Benefits

Eligibility

Nebraska State College employees who are employed on a continuing basis in a budgeted position of .75 FTE or greater are eligible for benefit coverage.  Select benefits may be available as required by the Affordable Care Act regulations.

Rates are effective on September 1, 2017.

Health and Dental Insurance 

Eligible employees may select from two plan options with coverage beginning the first of the month after employment starts.  The employer pays 85% of the cost of the Employee plan and 75% of all other plans (Employee & Spouse, Employee & Child(ren), Family).  If both members of a married couple are employed by the NSCS, each employee will pay an Employee plan premium. More information is available at nebraskablue.com and ehaplan.org

PPO Health/Dental Plan - $600 Deductible

 Employee Monthly CostEmployer Monthly CostTotal Monthly Cost
Employee$104.62$592.84$697.46
Employee & Spouse$366.18$1,098.52$1,464.70
Employee & Child(ren)$322.59$967.75$1,290.34
Family$491.69$1,475.05$1,966.74

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HRA plan with $3500 deductible
PPO Health/Dental Plan - $3500 Deductible

 Employee Monthly CostEmployer Monthly CostTotal Monthly Cost
Employee$85.39$483.84$569.23
Employee & Spouse$298.86$896.57$1,195.43
Employee & Child(ren)$263.28$789.84$1053.12
Family$401.29$1203.88$1605.17

*includes employer contribution to health reimbursement arrangement plan   

Vision Insurance

The vision insurance program is an optional benefit that provides coverage for eye exams, lenses, frames and contact lenses (deductibles and co-pays apply) using the EyeMed Network.  The employer pays 50% of the Employee plan cost for the plan coverage level selected. For more information, please visit eyemed.com.

 Employee Monthly CostEmployer Monthly CostTotal Monthly Cost
Employee$2.50$2.51$5.01
Employee & Spouse$6.99$2.51$9.50
Employee & Child(ren)$7.49$2.51$10.00
Family$12.19$2.51$14.70

 

Flexible Spending Accounts 

This optional benefit allows employees to pay eligible out-of-pocket health and dependent care expenses using pre-tax dollars.  Per IRS regulations, employees must “use or lose” the amount contributed to this account each plan year (September 1 – August 31) and cannot roll it into the next plan year.  The annual contribution limits are $2,600 for the health care flexible spending account and $5,000 ($2,500 if married and filing separate income tax returns) for the dependent care flexible spending account. Please visit asiflex.com for more information.

Life Insurance

Eligible employees are provided $30,000 group term life insurance coverage at no cost to the employee.  Employees may purchase additional life insurance for themselves and dependents.  Eligible coverage for children begins at 6 months of age.  Benefits and premiums are reduced by 50% at 70 years of age. Please visit madisonlife.com for more information. 

Employee Life InsuranceEmployee Monthly CostDependent Life InsuranceEmployee Monthly Cost
$10,000$3.25Option 1:
$2,000 spouse/
$2,000 child
$0.80
$20,000$6.50Option 2:
$10,000 spouse/
$5,000 child
$3.25
$50,000$16.25  
$100,000$32.50  
$180,000$58.50  

Long Term Disability Insurance

Eligible employees are provided group long-term disability insurance coverage which offers 66 2/3% of salary after 90 days of continuous disability as defined by the insurance carrier.  The employer pays 75% of the premium for this required benefit plan and the employee pays 25%.  The premium is based on 00.30% of the employee’s base monthly salary.  Disability benefits may be co-shared with Social Security and other benefit resources. Please visit madisonlife.com for more information. 

Retirement

Employees contribute 6% of their gross salary on a pre-tax basis and the employer contributes 8% of the employee’s gross salary to the primary retirement account administered by TIAA.  Employees who are age 30 or above are required to participate.  Voluntary participation is available to employees who have two years of service and are 25 years of age. Please visit tiaa.org/nscs for more information.

Additional retirement contributions may be made through a secondary retirement plan (no employer match).

Types of Leave Available

Employees are eligible for a variety of leave types which are dependent upon their classification and applicable negotiated agreement or Board Policy.  Types of leave may include vacation, sick, holiday, and/or bereavement.  Refer to the applicable negotiated agreement or Board Policy for specific details.

Tuition Waivers

Eligible employees may take one course each semester for a tuition cost of $1.00 plus applicable fees.  Spouses and dependent children of eligible employees are allowed a 67% tuition only waiver.  Refer to applicable negotiated agreements or board policy for additional rules and information.

Employee Assistance Program

Employees and their dependent family members are provided a variety of free and confidential EAP services which may include counseling, work/life resources, wellness coaching, and legal and financial services. Please visit 4continuum.com for more information. 

Negotiated Agreements

More information about the negotiated agreements is available at nscs.edu.

Payroll Information

Full-time employees are paid on a monthly basis on the last working day of the month through direct deposit.    

Nebraska State Employees Credit Union

All employees are eligible to join the Nebraska State Employees Credit Union at no cost. Employees can join by opening an account and maintaining a minimum balance of $25.00 in a Share Savings Account. They offer low-interest loans and many other services.

Wellness Program

Employees may participate in the wellness plan offered through the Educators Health Alliance at no cost. The EHA Wellness plan provides employees opportunities and incentives to improve and manage their health. Please visit ehawellness.org for more information. 

Contact Us

Phone: 402-471-2505

Email: nscs@nscs.edu