3.8 Our Employee Benefits Programs

The College has established a variety of employee benefit programs designed to assist you and your eligible dependents in meeting the financial burdens that can result from illness, disability, and death, and to help you plan for retirement, deal with job-related or personal problems, and enhance your job-related skills.

The College’s benefit programs are described more fully in summary plan description booklets and the employee benefit handbook, with which you are provided once you are eligible to participate in these programs. Complete descriptions of our group health insurance programs are also in the College’s master insurance contracts with insurance carriers, which are maintained in the employee benefits section of the Office of Human Resources.

The College reserves the right to amend or terminate any of its benefit programs or to require or increase employee co-pays, deductibles and/or premium contributions with or without advance notice, and at its discretion. This reserved right may be exercised in the absence of financial necessity. Whenever an amendment is made to any of the College’s benefits programs, the respective plan administrator will draft and submit the amendment to the College’s policy committee for review and approval. The respective plan administrator will notify plan participants of all approved amendments or plan terminations, in accordance with the requirements of applicable law.

For more complete information regarding any of our benefits programs, please contact our Office of Human Resources and/or refer to the employee benefit handbook.

Approved September 1, 2009