Employees • Human Resources/Payroll • Benefits

Midland College faculty and staff enjoy a comprehensive choice of insurance plans including medical, vision, dental, life, dependent life, accident, short-term disability, long-term disability, and flexible spending accounts. The Texas Employees Group Benefits Program (GBP) is administered by the Employees Retirement System of Texas (ERS). Additional benefits include cancer, critical illness and hospital protection plans administered by AFLAC. For additional details please view Midland College Policy 05:07:01; Benefits and 05:07:02; Employee Benefit Insurance.

The following benefits are provided at no cost to full-time faculty and staff:

  • Medical Coverage
  • Dental Coverage
  • Optional Life up to 2x annual salary; reducing at certain ages
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Disability

Optional benefits are available at group rates. Dependent coverage is optional and employee is responsible for the premiums. Dependent eligibility is subject to occasional audits by ERS or designee.

For more information regarding the plans, please use the links available for each benefit.

ERS benefits programs:

Medical Plans: ERS offers MC employees a choice between HealthSelect and Consumer-Directed HealthSelect which is a high-deductible plan; both plans administered by BlueCross BlueShield of Texas.

Prescription Program Administered by OptumRX

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State of Texas Vision: HealthSelect of Texas does allow an annual eye exam but does not come with comprehensive vision care benefits. The State of Texas Vision plan includes low copays for eye exams, contact lenses fittings, frames, eyeglass lenses and contact lenses.

State of Texas Vision Administered by Superior Vision
(877) 396-4128

Dental Plans: You have a choice of two dental insurance plans, or a Dental Discount plan. You can only enroll in one of the three dental plans. Members and dependents must be enrolled in the same plan.

State of Texas Dental Choice Plan Administered by Humana Dental
(877) 377-0987

Humana Dental DHMO Plan Administered by Humana Dental
(877) 377-0987

 State of Texas Dental Discount Plan Administered by Careington
This plan is not dental insurance, but a discount program for dental services.
(844) 377-3368

Other Benefit Plans:

Optional Term Life Insurance Administered by Securian
May purchase up to four times your annual salary (up to a maximum of $400,000).
(877) 494-1716

Dependent Term Life Insurance  Administered by Securian
(877) 494-1716

Voluntary Accident & Dismemberment Insurance  Administered by Securian
* May elect coverage between $10,000 and $200,000 for yourself or yourself and eligible family members.
(877) 494-1716

 Short-Term & Long-Term Disability Insurance – Administered by ReedGroup
* The Texas Income Protection PlanSM (TIPP) offers short- and long-term disability insurance to eligible employees. This coverage is not available to family members or retirees.
(855) 604-6230

*Health Care and Dependent Day Care FSA's allow employees to set aside, through payroll deduction, up to maximum limits (pre-tax) per year for eligible expenses.
(844) 884-2364

 AFLAC Plans
*You have a choice of several products that each have a variety of levels within each. A few available plans are Cancer, Critical Illness and Hospital insurance. You may contact our authorized agent below:

Nick Halbert, AFLAC Representative, (432) 570-4070 or via email: nc_halbertiii@us.aflac.com

If you have any questions, please contact the Benefits Coordinator at (432) 686-4803


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Human Resources/Payroll Office - located in the Pevehouse Administration Building
Midland College • 3600 N. Garfield • Midland, Texas
Telephone: (432) 685-4532
Fax:  (432) 685-6480