A comprehensive and affordable benefits package is available to employees in benefit-eligible positions. Our benefits can also be enrolled in as ala carte options.
Below is an overview of just some of the benefits offered to eligible employees at North Idaho College.
Please note: Not all positions at North Idaho College are benefits-eligible. Please see the job announcement of the position you are interested in to see if it is eligible for benefits. Benefits start the first day of the month after your hire date. Some benefit eligible positions that are less than 100% of full-time do not accrue vacation or accrue at a decreased level.
Benefit eligible employees receive 14 paid holidays per year.
Vacation leave accrual is available for benefit-eligible staff positions only (not available for
faculty or Head Start positions). Benefit-eligible faculty positions receive two personal days each school year. (not accrued)
Per Idaho statute, employees in benefited positions at NIC are required to participate in a retirement plan according to their classification as follows.
PERSI (Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho)
Classified staff (FLSA-nonexempt) only
Employee contributes 6.23% of earnings pretax and North Idaho College contributes 11.04%.
ORP – A defined contribution plan through TIAA or Valic
Administrative, Faculty, and Professional (FLSA-exempt) staff only
Employee contributes 6.97% of all earnings, withheld-pretax, and North Idaho College contributes 11.04% (10.39% directly into employee account, .65% paid to PERSI for the sick leave entitlement program). Options are TIAA or Valic.
Medical: Regence Blue Shield of Idaho
Dental: Willamette Dental or Delta Dental (choose one)
Vision: Vision Service Provider (VSP)
Life Insurance: NIC pays 100% of the premium
Life insurance for employees worth two times their annual salary, with a minimum $50,000 benefit
$10,000 life insurance for spouse and dependents
Short Term Disability: NIC pays 100% of the premium
Weekly benefit (90 days max) - 60% of pre-disability earnings
Long Term Disability: NIC pays 100% of the premium
67% of employee’s salary at time of disability
Voluntary Life Insurance
Employee pays premium. May elect up to 5 times their salary
Earn up to $1000 for employee only medical coverage and up to $2000 for employee plus one coverage, into a VEBA account for participating in wellness activities, like getting annual screenings, being a non-smoker, and other wellness related opportunities.
Employees may take up to eight credits per semester. Qualifying dependents and/or a spouse may take up to 12 credits per semester. Any student fees are paid by the student and/or employee. LCSC, ISU, CSI and CWI offer tuition waivers to NIC employees only. (This list is subject to change without notice)
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides short-term, confidential counseling for you and your family at no out-of-pocket expense to you. The EAP also offers financial, legal, and health support plus many other topics.
Employees who meet the requirements from the William D Ford Federal Direct Loan Program can apply. Go here for more details. www.studentaid.gov/publicservice
Optional account set-up for employee to set aside money pre-tax each pay period to be used for medical expenses and dependent care.
NIC is committed to the professional development of the employees who carry out the mission of the college. To that end, the college has put in place funding assistance programs that are designed to help our employees meet and exceed their professional development goals. Encouraging and supporting our employees’ professional development allows NIC to continue to provide a high level of service and quality programs to the communities we serve.
These funding assistance programs are available only to employees who have been employed in a benefit-eligible position continuously for at least one year.