Thank you for visiting Middlesex County College’s employee benefits page. The Human Resources department is dedicated to making sure you have all the information you need to get the most from your benefits. If you have questions about any information on this page, feel free to contact us directly and we would be happy to assist you.

Please Note: Benefits may vary in accordance with your unit’s most recent Bargaining Agreement.

Full-time employees and their eligible dependents qualify for a variety of medical and dental plan options 90 days after their date of hire. Vision and prescription coverage falls under the College’s individual health plans and vary by plan. Employees are eligible for eyeglass reimbursement as per their unit’s bargaining agreement.

If you work full-time at the College, you are required to enroll in the NJ public retirement system. Part-time employees, including non-work study and those that meet certain salary and/or hour requirements, may also be eligible for participation.

The links below can help you find out what you may qualify for and navigate the process:

New Jersey Division of Pensions & Benefits: Information on everything related to retirement for public employees.

Please note: if you are a member of a New Jersey State Pension Program, you can also choose to participate in a 403(b) Supplemental Retirement Annuity and/or a 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan.

Retirement Fact Sheet: A chronological timeline of the retirement process.

NJ Public Employees Retirement System (PERS): For full-time support staff and some professional staff. All grant employees, support and professional, are enrolled in PERS after 1 year.

Police & Firemen’s Retirement System (PFRS): For campus police officers.

Alternative Benefit Program (ABP): For adjuncts, faculty, and some professional staff.

Defined Contribution Retirement Program (DCRP): For part-time, non-adjunct employees earning at least $5,000 per year.

State Health Benefits Program (SHBP): MCC does not participate in the SHBP program. Only full-time retired employees with 25 years in the state pension plan are eligible for the SHBP. Also, an employee who qualifies for ordinary disability would be eligible.


Social Security

Flexible Spending Accounts are available to full-time employees to help cover dependent care costs on a pre-tax basis. Only certain units qualify for the health benefit part of this plan.
Making a quality education affordable is part of our mission at Middlesex County College. As a full-time employee or adjunct instructor, you have access to a tuition waiver which includes free tuition and waived fees at the College. Spouses and dependents may also qualify for free tuition at the College. Additionally, there is a tuition reimbursement program available for full-time employees in certain units who take classes outside of Middlesex County College. For more information, please refer to your Employee Handbook or Bargaining Unit contract.
free-wellness-coaching1The Coaching Program at MCC is designed to help employees pick up valuable health and wellness tips. For more information about free, confidential wellness coaching services, please contact Coach Deb at 1.866.894.1300, ext. 185 or e-mail
Middlesex County College provides a death benefit in the amount of $3,000 for each full-time employee who is on the active payroll or on approved leave of absence at the time of his or her death. Life insurance depends on the pension plan an employee is in.

Middlesex County College offers discounts on personal, home, and automobile insurance through New Jersey Manufacturers (NJM) and MetLife. For more information on NJM, call 1.800.232.6600 and indicate that you are currently employed by a member organization of the New Jersey Business & Industry Association. For more information on MetLife, call 1.800.METLIFE

Did you know that there is a Child Care Center right here on campus at Edison Hall?

Our Center is open year-round, Monday through Friday, from 7:30am to 6pm. Breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack are provided at no additional cost. Our professional pre-school education and child care facilities are available for children of Middlesex County College students, staff and for the community as well.

For more information, call 732.906.2542. Full-time employees at the College are eligible for a 10% discount for Kindergarten and Day Care.

MCC employees are eligible for wireless phone accessory discounts at Verizon Wireless and wireless phone plan discounts at AT&T. To obtain your discount, present your pay stub at a local store and provide your Middlesex County College e-mail address. Please note, the College does not have an employer code at this time.
As an employee of Middlesex County College, you have access to exclusive employee entertainment benefits through PlumBenefits. Sign-up is cost-free and takes just a few moments. Simply visit, enter the employer code (ac1126016) and your MCC e-mail address. Once signed up, you can log in from any computer with Internet access, 24/7!
Questions? Get helpful Customer Service at, 212.660.1888, or
Gain access to free checking options*, low-rate consumer loans, and special offers when you open a membership with Pinnacle FCU. All Middlesex County College employees are eligible for enrollment.
A voluntary, free and confidential program connects employees with guidance, counseling, and assistance finding resources. The service is available through CCA on a 24/7 basis. For more information, call 800.833.8707 or visit
The MCC Fitness Club is open to registered students who have paid the student service fee, full-time faculty, staff, and members of the Alumni Association. Teamsters can use the facilities, including the swimming pool, gym for jogging, and racquetball courts, at no cost. AFSCME members can use the facilities, including but not limited to the swimming pool, gym for jogging, racquetball courts, and weight rooms at no cost. AFT members can use the swimming pool, gym, and racquetball courts at no cost.
Students and college staff can purchase a Fitness Club Membership at the Middlesex County College bookstore, but you must have a validated ID. Please bring the receipt for membership payment from the Bookstore to the PE Center to obtain your Fitness Club Membership.