Georgia Regional Hospital
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  EMPLOYEE BENEFITS      

INSURANCE PROGRAMS:

State of Georgia Health Benefit Plan Eligible employees and dependents may participate in the group health insurance plan.  Several different plans are available.  (Optional)

Dental Coverage - Eligible employees and dependents may participate in the group dental insurance plan.

Vision Coverage - Eligible employees and dependents may participate in the vision plan.  (Optional)

Employee Life Insurance - Eligible employees will be provided with group term life insurance at eighteen (18) times their monthly salary at no cost to the employee.

Additional Life Insurance - Eligible employees may elect additional supplemental coverage and dependent life insurance coverage.  Contributions are pre-tax.  (Optional)

Long - Term Disability Insurance - Available to protect the employee against loss of income during long periods of disability.  Contributions are pre-tax.  (Optional)

        Short - Term Disability Insurance - Available to protect the employee against loss of income 
        during
 short  periods of disability.  (Optional)

Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance - Provides insurance benefits to be paid in the event of a covered injury or death of covered employee.  (Optional)

Long Term Care Insurance - Provides a wide range of personal care, health and social services for eligible employees, spouse, parents, and parents-in-law who suffer a chronic disease or long-lasting disability.  Services can be provided in a nursing facility, adult day care center or at home.  (Optional)

Legal Insurance - Provides protection against many unexpected situations where legal representation is needed.  (Optional)

SPENDING ACCOUNTS:

Health Care Spending Account - The Health Care Spending Account provides a tax shelter (tax savings) on money that can be used to pay for eligible medical expenses.  (Optional)

Child (Dependent) Care Spending Account - The Child (dependent) Care Spending Account provides a tax shelter (tax savings) on money that can be used to pay for eligible child care expenses.  (Optional)

RETIREMENT:

State of Georgia Employees Retirement Plan - Eligible full-time employees are required to participate in the Employees Retirement Plan.  Membership in the ERS requires pre-tax contribution. The employee contribution is sheltered from federal and state taxes.  Employees are vested with ERS after 10 years of continuous service, disability retirement eligible after 13 years and 4 months.

Deferred Compensation Program - Eligible full-time employees may elect to accumulate supplemental retirement income by participating in the 401(k) and/or the 457 plan.  This is a tax deferred retirement savings plan in which the employee can decide how to invest in the investment funds.  (Optional)

PAID TIME OFF:

Holidays - Twelve (12) holidays are observed per year.

Annual Leave Eligible full-time employees can earn annual leave (vacation) depending on the length of continuous service at the following rates:

                Days Off             Length of Continuous Service
               
15 days (10 hrs./month)                      0 5 years
               
18 days (12 hrs./month)                      5 10 years
               
21 days (14 hrs./month)                      10 years and greater  

Personal Leave Up to twenty-four (24) hours of sick leave, in excess of 120 hours, accumulated by an employee may be converted to personal leave.

Sick Leave - Eligible full-time employees earn sick leave at the rate of five (5) hours per pay period in which they are in pay status for at least 40 hours.  Employees earn up to fifteen (15) days per year.

OTHER BENEFITS:

Direct Deposit - Employee pay checks are electronically deposited.

Workers Compensation - All employees are covered by the Georgia Workers Compensation Act.  This act provides payment for medical and hospital expenses as well as disability compensation in the event an employee is injured while performing job duties.

Shift Differential Pay Available for selected positions.

Credit Union Membership

Purchase of U.S. Savings Bonds

Jury Duty Leave

Military Duty Leave

Note:  * Full-time benefit eligible employees.  Refer to the DHR Employee Handbook for details.

Georgia Department of Human Resources
Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Addictive Diseases