Open enrollment for health and dental insurance

The annual open enrollment process for health and dental insurance runs through Thursday, June 7.  Review the health insurance memo (FY 2019), which provides an overview of information about the health and dental insurance coverage for the plan year beginning July 1, 2018, including premium information.

Do I need to complete online enrollment?

If you answer “yes” to ONE OR MORE of the following questions, you must go online and complete an enrollment.

  • Are you changing plans?
  • Are you adding/dropping dependents?
  • Are you declining health insurance coverage?
  • Are you contributing to a medical or dependent care flexible spending account?

To enroll, go to For detailed instructions on the online enrollment process, please read the online enrollment instructions or view the six-minute instructional webinar sent yesterday via email to faculty and staff.  The group number is A12126.

NOTE: You must print your enrollment confirmation after completing the online enrollment process and return to LLCC Human Resources. Changes/Enrollments CANNOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER June 7, 2018.   

If you are making NO changes to your current enrollment in a health insurance plan, there is nothing you need to do to continue your coverage for FY2019.

Insurance plans

For the plan year beginning July 1, 2018, there are no changes to benefit levels or plan design for the Open Access Plan, High Deductible Plan, Vision Benefit and Dental Plan. For a complete schedule of benefits for each plan and important notices about your health insurance coverage, please click on the links below:

Health Savings Accounts

For those employees who are enrolled in the High Deductible Plan, the college will contribute $2,960 for plan year 2019.  The contribution will be made in two installments of $1,480: July 15, 2018 and January 15, 2019. The maximum annual contribution into a health savings account for calendar year 2018 is set at $3,450 for those opting for employee only coverage in the High Deductible Plan. This includes both employer and employee contributions.  In order to make tax-free deposits into a Health Savings Account, you must meet the following IRS eligibility requirements:

  • must be enrolled in a qualified high deductible plan;
  • must have no other health insurance coverage;
  • must not be enrolled in Medicare;
  • must not be claimed as a dependent on another person’s tax return.

For more information about health savings accounts, please review the following:

It is also highly encouraged that anyone interested in the High Deductible Plan with a Health Savings Account schedule a meeting with Nicole Ralph or Kim Elder to review information.

New Health Savings Account Enrollees

Health Savings Accounts will be set up with Health Equity. LLCC Human Resources will be in contact with you to set up a meeting to go through the enrollment process and answer questions.

Current Health Savings Account Holders

Please complete the HSA Authorization Form and return to LLCC Human Resources no later than June 14, 2018.

Affordable Care Act Summary of Benefits and Coverage

In compliance with the Affordable Care Act, LLCC has provided a Summary of Benefits and Coverage (SBC) for each plan offered.  This document, in a standardized format, summarizes important information about each health coverage option to help you compare across options.  This document is meant to help you compare plans.  You may contact the Human Resources Office for a paper copy.  Please refer to the Schedule of Benefits above for more specific plan information.

Open Access Plan SBC

High Deductible Plan SBC


Please contact LLCC Human Resources for questions and/or assistance.

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Subway closed until June 4

Subway restaurant will be closed the weeks of May 21 and May 28 and will reopen on June 4 with hours of operation Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Our sympathy to Sharon Evans

We extend our condolences to Sharon Evans, professor of reading, on the passing of her mother, Edith M. Evans, on May 17. Visitation and services were held on Sunday, May 20 at Hunter Funeral Home in Mendon. Interment followed at the Mendon Cemetery. Read the obituary.

Commencement 2018 logistics and line of march

The 2018 LLCC Commencement ceremony will be held this evening at the Bank of Springfield Center and will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. with the processional. Attached is information regarding Commencement logistics (parking, layout of the center, etc.) and line of march. Please review this information thoroughly.

Regarding parking: The Old Capitol Art Fair is this weekend and artists will be arriving today to set up. Some downtown roads are blocked off and parking may be at a premium, including the Horace Mann parking lot.

Regarding line of march: The line of march is more of a guide as opposed to a hard and fast rule. If you believe you should be somewhere else in the line, feel free to move there.  The faculty marshalls this year are Beth Hoffman and Dean Butzow, and they will direct you to the appropriate location during the seating process. There are 10 seats in a row. So if there are last minute no-shows, you may be bumped up a row depending on the 10-in-a-row seating arrangement.

The line of march will be posted in several locations to refer to upon your arrival. Please line up according to your  line (line “A” [left]  or line “B” [right]) and row number, which will also be posted. Please do not congregate at the front of the line making it difficult for others to get to their assigned place in line.

Commencement is a time when the focus is on our graduating students and their accomplishments. We appreciate your attendance at the ceremony and look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of our students together.

LLCC softball at national tournament

The LLCC softball team, coached by John Marsaglia, continued its national NJCAA Division II tournament play yesterday in Clinton, Miss.

Des Moines Area won yesterday’s 3:30 p.m. game against the Loggers 9-1. The Loggers played again at 5:30 p.m. against Johnson County, with the final score 3-11.

Congratulations to the LLCC softball team for a great season!