Employee Benefits

Because of its inclusive and supportive employee and organizational culture, FVCC is a great place to work. Additionally, FVCC offers generous health benefits, retirement and leave programs for benefit-eligible positions.  

The FVCC employee benefits package may include:

  • Health benefits including options for vision, dental, life/ADD & long-term disability insurance. Health benefits include a generous employer contribution toward the total cost.
  • Vacation leave - up to 15 days per year
  • Sick leave - up to 12 days per year
  • Holiday leave - 12 paid holidays per year
  • Retirement - Montana Public Employees and MontanaTeachers Retirement Systems
  • Optional Retirement - The college contributes an employer match up to 7% for participation in an optional retirement plan 403(b).
  • Tuition Waiver - available for employee, spouse and up to two legal dependents

Basic Life AD&D


Dental Plan

Long Term Disability

Medical Plan

Prescription Drug Plan


Summary Plan

Vision Hardware Plan


The Montana University System Flexible Spending Account plan is administered by WageWorks, Inc.

Flexible Spending Accounts allow the use of pre-tax dollars for reimbursement for eligible out-of-pocket medical or child care expenses. You must elect amounts to be withheld from your earnings each year during annual enrollment.

Flexible Spending Account Information

Please visit the Montana University System Wellness website for more information on our inclusive menu of Wellness Programs.

Here is a list of what you might encounter on your Wellness Journey with MUS.

  • Life Style Management Programs -Take Control
    • High Blood Pressure
    • High Cholesterol
    • Weight Loss
    • Diabetes/Pre-Diabetes
    • Tobacco Cessation
  • Lifestyle Education and Support
    • WellBaby
    • Ergonomics
    • Solid Finance Series
  • WellCheck Health Screenings
  • Flu Shots – Are offered free to health insurance members during the Fall WellCheck event annually.
  • Wellness Webinars and Workshops
  • Incentive Program

State Retirement Plans

The College participates in either the Montana Public or Teachers Retirement Systems for employees. Contribution rates are set by the state of Montana. It takes five years to become fully vested.

Flathead Valley Community College does not participate in Social Security as part of the Windfall Elimination Provision.

Optional Retirement Plans

  • Empower – participant accounts
  • Universal Availability Notice
  • 403(b) or 457 Quick Facts
  • Investment Committee Policy Statement
  • Investment Committee Minutes
    • Feb 23, 2017
    • Feb 5, 2018
    • Oct 10, 2018
    • Dec 15, 2020
    • April 28, 2022
    • March 6, 2023

Participant Fee Disclosure

Whitepeak Wealth Management with DA Davidson is a partner resource for our employees’ retirement planning. The college provides up to a 7% employer match in 403(b) funds. There is a one-year vesting period.

Whitepeak Wealth Management
Laura White
P: 406-752-6212
F: 406-257-7401
E: lwhite@dadco.com