Employment Benefits

COCC is a dynamic and exciting place to work. Recognized by the Hartford Courant as the Top Workplace in Connecticut in the mid-sized companies division, we recognize the need to attract, reward, and retain talented employees. COCC offers extensive, innovative, and competitive benefits, services, and conveniences designed to address the diverse needs of our employees and their families.

Health & Welfare

Medical & Pharmacy

COCC offers two medical plan options for employees and their eligible dependents, with an expansive network of physicians and hospitals throughout the U.S. which provides subscribers with access to many in-network physicians for routine or specialist care without the need for a referral.

Dental

Employees have the option of choosing between two dental plan options.

Vision

COCC offers a vision plan with in-network services to include an annual eye exam, frames, and lenses (co-pays, coinsurance and annual limits apply).

Health Savings Accounts (HSA)

Employees enrolled in a health plan are eligible to contribute to a Health Savings Account (HSA). Additionally, COCC provides an employer contribution for employees who participate in the HSA.

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

COCC employees may elect to participate in a Medical FSA or in a Dependent Care FSA. Flexible Spending Accounts allow employees to make pre-tax contributions from their pay, which can be used to pay for medical and/or dependent care expenses.

Group Term Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

COCC provides eligible employees with Group Term Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment insurance in an amount equal to two times your base salary at no cost. Eligible employees have the opportunity to purchase additional supplemental life insurance.

Supplemental Term Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
Short-term Disability

If you become disabled and unable to work, COCC provides short-term disability benefits. Benefits are based at a percentage of your base salary and are payable for up to 13 weeks at no cost to the employee. 100% of the premium cost is covered by COCC.

Long-term Disability

Long-term disability coverage begins after 90 days of continuous disability. Employees will receive a benefit of 66.67% of base salary, up to a monthly maximum payment of $7,500. 100% of the premium cost is covered by COCC.

Accidental Injury and Critical Illness Insurance

COCC offers Accidental Injury and Critical Illness insurance for employees and their eligible dependents.

Business Travel Accident Insurance

COCC offers Business Travel Accident Insurance effective your date of hire if you work 20 hours or more per week. This coverage is paid 100% by COCC.

Work/Life

Paid Time Off (PTO)

All employees who work a minimum of 20 hours per week are eligible for Paid time off. PTO may be used for any reason, such as vacation, sick time, family illness, etc. Your PTO allotment is determined by your years of service and is accrued on a monthly basis. Newly hired employees may be eligible for as many as 20 PTO days during his/her first year of service.

Paid Day Off for Birthday

All employees will be eligible for a paid day off for his/her birthday, following completion of 30 days of service.

Holidays

Employees who work 20 hours or more per week are eligible to receive holiday pay for 10 company holidays each year.

Employee Recognition

Peer2Peer Recognition where each quarter employees vote for peers who exemplify COCC’s core values and the top performers are presented with gifts. Service Awards where at every 5 year milestone, employees are acknowledged with a monetary gift and luncheon for their service. Spot Bonus where employees can be award a monetary gift on the spot.

Tuition Assistance Program

COCC encourages professional development in the workplace. After successful completion of six months of service, employees who work 30 or more hours per week are eligible to apply for tuition assistance. If approved, employees may be eligible for up to $5,250 per calendar year.

Wellness Incentives

Wellness programs are designed to help you enhance your health and work performance. COCC offers programs such as wellness seminars, flu shot clinics, chair massages, and a Fitness Reimbursement Program.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Employee assistance program provides employees and their eligible family members with wide-ranging information as well as referrals to resources, health professionals, counseling, etc. Employees who are eligible for benefits will have access to this service at no cost to the employee.

Worldwide Travel Assistance Program

Whether your travel is for business or pleasure, COCC offers a worldwide travel assistance program to help you when an unexpected emergency occurs. Employees who are benefits eligible will have access to this service at no cost.

Onsite Dry Cleaning Pick-up/Drop-off Service
Discounted Auto, Home and Wireless Programs
Corporate Discounts at over 20 Businesses
Fun and Free Company Sponsored Events throughout the year

Financial Planning & Retirement

401(k)

Contributions can be made either pre-tax or into a Roth 401(k). COCC matches 100% for the first 3% and 50% of the next 2% that you contribute. Employees are vested in employer contributions. Eligible employees can contribute up to an annual maximum based on IRS guidelines.

Profit Sharing Plan

COCC may make a discretionary contribution to the Plan based upon the profitability of the Company. Employees must complete one full year of employment and be employed on December 31 of the Plan year to be eligible to receive the discretionary contribution. Employees are fully vested after 6 years of service.

529 College Savings Plan

A 529 College Savings Plan can help you save towards higher education for your children, grandchildren, nieces, or nephews. Contributions may be made through a payroll deduction.

Investment Counseling

Financial planning seminars and one-on-one counseling sessions are held with Merrill Lynch representatives throughout the year.

Training & Talent Development

Talent Development

COCC offers all employees a robust selection of personal and professional development tools. Through our Employee Training Program, we are able to provide a blended approach to learning that offers something for every type of learner.

Onsite Training

In 2018 we will deliver over 140 onsite training sessions to employees. Topics range from business & professional training to soft and technical skills training. We partner with top training organizations, both large and small, to bring in the most current programs and learning technologies to you.

  • Pre-Management Training – We offer resources for those employees interested in advancing their careers towards leadership-based roles within the company.
  • Management Training – COCC offers Managers specific and targeted support to meet their everyday challenges and pursue professional growth. On-site peer roundtables and one-on-one sessions are just a few ways we empower our managers to succeed.
eLearning

COCC offers employees access to a number of eLearning tools. These just-in-time resources enable you to learn what you want, when you need it the most. Our resources include some of the most current online training resources in the industry, including PluralSight and SANS. No matter where your need lies, our remote solutions truly have something for everyone.

Product Training/LearnAbouts

With over 45 individual product and service training programs and LearnAbouts, every effort is made to keep our employees in the know. These sessions are designed and presented by COCC employees to COCC employees. Having a knowledgeable and informed workforce is a priority at COCC.