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Employee Benefits at Abington Health

Beyond a great professional environment, Abington Health offers a competitive compensation and benefits package to full and part time employees.  Listed below are highlights of our benefit package.  More detailed information will be provided at an in-person interview.  Click on any of the highlighted text to get more info.

Medical and Dental Coverage

Who’s eligible: Full- and part-time regular employees upon completion of the introductory period. You and Abington Health share the cost.
How it works: We offer a flexible benefit program that allows you to tailor your benefit package to meet your individual needs. This comprehensive program includes several different medical options that include prescription coverage, as well as dental options. Deductibles, co-insurance amounts and payroll deductions vary depending upon the plan you select, full or part time status, your annual salary and the number of dependents covered. You can cover yourself and your eligible dependents, including same-sex domestic partners, under any of these options.

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

Who’s eligible: All employees are eligible upon completion of the introductory period.
How it works: Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) allow you to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for unreimbursed, qualified expenses, saving you up to 40% compared with paying with after-tax dollars. A health-care FSA can be used to pay for medical, dental and vision expenses (based on IRS guidelines) that are not covered by your insurance plans, including co-payments and deductibles. A dependent-care FSA allows you to set aside up to $5,000 each year to pay for approved costs to take care of a child or adult dependent (like day care, before/after school care, and elder care). There are IRS limitations for both types of FSAs.

Short Term Disability (STD)

Who’s eligible: Full-time regular hourly employees are eligible upon completion of the introductory period. This benefit is fully paid by Abington Health
How it works: If you are out sick for a waiting period of at least 10 consecutive work days, you may qualify for two-thirds of your weekly pay not to exceed a maximum amount of $500, $600, or $700 in a bi-weekly pay period. Benefits will be paid for a specified period of time based on your length of service and the type of disability, up to a maximum duration of 26 weeks. You can supplement using Extended Leave Bank time.

Optional Short Term Disability Insurance

Who’s eligible:  All full- and part-time regular employees upon completion of their introductory period?
How it works:  If you elect to purchase this voluntary coverage, this would provide weekly payments for a maximum of 26 weeks in the event of a legitimate injury or illness.

Long Term Disability (LTD)

Who’s eligible: Full-time regular salaried employees are eligible upon completion of the introductory period. This benefit is fully paid by Abington Health
How it works: During the first 90 days of a serious illness or injury, you may qualify for 100% of your regular salary. After 90 consecutive days of disability, you may be eligible for benefits from the hospital’s LTD plan. This plan provides 60% of your monthly salary, up to a maximum monthly benefit based on your position.

Optional Long Term Disability Insurance

Who’s eligible:  Full-time regular hourly employees not covered by the basic LTD plan.
How it works:  If you elect to purchase this voluntary coverage, this would provide you with a monthly income beginning 180 days following an accidental injury or illness.

Group Life Insurance

Who’s eligible: Full-time regular employees are eligible upon completion of the introductory period.
How it works: This plan is 100% employer paid.  Your beneficiary will receive a benefit of $50,000 if you die while covered under this plan.

Optional Term Life Insurance

Who’s eligible:  All full-time and part-time regular employees upon completion of their introductory period.
How it works:  You may elect to purchase coverage for yourself, your spouse/domestic partner and your dependent children.

Retirement Savings 403(b) and Defined Contribution Plans – Employer Provided

Who’s eligible: All employees after completion of one year of service with at least 1000 hours worked.
How it works: Abington will make annual employer contributions.

Retirement Savings 403(b) and Defined Contribution Plans – Voluntary

Who’s eligible: All employees are immediately eligible upon hire to contribute to a 403(b) plan. And, after one year of service where you work at least 1,000 hours in a plan year, you are eligible for matching contributions from Abington Health.
How it works: You’ll be automatically enrolled in the 403(b) plan after your first 30 days of employment with 3% of your wages automatically deducted per pay unless you opt-out or select an alternate option. After one year of service, you will become eligible for the Defined Contribution Plan, which provides matching contributions from Abington Health based on contributions you make in the Abington Health 403(b) plan.

Paid Time Off (PTO)

Who’s eligible: All full- and part-time regular employees upon completion of their introductory period.
How it works:  PTO accrues on a bi-weekly basis starting with your first pay. How much time you accrue is based on your job classification, length of service and number of hours you work.

Extended Leave Bank (ELB)

Who’s eligible: All full- and part-time regular employees are eligible upon completion of the introductory period.
How it works: ELB accrues on a bi-weekly basis and is based on the number of hours you work.  This benefit provides salary protection during legitimate absences for short-term illnesses.

Legal Holidays

Who’s eligible: Full-time and part-time regular employees are immediately eligible.
How it works: Legal Holidays accrue on a bi-weekly basis and are based on the number of hours you work.  The Hospital observes New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you are an hourly employee and have to work on a legal holiday as noted above, you’ll earn 1.5 times your regular rate of pay.

Tuition Assistance

Who’s eligible: Full- and part-time, regular employees are eligible upon completion of the introductory period.
How it works: Abington Health knows it’s important to continually learn, which is why it reimburses the cost of tuition and books based on the schedule below. Benefits are paid for pre-approved courses for which you receive a grade of “C” or better or a passing grade in a pass/fail program. (Benefits may be taxable according to IRS regulations.)

Undergraduate Degree Programs and Certificate Programs related to your position:

  • If you are a full-time employee: $3,200 per calendar year.
  • If you are a part-time or weekend “B” employee: $1,600 per calendar year.

Graduate-level courses:

  • If you are a full-time employee: $4,000 per calendar year.
  • If you are a part-time or weekend “B” employee: $2,000 per calendar year.

Continuing Education

Who’s eligible: All employees are immediately eligible.
How it works: As an Abington Health employee, you’ll have access to a variety of continuing education, skill training and professional development courses, workshops and seminars throughout the year.

On-site Child Care

Who’s eligible: All employees are immediately eligible.
How it works: All Abington Health employees have access to The Gerstadt Center, a daycare facility for children on-site at AMH. Play and Learn operates the daycare center – you can find more information on their website at www.playandlearn.com.

Employee Assistance Program

Who’s eligible: All employees are immediately eligible.
How it works: You have access to an external, confidential employee assistance and work-life counseling service that offers a wide array of services and resources, including counseling and help learning how to cope with personal problems, work-life issues, wellness issues, and more.

Mission Service Leave

Who’s eligible: All full- and part-time regular employees are eligible after one year of employment.
How it works: You may be eligible for up to five paid days every two years to provide service hours to non-profit organizations related to healthcare, disaster relief, children’s causes, minority health, and rebuilding efforts.