This is a summary of benefits only; policies and summary plan documents pertaining to these benefits are on file in the Human Resources Department at Central Counties Services. Employees hired to work twenty or more hours a week (greater than or equal to 50% FTE) will be eligible for most benefits on the first of the month following sixty days of employment and are considered benefit-eligible employees. Benefits will be pro-rated depending on the number of hours scheduled to work. Effective January 1, 2018
Health Benefitsback to top
- Blue Cross Blue Shield is the provider for the Center’s health and prescription plan. The self- funded plan allows benefit-eligible employees and eligible dependents to enroll in either the PPO or High Deductible Medical Plan. For non-tobacco users, there is no premium charge for the High Deductible Health Plan for full-time “employee only” coverage. Coverage is effective on the 1st of the month following 60 days of employment. Part-time employees (scheduled to work 20-30 hours per week) will be eligible for medical insurance benefits and will be required to pay a percentage of the contribution premium.
- Waiver of Medical Insurance: Benefit-eligible employees have the opportunity to decline offered medical insurance through Central Counties Services and be paid up to $75 per month in lieu of medical insurance. (Amount varies depending on full time equivalency status).To be eligible, employees must have written proof of other medical insurance. After written proof has been verified with the Benefits Office, payment will be made in accordance with and through the Center’s payroll schedule on the 1st of the month following 60 days of employment.
- Health Savings Account (HSA): The HSA benefit allows employees to set aside pre-tax dollars to spend on medical expenses including medical, pharmaceutical, dental, vision, as well as some medical supplies. Dollars in an HSA carry over from year to year. Participants must enroll in the High Deductible Health Plan in order to contribute to an HSA.
- Flexible Spending Account/IRS Section 125 (FSA): Benefit-eligible employees may participate in the Flexible Spending Account Benefit Plan, which corresponds to Section 125 of the IRS Code. The plan allows employees to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible medical, dental, vision and health related expenses, which are not reimbursed by an insurance plan. Dollars into an FSA account may be carried over from year to year at a maximum amount of $500 per year.
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- Central Counties Services provides benefit-eligible employees $50,000 of life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance. Benefit-eligible employees may purchase additional life insurance coverage on themselves and family members available through an independent insurance company.
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- Retirement Plan:All benefit-eligible employees are required to participate in the Retirement Plan (414h Plan). After six months of employment, employees contribute 2% of their base pay before taxes and the Center contributes 6%. Employees are vested after 5 years of continuous employment.
- Deferred Compensation (457) Plan:Central Counties Services offers a Deferred Compensation (457) Plan through a Third Party Plan Administrator. Deferred Compensation is a retirement savings account. Through payroll deduction, employees can elect to contribute either on a “pre-tax” or “post-tax” basis a portion of their salary. The minimum contribution is $10 per pay period. The maximum contributions are set by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) each year.
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- Dental and Vision Benefits: The Standard is the Center’s provider for dental and vision coverage for benefit-eligible employees. Elected benefits will be effective the 1st of the month following 60 days of continuous employment.
- Family and Medical Leave: Central Counties Services provides leave to eligible employees in accordance with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
- Bereavement Leave: Central Counties Services grants paid Bereavement Leave for the employee’s immediate family.
- Workers’ Compensation: Workers’ Compensation is a state-regulated insurance program that provides covered employees with income and medical benefits if they sustain a work-related injury or illness.
- Paid Time Off (PTO): Paid Time Off is an earned benefit intended to provide time away from the work environment to pursue activities that will promote the well being of the individual. Employees hired to work twenty or more hours a week (greater than or equal to 50% FTE) may accrue Paid Time Off on a per pay-period basis. Accruals vary depending on length of service and designated PTO categories..
- Educational Leave: The Center recognizes the need for continuing education. Employees hired to work twenty or more hours a week (greater than or equal to 50% FTE) may accrue up to 40 hours of Educational Leave per year.
- Longevity Pay: Within budgetary guidelines, the Center provides qualified employees longevity pay. This is paid at the rate of one step over the current step. Employees are eligible for Longevity Pay after completing 3 years of continuous employment, and every 3 years thereafter, up to the maximum of the current salary scale for the position.
- Direct Deposit: Employees are required to have their net payroll check direct deposited to any bank or financial institution of the employee’s choice.
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Central Counties Services provides ten paid holidays to benefit-eligible employees. Every other employee is extended the official holiday, but without pay. The Executive Director may alter the holiday schedule for the best interest of the public.
- New Year’s Day – January 1, 2018
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day – January 15, 2018
- Good Friday – March 30, 2018
- Memorial Day – May 28, 2018
- Independence Day – July 4, 2018
- Labor Day – September 3, 2018
- Thanksgiving Day – November 22, 2018
- Day after Thanksgiving – November 23, 2018
- Christmas Eve – December 25, 2018
- Christmas Day – December 26, 2018