At Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, we understand that you have a life
beyond your commitment with us. And because we know that the work you do is
not only for the good of the patients we take care of — but also for the
good of you and yours — listed below are just some of the many amenities we
provide to make sure you're taken care of, too.
Employees who are regularly scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week
are eligible to participate in the Employee Benefits Program. Employee
benefits start on the first of the month following employment.
During your first month of employment, you may elect coverage in several
insurance options. The amount you pay each week for health, dental and
vision premiums will be paid with pretax dollars.
Health & Dental Plan Choices
Through Harvard Pilgrim Health Insurance you can elect the following health
plans: Select, Choice, or PPO plan. When you elect the Select, Choice, or
PPO plan, you are automatically enrolled with Caremark for your
prescription coverage. Our dental insurance is through Delta Dental,
offering a Value and Plus plan. We offer a vision plan through EyeMed
Other Benefit Programs
Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
Employee Life Insurance
Health and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
Pre-Paid Legal Insurance
Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
Spousal and Dependent Life Insurance
Earned Time (ET) is a program in which traditional sick, vacation and
holiday hours are combined to provide you with maximum flexibility in
determining the use of your paid time-off benefit. You are eligible for
earned time if you are regularly scheduled to work 20 or more hours per
week. Based on the current ET accrual rates, full-time employees accrue 28
days annually. You will earn additional days as your years of service
increase. ET is pro-rated for regular part-time employees working less than
40 hours per week.
After you have completed six months of employment, you may receive
reimbursement of tuition costs for approved work-related courses for up to
$1,500 during each calendar year. After five years of service, the amount
increases to $2,250 per year. Direct patient care employees are eligible
for additional funds. This amount is pro-rated for regular part-time
MBTA Pass Program
Benefits-eligible employees may enroll in the employer-subsidized monthly
MBTA pass program by the 10th of the previous month. BIDMC
subsidizes cash sales at 45 percent, and passes purchased through payroll
deduction are subsidized at 50 percent up to $120.
Parking (Paid by You)
Off-site parking with shuttle service to the hospital campus is available
to employees. Please check with Commuter Services for exact availability.
On-site parking is very limited. Cost for the various lots/garages varies,
and the fees will be deducted from your paycheck.
Eligible employees may save and invest pre-tax money (up to annual IRS
limits) in the BIDMC 401(k) Plan through Fidelity Investments. After one
year of service, eligible employees will receive a weekly matching
contribution equal to 60 percent of the first 4 percent of eligible pay you
defer to your 401(k) Plan account. Also, after one year of service eligible
employees will receive an annual CORE contribution equal to a percentage of
your eligible pay ranging from 2 to 5 percent based on your age and years
of service. You do not need to contribute to the 401(k) Plan to receive the
CORE contribution. The match and CORE contributions are vested immediately.
In addition to the 401(k) Plan eligible employees may also save and invest
pre-tax money (up to the annual IRS limits) in a 403(b) Plan through
Fidelity Investments. There is no match or CORE contribution to the 403(b)
Care.com is a program offers backup childcare and adult-care services for
those times when regular care arrangements are not available (i.e. holidays
when regular day care center is closed, between camp and school schedules).
You may sign up immediately for direct deposit and have your net pay
electronically transmitted from our payroll department to the bank
account(s) of your choice. Deposits will begin approximately three weeks
after you have signed up. In the interim you will be paid by check.
Another great incentive for our BIDMC employees is our discount
opportunities. Discount movie tickets as well as seasonal ski and water
park tickets are available through the BIDMC Gift Shops. Wireless discounts
are offered through the Telecommunications Office. As the Official Hospital
of the Boston Red Sox, employees can use their ID badge to obtain up to two
tickets for $5.00 each a half-hour after the start of a home game. Please
note the Red Sox tickets are based on availability only.
Employee Assistance Program
You and members of your household may take advantage of the hospital's
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) which provides confidential counseling
for issues small or large. The EAP also provides free legal and financial
consultation as well as helpful work/life resources.
The Office of Workforce Development in Human Resources offers a number of
opportunities for employees to enhance their job skills. This office
provides free career and academic counseling, college placement testing,
on-site pre-college prep courses in math, reading and English and
college-level science courses. Workforce Development also offers free
on-site English classes for non-native English speakers.
Workforce Development also oversees BIDMC's Pipeline Programs that sponsor
employees' education and training for specific jobs at BIDMC, such as
Patient Care Technician, Medical Laboratory Technician, Nurse, and Research
For More Information
This summary is intended to be a general outline of benefits available to
you as an employee of BIDMC. Though every effort has been made to see that
it is accurate, BIDMC reserves the right to change, amend and/or
discontinue benefits or policies at any time. If you have any questions or
would like further information, please contact the Human Resources Office
at (617) 975-9800. In the event of inconsistencies, the plan documents will
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