CCEBT at a glance...


The basic CCEBT benefit structure works as follows: 

  • Eligibility is attained when the employee ceases employment with Sierra College, attains age 55, and has contributed to the Trust for a minimum of five years if hired before July 1, 2014 or a minimum of ten years if hired on or after July 1, 2014.
  • Maximum reimbursement Benefit Amount as of September 1, 2017: $460/month  
  • Current tiered Benefit Amount structure: Monthly reimbursements may be used to reimburse eligible retirees for medical expenses or premiums incurred and excludible from gross income under IRS regulations.
    • 5 years of service if hired before July 1,2014 – 50% of Benefit Amount
    • 10 years of service if hired on or after July 1, 2014 – 62.5% of Benefit Amount
    • Effective for Covered Expenses incurred on or after September 1, 2017, your individual Benefit Level will increase slightly for each additional full month of Active Service in the Plan
    • Less than 5 years if hired before July 1, 2014  – reimbursement of medical expenses from contributions made
    • Less than 10 years if hired on or after July 1, 2014 – reimbursements of medical expenses from contributions made
    • Benefit Amount reduced by 25% upon Medicare eligibility, as of September 1, 2014



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