Organizational Benefits

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Human Resources staffCoe College offers an Employee Assistance Program to provide counseling to all employees, spouses, and dependents. Three (3) counseling sessions are covered at no cost to the employee through this coverage.

This service provider is also a resource for some amazing and free benefits for all employees:

  • Finding health care providers covered on our network.
  • Resolving complex benefit issues.
  • Researching second options.
  • Medicare transition support for anyone in your family.

For contact information and instructions for accessing this free benefit, log into my.coe, go to the Employee tab and click the link to their website on the front page. You can also find the phone number on the flyer under the benefits section listed on the left side of the Employee tab. 


All employees are eligible for the following benefits:

  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Use of library facility and resources 
  • Use of athletic facilities at no cost, including fitness classes 
  • Entrance to Coe events, programs and athletic events at faculty/staff cost (often free) 
  • Free Parking 
  • Participation in the wellness program, including free fall blood draw/profile 
  • Rental of alumni house at employee rate
  • Use of Notary Public 
  • Attendance to Thursday Forum at no charge
  • Eligibility for Linn Area or Collins Credit Union membership 
  • Employee discounts at participating retailers 
  • Free personal download of computer software 
    • Microsoft operating system 
    • Microsoft Office for Windows/Mac 
    • Anti-virus software

Employees who average 30 hours per week over at least 9 months are eligible for the following benefits:

Health Insurance (Wellmark BC/BS PPO)

  • Includes annual vision exam
    Rates and plans effective through 4/30/2017
  Plan I Plan II Plan III High Deductible Health Plan/HSA*
Deductible $1000 / $2000 $1500 / $3000 $2000 / $4000 $3000 / $6000
Out of Pocket Maximum $2000 / $4000 $3000 / $6000 $4000 / $8000 $6000 / $12000
Single Plan Coverage        
Employee Contribution $119.62 / month $86.32 / month $41.72 / month $23.14 / month
Family Plan Coverage        
Employee Contribution $635.46 / month $575.46 / month $521.42 / month $375.94 / month

*Health Savings Account (HSA): Coe will contribute $500 to the HSA account in the first year the plan is elected, and $250 in ongoing years. 

Dental Insurance (Delta Dental)

  • Also includes EyeMed discounts on contacts/eyewear
    Rates and plans effective through 4/30/2017
    • Single Plan Coverage (Employee contribution): $9.26 / month
    • Family Plan Coverage (Employee contribution): $59.56 / month

Life & AD&D Insurance (UNUM)

  • Amount of base salary rounded to the nearest thousand for each benefit (no cost to employee)
  • Supplemental life insurance (available at the group rate)

Long Term Disability Insurance (UNUM)

  • Following six month waiting period, covers 60% if basic monthly earnings up to a maximum of $8.000

Flexible Spending Accounts

Medical Expense and Dependent Care Reimbursement Program

  • Pre-tax flexible spending available for qualifying medical and dependent care expenses

TIAA-CREF Retirement Plan

  • Eligible after 1 year of service, unless employed by an institution of higher education during the previous 12 month and $1,000 work hours
  • College contributes 7% of base salary if the employee contributes a minimum of 3% base salary

Tuition Exemption

Tuition Exemption for employees (after one year of service):

  • Full tuition exemption for regular credit courses offered by Coe College
  • If degree seeking, must be accepted by Coe College, and coursework/schedule is approved

Tuition Exemption for family members: (students must be accepted to the institution and are subject to eligibility requirements outlined in faculty handbook)

  • Eligible spouses receive a 50% tuition reduction
  • Full tuition exemption at Coe College for dependent children of eligible employees
  • Dependent children of Coe employees are eligible for Tuition Exchange among the AMC (Associated Colleges of the Midwest Consortium)
  • Dependent children of Coe employees are eligible for tuition discount/exemption in participation with Tuition Exchange, Inc., a national tuition exchange program

Faculty Benefits

Full-time/Adjunct (4 courses per year or more)

Faculty Benefits: 

  • 9 month appointment, 6 course load per year (typically 3 courses in the fall and 3 in the spring)
  • Liberal sabbatical eligibility
  • Teach Top Students - Coe's incoming classes on average score 25 on the ACT
  • Ability to travel abroad with students by teaching/co-teaching a May-Term class
  • Support for maintaining required certifications and professional development
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Salary Employee Benefits

Salaried/Exempt Positions - ¾ to Full Year

  • Paid Leave: (pro-rated for employees averaging less than 40 hrs/week)
    • Vacation/Personal Days - 22 days per fiscal year (pro-rated in year one for start date after July 1)
    • Sick Leave - Accrue 2 days per month up to maximum of 130 days
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Hourly Employee Benefits

Hourly/Nonexempt Positions - Avg > 30 hrs/week over 12 months (9 months in academic support positions)

  • Paid Leave: (pro-rated for employees averaging less than 40 hrs/week)
    • Vacation/Personal Days* - 2 personal days after 6 months and 10 days of vacation that increase with years of service
    • Sick Leave* - Accrue 1.5 days per month up to maximum of 130 days
      *No sick leave or vacation can be used during the first 90 days 
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