Atlantic Cape Community College participates in the NJ School Employee’s Health Benefits Program (SEHBP) as a local education employer. Eligible employees can choose from several different PPO and HMO plans available through Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield’s NJ Direct or Aetna. A high-deductible plan is also available.
Prescription Drug coverage is through Express Scripts. Copayments through retail pharmacies are $10 for brand name medications and $3 for generic medications. A mail-order service is available at a cost savings.
Enrollment in SEHBP is effective after 60 days of employment. Faculty hired on a 10-month contract, hired at the start of the school year, will have their benefits effective on September 1.
SEHBP coverage is offered to full-time employees and their eligible dependents. Eligible dependents are spouses and children up to age 26. Coverage for dependent children will terminate on December 31st of the year they turn 26 years old.
All employees are required to contribute to the cost of their health and prescription insurance under Chapter 78, P.L. 2011. The percentage of the premium paid is based on the employee’s salary, plan selected, and coverage level.
Adjunct instructors who are eligible for pension enrollment through the NJ Alternate Benefit Program (ABP) or the Public Employee’s Retirement System (PERS) may purchase SEHBP coverage for themselves and their dependents. Current rates can be found here.
Dental benefits are provided through Delta Dental Plan of New Jersey. The PPO plus Premier plan is a traditional fee-for-service dental plan which offers 100 percent coverage for preventative care, 80% coverage for basic restorative services, and 50% coverage for major restorative services. Annual deductibles and calendar year maximum benefits are also applicable. Dependent children are covered until their 19th birthday. If they are full-time college students, they will be covered until their 23rd birthday.
Annual vision exams are provided through the medical carriers. In addition, Atlantic Cape will reimburse employees and eligible dependents up to allowable amounts for glasses or contact lenses. Eligibility for this benefit is once every two years, as negotiated through collective bargaining.
All full-time employees are enrolled in the sick-leave coordinated short-term disability plan administered by Prudential Insurance Company. Benefits for disabled employees are paid per diem once all accrued sick leave has expired. Employees may choose to purchase optional short and long term disability plans, approved by the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA), through Prudential Insurance Company. Premiums for the optional plans will be deducted through payroll deductions.
Atlantic Cape offers full-time employees both a Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA), administered by WageWorks. The FSA allows participants to contribute pre-tax dollars, which can be used for co-pays, deductibles, dental, vision, and dependent day care. The medical limit is $2,500 per year, and the day care limit is $5,000 per year.
Eligible employees will be enrolled into a pension system through the New Jersey Division of Pensions and Benefits. There are three pension options, based on employee category. Employees will participate in the Public Employee’s Retirement System (PERS), Defined Contribution Retirement Plan (DCRP), or Alternate Benefits Program (ABP).
PERS is a defined benefit pension system, open to full-time employees. The pension contribution rate is set by the Division of Pensions and Benefits. Retirement benefits are based on a calculation which includes years of service in the system, and final average salary. Life insurance benefits through PERS are payable to the beneficiary at 3X the member’s salary.PERS members can manage their pension accounts through the Member Benefits Online System (MBOS)
Eligible part-time employees will be enrolled into the DCRP pension. Employees contribute 5% of their base salary and the college contributes 3% of base salary. Investment options are managed through Prudential Retirement. Life insurance benefits through DCRP are payable to the beneficiary at 1.5X the member’s salary.
ABP is a defined contribution retirement program for higher education faculty, adjuncts, and administrators. Employees contribute 5% of base salary and the college contributes 8% of base salary. There are seven State-authorized ABP investment carriers (see below). Life insurance benefits through ABP are payable to the beneficiary at 3.5X the member’s salary.
Atlantic Cape employees may open an account with ABCO Federal Credit Union. Once an account is established, the college will deduct designated amounts from each bi-weekly pay through a payroll deduction. Contact payroll at extension 5265 for more information.
NJM Insurance Group offers several lines of personal insurance, including automobile, to residents of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. When asked about eligibility, choose the option that states you are currently employed by a member organization of the New Jersey Business & Industry Association. Atlantic Cape’s eligibility number is: 87100. Contact (800) 232-6600 for more information.
Questions regarding Atlantic Cape benefits can be directed to Sam Amendolia at extension #5611 or through firstname.lastname@example.org.