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Assoc Faculty Benefits Summary
Associate Faculty Benefits Summary

Collin County Community College District (Collin College) Associate Faculty members, who meet the following specific criteria (as authorized in Texas Insurance Code, Sec. 1551.1021), may elect to participate in the Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP).


An associate faculty member teaching credit classes at Collin College is eligible to participate in the group benefits program if the faculty member:

  1. receives compensation from Collin College as an Associate Faculty member; and
  2. has been employed as an Associate Faculty member by Collin College and has taught at least one course in each regular fall and spring semester in each of the preceding three academic years; and
  3. is under contract or scheduled* to teach at least 12 semester credit hours in the academic year of coverage.

NOTE: Associate faculty members, who are eligible and elect to participate in the GBP after September 1, 2004, will have a 60-day waiting period for health insurance coverage.  Any enrollment changes after initial eligibility must be in accordance with ERS rules and may require evidence of insurability application and approval.  All other insurance plans must be elected within thirty (30) days of initial eligibility.  Eligibility is determined as of the 1st day of classes for each long academic semester.

Eligibility for these benefits does not constitute an employment contract or a promise of future employment.  "Scheduled to teach" shall mean an associate faculty member as scheduled on Banner form SIAASGN as of the first class day of a fall and/or spring semester.

FY 2016-2017 Health Select Insurance Monthly Premiums:

EMPLOYEE + SPOUSE $ 1,324.66
EMPLOYEE + CHILD(REN) $ 1,090.90
EMPLOYEE + FAMILY $ 1,798.26

FY 2016-2017 Consumer Directed Health Select Insurance Monthly Premiums:

EMPLOYEE + SPOUSE $ 1,289.30
EMPLOYEE + CHILD(REN) $ 1,067.22
EMPLOYEE + FAMILY $ 1,739.22

Insurance-eligible employees with children under the age of 19 who might qualify for the State Kids Insurance Program may apply for reduced premiums for their child(ren)'s health insurance through Children's Medicaid (CHIP).  For more details and an application form, see,

FY2016-2017 Dental Insurance Monthly Premiums:

  Indemnity HDMO        Discount Plan
EMPLOYEE ONLY $ 26.61 $  9.12   $  2.25
EMPLOYEE + SPOUSE $ 53.22 $ 18.24 $  4.50
EMPLOYEE + CHILD(REN) $ 63.86 $ 21.88 $  5.40
EMPLOYEE + FAMILY $ 90.47 $ 31.01 $  7.65

Other Insurance Plans Available:

The following insurance plans are also available for purchase and are described in more detail in the insurance ERS Guide to Benefits booklet:

Dependent Term Life Insurance*                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Supplemental Term Life Insurance*                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Long Term Disability*                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Short Term Disability*                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tex Flex (Pre-tax Flexible Spending Accounts)*                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Consumer Directed Health Select (HSA)*                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Consumer Spending Account                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Vision*

*These plans are not eligible for continuation of coverage under COBRA

Collin College Human Resources department will notify associate faculty members who are identified as eligible to participate in the benefit plans through an initial e-mail to his/her campus e-mail address.  Other correspondence regarding the group benefit plan will be distributed by e-mail through the college's e-mail system. Faculty members are responsible for obtaining and monitoring their college e-mail for information throughout the year. 

Other Important Notices:
A break in an associate faculty member's employment with Collin College requires that the faculty member meet eligibility requirements again, based on teaching at least one course in each regular fall and spring semester and be under contract or scheduled to teach at least 12 semester credit hours in the academic year of coverage. 

Links and Contact Information:
For information regarding these insurance plans, visit the Employees Retirement System of Texas web site at:

ERS: Collin College Benefits:
P. O. Box 13207
Austin, TX 78711-3207
Toll Free Telephone: 877.275.4377
Christina Canales
Manager, HR/Benefits
Collin Higher Education Center

Benefits Links


Collin Higher Education Center
Human Resources Office

3452 Spur 399, Room #339
McKinney, TX 75069

Christina Canales
Manager of Benefits

Phone 972-599-3164
Fax 972-985-3778

Cherie Hill
HR Coordinator

Phone 972-548-6662
Fax 972-548-6716

Mae Francis
HR Specialist

Phone 972-548-6659
Fax 972-548-6716

Jonene Kemp
HR Specialist

Phone 972-599-3163
Fax 972-548-6716


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