Employee Benefits

We offer a competitive benefits package to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their family members. Learn more about ways we help show appreciation for our employees:

Health & Wellness Benefits

As a full-time employee of Career Education, you have the opportunity to participate in one of three different medical plans through Blue Cross Blue Shield. The plans provide comprehensive coverage for you and your family. Under this plan, you will have access to a wide network of providers through a PPO network plus the flexibility to use medical providers outside the network.. This program includes preventive care services covered at 100% and prescription drug coverage.


Full-time employees can choose to enroll in one of two comprehensive dental plans covering a variety of eligible expenses for preventive, diagnostic, restorative care and orthodontia.


Full-time employees can choose to enroll in one of two vision-care plans which provides routine annual eye exams, frame/lens allowance and access to a broad network of large retailers and independent providers.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Participation in a flexible spending plan allows full-time employees the ability to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for qualified out-of-pocket expenses related to health care, dependent care or commuting.

Health Savings Account (HSA)

Depending on the medical plan selected, full-time employees may be eligible to participate in a health savings account. Career Education makes a contribution to these accounts for eligible employees.

Wellness Incentives

We provide credits that reduce the cost of medical plan premiums to full-time employees who make healthy choices by leading a tobacco-free lifestyle.

Saving for Your Future

Career Education helps you prepare for your financial future by offering a match on your contributions to the 401(k) plan Eligible employees receive 50% match on the first 2% of before-tax 401(k) contributions they make into the plan. For the next 4% contributed, the company matches with a contribution of 25 cents on the dollar.

Employees choose from a wide selection of investment alternatives, including target retirement funds, which are pre-allocated funds based on your anticipated retirement date that automatically become more conservative as you approach retirement.

Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Employees can purchase shares of CEC Company stock (NASDAQ: CECO) at a 5 percent discount off the market price, up to 10 percent of your base salary at the end of each calendar quarter.

Income Protection

We offer a variety of plans to help you protect yourself financially, including:


We offer full-time employees short-term and long-term disability coverage. Employer-provided short-term disability coverage is automatic and becomes effective after one year of employment. Employees have the option to purchase voluntary short-term disability during the first year of employment. Long-term disability coverage is employer provided and is automatic.

Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment

We provide our employees with basic term life insurance. You also have the option of purchasing:

  • Supplemental Term Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment
  • Dependent Life Insurance

Voluntary Benefits

Supplemental Medical Insurance

Employees have the option of purchasing supplemental medical insurance which can offer protection from significant or unexpected out-of-pocket expenses. These plans are intended to supplement a medical plan and include:

  • Accident Insurance
  • Critical Illness
  • Hospital Indemnity
Auto & Home Insurance

Employees have the ability to purchase this coverage at a specially-negotiated discount rate that can provide coverage if you experience a loss at home or on the road.

Prepaid Legal Services Plan

Employees may purchase a legal plan which covers matters such as preparation of wills and testamentary trusts, divorce, adoption, home purchase and more.

Other Benefits

  • Paid time off, volunteer time, and company holidays
  • Educational assistance programs at our institutions
  • Adoption assistance
  • Discounts for a variety of products and services

This information is intended as a summary of potential benefits only and does not include all the details and provisions associated with each plan Eligibility for the plans and programs listed here depends on the nature of employment, length of service and other factors. Actual coverage is governed by supporting summary plan descriptions (SPD) and related policies. If there are any discrepancies between this summary and the SPD, the SPD prevails.

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