Northwestern Connecticut Community College offers a variety of benefits to employees and their families. Benefits include everything from counseling services and health insurance to supplemental insurance and retirement plans. NCCC takes pride in taking care of employees.


Health Insurance – Medical

Each of the two (2) medical plans offered by the State of Connecticut is designed to cover the same medical benefits – the same services and supplies. The amount you pay out of pocket at the time you receive services is very similar. However, the payroll deduction varies for each plan.

The State of Connecticut offers the following medical insurance plans:


Health Insurance – Dental

Dental insurance is offered through CIGNA where you have the opportunity to choose from 3 plans: 1) Basic, 2) Enhanced or 3) DHMO.


The Health Enhancement Program (HEP)

When you and all of your enrolled family members participate in HEP, you will pay lower monthly premiums with no deductibles for in-network care during the plan year. If you don’t enroll in HEP, your premiums will be $100 higher per month. You’ll also have an annual $350 per individual ($1,400 per family) in-network medical deductible. If one of you has one of five chronic conditions identified you may also receive a $100 payment, provided you and all enrolled family members comply with HEP requirements. You also save money on prescription drugs to treat that condition.

For more information about the health coverage with the State of Connecticut, please view the Health Care Options Planner.


Employee and Family Assistance Program (EAP)

This FREE and confidential service is offered to all employees and their families through Solutions. The service offers counseling and referrals as well as information about life or work issues. For more information visit Solutions EAP.


Supplemental Benefits

The State of Connecticut also offers a number of supplemental benefit options to save on life insurance, short-term disability insurance, auto and home insurance, retirement, etc. To learn more about these supplemental benefits, view the Employee Benefits Guide.


Retirement Plans

Tier IV – For individuals hired on or after July 31, 2017 to the present

Tier III   – For individuals hired on or after July 1, 2011 to July 30, 2017

Tier IIA  – For individuals hired on or after July 1, 1997 to June 30, 2011

Tier II    – For individuals hired on or after July 2, 1984 to June 30, 1997

Tier I     – For individuals hired on or before July 1, 1984

Teacher’s Retirement System

Alternate Retirement Plan (ARP)

SERS Hybrid Plan

Retirement Resources

Prudential State of Connecticut Defined Contribution Plans

If you are planning on retiring, please submit a letter to the President (and give a copy to the Human Resources Office) at least 3 months in advance. Retirement date must always be the first day of the month.