Faculty Benefits

Faculty members may participate in health benefits or receive a cash-in-lieu payment. Vision, dental, life and LTD are provided for all employees in these groups. Part-time employees’ costs are pro-rated and coverage is effective on the employee’s hire date. Qualifying events (i.e. change in hours, loss of other coverage, or change in dependents) allow for a change in benefit elections within a thirty day time period from the date of the event. Please notify human resources (ext. 2369) of possible qualifying events within the thirty day time period, if not sooner, for further information.

Health, Dental, Vision , Life and Long Term Disability

Faculty insurance is covered by MESSA. There are three options for faculty to choose from. There is a $300/$600 deductible Choices II plan, an ABC 1 high deductible health plan with a $1,350/$2,700 deductible funded in full by the College, and an option to waive the health insurance for Cash in lieu of insurance but maintain the dental and vision coverage. Further information is available in the below documents.

2019 Coverage

Delta Dental Plan year runs from July 1 – June 30.

VSP-3 Plan year runs from July 1 – June 30.

Medical Plan year runs from Jan. 1 – Dec. 31.

Health Savings Account (HSA)

Health Equity is the vendor that handles the MESSA high savings account. Their website can be located at

Flex Spending Account (FSA)


Federal Notices

  • Federally Required Notices
    • Notice Regarding the Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998
    • Newborn Mothers Health Protection Act
    • Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009
    • Privacy Notice