Medical, Dental and Vision
Medical, Dental and Vision are administered by Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Group Life Insurance is provided by Hartford and paid for by Methodist Children’s Home. 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.)
Basic Dependent Life Insurance
This Voluntary Life Insurance is provided by Hartford and paid for by Methodist Children’s Home employees who elect to purchase coverage for their dependents. Dependent benefit amount for spouse is half of the employee’s benefit amount with a maximum of $100,000, and for children is $10,000.
Long Term Disability
Long Term Disability is administered by Hartford and paid for by Methodist Children’s Home. Employee benefit amount is 60% of monthly earnings with a maximum of $6,000.
Short Term Disability
Short Term Disability Insurance is administered by Hartford and paid for by Methodist Children’s Home. 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 administered by PB&H. There are two types of FLEX accounts offered: medical and dependent care. Employees’ payroll contributions to their FSA are pre-taxed. The FLEX Medical has an annual contribution maximum of $2,750. The FLEX Dependent Care has a limited exception available for the 2021 calendar year allowing for an annual contribution maximum of $10,500 for single taxpayers and married couples filing jointly, and $5,250 for married individuals filing separately.
These five voluntary plans are administered by Aflac and paid for by Methodist Children’s Home employees who elect to purchase coverage through payroll deduction. Aflac administers four separate pre-tax plans that include accident, cancer, hospital indemnity, and critical care coverage. Additional after-tax life insurance coverage is available for the employee only and can be used in conjunction with the employer-paid life insurance provided by Hartford. These insurance plans are portable, allowing employees to continue coverage even when they face a change in employer-provided coverage.
The Retirement Plan is a 401k plan administered by Lincoln Financial. Employees are eligible to participate in the Methodist Children’s Home Retirement Plan the 1st of the month following 60 days of employment after their hire date. After completion of one full year and 1,000 hours of service with the agency, employees will begin receiving a 3% non-elective employer contribution regardless if the employee contributes any money of their own. Additionally, Methodist Children’s Home will match 100% of employee contributions up to a maximum of 6% of compensation. The 3% non-elective employer contribution and the employee’s contribution are automatically 100% vested. The match amount is on a six-year graded vesting schedule (2 years of service = 20%, 3 years of service = 40%, 4 years of service = 60%, 5 years of service = 80%, 6 years and up = 100%).
Educational Assistance Program for Employees (EAPE)
Methodist Children’s Home recognizes the need to keep and develop quality staff, and to equip qualified staff to assume additional job and leadership responsibilities. The program is available to all full-time employees with a minimum of one year of service, acceptable performance review, and recommendation by his/her direct supervisor.
All regular, full-time and regularly scheduled part-time employees will receive 11 holidays each year with the exception of Live-In Staff. Full-time staff will receive eight hours of pay for each scheduled holiday and part-time employees will receive four hours of pay for each scheduled holiday provided the employee is regularly scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week. Holidays include:
New Year’s Day
Martin Luther King Day
Friday after Thanksgiving
Service Day Off
Paid Time Off (PTO)
PTO 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 being 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 Director of Human Resources.
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
When approved by the Board of Directors, MCH pays a Christmas Bonus based on the employee’s salary and years of service.