South Florida State College provides a comprehensive benefits package to full-time employees.  These benefits include:

  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Cafeteria Plan – Flexible Spending Account
    • Medical Reimbursement
    • Dependent Care Reimbursement
  • Paid Holidays
    • New Year’s Day
    • Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday
    • Memorial Day
    • Independence Day
    • Labor Day
    • Thanksgiving Day
    • Christmas Day
    • Such other days as specified in the college calendar approved annually by the District Board of Trustees


Insurance paid by the College:

Health – Florida Blue (Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida)

  • Effective the first of the month following the first full month worked
  • Choice of PPO or HSA plans
  • Dependent/family coverage payable through payroll deduction on a pre-tax basis

If an employee declines the college provided health insurance plan, and has other primary health insurance coverage, dental and vision plans are provided at no cost to the employee.

Life Insurance – The Standard

  • Effective the first of the month following the first full month worked
  • Term life equal to one year salary

Insurance paid by employee through payroll deduction:

  • Dental – Delta Dental: payable on a pre-tax basis 
  • Vision – VSP: payable on a pre-tax basis
  • Supplemental and Dependent Life Insurance – The Standard
    • Increased coverage available up to three times annual salary
    • Coverage for eligible dependents

Other life insurance programs are available through approved vendors.

Leave Accruals

  • Sick Leave – eligible for full-time employees
  • Annual Leave – eligible for full-time, 12-month employees


  • Florida Retirement System (FRS)
  • Eligible for full-time and part-time, long-term employees
  • 3% employee contribution required
  • State College Optional Retirement Plan (SCORP) – available to faculty, administrators and instructional supervisors
  • 403(b)/457 Tax Deferred Plans available through approved providers

Tuition Waivers and Tuition Assistance

  • Dependent Fee Waivers
  • Staff and Professional Development (SPD) funding


  • 50% discount on up to two tickets to Artist and Matinee series, as available, for full-time employees
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) administered through Lifeworks
  • Family Medical Leave (FMLA)
  • Prepaid Legal Plan and Identify Theft Plan administered through LegalShield
  • Sick Leave Pool – eligible for full-time employees, after one year of full-time employment and with a minimum of 96 unused sick leave hours
  • Wellness Program

If you have questions about your benefits, contact:

Becki Lowery
Employee Benefits Specialist