Employee Benefits

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Plumas District Hospital strives to provide you and your family with a comprehensive and valuable benefits package. We want to make sure you’re getting the most out of our benefits.

Benefits are offered to Full-time employees working 72-80 hours per 2 week pay period and Part-time employees working 36+ hours per 2 week pay period. Family members who are eligible for coverage are Legal spouses, Registered domestic partners, and Dependent children under age 26.

Most of the benefits listed below, such as the Health Benefit plan, must be accepted or declined upon eligibility after the waiting period. The decision to participate may not be changed until the Annual Enrollment Period in December, unless you experience a Qualifying Event.

Paid time off (PTO) program

Full time employees accrue Paid Time Off (PTO) hours each year. This PTO is used for holidays, vacations, family emergencies, etc., at the employees’ discretion and with the permission of their supervisor. Part-time employees accrue at a pro-rated amount, per hour of service. Employees begin accruing PTO immediately upon employment in a benefited status, and may start using accrued hours following a 30-day waiting period (exception for use during holidays).

Accrual schedule

<4.999 yrs. of service = 200 hours/year

5-9.999 years = 240 hours/year

10 or more years = 280 hours/year

Health Benefits

Available after 30 days of continuous service in a benefited status. We offer a comprehensive Health Benefits package (Medical & Pharmacy Plan, Dental Plan and Vision Plan).Employees contribute to a portion of the cost, with the Hospital picking up the majority of the cost. Employee contributions are made via bi-weekly payroll deductions on a pre-tax basis. Employees can cover themselves and all eligible family members. Certain benefits may be unbundled.

The PDH PPO and pharmAcy plan

$2,000 deductible ($4,000 Family).90% coverage at PDH, 70% at a PPO Network Provider, and 30% at a Non-Network PPO Provider.$20/$35/$50/20% Pharmacy program.

Delta Dental premiere

$50 deductible, 100% for Exams & Cleanings, 80% for standard fillings & extractions, and 50% for crowns, bridges, etc., at a participating Delta provider.$1,500 Maximum Benefit payment annually. Orthodontics (Adult and Child) 50% coinsurance. $2,000 lifetime maximum per patient.

Vision service plan (VSP)

$20 copay for a WellVision exam and $60 copay for a Contact exam every 12 months. Frame allowance of $140 every 24 months or Contact allowance of $130 every 12 months.

Basic Life Insurance

Available at the first of the month following one month of continuous service.$20,000 Basic Term Life and matching AD&D insurance (coverage is Employee Only).Supplemental Life and AD&D for Spouse and Children is also available for purchase.

Voluntary Life Insurance

Depending on your needs, you may want to consider buying supplemental coverage. With voluntary life insurance, you are responsible for paying the full cost of coverage through biweekly payroll deductions. You can purchase coverage for yourself or for your spouse; the minimum coverage level is $20,000 and the maximum is $300,000 or 5 times your annual salary (whichever is lower). Your spouse is eligible for 50% of your life insurance amount. Children are eligible for $10,000.

Voluntary Long Term Disability

Benefitted Full-time employees can purchase Voluntary Long-term Disability insurance provided by Lincoln Financial Group. Long-term disability is intended to protect your income for a long duration after you have depleted any state provided short-term disability or any sick leave.

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

Available after 30 days of continuous service in a benefit-eligible status. These employees are eligible to participate in the Flexible Spending Account program for healthcare expenses or qualified daycare reimbursement. Through payroll deduction on a pre-tax basis, employees may utilize this plan to set aside money for out-of-pocket healthcare expenses, dependent care provider costs, or both.

Retirement Plans

Employees may start, stop and change contributions at any time. Plumas District Hospital will contribute 3% of gross wages to a retirement plan for employees beginning the first full pay period after working for one year in a benefit-eligible status.

Credit Union

Benefitted employees are eligible for membership in the Sierra Central Credit Union.

Employee Discount Bills

After 30 days of continuous service in a benefitted status, employees and their spouses, registered domestic partners, and/or dependents will have any deductibles and coinsurance incurred for services received at Plumas District Hospital waived. You must also have qualified insurance either through PDH or another plan, be obtaining a service which is otherwise covered by your insurance and which is medically necessary.

Continuing Education Benefits

Tuition Reimbursement Program: Qualified employees, after 1 year with us, can receive up to $400/semester reimbursement based on passing grades and proof of expenses incurred.

LVN to RN Step Up Program: To further your nursing career, Plumas District Hospital will support qualified LVN's by accommodating changes your employment status, guaranteeing a full-time RN position after completion of courses and receiving licensure, and paying a total of $5,400 dollars for earning your nursing degree.

Continuing Education Days (After 1 year with Us as a Full time or Part time benefited employee): Continuing Education credits are provided through the form of five full paid days every two years for full-time staff and two days every two years for part-time staff. We also provide CPR and ACLS renewal courses for our employees.

Potential Loan Forgiveness Opportunities for Healthcare Professionals

Are you a healthcare professional seeking relief from student loan debt? There are several student loan forgiveness programs available that may qualify you for assistance. While this list is not exhaustive, we recommend exploring the following websites for more information:

Plumas District Hospital is eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program as a local government entity (due to being a district hospital). However, eligibility criteria may vary across different programs. We encourage our candidates and current staff to explore the available options online.

Other job "perks"

Bereavement / Jury Duty Leaves (paid with certain limits and eligibility based on a waiting period and employment status)
Shift differentials paid for certain work shifts, including Holiday pay
Discounted memberships with Sierra Saver / Flight Care
Reduced-cost personal cell phones
Continuing education – paid work days
Fabulous teamwork and atmosphere

Hospital events

Length-of-Service annual recognition dinner
Holiday Celebrations
For more information, please contact the Human Resources Department at (530) 283-7169 or (530) 283-7120, or nclawson@webpicturemaker.com.

This Summary page is not intended to supersede any Plan Documents or Plan Summaries, nor is it a guarantee of eligibility or a promise of payments to be made under any of the Benefit Plans. Please contact Human Resources to request current documentation regarding available benefits.

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