Norton Sound Health Corporation

Employee Benefits

BENEFIT WHO IS ELIGIBLE ELIGBILITY DATE DETAILS WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU
City of Nome Recreation Center & Swimming Pool Pass All NSHC Employees Date of Hire NSHC pays 100% of the cost for the employee’s daily passes. To use this benefit, present your Pass to the attendant, sign the NSHC user log. Recreation Center and Swimming Pool schedules are issued each month. Check with recreation center staff for schedules. *This benefit is not available to non-employee family members. Fee information is available from the recreation center. Simply obtain a picture ID for the City of Nome Recreation Center at the Human Resources Office
Direct Deposit All NSHC Employees Date of Hire The first paycheck following submission of documents will be a paper check (the account information must be verified). Participants in Direct Deposit program will receive paycheck stub via MOX. If you require a paper copy, contact HR staff. You must complete authorization forms and submit account information.
Flex Leave Regular Part-time and Full-time NSHC employees Accruals begin on date of hire. Flex leave available for use after three months of employment. Years of Service Hours/Pay Period Days/Year Employees must follow NSHC guidelines for requesting time off and use of all paid-time off benefits. See personnel manual for details.
0 -1 5.54 hours 18 days
1-3 7.08 23 days
3-5 8.00 26 days
5-7 8.62 28 days
7-10 9.23 30 days
10-15 10.15 33 days
15 + 10.77 35 days
*At the end of each fiscal year, accruals in excess of 300 hours will be reduced to 300 hours. * Upon termination or status change to relief/emergency/temporary, the maximum amount of hours to be distributed on a ‘FLEX Check’ will be 300 hours *Hours above are based on full-time (80 hours/pay period). Accruals are pro-rate for eligible employees whose status is less than 80 hours/pay period.
Extended Illness/ Subsistence Leave Regular Part-time and Full-time Employees Accruals begin on date of hire. Flex leave available for use after three months of employment. Accrues at the rate of 1.54 hours per pay period This type of paid leave may be used in the event an employee or employee’s immediate family member has a disability or illness. This leave may also be used for Subsistence Leave (hunting/gathering). The maximum amount of leave available for Subsistence Leave is 40 hours per calendar year and an employee’s extended illness bank must not be less than 16 hours after utilizing subsistence leave. *This leave cannot be cashed or transferred. Employees must follow NSHC guidelines for requesting time off and use of all paid-time off benefits. See personnel manual for details.
Holiday Pay Regular Part-Time and Full-time Employees Immediately New Year’s Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, NSHC Anniversary, Christmas Day, and the Employee’s Birthday *Holiday pay is provided on a pro-rated basis based on the employee’s scheduled workday the day before and after the holiday. *Holidays can be accrued and used at a later date. The maximum holiday pay accrual is 24 hours, unless authorized by Corporate Officer. *Any accrued Holiday Pay must be used prior to any other paid –time off benefit. Employees must follow NSHC guidelines for requesting time off and use of all paid-time off benefits. See personnel manual for details.
Jury Duty Pay Regular Part-Time and Full-Time Employees Immediately Employees selected for Jury Duty will receive compensation at their regular rate of pay. Employees are required to provide as much advance notice to their supervisor as possible. Employee must obtain a jury duty slip from the court clerk and submit any compensation received from the court to their immediate supervisor.
Volunteering Regular Full-Time Employees Immediately Employees are eligible to volunteer up to 4 hours per month in a school (Head Start, Pre-School, and Grades K-12) or the Quyanna Care Center if approved by their supervisor after submitting a leave form and provided that the service does not conflict with job duties and department functions. Volunteer time shall be recorded as administrative leave and does not count toward overtime. Please refer to Employee Handbook section 8.50 Employees must follow NSHC guidelines for requesting time off and use of all paid-time off benefits. See personnel manual for details.
Bereavement Leave Regular Part-Time and Full-Time Employees Immediately Eligible employees may receive up to five (5) days of paid leave in the event of the death of an immediate family member of the employee. *Refer to the definition of Immediate Family Member in the NSHC Personnel Manual for details Employees must follow NSHC guidelines for requesting time off and use of all paid-time off benefits. See personnel manual for details.
