Employee Benefits

Mid-Plains Community College offers a comprehensive benefits package to all full-time employees.

These benefits include the following:

Health Insurance

Provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield. The College pays 100% of the health insurance premium for the employee and any eligible dependents. We offer two different health insurance plans. The first is a traditional PPO plan. The second option is a high deductible health plan with a Health Savings Account (HSA) through Union Bank and Trust. Both options are available to Administrative, Classified Staff and Faculty. 

Dental Insurance

Provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield. The College pays 100% of the dental premium for single coverage for the employee. Employees wanting employee and children, employee and spouse, or family coverage must pay the additional premium through a monthly payroll deduction.

Group Life and Disability Insurance

All eligible employees are insured for $50,000 life insurance, $50,000 accidental death and dismemberment and a 60% salary replacement disability insurance plan. The life insurance also includes $1,000 coverage for each eligible dependent. The College pays 100% of the life insurance premiums. Disability premiums are added to taxable salary and wages and paid after taxes to ensure disability benefits received are non-taxable.

Voluntary Term Life Insurance

Employees can elect to purchase additional term life insurance for themselves, spouses and dependents. Premiums are paid via payroll deduction. Rates and coverage amount vary per individual.


Our retirement program is through TIAA-Teacher Insurance Annuity Association of America.  Participation in the retirement plan is mandatory for all Faculty and Administrative personnel after age 25 and all Classified Staff after age 30. Employees must contribute a pre-tax minimum of 4.5% of their gross wages or monthly salary.  Employees may choose to contribute more and the College will match their contribution up to the 9.25%.  Employees can also choose to contribute over 9.25%, non-matched.  Contributions to the plan from both the College and the employee are immediately 100% vested.

Vision Insurance

We offer a Standard or Premium plan through VSP. Premiums are paid by the employee via payroll deduction. Plan options include: employee only, employee and spouse, employee and children and employee and family.

125 Flexible Spending Account

Employees are eligible to participate in medical and/or dependent childcare flexible spending account through monthly, tax-free payroll deductions. A limited flexible spending account is available with the selection of the HDP to cover dental and vision expenses. 

Tuition Reimbursement

Employees are eligible to apply for Tuition Reimbursement for college courses taken for an advanced degree at other accredited institutions provided the course/degree is required for their particular instructional field, and that funds are earmarked and approved in advance by the Area. Reimbursement is based upon per credit graduate tuition fee of the University of Nebraska - Lincoln.

Paid Leave

Vacation, personal and sick leave are available and based upon your employee classification and years of service. For more information regarding leave please contact the Employee Benefits Specialist.