Employee Benefits

Health and Medical Benefits

Health insurance benefits are provided through a self-funded group for county-funded agencies, sponsored by the Board of County Commissioners of Cecil County and administered by Care First Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

  • PPO
  • Bi-annual open enrollment
  • $20.00 office visit co-pay for PCP; $30.00 for specialist
  • Pre-tax premium arrangement
  • Standard and High Deductible plan available
  • Health Savings Account for enrollment in High Deductible plan
  • Retiree health savings account for those who qualify

Dental and vision benefits available.

Prescription Drug Benefits

  • $10.00 co-pay for generic drugs
  • Mail order for long term medications available

Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Pre-tax savings account
  • Health Care Spending Accounts use for reimbursement of employee and dependent medical, dental, vision, expenses beyond coverage
  • Dependent Care Spending Accounts use for reimbursement for dependent care expenses incurred to allow you to work

Life Insurance

  • Coverage equal to 1 x salary up to a maximum of $200,000.00
  • College paid premium
  • Employees may elect to purchase supplemental life insurance

Accidental Death and Dismemberment

  • Coverage equal to 1 x salary up to a maximum of $200,000.00
  • College paid premium

Long-Term Disability

  • College paid premium
  • Eligibility begins 90 days of continuous full-time employment


Supplement Retirement Annuities

  • Tax-sheltered annuities—403b. Payroll salary deduction authorization needed. Information available through TIAA, Fidelity, and Valic.


  • Fitness Center is open to all full-time and part-time employees.
  • Spousal use of fitness center for full-time employees.

Paid Leave Benefits

  • Vacation: Administrators and 12-Month Faculty accrue leave at rate of 20 days per year. Classified staff accrues leave at a rate of 12 days per years at hire, increases with years of service up to a maximum of 20 days.
  • Sick: Administrators and 12-Month Faculty accrue 12 days of sick leave per year. 10-Month Faculty accrues 10 days of sick leave per year.
  • Holidays: 16 paid holidays per year (this number may vary by 1-2 days depending on when a holiday may fall).
  • Personal: 3 days of personal leave per year. New employees hired on January 1st through March 31st are eligible for 2.5 days. New employees hired on or after April 1st through June 30th are not eligible for personal days until July 1st. 10-Month Faculty only may receive up to 2 days of personal leave per semester for urgent personal business.

Education Benefits

Tuition Waiver

  • Full-time employees, their spouse, and dependents claimed on tax returns are eligible for tuition waiver after being employed for 90 days.
  • Part-time employees and adjunct faculty may qualify for tuition waiver for classes taken at Cecil College; eligibility requirements apply.

Tuition Reimbursement

  • Tuition reimbursement will be made available to all full-time College employees. Reimbursement will be awarded for approved courses applicable to programs of study that benefit either instruction or job effectiveness at Cecil College.

Textbook Reimbursement

  • Full-time employees may receive a textbook reimbursement per fiscal year. Such reimbursement is for course-required textbooks payable to employees who are enrolled in credit-division courses at Cecil College or other accredited institutions.

Self-Funded Benefits

  • Short-term disability
  • Critical illness, accident, and hospitalization
  • Prepaid legal