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SUMMARY OF BENEFITS HEALTH INSURANCE – Choice of plans. Available for employees 35 hours or more. Coverage begins on the first day of the month following one full month of employment. Premiums paid on first of month; employee must have 2 payroll deductions taken prior to effective date of coverage. Open enrollment 7/1. HMEA pays majority of premium. DENTAL INSURANCE – Met Life. Available for employees 35 hours or more. Coverage begins 6 months from date of hire or eligibility. Two payroll deductions taken prior to effective date of coverage. Open enrollment 7/1. HMEA contributes portion of premium. SHORT-TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE – Available to employees 30 hours or more after 3 months of employment. Paid by employee. Up to 70% weekly salary available. Coverage begins th on 15 day for illness, injury, up to 13 weeks. EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP) – available to all HMEA employees and their families; paid by HMEA. Assistance with stress, marital/relationship problems, drug and/or alcohol abuse, legal problems, child or elder care issues and financial problems. The EAP program is completely confidential and voluntary. LIFE INSURANCE – Available to employees 20 hours or more. Benefit = 1x salary. Paid by HMEA. RETIREMENT PLAN – 403(b) through Lincoln Financial Group. Available to employees 20 hours or more. HMEA matches 50%, up to 6% of gross salary. Match begins after 1 year of employment. Vesting begins at 2 years of employment. TUITION REIMBURSEMENT – 4 courses per fiscal year; available to employees 30 hours or more, with employment of at least 6 months. Degree programs must be in related field. Bachelor and Associate programs offer $385 per course, Master’s programs offer $570 per course. If 75% of course is less than the dollar amount, the lesser amount prevails. TUITION REMISSION – paid in full for any MA college for MA residents only. Available for employees of 30 hours or more with 6 months of employment RECRUITMENT BONUS – $300 bonus for new hire scheduled to work 30 or more hours; half after completion of Orientation, half after probation. $100 for less than 30 hours or Relief staff (after 100 hours work) BUSINESS CLASS 30 – Auto insurance coverage. Provides additional coverage if employee has an accident driving own vehicle while at work. Inexpensive – cost approximately $25 to $50/year. HMEA will reimburse employee up to $50 with proof that “class 30 business use” has been added to the policy. WORKERS COMP INSURANCE – Covers medical bills as a result of work related injury. Employee must notify supervisor or human resources within 24 hours. If out of work more than 5 days, insurance would cover a percentage of lost wages according to the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents guidelines. Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) – Employees with one year of employment, and scheduled to work at least 30 hours per week are eligible for the Flexible Spending Account programs (FSAs). There are two types of FSAs: healthcare and dependent care. Healthcare FSA is a benefit that allows you to save money in taxes by paying for medical expenses with pre-tax dollars. Dependent Care FSA lets you use pre-tax dollars for qualified dependent care.
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