Benefits and Compensations
Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
With a wide variety of choices available, RCC offers a comprehensive package to protect the health and welfare of you and your family. Many choices are available for your health and welfare coverage. The Group Insurance Commission (GIC) administers health insurance for eligible state employees, retirees, and their dependents and survivors. A mwcc employee is eligible to enroll in GIC health insurance if the employee is on the state payroll and the employee's regular work schedule is at least 50% of full-time hours. Available plans include the Commonwealth Indemnity Plan, Fallon Community Health Plan, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Health New England, Neighborhood Health Plan and Tufts Navigator Health Plan. The Commonwealth contributes 80% of the premium; the employee contributes 20%. Coverage begins on the first of the month following 60 working days or more depending on date of hire. For more info, click here...
Quality of Work Life
Recommendations on flexible work options such as flextime, flex space, job sharing, and compressed work weeks are available for individual employees and their managers to discuss where appropriate.
Dental insurance is offered to all full-time employees. The cost, waiting period and insurance carrier vary based on the employee’s job category.
The Commonwealth requires $5,000 of Basic Life Insurance ($1.37 per month) for all active full-time state employees and retirees who have health coverage. Optional life insurance is also offered with a maximum of eight times the employee’s salary. The premium cost depends on the employee’s age and salary.
Long Term Disability
Long Term Disability Insurance is an income replacement program providing tax-free benefit of up to 50% of the full-time employee’s gross monthly salary if an illness or injury renders him or her unable to work longer than 90 days. This is offered to all eligible full-time employees. The premium cost depends on the employee’s age and salary.
Massachusetts State Retirement
Each pay period, 9% of the employee’s salary (plus an additional 2% of any earnings over $30,000) will be deducted from his or her pay and contributed to the State Employees Retirement System. Each year, employees will receive a statement from the Massachusetts State Board of Retirement showing the contributions, interest earned and balance in your account. State employees do not contribute to social security retirement. Employees may not access these monies until they retire or leave the Commonwealth of Massachusetts employment. Faculty, President, Vice Presidents and Deans are eligible to enroll in an Optional Retirement Program as an alternative to the State Employees Retirement System.
The college observes 13 paid legal holidays in a calendar year.
The Tuition Remission Program provides tuition remission benefits for full-time employees, their spouses and dependent children at public college and universities. New full-time employees are eligible for tuition remission six months after their date of hire. Details regarding this program are available from the Human Resource Department.