Employee Benefits

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Owens Community College offers a fully comprehensive benefits package that allows our employees to have exceptional work-life balance.

Health Benefits

Health & Prescription Drug Insurance

Owens offers three medical plans through United Health Care. All plans include prescription drug coverage administered by Optum. All plans offer in-network and out-of-network coverage.

  • Plan 1: Consumer Driven Health Plan (CDHP)
  • Plan 2: PPO Low
  • Plan 3: PPO High

Health Accounts

Owens offers three types of Health Accounts that allow employees to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for out-of-pocket expenses for themselves and eligible dependents.

  1. Health Saving Account/HAS
  2. Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  3. Dependent Car FSA

Dental & Vision Coverage

Dental Coverage

Dental coverage is offered through Delta Dental of Ohio. The plan provides full coverage for diagnostic and preventive care and additional coverage for other dental services.

Vision Coverage

Vision coverage is offered through EyeMed. The plan offers in-network and out of network coverage for eye exams, frames and lenses.

Life & Disability Insurance

Owens offers basic life insurance through Minnesota Life, a Securian Life Company. The basic coverage is equal to twice the employee’s annual salary, not to exceed $300,000 (rounded to next higher $1,000).


Retirement Plan

Owens offers several options for meeting retirement goals. Retirement program eligibility is based on employment type.

  • SERS – Ohio School Employees Retirement System
  • STRS – State Teachers Retirement System
  • ARP – Alternative Retirement Plan

Supplemental Retirement Plan

Owens offers supplemental savings options that allow an employee to set aside additional money through pre-tax contributions to help reach retirement goals.

  • Ohio Deferred Compensation (457)
  • 403(b) program options

Work Life Balance


  • Sick leave accrual for full-time employees is 10 hours per month.
  • Personal time is available to non-exempt, full-time employees at 16 hours per fiscal year.
  • Generous vacation leave is available for twelve-month employees.


The College generally observes the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Eve and Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Thanksgiving Day, including the Wednesday before and Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas through New Year’s Day

Tuition Fee Waiver

Owens CC offers tuition fee waivers for eligible employees, spouses, and dependent children.

Employee Assistance Program

An Employee Assistance Program (“EAP”) is offered through Unum. This benefit offers confidential support to employees and eligible family members. This also offers a host of ancillary programs and information on identity theft, elder care, legal services, etc.