Family Medical Leave (FMLA) As defined by FMLA Laws As defined by FMLA Laws NSHC is subject to the requirements of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and is required to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job protected leave to eligible employees for certain family and medical reasons, in 12 month period. Eligibility requirements include: worked at least 1,250 hours in the last twelve months and employed for at least one year. Contact CareWorksUSA to submit a claim 1-888-436-9530 Employees must notify their supervisor, HR, CareWorks and submit all required documentation as outlined by the FMLA
Short – Term Disability 1st day of the month following 30 days of employment Regular, Part-Time .625 to Full-Time Employees Employer- paid income protection program. Benefit payments are made after a 14 day elimination period for approved claims and after all accrued paid-time benefits have been exhausted. The benefit amount is equivalent to 60% of the employee’s regular earnings, to a maximum of $1,000 per week. Short-term benefits can continue for up to 11 weeks, disabilities beyond this time period will be transferred to the long-term disability plan. Employees must complete all required claim application forms to apply for this benefit upon disability.
Long-Term Disability 1st day of the month following 30 days of employment Regular, Part-Time .625 to Full-Time Employees Employer-paid income protection program. Benefits begin after 90 days of disability. The benefit amount is equivalent to 60% of the employee’s regular earnings, to a maximum of $5,000 per month. Employees must complete all required claim application forms to apply for this benefit.
Life Insurance and AD&D 1st day of the month following 30 days of employment Regular, Part-Time .625 to Full-Time Employees Employer-paid basic life insurance equals to 2 ½ times your annual earnings to a maximum of $250,000. Benefits may also be available in the event of accidental death or dismemberment. Employees must have on file a signed beneficiary designation.
Supplemental Life and AD&D 1st day of the month following 30 days of employment Regular, Part-Time .625 to Full-Time Employees *EMPLOYEE MUST ELECT COVERAGE PRIOR TO ELIGIBILITY DATE BY SUBMITTING COMPLETED ENROLLMENT FORM Supplemental Life and AD&D Insurance is coverage that you pay for. You can purchase Supplemental Life and AD&D in increments of $10,000. The maximum amount you can purchase cannot be more than the lesser of 5 times your annual Earnings or $500,000. You are eligible to enroll for coverage up to the guaranteed issued amount of $100,000 (no medical information required). Employees who miss the deadline to enroll will have to wait until Open Enrollment in June of each year to enroll. Employees must complete and submit the Health Insurance Enrollment Form to the Human Resources Department on or prior to the effective date of coverage. Employees must have on file a signed beneficiary designation.
Travel Accident Insurance Immediately All NSHC employees, Board of Directors, Commissioned Officers, and temporary duty personnel NSHC paid accidental death policy in the amount of 1 times the employee’s annual earnings. The minimum benefit is $50,000 and the maximum benefit is $90,000. Benefits are paid to the employee’s designated beneficiary in the event of the employee’s accidental death while traveling on NSHC business. Employees must have on file a signed beneficiary designation
Ability Assist 1st day of the month following 30 days of employment Regular, Part-Time .625 to Full-Time Employees Employer-paid resource for professional consultations (personal, legal, or financial) for employees. Employees must be covered by The Hartford’s Long Term Disability coverage.
Funeral Benefit Immediately Regular Part-Time to Full-Time Employees In the event of an employee’s death, a $1,000 benefit payable to the employee’s designated beneficiary to be used toward the funeral costs of the employee. Employees must have on file a signed beneficiary designation. The beneficiary for this benefit must be at least 18 years of age.
Cafeteria Benefit Immediately All NSHC Employees, Contractors Sign up at the Dietary office for employee discounts and a meal card. Deductions will be made through payroll. Show your NSHC ID badge.
National Car Rental Immediately All NSHC Employees Call 1-800-468-3334 or (907) 243-3255 to reserve a car. Let them know you work for Norton Sound Health Corporation and that our contract # is 5904180. When you pick up the car show them your NSHC ID badge you will get a discount on your car rental. Show your NSHC ID badge.
Health Insurance 1st day of the month following 30 days of employment Regular, Part-Time .625 to Full-Time Employees *EMPLOYEE MUST ELECT COVERAGE PRIOR TO ELIGIBILITY DATE BY SUBMITTING COMPLETED ENROLLMENT FORM Provides medical, dental, vision, and Rx insurance coverage. Calendar year deductible is $200.00 per person or $600.00 per family. Calendar year out-of-pocket maximum is $1,500.00 per person. The cost for this benefit is:
  • Employee Only $25.00/ pay period
  • Employee + 1 $50.00/pay period
  • Employee + 2 or more $75.00/ pay period
Employees who miss the deadline to enroll will have to wait until Open Enrollment in June of each year to enroll. The plan document provides more information on enrollment and coverage, i.e.: marriage, divorce, newborns, special enrollment, pre-existing conditions, certificate of creditable coverage, etc. After coverage is effective it is important that any requested information via letters from WebTPA be completed and returned to WebTPA in order for claims determination to be completed; otherwise, claims will be denied and closed.
