Employee Benefits

Benefits

Tallahassee Community College (TCC) offers eligible employees a comprehensive benefits package designed to provide employees and their families with a broad range of employer and employee-paid benefit options. Eligibility for benefits is defined by your employment classification.

For us, your health is a top priority. We offer several health plans, dental plans, and vision insurance plans to choose from. All plans have the option to include your eligible dependents and we pay for a portion of the insurance coverage to help offset the cost. Supplemental insurances are also available to enroll in such as short-term disability, long-term disability, accident, hospital indemnity, critical illness, legal/identity theft coverage, and voluntary term life insurance.

TCC participates in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) which includes a defined benefit Pension plan and defined contribution Investment Plan. TCC also offers the option for eligible Administrators and Faculty to participate in the Community College Optional Retirement Plan (CCORP), (see HR if you are interested)

Eligible employees may elect pre-tax salary deductions to contribute on a voluntary basis to a variety of tax shelter accounts such as a 403(b), and/or a 457(b) Deferred Compensation plan. For a full list of eligible providers, please click here.

2024 Benefits

Premium Rate Sheet 2024

Health

Medical Insurance Benefit Summary

Below are the health summary guides.  These guides provide detailed information on co-pays, deductibles, and coverage.  Dependent coverage is additional at the employee’s expense.

 ** Transparency in Coverage 

Section 2715A of the PHS Act provides that group health plans and health insurance issuers offering group or individual health insurance coverage must comply with section 1311(e)(3) of PPACA, which addresses transparency in health coverage and imposes certain reporting and disclosure requirements for health plans that are seeking certification as qualified health plans (QHPs) that may be offered on an Exchange. A plan or coverage that is not offered through an Exchange (as defined by section 1311(b)(1) of PPACA) is required to submit the information required to the Secretary of HHS and the relevant state’s insurance commissioner and to make that information available to the public.

Dental

We are proud to offer you a choice between two different dental plans.  A high option plan and a low option plan.  Both plans offer you the freedom and flexibility to use the dentist of your choice. However, you will maximize your benefits and reduce your out-of-pocket costs if you choose a dentist who participates in the Ameritas Dental network.  
Following is a high-level overview of the coverage available.

Learn more about your dental benefits: 

Vision

An affordable eye care plan is offered through The Standard - VSP Network. Employees may elect coverage for themselves and their eligible dependents.

Learn more about your Vision benefits: Vision Summary Guide Summary Guide

Life Insurance

  • Basic Life Insurance: TCC provides Basic Life Insurance Coverage for all full-time employees in the amount of 2 X your annual salary.  Your Basic Life Insurance coverage includes Accidental Death and Dismemberment coverage.
  • Voluntary Term Life Insurance: Full-Time Employees can apply for additional voluntary employee life insurance coverage in $25,000 increments to a maximum coverage of $500,000. Employees can also elect voluntary spouse life insurance and voluntary child life insurance. (Employees must elect Voluntary Employee Life to be eligible to elect Voluntary Spouse or Voluntary Child Life Insurance)

Learn more about your Life Benefits: 

Optional Benefits

The Standard Optional Insurance Benefits

>Accidental Insurance Benefits

Having an accident doesn’t just hurt you — it can also damage your finances. Your medical insurance will cover some of the expenses, but you;ll be left to foot the bills for your copays and deductibles. Those can add up fast, especially if you’re unable to work while you recover. That’s where Accident insurance comes in: It helps protect your bank account from the out-of-pocket expenses that can come with an injury — whether you’re coping with a broken arm or recovering from a serious car accident.

>Learn more about your Accidental Insurance benefits: 

Critical Illness Insurance Benefits

You may have medical insurance. But that doesn’t mean you’re covered for all of the expenses resulting from a serious
illness that you probably haven’t budgeted for — things like copays, deductibles, loss of income, child care, and travel
expenses. Group Critical Illness insurance helps fill the gap caused by these out-of-pocket costs, creating a financial
safety net for you and your family.

Learn more about your Critical Illness Insurance benefits:  

Hospital Indemnity Insurance Benefits

Medical insurance is important. Especially when you have a hospital stay – planned or unplanned. But it can leave you
with unexpected bills and out-of-pocket costs. Group Hospital Indemnity insurance can help cover unexpected out-of-pocket expenses such as copays, deductibles, and out-of-network charges, as well as everyday living expenses. It pays a benefit directly to you for hospital stays, regardless of your treatment costs or other insurance coverage you might have

Learn more about your Hospital Indemnity Insurance benefits: 

Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance Benefits

You probably have insurance for your car or home, but what about the source of income that pays for it? You rely on your paycheck for so many things, but what if you were suddenly unable to work due to an accident or illness? How will you put food on the table, pay your mortgage, or heat your home? Disability insurance can help replace the lost income and make a difficult time a little easier. 

