Walla Walla Community College is pleased to offer many optional benefits. See below for a complete list. For more information on each option, click on the title of interest:
- Combined Fund
- Deferred Compensation Program
- Dependent Care Assistance Program
- Guaranteed Education Tuition Program
- Health Care Flexible Spending Account
- GESA Credit Union (previously Inspirus)
- TIAA-CREF SRA (403b)
- WWCC Booster Club
- WWCC Foundation
- Walla Walla YMCA
- WA State Employee Credit Union
- Public Service Loan Forgiveness
Aflac offers supplemental, dental, vision, cancer, disability, and other insurance policies as well as employee benefits for individuals. If you get hurt and miss work, Aflac is there. Aflac has a policy for just about any need and just about any budget. Find out more.
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For over 23 years the Washington State Combined Fund Drive has set the standard of giving amongst similar giving programs. Each year, active and retired public employees participate in the annual Combined Fund money for local, national, and international communities. With the help of the incredible volunteers, and the generous gifts from every participant, the CFD now raises over $5.5 million per year.
The Combined Fund Drive offers the security and convenience you expect when making a donation to your favorite charity. You can choose a monthly payroll deduction, write a check, go online, make a one time pledge, or fill out a paper form. Combined Fund Drive is here to make your charitable donation experience as easy and enjoyable as possible.
For more information call (360) 902-4162 or log on to the Combine Fund Drive website.
Deferred Compensation Program (457)
The Deferred Compensation Program (DCP) helps you save for retirement on a pre-tax basis, offering the options you need to develop a personal investment strategy. With DCP, you authorize Walla Walla Community College to defer a part of your income, before taxes are calculated, and have that money invested in your DCP account. Both the income you save and the earnings on your investments grow tax-deferred to add to you future retirement and Social Security benefits. The optional plan is not matched by the college and is 100% funded by the employee.
You are eligible to participate in DCP if you are a state employee, full-time or part-time, working a regular schedule, or career seasonal.
For more information, please contact Payroll by email at [email protected] or log onto the DCP website.
Dependent Care Assistance Program
As a Washington state employee, you may be eligible to take advantage of the Dependent Care Program (DCAP) A DCAP account allow syou to pay for child, elder, or other dependent care expenses by setting aside a portion of you payroll dollars on a pre-tax basis and reducing your taxable income.
When you enroll in DCAP, you decide how much to contribute for the entire plan year (January 1 – December 31). The money is deducted from your paycheck pre-tax (before federal income taxes and FICA taxes are deducted) in equal amounts over the course of the plan year. After you incur qualified expenses, you submit a claim to ASIFlex requesting reimbursement from your DCAP account. If you incur child, elder, or other dependent care expenses, you should consider this excellent employee benefit.
IMPORTANT NOTE – USE IT OR LOSE IT
Reimbursable expenses in the DCAP program must be incurred during the eligible plan year AND submitted to ASIFlex no later than March 31 of the following calendar year. Any unclaimed dollars remining in your account will be forfeited to the State of Washington, per IRS regulations.
To be eligible for the DCAP, you must be eligible for PEBB health benefits. DCAP can only be elected during open enrollment or within the first 31 days of new employment.
For more information regarding DCAP, please contact a Payroll representative at [email protected] or log onto the Navia website.
Guaranteed Education Tuition Program (GET)
The Guaranteed Education Tuition Program is Washington’s 529 prepaid college tuition program. With GET, you prepay for your child’s college tuition today. Your money is guaranteed by the State of Washington to keep pace with rising college tuition, no matter how much it increases in the future.
You don’t have to worry about the ups and downs of the stock market or whether you’ve saved enough. And you have peace of mind knowing that your money will be there when your child is ready for college.
Choice of colleges nationwide
You can use your GET account at nearly any public or private college in the country as well as some schools around the world. The value of your account is the same, whether your child attends a community college close to home or a private college in another state.
If tuition at your child’s college is lower than the resident undergraduate tuition and state-mandated fees at the UW or WSU, you can use your extra units for room and board, books, or other qualified higher education expenses. If your child’s tuition is higher, you’ll pay the difference.
