Cuesta College is pleased to offer a comprehensive benefit package to our full-time faculty members. While all full-time faculty must enroll in medical insurance, you have many options for additional insurances. Please review the information below carefully and completely. 

The insurance year for SISC medical insurance runs from October 1st to September 30th. The insurance year for Dental and Vision insurance runs from January 1st to December 31st. There will be one Open Enrollment period for all insurance coverage each year in August.

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


Faculty Insurance Rates and Fringe Information 

2023-2024 Rate and Fringe Sheet
2024-2025 Rate and Fringe Sheet

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. 


Open Enrollment June 17 - August 16

The annual open enrollment period is now open. This is a changes only open enrollment, you do not need to take any action if you would like your current elections to continue into the new plan year. 

Full-time Faculty may elect to make changes to medical plans (effective 10/1/2024) or dental and vision (effective 1/1/2025). Faculty will have an opportunity to make AFA changes in the fall. 

Please use the forms available below to make plan changes or to add/remove a dependent. Completed forms must be recieved by Human Resources no later than 5:00 pm on Friday August 16, 2024. 

Changes to Medical plans effective 10/1/2024:

  • The deductible for Plan E is increasing from $3000 to $3400 
  • The medication coverage for all plans has been updated to require a fill on three (3) 30-day prescriptions before the medication is eligible for a 90-day supply 

Changes to Vision and Dental plans effective 1/1/2025:

  • The frame allowance under VSP will increase from $220 to $270 (featured brands) and $200 to $250 (all brands) with no increase in premium! 
  • Delta Dental has added a diagnostic and preventative care premium waiver - see the plan document for more information


Submit forms via our secure dropbox at:



Health and Welfare Benefits Enrollment

Use the forms below 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. Submit completed forms and supporting documents to

Benefit Form
Medical, Dental, Vision

Use the plan selection form to enroll or make changes to your insurance coverage


Plan Selection Form (required)


Enrolling in or making changes to your SISC medical coverage?

You may need to complete an additional form:

1. Employees newly enrolling in SISC medical must complete a SISC Enrollment Form

SISC Enrollment Form (REQUIRED, at first enrollment)
  2. Adding or removing a dependent requires a SISC Change Form SISC Change Form

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
MetLife AD&D and Life Insurance
Enroll using the applicable form Basic $2000 AD&D Enrollment Form
    Voluntary AD&D Enrollment Form
    Voluntary Life Insurance Enrollment Form

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