Learn more about your Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance benefits: 

 

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Medical FSA

A Flexible Spending Account (FSA) is an employer-sponsored benefit that allows you to pay for eligible medical expenses on a pre-tax basis. If you expect to incur medical expenses that won't be reimbursed by an insurance company or another plan, FSAs are a great way to save money while covering those costs. You can contribute up to $3,200.00 annually to your FSA.

Dependent Care FSA

Dependent Care FSA (DCA) is a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) that allows you to set aside pre-tax dollars for Dependent Care expenses, i.e. daycare, summer camp, after-school care, before school care for your dependent child that is under age 13 or elder daycare for your parents.  The IRS DCA annual contribution limits are $5,000 if you file your income taxes as single or married filing jointly; and $2,500 if you are married filing separately.

View MMI 2023 Enrollment Packet

Additional Benefits

TCC offers employees:

  • Tuition Reimbursement for Non-TCC Courses and Tuition Waiver for classes at TCC.   
    • Tuition Reimbursement for Non-TCC Courses (Employee only)
    • Tuition Waiver - Take classes at TCC (for you, your spouse, or eligible dependent) with the Employee Tuition Waiver Benefit.
      • For more details,
        • Policy 1520/2520/3520 - Professional Development and Tuition Waivers
        • Policy 1420/2420/3420 - Benefits and Privilege - TCC Classes for Spouses and/or Dependents of College Employees
      • To request the TCC Waiver form: Employee Tuition Benefit Form.
  • Health & Wellness Resources - Access the employee-only gym with a valid ID. Employees can take fitness classes, join groups, and have the opportunity to apply for the TCC Fit program through the Center for Professional Enrichment. See
  • Arts and Athletic Admission - Attend performance events free with a valid ID, and free admission for one guest. Employees can also attend all TCC Eagles home games for free.
  • Use of Resources - Feel free to utilize the Library and other Learning Resource Centers.
  • Employee Assistance Program through Florida State University, for more information call (850) 644-2288 or visit Employee Assistance Program

TCC Employees receive discounts on:

  • AAA Motor Club South - 15% discount off a new membership.  Must advise them you are a TCC employee. 
  • Ashley Furniture -  25% off or 72 months interest-free.  Must advise them you are a TCC employee.
  • Car Rentals - Avis and Budget Car Rental. - All rentals using the state rental car program and discounted rates must be done through the state website at https://www.carrental.com/abgPartners/sof/
  • Conferences and Event Rental Space - Employees receive 50% off when on campus for personal events.
  • Seminole Strength and Conditioning Center-  25% off Employee Discount.  The rate includes Seminars, Practice Competitions, 24 hours access.  www.seminole-strength.com  Tel: 352-504-5567  Try out free for a day!
  • TCC Bookstore - 10% off at the main campus bookstore. The discount does not include textbooks, computer hardware/software.
  • Take 5 Oil Changes - Click the link, for discount information and a printable coupon.  Take 5 October 2023 Savings
  • Tech Perks - TCC employees have exclusive access to significant savings on high-quality electronic accessories through the Tech-Perks program. This unique opportunity allows you to enjoy discounts of up to 75%, with an average saving of 45%, on a wide array of top-brand electronics. The selection includes essential items such as smartphone cases, chargers, screen protectors, and innovative Bluetooth-enabled devices like headphones and speakers. To discover more about these deals and to obtain the necessary membership code required for access click the link for further details. 

Contact Our Benefits Team

Whether you are newly hired or nearing retirement, the Benefits team is available to answer your benefits questions, assist you in resolving benefits issues, and provide you with information to make informed benefits choices.

If you have questions about whether you are eligible for benefits and retirement programs, you are welcome to discuss them confidentially with a member of the Benefits Team. Email hr@tcc.fl.edu or call (850) 201-8510


Holidays

The following holidays are observed on the main campus:

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veteran's Day
  • Thanksgiving Day & Day After
  • Christmas Day

Faculty holidays are designated in the College's academic calendar. Contract/Grant employee holiday schedules are determined each year according to the specific requirements of the Contract/Grant.

Winter and Spring Breaks

During winter and spring breaks the college operates with limited staff. All non-exempt full time employees who work during these times will earn Compensatory leave. The upcoming winter and spring breaks for the 2022-2023 academic calendar year are:

Mid-Year (Winter) Break:
Dec. 15, 2023 (College Closes at 1 p.m.) – Jan. 1, 2023 (Employees return to campus Jan. 2, 2024)

Spring Break:
March 11 - 15, 2024