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Benefits Synopsis

Retirement
Deferred compensation plan
Health insurance
FSA, HRA and premium conversion
Life insurance
Dental and vision insurance
Holidays
Annual leave
Sick leave
Civil leave
Family/medical leave
Tuition assistance
Training
Employee assistance program
Parking


Retirement
Participation in the Kentucky Employees Retirement System is mandatory for full-time employees and those working 100 hours or more per month. Members become fully vested in KERS after five years. The employee contribution for those starting in KERS after September 1, 2008, is 6.0 percent and is tax deferred until the employee receives the funds. If an employee leaves employment prior to retirement, 5 percent of the funds may be returned to the employee with interest (refunds are subject to early withdrawal penalties.)  See http://www.kyret.ky.gov.
 
Deferred compensation plan
All employees may elect to participate in retirement, in addition to KERS, that is paid through pre-tax or post-tax dollars, available through payroll deduction.  See http://www.kentuckydcp.com.
 
Health insuranceHealth insurance policy
Eligible full-time employees may elect health insurance coverage. The employer pays up to a set amount per month for coverage. Coverage usually begins the second calendar month following the hire date. See https://personnel.ky.gov/Pages/healthinsurance.aspx.
 
FSA, HRA and premium conversion
Employees may pay their portion of eligible insurance premiums with pre-tax dollars. Pre-tax Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) are available to eligible employees for health care and dependent care expenses. Employees who have other health insurance coverage may elect to have their portion of the employer-paid premium allocation contributed to a Health Reimbursement Account (HRA). Some health plans contain embedded HRAs.
 
Life insurance
Eligible full-time employees receive $20,000 of life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance at no cost to them. Optional additional employee and dependent coverage is available at group rates through payroll deduction.
 
Dental and vision insurance
Eligible full-time employees may choose from two plans that both have dental and limited vision coverage. Single coverage is provided at no cost to employee. Dependent coverage is available at employee’s expense.
 
Holidays
Eligible full-time employees receive 12 paid holidays per year.
 
Annual leave
Eligible full-time employees accumulate up to 3.7 to 7.5 hours per pay period, based on length of service. Eligible part-time employees accumulate on a prorated basis.
 
Sick leave
Eligible full-time employees accumulate up to 3.7 hours per pay period. Eligible part-time employees accumulate on a prorated basis.
 
Civil leave
When summoned by court to serve as a juror or witness, or ordered to serve as a Reservist in any branch of the U.S. military, eligible employees receive full pay. Eligible employees also receive full pay for pre-approved voting or election leave.

Family/medical leave
Eligible employees are eligible for up to 12 weeks per year of protected unpaid time off work in certain circumstances of personal or family illness, and up to 14 additional weeks in certain military circumstances.
 
Tuition assistance
Eligible employees seeking to further their academic training when it relates to their employment may receive all or partial assistance for tuition.
 
Training
Eligible employees seeking to hone their work-related skills may receive all or partial assistance for seminars, workshops, computer classes, etc.
 
Employee assistance program
Eligible employees and their immediate family members are eligible for up to eight one-hour-long sessions with the St. Elizabeth Employee Assistance Program.
 
Parking
Parking is provided at no cost to all employees.

Revised: March 1, 2016

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