare Company). All providers offer services for in network and out of network and Plans A, B & C with the exception of BCBS which offers Plans A & B.  Coverage starts on the first of the month following 60 days employment. Three levels of coverage for dependents are available under all four plans. The rates vary depending on the plan selected and the income level of the employee. The college pays 95% of the cost of a single plan and an additional 55% for plans that include dependent coverage.

Highlights of current medical coverage: All plans have no lifetime maximum, no deductibles, prescription coverage and two levels of optional vision coverage.

Highlights of life insurance coverage: The College provides a $15,000 life insurance policy, through Lafayette Life, on each benefit eligible employee.

Highlights of current dental coverage: Delta Dental under both health insurance plans listed above.

Pays 100% for oral exams, cleaning and X-rays. Regular fillings, root canals, oral surgery, treatment of gum disease are covered at 60%. Other services such as bridges, crowns and dentures are covered at 50%. Orthodontics is available but has a $1,000 lifetime maximum per person.

A $35 per year deductible is charged for the more expensive treatments and the plan has a $1,700 per person yearly maximum benefit.

Highlights of current vision optional coverage through Superior Vision. Two plans are offered, basic and enhanced.

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