Skip to Content

Coronavirus Update

Learn about the new Emergency Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Law (SB 95) available January 1 through December 16, 2021.

At Los Rios, we strive to provide our employees with a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that offers flexibility and security each year.

Check out the benefits guide for complete information.

2021-2022 LTT Benefits Guide (PDF)

LTT Medical Premiums Memo (PDF)


You're eligible for the benefits outlined here as a regular employee with an assignment of .50 FTE or greater. Eligible dependents include your:

  • Spouse or domestic partner
  • Unmarried children to age 25 for dental insurance, regardless of student status
  • Children to age 26, regardless of marital or student status for all other plans
  • Unmarried children of any age if they are incapable of self-support due to mental or physical disability

You may be required to provide proof of dependent eligibility. If your dependent becomes ineligible for coverage, then you must contact the Employee Benefits Department within 31 days.

Enrolling and Making Changes to Your Benefits

There are three opportunities to make changes to your benefits:

As a New Hire

As a new hire, you can enroll in benefits effective the first of the month following your date of hire. However, if you are hired on the first work day of the month, your benefits are effective as of the first of that month. If you miss your initial enrollment window (31 days from your date of hire), then your next opportunity to enroll will be the annual open enrollment period.

During Open Enrollment

You can enroll in or make changes to your benefits each year during open enrollment (normally held in the spring) for benefits effective July 1 through June 30 of the following year.

If You Have a Change in Status

Your benefits elections will remain in effect throughout the plan year unless you experience a change in status that affects eligibility for benefits or another qualified status change event (in accordance with Internal Revenue Code rules).

You must request an election change and submit associated forms to the Employee Benefits Department within 31 days. Examples of qualified status change events include (but are not limited to) a change in:

  • Marital status, including marriage, death of a spouse, divorce, annulment, or legal separation
  • Domestic partnership status, including establishment or termination of the partnership
  • Number of your eligible children, including by birth, adoption, placement for adoption, or death
  • Eligibility status of your children (for example, due to age)

Health and Dental Insurance

Los Rios offers its adjunct and LTT employees health and dental insurance plans to choose from.

Open Enrollment Videos

In lieu of providing in-person enrollment events this year, Kaiser Permanente, Sutter Health Plus, and Western Health Advantage have provided the following videos for employees to use as resources to help with enrollment decision-making.

COBRA Continuation Coverage

The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) is a health insurance program that allows eligible employees and their dependents the continued benefits of health insurance coverage if the employee loses their job or experiences a reduction in work hours.

Download the COBRA Continuation Coverage Information to learn more.

Retirement Savings Plans

As an employee of an educational institution, you may participate in a tax-deferred retirement savings program.

Through these programs, you can save a portion of your pay before federal and state income taxes. Funds are only taxed when withdrawn (usually at retirement – you may face penalties for early withdrawals). There is risk associated with 403(b) and 457 programs, as fund are not insured and are subject to earnings (or losses) based on investment choices and market performance.

Investment Options

How to Enroll

Maximum Contribution

Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a free, confidential resource for employees that is paid for by Los Rios. It provides resources to help employees lead healthier and happier lives, including:

  • Confidential counseling
  • Wellness coaching to assist with weight management, smoking cessation, stress management, fitness, and so on
  • Financial services, such as planning for retirement, credit counseling, debt, budgeting, and so on
  • Legal services, including attorney consultations for criminal, civil, and family matters
  • Help finding childcare or eldercare

How to Register

Visit and register using the company code LRCCD to learn more.


The EAP is administered by Managed Health Network, Inc. (MHN). For more information, call their toll-free line at (800) 535-4985 (open 24 hours a day, seven days a week). TTY users can call 711.

Download the EAP Informational Flyer for more information.