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Eligibility Dates for Health and Dental Insurance for Full Time Benefited Employees

Health Insurance is paid one month ahead

Health Insurance Eligibility Dates

Date of Hire

1/02 - 2/01
2/02 - 3/02
3/03 - 4/02
4/03 - 5/02
5/03 - 6/02
6/03 - 7/03
7/04 - 8/02
8/03 - 9/02
9/03 - 10/02
10/03 - 11/02
11/03 - 12/02
12/03-1/01
Insurance Start Date

4/01
5/01
6/01
7/01
8/01
9/01
10/01
11/01
12/01
1/01
2/01
3/01


Dental Insurance Eligibility Dates

For AFSCME – Enroll through the Union (Mass Public Employees Fund), eligible in 6 months from Date of Hire.


For MTA/MCCC -



For Non Unit


Hired 1st through the 9th =six month waiting period
Hired 10th or after will be 7 months,
always the first of the month after waiting period is over.

Hired 1st through 3rd =two month waiting period
Hired 4th or after will be 3 months,
Always the first of the month after waiting period is over.
Summary of Benefits
Faculty | Unit Professionals | Unit Classified Staff | Non Unit Professionals
Faculty   Printable Version

Subject to applicable waiting periods and other plan provisions, full-time faculty receives the following benefits:Health and Basic Life

Insurance – pre-tax premium deductions
Employees hired after July 1, 2003, pay 25% of their monthly premium. Employees hired before July 1, 2003 pay 20% of their monthly health and basic life insurance premium.  All plans include prescription drug benefit.  The Commonwealth offers $5,000.00 mandatory Basic Life Insurance.

Optional Life Insurance
New employees may apply for optional life insurance up to 8x your salary without the need for a medical review. If not enrolled at time of new hire, employee must wait one year from date first eligible before enrolling. Current employees may apply for optional life insurance up to 8x your salary subject to a medical review anytime during the year.

Dental Plan
MetLife Dental, family or individual, plan available at no cost to employee, cost is covered through Union dues. Available to employee on the first calendar day of the first calendar month following 6 full months of continuous service.

Long Term Disability
New employees may enroll in LTD, without providing evidence of good health, within 10 days of hire.  Current employees can apply for LTD coverage at any time during the year, an evidence of insurability for insurance approval must be provided to enter the Plan.

State Retirement Plan - SERS
Defined benefit plan- State Employees Retirement System. Employee contributes 9% of pay (plus additional 2% of any earnings over $30,000). Vesting is 10 years after credible service. Deductions begin with first paycheck.

Optional Retirement Plan – ORP
Defined contribution plan through choice of Fidelity Investments, TIAA-CREFF, or VALIC. Employees contribute 9% of salary (plus additional 2% of any earnings over $30,000). Vesting is immediate. Must choose within 180 days to participate; State Retirement will continue to deduct until decision is made, able to roll over SERs contributions to ORP. Decision is irrevocable.

Tax Sheltered Annuity 403(b) or 457
Employee can make pre-tax contributions to a 403(b) or 457 savings plan that may help reduce current taxes while you save for retirement. Please contact Human Resources for a complete list of approved vendors.

Dependent and Health Care Reimbursement
Annual Enrollment November- December for January 1st effective date

Dependent Care
– Active state employees who have employment-related expenses for a dependent child under the age of 13 and/or a disabled adult dependent is eligible for DCAP.  Program allows participant to contribute up to $5,000 per family annually on a pre-tax basis as a payroll deduction.

Health Care Reimbursement – Through this benefit, active employees can pay for non-covered health-related expenses on a pre-tax basis.  Employees may contribute up to $5,000 annually on a pre-tax basis as a payroll deduction.

State Tuition Waiver
After six months of continuous service, 100% tuition waiver available to full-time employee, spouse and dependents for state-supported courses at any Massachusetts Community or State College or University. A 50% fee waiver shall apply for spouse and dependents for any regular non-state supported day program (non-credit Community Education class) offered at any College in the Community College System.

