Medical and Dental Insurance (for full-time employees)

Employee Medical and Dental Plans

For more information, you may visit the HealthPartners website.

For more information, you may visit Delta Dental's website.

Retirement Plan (for full-time and regular part-time employees)

  • Option 1: I.P.E.R.S. (Iowa Public Employees' Retirement System) 
    - A Defined Benefit Plan.  Employee contribution = 5.95%; Employer contribution = 8.93%.  Check IPERS website for benefit information, retirement calculators, and other useful links
  • Option 2: TIAA
    - A Defined Contribution Plan.  Employee contribution = 5.95%; Employer contribution = 8.93%.  Visit the TIAA Web Center for a list of products and services available to members

Life Insurance (for full-time employees only)

             - Life AD&D Certificate

  • Optional supplemental life insurance available for employees and dependents.
    - Life insurance plan

Long-Term Disability Insurance (for full-time employees only)

  • Eligible after a 90-day elimination period.
    LTD Plan

403b Participation - Tax Deferred Annuities (for full-time and regular part-time employees)

  • The college sponsors employee participation in 403b plans administered by the Iowa Department of Administrative Services' Retirement Investors' Club (RIC).  A list of providers and detailed information about the investment options are available on the RIC website

Vacation and Sick Leave (for full-time employees and regular part-time employees)

  • Vacation and sick leave accrual will begin on the first date of employment; accrual rates vary based on employment status (i.e. full-time, part-time, etc.)


  • The following holidays are normally recognized:
  • New Year's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after
  • Christmas Day

Other Leave (bereavement, leave of absence, military leave, FMLA leave, etc.)

  • Defined in the employee and faculty handbook

Flex Program

2020-21 FLEX Summary of Benefits and Coverage

  • Benefit which allows employees to deduct health and dependent care expenses on a pre-tax basis. Participating employees can manage their Flex accounts online.

Tuition and Fee Remission (for full-time employees)

  • Employees and their dependents may apply for waiver of tuition and fees for courses at SWCC based on eligibility criteria (dependent children under age 24).

Employee Assistance Program

  • Free confidential counseling available to employees and their dependents.
    - Assistance is available from anywhere in the country toll-free, 24 hours a day, seven days a week: nationwide at 800.854.1446 or online

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