Domestic Benefits

Heartland Alliance offers to its employees a great variety of benefits. Employees working 20 hours per week are eligible to most benefits including medical and dental insurance


Paid Time Off

Heartland is proud to offer this generous paid-time-off benefit package. The summary below shows the total for a first-year employee. Paid time off is a benefit offered to eligible employees who work at least 20 hours per week.

Vacation 10
Sick 15
Personal 6
Holidays 11
Total 42

 

Vacation

 Year One & Two  10 Days*/12 Days**
 Year Three  15 Days
 Year Four & Above  20 Days

Eligible employees accrue vacation after 90 days of service. Vacation days accrued are pro-rated for part-time employees based on their full-time equivalent hours.

*Non bargaining unit employees (those who are not in union positions)

**Bargaining unit employees (employees who are part of the Union)

Vacation days roll over to 200 hours and can be taken in increments of 2 hours.

Personal Business

Eligible employees get a total of 6 Personal Business days per year. Personal days are accrued on a quarterly basis. Part time employees accrue personal days pro-rated based on their full-time equivalent. Employees hired after September 1, do not accrue personal time until the start of the next calendar year. Personal business days expire December 31st.

Holidays

Heartland Alliance observes 11 holidays throughout the year.

 New Year’s Day  January 1st
 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day  Third Monday in January
 Presidents’ Day  Third Monday in February
 Memorial Day  Last Monday in May
 Independence Day  July 4th
 Labor Day  First Monday in September
 Thanksgiving  Fourth Thursday in November
 Day after Thanksgiving  Friday after Thanksgiving
 Christmas Eve  December 24th
 Christmas  December 25th
 New Year’s Eve  December 31st

Medical Insurance

Employees working a minimum of 20 hours per week are eligible for medical insurance. Coverage begins the first of the month following the first 30 consecutive days of benefits eligible employment. Heartland Alliance offers two options for medical insurance:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield BlueEdge HSA Plan: includes a Health Savings Account to help pay for medical expenses
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO Plan: includes a Healthcare Reimbursement Account for prescriptions and a vision discount program 
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO Plan: includes a Healthcare Reimbursement Account for prescriptions and a vision discount program

New employees must enroll in a medical plan within 31 days of benefits eligible employment and may not change from one plan to another until Open Enrollment.  A new employee who fails to enroll in a medical plan within 31 days of benefits eligible employment must wait until Open Enrollment to apply with an effective date being the following January 1 for medical coverage.  If an employee chooses not to participate in a Heartland Alliance medical plan, an opt out provision is offered of $100 for each benefits eligible quarter of non-participation provided required documentation is submitted in accord with established timelines.

Wellness Program

Employees who elect our medical insurance program are eligible to participate in Well onTarget. Well onTarget is an interactive and personalized wellness program that makes it easy for you to live your healthiest life and rewards members for improving their health. 

Dental Insurance

Employees working a minimum of 20 hours per week are eligible for dental insurance. Coverage begins the first of the month following the first 30 consecutive days of benefits eligible employment. Heartland Alliance offers two options for dental insurance:

  •     Guardian/First Commonwealth HMO
  •     Guardian/First Commonwealth PPO

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

Employees scheduled for at least 20 hours per week are eligible to enroll for Medical and/or Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA). These accounts are a way to save for expenses on a pre-tax basis.

Mass Transit

Under the Mass Transit Benefit, eligible employees are able to pay for commuting expenses to and from work with tax-free dollars through employee salary reduction.

Tuition Reimbursement

Provided sufficient funds are available, Heartland Alliance will provide educational assistance to a maximum of $1,500 per fiscal year to all eligible employees for courses that are part of a degree, licensing, or certification program must be related to the employee’s current job duties.

Direct Deposit

Employees may enroll in direct deposit of their payroll checks at a banking institution of their choice, provided that required documents are completed and submitted, including proof of bank account information.

Retirement

Employees are eligible to start contributing to their 401(k) account on either January 1st or July 1st, whichever date falls soonest after the first of the month following 6 months of employment.  

In addition, Heartland will automatically contribute 3% of the employee’s base annual salary to a 401(k) account on beginning the same date the employee becomes eligible to start contributing.  As soon as employees are eligible for Heartland’s contributions, employees become 100% vested.

Life Insurance (Basic) and Accidental Death and Dismemberment

Heartland Alliance offers employees working a minimum of 30 hours per week, free basic life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance. Coverage begins the first of the month following the first 30 consecutive days of benefits eligible employment.

  •  Non-Bargaining Unit Employees benefit equals one (1) time the employee’s annual salary
  •  Bargaining Unit Employees benefit equals $30,000

Voluntary Life Insurance

Employees working a minimum of 30 hours per week can purchase additional group life insurance for themselves and their spouse, approved domestic partner and/or dependent children. Coverage begins the first of the month following the first 30 consecutive days of benefits eligible employment.

Long Term Disability (LTD) and Short Term Disability (STD) Insurance

Any employee working 30 hours per week get free long term and short term disability insurance. Both STD and LTD insurance guarantees a percentage of your income (66 2/3%) if you meet the disability requirements set forth by the insurance company due to a sickness or injury. Coverage begins the first of the month following the first 30 consecutive days of benefits eligible employment.