Full-Time Faculty Benefits Summary
Schedule of full-time faculty (ECCFA) benefits
The information provided here contains general guidelines and information; please pay attention to eligibility based on your current classification.
If you have questions on eligibility or applicability of a benefit or policy, please refer to the current ECCFA Contract and benefit documents and forms located on eNet and/or contact Human Resources-Benefits by calling 847-214-7988 or 847-214-7125.
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 employees and their families, with an 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 Insurances
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 Insurances.
Through the Blue Cross and Blue Shield medical plans, a no-cost vision discount program for exams, lenses and frames is available. Additional coverage can be purchased through ECC’s voluntary vision provider, VSP.*
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 that employees should have generous opportunities to enjoy time away from work to help balance their lives. As such, full-time faculty members** will earn:
- Sick: 12 days per year
- Personal: 2 days per year
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.
Funds for professional development activities will be allocated on a competitive basis by the Faculty Development Committee and shall be subject to the approval of the Vice President of Teaching, Learning and Student Development.**
Employees may be eligible to receive reimbursement of tuition for credit courses they, their spouse, or children age 25 or younger take at Elgin Community College in which they earn 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 benefit rate chart for details.
Please refer to the ECCFA contract - PDF for details.