Health and Wellness Benefits


Coconino Community College is part of Northern Arizona Employees Public Benefit Trust (NAPEBT). Medical, Dental, Vision and Flexible Benefits are provided through the trust allowing CCC to take advantage of the lower rates associated with greater numbers of employees. The NAPEBT website,, has more information about all of our plans as well as enrollment forms and other paperwork. Other trust members include Coconino County, Flagstaff Unified School District, the City of Flagstaff, Flagstaff Housing Authority, the Coconino County Accommodation School and the Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Transportation Authority (NAIPTA).



CCC pays your monthly High Deductible Health Plan insurance premiums for the employee only and offers a Cafeteria Plan to allow employees to choose from a variety of benefits on an annual basis. Employees are allocated a specific dollar amount to spend on benefits. Any allotment not applied can be received as taxable income. Any elections over and above the allotment are treated as payroll deductions. Please inform Human Resources if you have a qualifying life event change such as marriage, divorce, birth or adoption of a child, changes in family eligibility for other group health plans and changes in family employment status. Such event changes may allow you 30 days of open enrollment to modify your existing coverage. Otherwise, an annual open enrollment is offered in April for the following fiscal year (July 1-June 30).




The College offers Delta Dental insurance to all regular full-time faculty and staff. If elected, the employee pays for individual and family monthly insurance premiums in full.




The College offers vision coverage through VSP. Employees are provided with an annual eye exam with a co-payment of $15 and annual allowances or discounts for prescription glasses or contacts. Employees have the opportunity to select a "Buy Up" plan to provide additional coverage for lenses and frames. Employees can also purchase family basic and "Buy Up" plans.



Vera Whole Health Clinic

Vera Whole Health is an independent primary care health clinic available to NAPEBT employees, spouses, and dependents (age 3 and up). For more information about this benefit, please visit:


Wellness Incentive Program

You can earn a discount on your health insurance premium by participating in the Wellness Incentive Program each year. Check out the details here:



If you separate employment from CCC, you may keep your current health insurance for up to eighteen months, as permitted by the Federal Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA). However, you must pay both the College and employee share of the monthly premium plus a 2% administration fee.


Life Insurance

The College pays for 100% of your individual policy through Securian. Your life insurance plan offers your survivor beneficiary two times your annual salary rounded up to the next thousand dollar amount with a maximum survivor benefit of $100,000. Additional life insurance through a Securian Life Voluntary Plan is available for employee purchase.


Dependent Life Insurance

The College pays for 100% of dependent coverage. Your lawful spouse; natural-born or legally adopted child; your stepchild who is living in your home and is chiefly dependent on you for support; and a foster child are eligible for dependent insurance. If a dependent dies while insured under this plan, the amount of life insurance paid in accordance with the following table based on a dependent’s age at the time of death: Spouse, any age: $2,000 Child, 14 days – 19 yrs: $1,000 (age 25 if in school) Child, 14 days but less than 6 mos: $100 Child, less than 14 days: None Additional dependent life insurance through a Securian Life Voluntary Plan is also available for employee purchase.


Accidental Death & Dismemberment

The College pays 100% of your AD&D policy. AD&D matches the Basic Term Life amount. More detailed information is available through Minnesota Life.


Long Term Disability

This program provides you with a monthly benefit designed to partially replace income lost during periods of total disability resulting from a covered injury, sickness or pregnancy. It is provided as a benefit under your retirement plan ORP or ASRS. Long term disability is not effective until after you have been disabled for six months.


Voluntary Short Term Disability

Voluntary short term disability insurance is available for purchase to benefit eligible employees. This plan provides coverage for employees who are disabled after the first week of disability and until the sixth month of disability.


Flexible Spending Account

Full time employees are afforded the option to participate in a flexible spending program through Health Equity. This benefit allows employees to pay for un-reimbursed medical, dental, prescription, orthodontic and vision expenses and eligible dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.


Health Savings Account

Benefit eligible employees who elect the High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) from Blue Cross Blue Shield are eligible to participate in a Health Savings Account. This benefit allows employees to set aside money pre-tax for un-reimbursed medical, dental, prescription, orthodontic and vision expenses or retirement. Unlike a Flex Spending plan, this benefit rolls from year to year and is portable when an employee terminates employment with CCC.


Leave Benefits


Paid Time Off (PTO)

All benefit eligible employees working at least 1,560 hours (three-quarter time or more) in a fiscal year are eligible to accrue PTO leave. Eligible employees working less than 2080 (full-time) hours per year will accrue PTO on a pro-rated basis. PTO will not be accrued during unpaid leaves of absence. PTO Leave is provided as follows:

Administrative/Professional Staff = 32 Days Per Year 
Classified Staff = 
0-2 Years of Service 21 Days Per Year
3-4 Years of Service 26 Days Per Year
5+ Years of Service 32 Days Per Year


At the end of each fiscal year, any unused PTO time in excess of two times the annual accrual rate will be converted to the compassionate leave bank.  Leave balances are available on Self Service.

