Cuesta College is pleased to offer a comprehensive benefit package to our part-time and full-time classified/management members. You have many options for medical insurance available as well as an opt-out option. Please review the information below carefully and completely. 

The insurance year for medical, dental and vision runs from January 1st to December 31st. There will be one Open Enrollment period for all insurance coverage each year in November.

Medical, dental and vision coverage is available for spouses/domestic partners and dependent children (up to the age 26).


Classified/Management Insurance Rates and Fringe Information 

2024 Rate and Fringe Sheet

2024 Benefit Guide

The fringe contribution is a District provided amount designed to offset the cost of health and welfare benefits for each qualified employee and their eligible dependents. Please see the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) for more information on this contribution. 

You are eligible to opt-out of the medical plan if you have proof of other coverage. If you chose to opt-out you will receive a lower amount in fringe that you can use towards dental, vision, MetLife life or AD&D coverage, investments or American Fidelity Plans (such as disability, cancer, life, flexible spending accounts, etc.). Classified members that opt-out get up to $225/month in fringe. Management members that opt-out get up to $265/month in fringe. 


Health and Welfare Benefits Enrollment

We use Benefit Bridge to enroll in benefits during your initial eligibility period, open enrollment or when you experience a qualifying life event. Evidence of a qualifying life event is required. 

Benefit Form
Medical Beneficiary

If you enroll in the MCSIG plan, it comes with a free 25K life insurance policy. Please complete the beneficiary form and submit to 


Beneficiary Form - English

Beneficiary Form - Spanish


Proof of relationship: 

When first enrolling any dependent in medical, dental and/or vision you must provide proof of relationship. See the checklist for more information on acceptable documentation

Eligibility Documentation Checklist

Available by appointment.

Calendar year 2024 appointment dates:

  • January 26, 2024
  • February 23, 2024
  • March 22, 2024
  • April 26, 2024
  • May 24, 2024
  • June 28, 2024
  • July 26, 2024
  • August 23, 2024
  • September 27, 2024
  • October 25, 2024
  • November 22, 2024
  • December 13, 2024

All new employees must meet with AFA to confirm pre or post tax deductions for eligible benefits. More information below. 



403(b) + 457 accounts

After opening an eligible account, submit a Salary Reduction Agreement (SRA) online to request paycheck deductions. 

Plan Documents and Information