Employees must complete and submit the Health Insurance Enrollment Form to the Human Resources Department on or prior to the effective date of coverage. All employees must continue to pay premiums if off of work due to leave of absence or FMLA absence. Failure to pay premiums will result in termination of coverage. *Participants no longer eligible for coverage may be eligible for COBRA coverage according to COBRA guidelines.
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Regular, Part-Time .625 to Full-Time Employees *EMPLOYEE MUST ELECT COVERAGE PRIOR TO ELIGIBILITY DATE BY SUBMITTING COMPLETED ENROLLMENT FORM The plan allows employees to pay for certain expenses using pre-tax dollars. The monies that are withheld from each paycheck in equal installments and reimbursed once an employee shows proof that the service was rendered. The maximum contribution for the Health Care Account is $1,500.00 annually The maximum contribution for the Dependent Care account is $5,000.00 annually Employees who miss the deadline to enroll will have to wait until FSA Open Enrollment in November/December of each year to enroll for the next calendar year. If you enroll and don’t use up all the money you contributed to the FSA account by the end of the calendar year, you lose that money. It does not roll over into the next year. Employees must complete and submit the Flexible Spending Enrollment Form to the Human Resources Department on or prior to the effective date of coverage.
Skechers Immediately All NSHC Employees and Contract Staff 30% discount on select Skechers shoes. Look out for additional Special offers from SKECHERS throughout the year including Friends and Family discounts and other great offers. www.skechersdirect.com/company/yf4mhU Company Access Code: Yf4mhU Retail Code: ZL If you plan to visit a Skechers retail store use retail code: ZL and show them your NSHC ID badge or paystub.
Money Purchase Pension Plan Quarterly, upon meeting eligibility requirements outlined in the plan Employees who are at least 18 years of age, completed at least 1,000 hours of compensated hours and 1 year of service NSHC pays a contribution equal to 7% of the employee’s gross earnings on a quarterly basis. There is a vesting schedule, an employee is 100% vested after five (5) years of service. Employees who are rehired within 5 years of leaving NSHC will have their employment information within the last 5 years considered for an earlier entry into the retirement plan to receive contributions. The maximum contribution for 2013 is limited to $255,000 max compensation 7% of $255,000 is $17,850. Annual maximums are determined by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Annual maximums and rules may change based on legislative actions. Enrollment information is provided to employees from the retirement service provider, Fidelity Investments, after an account is established by NSHC as the plan sponsor/employer.
Tax Sheltered Annuity (TSA) Plans / 403(b) Retirement Accounts All NSHC Employees Immediately Employees have the opportunity to participate in a long-term savings or investment plan through a pre-tax salary reduction plan on a bi-weekly basis. Employees can choose to contribute a dollar amount or percentage up to a maximum of 100% of their pay. Fidelity Investments and other vendors are available to the employees. The maximum contribution for 2013 calendar year is $17,500. Employees who have attained age 50 or will attain age 50 during 2013, can contribute up to an additional $5,500 as a catch-up contribution. Annual maximums are determined by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Annual maximums and rules may change based on legislative actions. Employees can complete vendor specific enrollment paperwork to begin contributing to a 403(b) account.
Worker’s Compensation/ Incident Reporting ALL PERSONNEL Immediately Alaska National Insurance Company is available to NSHC employees for work-related illnesses or injuries that qualify employees for benefits, which may include medical treatment and/or time loss compensation. Claims are subject to review and approval by the insurance company and Worker’s Compensation Board. Individuals who are employed through another agency or employer are not required to complete the worker’s compensation claims form, as they are subject to their individual employer’s processes. In the event an employee witnesses a work-related trauma or death, the employee must notify their unit supervisor and MEDCOR immediately ALL INCIDENTS (NEAR-MISSES, ACCIDENTS, INJURIES, OR ILLNESSES MUST HAVE AN INCIDENT REPORT FORM COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED As outlined in the NSHC Personnel Manual, NSHC employees are required to report injuries within 24 hours of the onset of a work-related injury or illness by calling MEDCOR.
*Note: Plan booklets and descriptions are provided to employees for their reference as needed to access information about their eligibility for and benefits available. Any changes to the plan documents are communicated to employees through written notification. Any conflict between this summary and the plan documents will be resolved by the approved plan documents and Benefits Plan Administrator.