Bereavement Leave

Bereavement leave provides 3 days (in state) or 5 days (out of state) paid time off in the event of a death in the immediate family. Your supervisor may approve an additional 3 days with pay that is charged to your PTO (or sick leave for faculty) balance.


Emergency Leave

When initiated by the President, emergency leave is offered to pay employees regular wages in the event CCC closes due to natural disaster, inclement weather or other reasons which may restrict or jeopardize the employee's safety.


Jury Duty

Employees will be released for jury duty at their regular rate of pay. The College reserves the right to request that the employee be dismissed from jury duty should the employees absence pose any undue hardship on the College.


Holiday Leave

CCC recognizes 21 holidays each calendar year and employees are paid their regular wages during these days off. Designated holidays include:


New Year's Day (1)    Martin Luther King Jr. Day (1) 
President’s Day (1) Memorial Day (1)
Independence Day (1) Labor Day (1)
Veteran's Day (1)     Thanksgiving Break (2)
Winter Holiday (7) Spring Break (5)


Family Leave

Under the provisions of the "Family and Medical Leave Act", eligible employees are entitled to up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave annually for the birth or placement of a child, or for the care of a child’s, spouse’s, parent’s or the employee’s own serious health condition. In order to be eligible, employees must have worked at CCC for at least one year, and worked no less than 1250 hours in the 12 months preceding the request.


Other Benefits


Retirement Benefits

Participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) is compulsory for all full-time regular employees. ASRS is a defined benefit plan. In addition to paying a pension upon retirement, ASRS also offers participation in group medical and dental plans for retirees. The employee contribution and employer match vary from year-to-year based on state legislation. More information on ASRS can be found on the ASRS website.


Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

In addition to 24/7 crisis services, this program, provided by the Jorgensen Brooks Group, offers clinical care such as confidential assessment and counseling services in several areas including stress, grief and loss, substance abuse, workplace issues, marital and family conflicts, and many more. Also, included as part of this program are personal services such as legal aid, financial counseling, ID theft recovery, child and elder care resources, and a discount program. The College EAP provides all employees, both full and part-time with up to 6 sessions per problem, per person, per year. If additional problems occur within a year, another series of up to six sessions will be authorized. If services are needed beyond what the EAP offers, Jorgensen Brooks Group will assist in finding available options. In addition, Mental Health Services offered through the College’s Health Plan with Blue Cross/Blue Shield are still available to covered employees. To schedule an appointment call 1-888-520-5400. More information can also be found at their website at


Deferred Compensation Plan

CCC offers 403B and 457B programs to allow you to invest a portion of your salary until you retire or separate from employment. You are not taxed on the money you defer until you receive its value at retirement or separation from CCC. More information on this benefit can be found by accessing the TSA page.


Tuition Reimbursement

CCC Classes: Full-time faculty and staff who are assigned 30 hours or more are eligible for 15 credit hours per semester that may be shared between themselves or a dependent for reimbursement of 100% tuition. Reimbursement of standard in-state tuition is conditional on a final grade of A, B or C (or equivalent) and a pass in a designated pass/fail class.

Non-CCC Classes: CCC encourages you to pursue professional development through continuing education. This benefit allows eligible employees to be reimbursed up to $111.00 per credit hour, for a maximum of 9 hours per fiscal year conditional on a final grade of A, B or C (or equivalent) with an annual value of $1,000.


Unemployment Insurance

Your unemployment insurance program provides a measure of economic security to you when unemployment beyond your control occurs. The cost of benefits paid to be eligible for this insurance is funded by CCC.


Workers' Compensation

Workers’ Compensation insurance and leave is provided to you in the event you endure a work-related illness or injury. This insurance will provide recovery of lost wages and appropriate time away from work to recuperate.


Social Security

Your social security benefits, which include disability and survivor income and Medicare benefits, are made up of contributions from you that are matched by CCC.


Additional Benefits

  • Training and Development- FREE technology and professional development trainings
  • Summer schedule - Monday through Thursday
  • FREE Wellness activities and events sponsored by NAPEBT and CCC
  • Employee Events - Quarterly Celebrations
  • Wellness Warrior Comet Recognition
  • Employee Comet Recognition
  • Service Recognition
  • Coconino Federal Credit Union Membership
  • OneAZ Credit Union Membership
  • Government Discounts


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