Direct Deposit
Required of all employees – state mandated; employee can have multiple accounts/banks. Effective after the first payroll.

Holidays
Eleven paid holidays annually, see Human Resources for a complete listing.

Personal Days/Professional Days
2 Personal days credited on January 1st for members hired on or after 7/1/12, 3 Personal days credited on January 1st for members hired prior to 7/1/12, must be used by December 31st. New hires personal days will be pro-rated. 7 Professional days may be assigned during the academic year to include orientation and registration programs, commencement and convocation activities and such other College sponsored activities.

Sick Leave
Employee will accrue .051230 hours per hour to accumulate 1 1/9 days a month/10 days a year. Unused sick days may be carried over from year to year.

Sick Bank
A unit member who is not a member of the Sick Bank will automatically become so during the month of October with a donation of 7.5 hours of his/her accumulated sick leave. Once a member of the Sick Bank, if on an approved leave of absence, may access Sick Bank by requesting in writing to the President of the College, once sick leave is exhausted. Automatic 7.5 hours assigned to sick bank unless Payroll is notified by 10/30.

Family and Medical Leave Act
FMLA entitles employees to take up to 12 weeks unpaid, job protected leave during a 12 month period for specified family and medical reasons. While on approved, unpaid FMLA, employees may utilize sick and personal accrued time as detailed in the MCCC/MTA Collective Bargaining Agreement. All leave plans are run concurrently.

Note
:  This information is meant as a summary only and is subject to change.  More detailed information can be found in the MCCC/MTA Collective Bargaining Agreement or in benefit plan brochures, or by speaking with a member of Massasoit Human Resources.

 

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Unit Professionals   Printable Version

Subject to applicable waiting periods and other plan provisions, full-time Unit Professionals receive the following benefits:

Health and Basic Life Insurance– pre-tax premium deductions
Employees hired after July 1, 2003, pay 25% of their monthly premium. Employees hired before July 1, 2003 pay 20% of their monthly health and basic life insurance premium.  All plans include prescription drug benefit.  The Commonwealth offers $5,000.00 mandatory Basic Life Insurance.

Optional Life Insurance

New employees may apply for optional life insurance up to 8x your salary without the need for a medical review. If not enrolled at time of new hire, employee must wait one year from date first eligible before enrolling. Current employees may apply for optional life insurance up to 8x your salary subject to a medical review at anytime during the year.

Dental Plan

MetLife Dental, family or individual, plan available at no cost to employee, cost is covered through Union dues. Available to employee on the first calendar day of the first calendar month following 6 full months of continuous service.

Long Term Disability
New employees may enroll in LTD, without providing evidence of good health, within 10 days of hire.  Current employees can apply for LTD coverage at any time during the year, an evidence of insurability for insurance approval must be provided to enter the Plan.

State Retirement Plan - SERS
Defined benefit plan- State Employees Retirement System. Employee contributes 9% of pay (plus additional 2% of any earnings over $30,000). Vesting is 10 years after credible service. Deductions begin with first paycheck.

Optional Retirement Plan – ORP
Defined benefit plan- State Employees Retirement System. Employee contributes 9Defined contribution plan through choice of Fidelity Investments, TIAA-CREFF, or VALIC. Employees contribute 9% of salary (plus additional 2% of any earnings over $30,000). Vesting is immediate. Must choose within 180 days to participate; State Retirement will continue to deduct until decision is made, able to roll over SERs contributions to ORP. Decision is irrevocable.

Tax Sheltered Annuity 403(b) or 457)
EEmployee can make pre-tax contributions to a 403(b) or 457 savings plan that may help reduce current taxes while you save for retirement. Please contact Human Resources for a complete list of approved vendors.

