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.
Benefit eligible employees receive 14 paid holidays per year.
Vacation leave accrual is available for benefit-eligible staff positions only (not available to
faculty positions). Benefit-eligible faculty positions receive two personal days each year. (not accrued)
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
$50,000 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
Earn up to $2000 into an HRA for participating in wellness activities, like getting annual screenings, being a non-smoker, and other wellness related opprotunities.
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 and health tips plus many other topics.
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.
Classified Staff Employees: Sick leave accrual is based on hours actually worked.
The accrual rate is .0462 hours per hour worked, so an employee who works 80 hours in a pay period (two weeks), earns 3.7 hours of sick leave that pay period, or 12 days per year. Hourly benefit eligible staff who work less than 100% of full-time (less than 40 hours per week) will accrue less sick leave per pay period.
Salaried Staff Employees: The accrual rate is a flat 3.7 hours per pay period, or 12 days per year for full-time employees.
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