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 on my.Elgin.edu and/or contact Human Resources-Benefits by calling 847-214-7988 or 847-214-7125.

Medical Insurance

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.*

Dental Insurance

The college offers a dental plan through Delta Dental for employees and their families, 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 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.

Vision Plan

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.*

Flexible Spending

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.

Retirement Plans

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:

  • 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.

Professional Development

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.**

Tuition Reimbursement

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.**

Additional Benefits

  • 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.