Employee Benefits

 

Methodist Children’s Home, Waco, Texas

(as of July 2017)

SUMMARY OF BENEFITS

Medical, Dental, and Vision
Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance is available to all active, full-time employees. Coverage goes into effect the first of the month following 60 days of employment after hire date. Medical and Dental are self-funded plans administered by UMR, and Vision is provided by United Healthcare. A summary of insurance benefits, including premiums and coverage details, will be provided for the employee in the Human Resources Department.

Life Insurance/Accidental Death & Dismemberment
Group Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance is provided by Hartford and paid for by Methodist Children’s Home for all active, full-time employees. Coverage goes into effect the first of the month following 60 days of employment after hire date. Employee benefit amount is two times an employee’s annual earnings with a maximum of $250,000. (A cash benefit will be paid for certain losses not resulting in death.)

Long Term Disability
Long Term Disability Insurance is provided by Hartford and paid for by Methodist Children’s Home for all active, full-time employees. Coverage goes into effect the first of the month following 60 days of employment after hire date. Employee benefit amount is 60% of monthly earnings with a maximum of $6,000.

Short Term Disability
Short Term Disability Insurance is provided by Hartford and paid for by Methodist Children’s Home for all active, full-time employees. Coverage goes into effect the first of the month following 60 days of employment after hire date. Employee benefit amount is 60% of weekly earnings with a maximum of $1,500. Benefits become payable after 15 days of disability, and last a maximum of 11 weeks.

Flex Spending Account (FSA)
The FSA is an employee benefit plan offered by Methodist Children’s Home and administered through PB&H for all active, full-time employees. Coverage goes into effect the first of the month following 60 days of employment after hire date. There are 2 types of FLEX accounts offered: medical and dependent care. Employee’s payroll contributions to their FSA is pre-taxed. The FLEX Medical has an annual contribution maximum of $2,600, while the FLEX Dependent Care has an annual contribution maximum of $5,000.

Retirement Plan
Employees are eligible to participate in the Methodist Children’s Home Retirement Plan after completion of 1 full year of service with the organization. The retirement plan is a 401k offered by Mass Mutual. Methodist Children’s Home matches employee contributions 1.5 times the employee’s contribution amount, with a maximum of 9%.

Workers’ Compensation
Methodist Children’s Home provides medical care for all employees injured on the job. Texas Mutual provides worker’s compensation insurance, and coordinates medical expense and treatment for injured workers. MCH follows guidelines set forth by Texas Mutual’s Return to Work Policy, which is designed to help injured workers continue working while following any work restrictions mandated by the treating doctor until the injured worker is given a full release to return to their regular job duties. Employees and supervisors will sign an Agreement to Comply with Work Restrictions if accommodations are available while employees are placed on restriction. If unable to meet the work restrictions, an employee will be made a Bona Fide Job offer when available in order to find them job placement within the organization.

Educational Assistance Program for Employees (EAPE)
Methodist Children’s Home recognizes the need to keep and develop quality staff, and to prepare qualified staff to assume additional job and leadership responsibilities. The program is available to all full-time employees with a minimum of one year service, acceptable performance review, and recommendation by his/her direct supervisor. The EAPE assists employees with approved educational expenses. Additional information about the program can be found on the Human Resources section of the Employee Connection.

Training and Supervision
Methodist Children’s Homeprovides orientation and training for all supervisors and upper management on a consistent basis.  Mandatory training is provided through the Training Department for all employees.  Employees are encouraged to pursuecontinued education through EAPE, as well as online or local trainingthat relate to their job duties, as approved by their administrator. 

Professional Memberships
Methodist Children’s Home will pay for membership in one professional organization related to the employee’s job after the completion of 6 months of service with the organization. The Vice President of Finance or Vice President of Human Resources must approve exceptions.

Christmas Bonus
When approved by the Board of Directors, Methodist Children’s Home pays a Christmas Bonus based on the employee’s salary and years of service.

Funeral Leave
Methodist Children’s Home grants reasonable funeral leave of up to three days to all regular, full-time and regularly scheduled part time employees for the funerals of close family members. Advance approval by the Department Head or the Vice President of Human Resources is required. Normal Funeral Leave consists of one to three days paid leave for an immediate family member. Additional days off may be granted based on demands of their job, and/or the situation, and must be approved by their Vice President or the Vice President of Human Resources. Immediate family members include, but may not be limited to, Mother, Father, Sister, Brother, Grandparent, Children, and Spouse. Other Family members will be considered for one paid day off. Any questions regarding this policy should be directed to the Human Resources Department.

Jury Duty
Methodist Children’s Home grants leave for jury duty to all regular, full-time and regularly scheduled part time employees in order to allow the employee to fulfill the jury duty commitment without loss of wages.

Holidays
All regular, full-time and regularly scheduled part time employees will receive ten holidays each year with the exception of Live-In Staff. Part time employees will receive 4 hours of pay for each scheduled holiday provided the employee is regularly scheduled to work at least 20/hrs per week. Holidays include: New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Friday after Thanksgiving, Martin Luther King Day, Labor Day, Christmas Eve, Good Friday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, Memorial Day.

Holidays will be observed on the day the holiday falls. Holidays falling on Saturday will be observed on the Friday before and holidays falling on Sunday will be observed on the Monday following. Employees who are unable to take the day off due to their job responsibilities will be given another day off within a 60 day period usually scheduled 30 days prior or 30 days after the observed holiday. Employees unable to schedule a holiday off will be paid the holiday in addition to hours worked. However, the decision to pay the holiday (versus actual time taken off the job) must be approved by the Administrator (due to any additional hours placed on the time sheet). Holiday pay is paid at the employee’s regular rate of pay and is never considered for time and one half pay.

Paid Time Off
Paid time off is earned by all active, full-time employees and regularly scheduled part time employees. PTO is available for use on the first of the month following 60 consecutive days of employment after your hire date. Employees begin accruing PTO at date of hire and accruals are credited each pay period. Employees must receive approval from their immediate supervisor prior to taking PTO unless otherwise stated by state or federal laws. PTO accruals are based on position and years of service with MCH. Upon termination of employment, unused PTO will be paid to the separating employee pending approval of the Vice President of Human Resources.

PTO Accruals per Pay Period:
- Full Time Staff 40 hours per week - 6.50 hours (under 5 yrs), 9.00 hours (5 yrs and above)
- Full Time Staff 30 hours per week - 4.50 hours (under 5 yrs), 6.00 hours (5 yrs and above)
- Live-In Staff - 8.00 hours (under 5 yrs), 10.00 hours (5 yrs and above)
- Part Time Staff - 3.25 hours (under 5 yrs), 4.50 hours (5 yrs and above)

Rollover Amounts per Calendar Year:
- Full Time Staff 40 hours per week - 120.00 hours
- Full Time Staff 30 hours per week - 90.00 hours
- Live-In Staff - 240.00 hours
- Part Time Staff - 60.00 hours