Employee Benefit Information

Welcome to Collin College Benefits

Collin College employees have access to a variety of employee benefits, dependent on eligibility. For full-time eligible employees, the college offers health insurance for the employee and eligible dependents, as well as optional coverages like dental, vision, life and disability insurance, and flexible spending programs.  


Collin College employees may also be eligible for leave benefits. Employees participate in a retirement program and have optional voluntary retirement savings plan options.  


Your benefit team provides the following services:


ERS still requires at least 10 years service credit with an agency that participates in the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (higher education or state department/agency) to be eligible for GBP retiree insurance.


As a TRS or ORP retiree, you may be eligible for retiree insurance if:
  • You have at least 10 years with an agency ((Texas public college or University participant in the GBP) or state department) that participates in ERS insurance) and
  • Your last place of public employment was with an agency or higher education institution that participates in the GBP)
  • ORP Participants will need an ORP account from which they are eligible to start drawing payments. If you withdraw or roll over all your funds to another account at retirement, you will not be eligible for retiree insurance through ERS. For more information please see the ERS website.
Important Information about Tiered Rates.  If you did not have 5 years by 8/31/2014 (hired FT by 9/1/2009), you will have to meet the following requirements:
  • 20 years - 100% retiree premium paid
  • 15 years - 75% retiree premium paid
  • 10 years - 50% retiree premium paid

Click here to view the Ready, Set, Retire Presentation for Higher Education employees.


Optional Coverage


Other Information

Leave Benefits

Workers' Compensation

Employee Assistance Program (EAP) (for Full-Time Employees)

TimelyCare (for Part-Time Employees)

Blue Cross Blue Shield/Health Select Mental Health

Part-Time Benefits


NOTE:  Most employee out-of-pocket premiums are automatically paid with pre-tax dollars authorized by the Internal Revenue Code. This includes premiums deducted from your paycheck for health, dental and vision coverage, Optional Term Life Insurance, and Voluntary AD&D. Premiums for Dependent Term Life and Disability insurance are paid with after -tax money, so that you do not pay tax on any benefits you may receive. Should you have Optional Term Life Insurance of more than $50,000 a portion of that premium could be taxed.



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MichelleMichelle Benvie
Assistant Director, Benefits and Compensation
(972) 599-3164

Benefits Team

Main Line: (972) 599-3152

TaraTara Rice
HR Generalist, Benefits
(972) 758-3849
Fax (972) 599-3156

MiliMili Kim
HR Specialist, Benefits
(972) 758-3886
Fax (972) 599-3156

VinnaVinna Cook
HR Generalist, Benefits (Part-time)
(972) 599-3152
Fax (972) 599-3156

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