LC State's benefits program is designed to meet the highly individual needs of each employee. We offer a varied benefits selection for all faculty and regular full-time and regular part-time staff members.

We are pleased to offer a benefits program as part of your total compensation that offers:

  • A wide range of competitive benefit plans to accommodate your personal needs and protect you and your family from financial hardship;
  • Tuition benefits for you, your spouse or dependent children;
  • Generous time off programs to help you balance your work and family life;
  • Access to fitness facilities, fitness classes and a wellness program;

Benefit Eligibility

Employees eligible for benefits are defined by the Office of Group Insurance (OGI) as those who work twenty (20) hours or more per week and whose term of employment is expected to exceed five (5) consecutive months.

The Affordable Health Care Act (ACA) rules also state that employees are determined to be eligible for insurance coverage if they average 30 hours per week or 130 hours per month. The State of Idaho uses an Initial Measurement Period of 12 months (May 1st - April 30th) to make a reasonable determination on whether a variable hourly employee should be considered ACA full-time.  If an employee is determined to be eligible for coverage after the Measurement Period, a Stability Period of 12 months must also be implemented.  This means benefits coverage for those eligible must be extended for the following 12 month period, even if an employee's average hours per week falls below the 30 hour threshold during that period, or the employee is separated and rehired during that time period.