Tax-free savings and withdrawals
Because the GET Program is a state 529 plan, the after-tax money you put into your account will grow tax-free. And, when your child is ready for college, the money you withdraw will be tax-free as long as you use it for qualified higher education expenses.
Flexibility and control
You can use your account for tuition, room and board, books or other qualified higher education expenses. If your child doesn’t go to college or receives a scholarship, you can transfer your account to another family member or request a refund. And, unlike some other savings options, you maintain total control over your account.
Easy ways to save
You can set up a monthly payment plan, send a check whenever you have extra cash, or choose a combination of the two.
You can open an account for anyone–your child, grandchild, friend or even yourself. The only requirement is that either the account owner or student be a Washington resident at the time of enrollment.
For more information: The annual enrollment period for the GET program is September 15 – March 31. If you would like more information, please call 1.800.955.2318, go online to www.get.wa.gov, or email one of the helpful consultants at [email protected]. Please contact the GET program for a free enrollment kit.
Health Care Flexible Spending Account
A Healthcare Flexible Spending Account (FSA) is a reimbursement account that allows you to set aside money for healthcare costs from your paycheck before taxes are taken out. The advantage is that you’re spending pretax dollars, so you end up paying fewer taxes on your salary. With an FSA, you can be reimbursed for dollars spend on eligible healthcare expenses that are not paid for by your health insurance plan.
IMPORTANT NOTE – USE IT OR LOSE IT
If you are enrolled in an FSA on the last day of the plan year (December 31), you have a grace period from January 1 – March 15 to incur expenses and use funds from the previous year. ASIFlex must receive your claims no later than March 31 to pay claims from the previous plan year’s FSA account. Any unused funds left in your account on March 31 will be forfeited to the Health Care Authority, as required by IRS regulations.
To be eligible for the FSA account, you must be eligible for PEBB health benefits. FSA can only be elected during open enrollment or within the first 31 days of new employment.
For more information regarding the FSA Account, please contact a Payroll representative at [email protected] or log onto the Navia website.
Gesa Credit Union (Previously Inspirus)
TIAA-CREF SRA (403b)
The TIAA-Cref SRA is an optional 403(b) retirement plan offered by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. It is a retirement plan you can select in addition to your current retirement plan that is determined by your employee type. The optional plan is not matched by the college and is 100% funded by the employee.
You are eligible to participate in the TIAA-CREF Optional SRA if you are a state employee–full-time or part-time, working a regular schedule, or career seasonal.
For more information regarding the TIAA-CREF SRA, please contact a Payroll representative at [email protected] or log on to the TIAA-CREF website.
Warrior Booster Club
If you love sports and you would like to support your WWCC athletes, the Warriors Booster club is right for you. Proceeds help fund student athlete scholarships and the athletic department. GO WARRIORS!!
Contact the athletic department at 509.527.4306 for more information.
You make a difference.
You can help make the path to graduation a little easier. Every dollar you donate counts when you pay it forward for our students.
Your donations through the WWCC Foundation provide critical scholarship and emergency assistance support to hard working, resilient WWCC students every day.
What seems like a small obstacle to us, can be a large obstacle for our students. Your generosity will help students fulfill their dreams and complete their education.
A small gift makes a big impact. Through easy, painless Payroll Deduction, your support will change lives. You might not even miss what’s deducted, but it can be make-it or break-it for a student.
Education is power. Empower WWCC students with your simple but powerful Payroll Deduction today.
Please contact the Foundation office at 509.527.4275 to learn how to make a tax deductible donation to the WWCC foundation.
Walla Walla YMCA
The YMCA offers the employees of Walla Walla Community College corporate membership rates and membership fees. Please go to the YMCA to sign up and arrange payments – they no longer allow us to pay though you WWCC paycheck deduction.
The following activities are offered:
- Adult Fitness Classes
- Personal Training
- Polar Body Age Testing
- Fitness Center
- Youth Activities
Open enrollment for current employees will be in August. You must re-enroll for YMCA every year. For more information, click here.