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Employee Benefits

Health Insurance - Employees are offered a choice between three PP0’s and an HMO.  Our current carrier is BlueShield.  

Dental Insurance – Employees are offered a choice of either Delta Dental (DPO) or DentalNet (DMO) for their dental coverage. 
 
Vision Insurance - Our current carrier, Anthem Blue View Vision, provides coverage for exams, contacts, lenses, and frames for in-network providers.
 
Flex Spending Account (FSA) – Our FSA, administered by Discovery Benefits, offers a Health Spending Account and Dependent Care Account to cover qualified expenses with pre-tax dollars.
 
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – College of the Desert’s EAP coverage provides services for employees and family members including short-term counseling, legal consultations, financial counseling, referrals, and other services.
 
Life and AD&D Insurance – Employees are provided district paid life insurance of $50,000 through Anthem Life.
 
Long Term Care – Employees are provided a basic district paid long term care plan through Unum with the option to upgrade and include family members at the employee's cost.
 
403(b) Retirement Savings Plans - Open to all employee groups. These are  employee-defined contribution retirement plans available from vendors such as American Funds, Horace-Mann and others.  To be eligble for matching, offered solely through American Funds, you must meet our current eligibility criteria. 
 

Retirement Systems - Full-time Faculty, Full-time Classifed Staff and Leadership automatically contribute to either CalPERS or CalSTRS retirement systems.  Part-time Faculty may elect CalSTRS membership at the time of hire.



Current COD Employees may access forms and detailed information on the Benefits Portal Page by clicking the button below - this requires a COD network logon.
  

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