Benefits Eligibility Information for Part-time Faculty
Part-time Faculty is eligible for benefits if:
- Clark College anticipates the faculty will teach 50% or more or a full-time load each quarter of the entire instructional year (fall, winter and spring quarters) or equivalent nine-month period, or
- When the faculty teaches two consecutive quarters at 50% or more of a full-time load. Spring and fall are considered consecutive quarters when first establishing eligibility.
Hours worked in any non-faculty position, standby hours, and any temporary increase in work hours, of six consecutive months or less, caused by training or emergencies that have not been or are not anticipated to be part of the employee's regular work schedule or pattern, are not counted towards eligibility.
- 182-12-114 Establishing Eligibility for Insurance Benefits
- 182-12-131 Maintaining Eligibility for Insurance Benefits
Part-time Faculty can also establish eligibility and maintain benefits under the following scenarios:
- Stacking Workloads; Faculty may establish and maintain eligibility for benefits by working as faculty for more than one Washington State institution of higher education. It is the faculty's responsibility to notify all of the institutions, each quarter, in writing, of employment at more than one institution. If faculty fails to inform all State of Washington institutions of teaching assignments at other institutions during the quarter, benefits will not be retroactive.
- Summer or Off-Quarter Averaging: All benefits-eligible faculty who work an average of 50% or more throughout the entire instructional year or equivalent nine-month period and work each quarter of the instructional year or equivalent nine-month period are eligible for benefits toward summer or off-quarter.
- Two-Year Averaging: All benefits-eligible faculty who worked an average of 50% or more in each of the two preceding academic years are potentially eligible to maintain benefits. In order to be eligible for two-year averaging, faculty must provide written notification of his or her potential eligibility to Clark College Human Resources by the deadline established in the Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual.
Faculty who lose eligibility for benefits will regain if they return to teach 50% or
more for the quarter no later than the 12 month after the month in which they lost
Employees can access the Public Employee Benefits Board (PEBB) rules and guidance through www.hca.wa.gov. If an employee has a change that affects his or her eligibility for benefits, Clark College will notify the employee. Employees have the right to ask Clark College to re-evaluate their eligibility at any time.
Employees have the right to appeal any eligibility decisions for PEBB benefits through the PEBB Appeals Process. The PEBB appeals process begins with requesting a review from your employer. For a complete explanation of the appeals process and the appeals forms, visit the PEBB website.