Dependent and Health Care Reimbursement
Annual Enrollment November- December for January 1st effective date

Dependent Care
Active state employees who have employment-related expenses for a dependent child under the age of 13 and/or a disabled adult dependent is eligible for DCAP.  Program allows participant to contribute up to $5,000 per family annually on a pre-tax basis as a payroll deduction

Health Care Reimbursement
Through this benefit, active employees can pay for non-covered health-related expenses on a pre-tax basis.  Employees may contribute up to $5,000 annually on a pre-tax basis as a payroll deduction.

State Tuition Waiver
After six months of continuous service, 100% tuition waiver available to full-time employee, spouse and dependents for state-supported courses at any Massachusetts Community or State College or University. A 50% fee waiver shall apply for spouse and dependents for any regular non-state supported day program (non-credit Community Education class) offered at any College in the Community College System.

Direct Deposit
Required of all employees – state mandated; employee can have multiple accounts/banks. Effective after first payroll.

Holidays
Eleven paid holidays annually, see Human Resources for complete listing. 

Vacation
All professional staff members who work a twelve (12) month year shall be entitled to an annual vacation leave of one hundred sixty five (165) hours or twenty two (22) days. Accruals increase based on years of service (accruals are pro-rated for employees who work less than 12 months). Part time employees, half time or more shall accumulate at the same proportion as employee's service bears to full time service. 

Personal Days / Professional Days
3 Personal days credited on January 1st for members hired on or after 7/1/12, 5 Personal days credited on January 1st for members hired prior to 7/1/12. Must be used by December 31st. Personal days will be pro-rated for new hires. 3 Professional days to be used during the fiscal year for participation in off-campus activities outside those assigned. One of these shall be granted for the day following Thanksgiving.

Sick Leave

Will accrue .057692 hours per hour of employment, 1 ¼ days per month/112.5 hours (15 days) of sick time annually, sick leave not used in any year may be accumulated. 

Sick Bank

IA unit member who is not a member of the Sick Bank will automatically become so during the month of October with a donation of 7.5 hours of his/her accumulated sick leave. Once a member of the Sick Bank, if on an approved leave of absence, may access Sick Bank by requesting in writing to the President of the College, once sick leave is exhausted. Automatic 7.5 hours assigned to sick bank unless Payroll is notified by 10/30. 

Family and Medical Leave Act
FMLA entitles employees to take up to 12 weeks unpaid, job protected leave during a 12 month period for specified family and medical reasons. While on an approved unpaid FMLA employees may utilize sick and personal accrued time, as detailed in the MCCC/MTA Collective Bargaining Agreement. All leave plans are run concurrently. 

Note:  This information is meant as a summary only and is subject to change.  More detailed information can be found in the MCCC/MTA Collective Bargaining Agreement or in benefit plan brochures, or by speaking with a member of Massasoit Human Resources

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Unit Classified Staff (AFSCME)  Printable Version
Seven month probationary period for new hires

Subject to applicable waiting periods and other plan provisions, full-time Unit Classified employees receive the following benefits:

Health and Basic Life Insurance– pre-tax premium deductions

Employees hired after July 1, 2003, pay 25% of their monthly premium. Employees hired before July 1, 2003 pay 20% of their monthly health and basic life insurance premium.  All plans include prescription drug benefit.  The Commonwealth offers $5,000.00 mandatory Basic Life Insurance.

Optional Life Insurance
New employees may apply for optional life insurance up to 8x your salary without the need for a medical review. If not enrolled at time of new hire, employee must wait one year from date first eligible before enrolling. Current employees may apply for optional life insurance up to 8x your salary subject to a medical review at anytime during the year.

Dental/Vision Plan
Delta Dental / Davis Vision is available to employees through the AFSCME Union. The Union will notify employees of eligibility date; usually 6 months after hire date, cost is covered in Union dues. Apply through the Union.

Long Term Disability
New employees may enroll in LTD, without providing evidence of good health, within 10 days of hire.  Current employees can apply for LTD coverage at any time during the year, an evidence of insurability for insurance approval must be provided to enter the Plan.

