Bethesda Hospital East

Benefits at Bethesda

 

Benefit deductions are taken biweekly (24 or 26 pay periods) and all benefits go into effect the first of the month following 90 days of employment. 
 

One Exception: 401k and 403b can go into effect the first pay period following the election.



Health Insurance
Employees have a choice to pick from a HMO & POS plan. If he/she is already covered under another health insurance policy, he/she may be eligible to receive the Opt-Out monies. Our health plans offer prescription drug benefits with low co-pays for both formulary & generic.


Dental Insurance
Employees have a choice to pick from a HMO & POS plan. Two options available: PPO & Managed Care.
 

Vision Insurance
Covers all routine eye care including eye exams and eyeglasses or contacts at low monthly premiums.
 

Flexible Spending Accounts 
Health Care Reimbursement and Dependent Care Reimbursement -accounts give employees the opportunity to redirect monies on a pre-tax basis to pay dependent care and health care expenses.
 

OPT-OUT (Flex Credit)
Only applies to current Bethesda insurance.  Must show proof of insurance coverage elsewhere.  Medicaid not eligible for OPT-OUT.
  
Basic Life Insurance $10,000
A $10,000 Life Insurance policy is offered at no cost to the employee.


Voluntary Life and Accident Insurance
Additional insurance may also be purchased for your spouse and/or dependent children at the below group rates.


Accident Insurance
Accident disability income benefit.  Individual or family coverage.


Cancer/Specified Disease Protection Plan
Provides medical insurance for cancer and other specific diseases.


Long Term Disability Insurance
Provides income protection against accidents or illness and may be purchased at low group rates.
 

Critical Life Crisis
Is a revolutionary new policy designed to help survivors of a critical illness.
 

Long Term Care 
Insurance helps people of all ages preserve their financial security and independence in the event of extended disability.
 

Life Insurance 
Allows employees to take out additional Life Insurance for themselves, spouse and dependents.
 

Legal Plan
Provides its members with legal protection and peace of mind with predetermined, discounted fees on all types of legal services.
 

401K
Employees hired after 10/1/2005 are eligible for 401K w/ up to 2% matching.
 

403B
Available for employees hired prior to 10/1/05 and per diems and rehires (which varies based on vesting schedule upon leaving). 
 

Credit Union
A full range of financial services offered to members through the Gold Coast Credit Union.
 

Referral Bonus
Cash awarded for successful recruitment of "hard to fill" positions designated by the hospital. Contact HR at 561.737.7733, ext. 84200 for further information.
 

On Site Child Care Center-Early Learning Center
Educational/developmental care provided to children and grandchildren of Bethesda employees age 6 weeks to 5 years. To find out more call 561.737.7733, ext. 84060.
 

Direct Deposit
Available with any bank (including out of state banks) that has direct deposit capabilities.
 

Disability Leave Bank
Employees accrue up to 4.0 a ppd in addition to their PTO. After one year of benefit eligible time the employee can access this bank to use for a short-term disability.
 

Employee Assistance Program
Center for Family Services provides counseling sessions, crisis intervention and credit counseling.
 

Education Reimbursement Tuition
Assistance for approved courses up to $2,000 dollars per year, amortized over 12 months. Available after one year of benefit eligible service.
 

Education Resource Center
Assist with ongoing management, supervisory and staff training on a wide variety of subjects and courses.
 

Employee Hotline
To provide open communication to BMH employees 561.737.7733, ext. 84511.
 

Employee Management Exchange (EME)
Meetings held to create and maintain good employee/management relationships and promote open communication between staff and management.
 

Health Assessment Physical 
Check-up, including PPD and/or chest x-ray and routine lab work. Routine lab work can also be done annually in the employee’s birth month.  PPD’s should be done annually prior to the employees hire month.
 

Leave Time (PTO)
Paid time off program; holidays and sick leave; leave days increase after 3, 5, 10, 20 years.  Twice a year, employees may cash-in a portion of their leave (Benefit eligible after the 1st ppd following 3 Months).
 

Cash in Lieu of Leave
Request to cash in leave hours can be twice a year---November and May. Benefit eligible after 1 year of service.
 

Medical Library
For use by employees for medical research.
 

Pre-Paid College
Payroll deduction for prepaid college plans: Florida, or 529. 
 

Relocation Allowance
With administrative approval, up to $2,000 reimbursed for hard to fill positions recruited from a distance of 50 miles or more. Monies are amortized over a 20-month period.
 

Shift Differential and Weekend Differential
Additional pay to employees who are assigned to work evening and night shifts based on selected positions only.
 

Sick Child Care 
Free professional care within the Pediatric Dept. for mildly ill children while Bethesda employed parent is at work.