Human Resources

Benefits benefit package

Medical

Lewis-Clark State College offers a choice of three medical plans through Blue Cross of Idaho for employees and eligible dependents.  Insurance is effective the 1st day of the following month.  For details about the medical plans, waiting periods, and how the plan types work, see the Benefits Summary & Plan Contracts.

  • PPO Plan:  After you pay an annual deductible, the plan generally pays 85% of most allowable charges provided by an In-Network provider.  In-Network physician office visits require a $20 copayment and are not subject to the annual deductible.
  • Traditional Plan:  After you pay an annual deductible, the plan generally pays 80% of most allowable charges.  You can use any provider you want and there is no copayment.
  • High Deductible Plan:  After you pay an annual deductible, the plan generally pays 70% of most allowable charges.  You can use any provider you want and there is no copayment.

Vision

Vision coverage is included in your medical coverage choice and is provided by VSP.  For reimbursement from an Out-of-Network provider, complete the VSP Reimbursement Form.

Prescription Drug

Your prescription drug coverage is included in your medical coverage choice.

Dental

Dental is provided through Blue Cross of Idaho and benefits are paid at the Traditional and PPO participating provider levels based on the contracting status of your dentist at the time services are rendered.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) offer a convenient and easy way to save money for eligible medical and dependent care expenses.  If you are interested, you can participate in either or both of these plans, whatever suits your needs.  FSA Claim Form

Retirement

Professional Staff and Faculty have the option of choosing between two retirement plans.  The employee contributes 6.97% and this is matched at 9.3%.  Employees are vested in both plans immediately.

Classifed Staff have one retirement plan to choose from.  The employee contributes 6.79% and this is matched at 11.32%.  Employees are vested after 5 years of credited state service.

Supplemental Retirement

All benefit eligible employees may also contribute to a supplemental retirement plan of their choice.  

Life Insurance

  • Employee Basic Life is automatic and paid by the state.  The plan covers 100% of your annual salary and also includes an Accidental Death & Dismemberment provision.  Dependent Life is also automatic and paid by the state.  The plan covers $2,000 for a spouse and $1,000 for each dependent children.
  • Voluntary Term Life is paid by the employee and rates vary depending on your age and salary.  This plan allows you to purchase coverage in the amount of one, two, or three times your annual salary with a minimum benefit of $20,000 and a maximum benefit of $500,000.  When you purchase coverage for yourself, you may also cover an eligible spouse for up to $50,000 and your children for $10,000.

Disability

The state pays the full monthly cost for your short-term disability and long-term disability coverages.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Blue Cross of Idaho contracts with ComPsych to provide EAP benefits in each of the state's medical plans.  The EAP is designed to provide short-term counseling services for you and your dependents (1 to 5 visits per person per benefit period with no copayment required).  In addition to individual counseling, the EAP also includes Conflict Resolution and Critical Incident Stress Debriefing services.  Call 1-877-427-2327 to speak with a counseling professional and to obtain the required preauthorization for services.

Leave

Vacation:  Professional Staff and Faculty on 12-month contracts earn vacation leave at the rate of approximately 2 days per month.  (Cap of 240 hours)  Classified Staff earn vacation at the rate of approximately 1 day per month.  (Cap depends on length of employment)

Sick:  All full-time employees earn sick leave at the rate of approximately 1 day per month.  (No cap on sick leave)  These rates are based upon hours worked per pay period.

For all other leave, please refer to the Division of Human Resources Policies.

Holiday

Lewis-Clark State College has 10 paid holidays per year including:  New Year's Day, Idaho Human Right's Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.