State Retirement Plan - SERS
Defined benefit plan- State Employees Retirement System. Employee contributes 9% of pay (plus additional 2% of any earnings over $30,000). Vesting is 10 years after credible service. Deductions begin with first paycheck.

Tax Sheltered Annuity 403(b) or 457 Savings Plan
Employee can make pre-tax contributions to a 403(b) or 457 Savings plan that may help reduce current taxes while you save for retirement. Please contact Human Resources for a complete list of approved vendors.

Dependent and Health Care Reimbursement
Annual Enrollment November- December for January 1st effective date
Dependent Care – Active state employees who have employment-related expenses for a dependent child under the age of 13 and/or a disabled adult dependent is eligible for DCAP.  Program allows participant to contribute up to $5,000 per family annually on a pre-tax basis as a payroll deduction

Health Care Reimbursement – Through this benefit, active employees can pay for non-covered health-related expenses on a pre-tax basis.  Employees may contribute up to $5,000 annually on a pre-tax basis as a payroll deduction.

State Tuition Waiver
After six months of continuous service, 100% tuition waiver available to full-time employee, spouse and dependents for state-supported courses at any Massachusetts community or state college or university; 50% tuition waiver for non-state supported courses. 

Direct Deposit
Required of all employees – state mandated; employee can have multiple accounts/banks. Takes up to two complete payrolls to become effective, live checks will be available in the business office and will be mailed after one week if not picked up.

Holidays
Eleven paid holidays annually, see Human Resources for complete listing.

Vacation
Accrued at the end of each pay period, 5/6 of a day per month/10 days a year. As years of service increase, accrual rate of vacation will increase. Part time employees, half time or more shall accumulate at the same proportion as employee's service bears to full time service.

Personal Days
3 Personal days credited on January 1st for members hired on or after 1/17/12, 5 Personal days credited on January 1st for members hired prior to 1/17/12. Personal days will be pro-rated for new hires. Must be used by December 31st.

Sick Leave
Unit I members accrue 9.375 hours a month/112.50 hours a year. Unit II members accrue 10 hours a month/120 hours a year. Part time employees working half time or more sick leave credits shall accumulate in the same proportion that employee's service bears to full time service. Unused sick time can be carried over to the next year.

Sick Leave Extension
Employee may apply for an extension of sick leave after all sick, vacation and personal time has been exhausted; refer to Article 12 Extension of Sick Leave in AFSCME contract.

Family and Medical Leave Act
FMLA entitles employees to take up to 12 weeks unpaid, job protected leave during a 12 month period for specified family and medical reasons. While on approved, unpaid FMLA, employees may utilize sick and personal accrued time as detailed in the AFSCME Collective Bargaining Agreement. All leave plans are run concurrently.

Note: This information is meant as a summary only and is subject to change. More detailed information can be found in the AFSCME Collective Bargaining Agreement or in the benefit plan brochures, or by speaking with a member of Massasoit Human Resources.
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Non-Unit Professional  Printable Version

One year probationary period for new hires
Subject to applicable waiting periods and other plan provisions, full-time Non-Unit Professional employees receive the following benefits:

Health and Basic Life Insurance– pre-tax premium deductions
Employees hired after July 1, 2003, pay 25% of their monthly premium. Employees hired before July 1, 2003 pay 20% of their monthly health and basic life insurance premium.  All plans include prescription drug benefit.  The Commonwealth offers $5,000.00 mandatory Basic Life Insurance.

Optional Life Insurance
New employees may apply for optional life insurance up to 8x your salary without the need for a medical review. If not enrolled at time of new hire, employee must wait one year from date first eligible before enrolling. Current employees may apply for optional life insurance up to 8x your salary subject to a medical review at anytime during the year.

