Benefits

Wenatchee Valley College has an excellent benefit package including health, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, retirement and optional tax-deferred retirement programs.

The benefit information presented below is a summary of college provided benefits. This information is subject to change and subject to the provisions of any legislative mandates, collective bargaining agreements and college policy changes. For more detailed information about Wenatchee Valley College employee benefits, please contact the human resource office at 509.682.6440 or email asmith@wvc.edu or tmarker@wvc.edu.

The college health benefits are negotiated through the state of Washington Health Care Authority. Coverage begins on the first day of the following month or if you start work on the first working day of the month, coverage begins that day. Non-permanent hourly employees who work at least half-time and are expected to be employed for less than six months are not eligible. However, if the employment continues beyond the initial six-month period, the employee may apply for coverage to be effective on the first day of the seventh calendar month of employment. The Health Care Authority also has eligibility rules regarding seasonal employees.

Faculty employees who are tenured, tenure track and interim appointees who work half-time or more in an instructional year or equivalent 9 month seasonal basis are eligible for college sponsored health benefits for a full twelve month period. The employee premiums for summer coverage are deducted in June.

Employees who have other options for comprehensive medical insurance do not have to participate in the college’s health benefit’s plan, although dental coverage is mandatory.

 Please Note: All information above is subject to change and subject to the provisions of any legislative mandates, collective bargaining agreements and college policy changes.