Dear GCCCD Adjunct Faculty (Department Chairs please forward to your adjunct faculty email lists),
I am pleased to be able to send you the process by which you can enroll in fully paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for coverage effective February 1, 2015.
Recall that this was a huge win the Guild was able to achieve on your behalf last year as part of our initial Resource Allocation Formula settlement.
In order to qualify for these benefits, you must have averaged a 50% LED assignment over these past two semesters. That means this current Fall 2014 semester and the last Spring 2014 semester. In order to calculate if your qualify, take your total LED for each semester’s assignment (check your hire letter if you don’t recall what it was), add those two numbers together, and then divide by two. If the result is 50% or greater, you qualify!
If you believe you qualify and want to take advantage of these benefits, please complete the attached form and return it to Wendy Corbin c/o the District benefits office either via email or District mail.
Your medical, dental, and vision benefits premiums will all be fully paid. You may elect to add family members to your plan at your cost. Rates are listed on the attached form. (We hope to include fully paid family coverage through future negotiations.)
One last caveat: since we are operating with a limited pool of resources, if you already qualify for benefits coverage under another outside plan (through a spouse or other outside employment) we hope you will pass on this opportunity, leaving more coverage options for other adjunct faculty who don’t qualify from any other source.
I hope you will agree with me that this is a huge gain for our adjunct faculty as it will be the first time in the history of the District that fully paid benefits coverage will be provided.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
Jim Mahler, President
AFT Guild, Local 1931
San Diego & Grossmont-Cuyamaca