In compliance with Policy #1040, and with reference to A.R.S. §15-1450, any member (including spouses and dependents) may participate in the college's employee benefit plan providing health, accident, life and disability benefits, in any or all parts, as they choose, and that is allowable. Board members may participate in the plan if they pay the full premium and their participation does not result in an expenditure of district monies.
The members may enroll within 30 days prior to beginning of their term on the Board. They need to submit the appropriate application to the payroll office, and make arrangements for payment of the premiums. If members elect not to enroll within this 30-day period, then they would be subject to open enrollment requirements.
Members, spouses and dependents of members may be allowed to continue participation in the plan after they leave the board if the following conditions are met:
- The member served at least six consecutive years on the Board.
- The member was covered under the plan while serving on the Board.
- The member pays the full retiree premiums.
- Participation does not result in the expenditure of district monies.
A surviving spouse and dependents of a deceased member may continue to participate in the plan if they were covered under the member's participation, they pay the full retiree premium, and it does not result in the expenditure of district monies.