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At College of Western Idaho (CWI), we offer a comprehensive benefits package aimed at supporting our employees' overall wellness, ensuring peace of mind, fostering financial stability, and nurturing a work-life balance to empower them now and in the future! 

Idaho Office of Group Insurance

  • Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance

    Prioritize your well-being through affordable medical, dental, and vision coverage.

    Benefits at a Glance Premium Rates

    • Manage your healthcare expenses efficiently with a Flexible Spending Account
    • Support your mental health through our Employee Assistance Program.
    • Take advantage of a 4-tier prescription drug coverage with mail order pharmacy options.
    • Ensure a smooth journey for your growing family through our prenatal program and paid parental leave.
  • Life & Disability Insurance

    CWI offers both short and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, and voluntary term life insurance options, ensuring your peace of mind.

    Life & Disability Insurance

  • Retirement Plans

    Prepare for the future with retirement plans tailored to your needs. As a benefit-eligible employee of CWI, you will have the opportunity to participate in a retirement plan. In addition to your contribution, the College offers generous contributions (over 11%) to your retirement plan. The plan assigned will be dependent upon employment classification.

    Hourly Employees: Public Employee’s Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI)
    Salary Employees: Optional Retirement Plan*

    • Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America (TIAA)
    • The Variable Annuity Life Insurance Company (Corebridge)

    * Exceptions may apply for employees vested in PERSI.

    PERSI Retiree Information

    If you are a retired PERSI member and are currently receiving PERSI retirement benefits, please contact PERSI to determine how employment at CWI may impact your retirement benefits.

    PERSI Answer Center

    If you do become employed with CWI, please contact Human Resources at or 208.562.3287 before you start work.

  • Tuition Assistance

    Take advantage of discounted CWI tuition for you and your family in addition to discounted tuition agreements with Idaho colleges and universities available to employees.

    Educational Tuition Waiver Benefit

  • Work-Life Balance

    At CWI, we prioritize a work-life balance with flexible work schedules, including hybrid work possibilities and opportunities for time away from the office. 

    • Vacation: starting at 15 days a year, maximum accrual of 240 hours
    • Sick Leave: 96 hours a year, no maximum accrual
    • Paid Holidays: 11 throughout the year
  • Stress-Free Commuting

    Enjoy free parking on campus and complimentary bus passes for stress-free commuting! 

    Transportation & Parking

  • Employee Discounts

    Unlock exclusive discounts as a CWI employee with local and national businesses including:

    • automotive services
    • banking
    • health & wellness programs
    • car rentals
    • cell phone service
    • entertainment
    • Microsoft 365
    • hotels
    • restaurants
    • and more!

Total Compensation Calculator

Enter an hourly wage or annual salary below to estimate your total compensation.

  • The total compensation estimate is the combined value of your base pay, retirement benefits, and medical coverage offered as part of your employment at the College.
  • Actual total compensation will vary as determined by a formal job offer.
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