Dental Plan
MetLife Dental is available, through a payroll deduction, to employees on the first calendar day of the first calendar month following 2 full months of continuous service. Open enrollment for MetLife dental, if not elected at time of new hire, is November for January 1st coverage.

Long Term Disability
New employees may enroll in LTD, without providing evidence of good health, within 10 days of hire.  Current employees can apply for LTD coverage during annual enrollment, or any time during the year, an evidence of insurability for insurance approval must be provided to enter the Plan.

State Retirement Plan - SERS
Defined benefit plan- State Employees Retirement System. Employee contributes 9% of pay (plus additional 2% of any earnings over $30,000). Vesting is 10 years after credible service. Deductions begin with first paycheck.

Optional Retirement Plan – ORP
Defined contribution plan through choice of Fidelity Investments, TIAA-CREFF or VALIC. Employees contribute 9% of salary (plus additional 2% of any earnings over $30,000). Vesting is immediate. Must choose within 180 days to participate; State Retirement will continue to deduct until decision is made, able to roll over SERs contributions to ORP. Decision is irrevocable.

Tax Sheltered Annuity 403(b) or 457 Savings Plan
Employee can make pre-tax contributions to a 403(b) or 457 Savings plan that may help reduce current taxes while you save for retirement. Please contact Human Resources for a complete list of approved vendors.

Dependent and Health Care Reimbursement
Annual Enrollment November- December for January 1st effective date
Dependent Care – Active state employees who have employment-related expenses for a dependent child under the age of 13 and/or a disabled adult dependent is eligible for DCAP.  Program allows participant to contribute up to $5,000 per family annually on a pre-tax basis as a payroll deduction

Health Care Reimbursement – Through this benefit, active employees can pay for non-covered health-related expenses on a pre-tax basis.  Employees may contribute up to $5,000 annually on a pre-tax basis as a payroll deduction.

State Tuition Waiver
After six months of continuous service, 100% tuition waiver available to full-time employee, spouse and dependents for state-supported courses at any Massachusetts Community or State College or University. A 50% fee waiver shall apply for spouse and dependents for any regular non-state supported day program (non-credit Community Education class) offered at any College in the Community College System.

Direct Deposit
Required of all employees – state mandated; employee can have multiple accounts/banks. Effective after first payroll.

Holidays
Eleven paid holidays annually, see Human Resources for complete listing.

Vacation
An employee who works a 12-month year shall be entitled to an annual vacation leave of 165 hours; vacation is accumulated  .084615 for each hour worked. Part time employees, half time or more, shall accumulate at the same proportion as employee's service bears to full time service.

Personal Days
3 Personal days credited on January 1st for members hired on or after 7/1/12, 5 Personal days credited on January 1st for members hired prior to 7/1/12 Personal days will be pro-rated for new hires. Must be used by December 31st.

Sick Leave
Twelve month employees accrue 112.50 hours/15 days annually. Ten month employees accrue 93.75 hours/12 ½ days annually. For part time employees working half time or more sick leave credits shall accumulate in the same proportion that employee's service bears to full time service.

Sick Bank
An employee who is not a member of the Sick Leave Bank will automatically become so during the month of October with a donation of 7.5 hours of his/her accumulated sick leave. Once a member of the Sick Leave Bank, if on an approved leave of absence, may access Sick Bank once sick leave is exhausted. Automatic 7.5 hours assigned to sick bank unless Payroll is notified by 10/30.

Family and Medical Leave Act
FMLA entitles employees to take up to 12 weeks unpaid, job protected leave during a 12 month period for specified family and medical reasons. While on approved, unpaid FMLA, employees may utilize sick and personal accrued time, as detailed in the Non Unit Professional Personnel & Policies Handbook. All leave plans are run concurrently.

Note: This information is meant as a summary only and is subject to change. More detailed information can be found in the Non-Unit Professional Personnel & Policies Handbook or in benefit plan brochures or by speaking with a member of Massasoit Human Resources and Payroll staff.

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