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Employee Benefits

The Benefits Department is committed to providing quality professional service. We are dedicated to assisting employees in understanding and maximizing their benefits.

Competitive compensation combined with excellent health care and retirement benefits make Grossmont Cuyamaca Community College District one of the most desirable places to work in San Diego County. 

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Benefits Eligibility

We offer benefits to eligible employees.   

The Benefits Eligibility Grid illustrates employee types eligible for benefits. 

When Do Benefits Start?
Employees in Group A: First of the month after hire OR on date of hire if hire date is the first
Employees in Group B: Contact Human Resources

What is the Employee Contribution?
Employees in Group A: No charge for medical, dental, vision for employees and enrolled dependents
Employees in Group B: Contact Human Resources

No duplication of coverage for medical, dental and vision plans
Eligible employees and retirees may only be covered in a GCCCD plan type (medical, dental, vision) in one instance. If an employee or retiree can be claimed as an eligible dependent for a relative that is also an employee or retiree of GCCCD, they cannot be enrolled under their own plan and at the same time as that of their relative.

Dependent children may only be covered in a GCCCD plan type (medical, dental, vision) in one instance. If both parents are also employees or retirees of GCCCD, they must decide which parent will cover the dependent child(ren). The child(ren) cannot be covered simultaneously under the plan of each parent.

Example 1: Anna and Bob are married and both work for GCCCD. Anna wishes to enroll Bob under her plan. Bob wishes to enroll Anna under his plan. This is an example of duplication of coverage which is not allowed.

They are allowed only ONE of these choices: a) Anna enrolls Bob under her plan b) Bob enrolls Anna under his plan c) Anna enrolls separately and does not add Bob; Bob enrolls separately and does not add Anna

Example 2: Charlie is the son of Anna and Bob. With both Anna and Bob working for the district, they had to make a choice on which parent would enroll Charlie. They decided to cover Charlie under Anna's plan as an eligible dependent child.

Charlie now becomes a recent hire at GCCCD and is eligible to enroll under his own plan. He can elect to stay under Anna's plan and not enroll under his own plan (provided that he is still an eligible dependent child). Or he must be terminated from Anna's plan and enroll under his own plan. He will not be allowed to remain under Anna's plan and also be enrolled under his own plan.

Waiving Medical Coverage 

Effective January 1, 2019, employees can opt-out of enrolling in a medical plan. Proof of other medical enrollment must be provided to qualify for this waiver. Complete the waiver form found here.  Contact the Benefits Technician for next steps.

Opt-outs are available during open enrollment or within 31 days of enrollment in a qualified external medical plan.

Dependent Eligibility

You may enroll an eligible dependent on your medical, dental and vision plans.  Please review the Dependent Eligibility List of Acceptable Documents at the link below.  You will be required to submit this proof as part of the enrollment process.

 An eligible dependent child may stay enrolled on your plan through the month that they turn 26 years of age.

 Dependent Eligibility List of Acceptable Documents


Qualified Life Events

The choices you make when you first become eligible remain in effect for the remainder of the year. Once you are enrolled, you must wait until the next open enrollment period to change your benefits or add or remove coverage for dependents, unless you have a qualified change in family status as defined by the IRS.  You have 31 days from the date of your qualifying life event to make changes to your benefits coverage. See documents below to view the qualified life events and to make the benefit changes in Workday:

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Qualified Life Event
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Note: Any change you make to your coverage must be consistent with the change in status.

Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage

Employees that are not eligible for District benefits can review the offering through the Health Insurance Marketplace through Covered California.

Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Website

Marketplace Coverage Options General Information 


The Benefits Department offers employee benefits orientation to new employees as well as current employees who have just become eligible for benefits.  The benefits orientation provides an overview of benefits eligibility, enrollment and important information related to GCCCD's health and welfare benefits.  

Open to all benefit eligible employees

2020 Benefits Orientation Schedule

Last Updated: 01/08/2020
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