Benefits at North Idaho College

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.

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PERSI (Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho)

Offered to classified staff (paid hourly) only

Employee contributes 6.23% of earnings pretax and North Idaho College contributes 11.04%.

Optional Retirement Plan (ORP) - TIAA-CREFF or Valic

Offered to Administrative, Faculty, and Professional (salaried) 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).   ORP options are TIAA-CREFF or Valic.



Medical: Regence Blue Shield of Idaho 

Dental: Willamette Dental or Delta Dental (choose one) 

Vision: Vision Service Provider (VSP) 

Life Insurance: LifeMap Assurance Company 

$40,000 life insurance for employee

$6,000 life insurance for spouse and dependents  

Short Term Disability: LifeMap Assurance Company 

Weekly benefit (13 weeks max) - 60% of pre-disability earnings 

Long Term Disability: LifeMap Assurance Company  

60% of employee’s salary at time of disability 

Optional Voluntary Life Insurance 

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Earn monetary incentives for participating in wellness activates, like getting an annual physical, being a non-smoker, and attending wellness workshops.



The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides short-term, confidential counseling for you and your family at no out-of-pocket expense to you. Reliant Behavior Health (RBH), a care management company, provides the counseling, legal, and financial services through your health care coverage.  



Optional account set-up for employee to set aside money pre-tax each month to be used for medical expenses and dependent care. 



  • Paid sick leave – 1 day per month accrual
  • Paid vacation leave for eligible staff positions (not available to faculty positions)

    Months of Service       Monthly Vacation Accrual 
     1 - 24 months  1.25 days
     25 - 72 months  1.50 days
     After 72 months  1.75 days
  • Paid jury duty leave
  • Paid military leave
  • Protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA)
  • Bereavement Leave

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