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Baptist Homes Health & Wellness Benefits at a Glance
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Eligible Baptist Homes employees enjoy access to a wide variety of benefits, including:

Medical
Full- and part-time staff members are eligible to elect one of three medical plans through UPMC: an EPO, a PPO or a CDHP with an HSA.  The EPO and the CDHP are free fo full time staff electing employee-only coverage. Full-time staff who decline coverage will receive an opt-out bonus of more than $2400 annually.

Dental
You are eligible for MetLife dental benefits the first of the month following 30 days of employment.  Our dental plan features one free cleaning per covered individual every six months.

Flexible Spending Accounts
You may contribute up to $2,500/year on a pre-tax basis to a medical flexible spending account and up to $5,000/year on a pre-tax basis to a dependent day care flexible spending account.

Life Insurance, AD&D, & Long Term Disability
You will receive $50,000 in company-paid life insurance.  You will also receive company-paid accidental death & dismemberment insurance, as well as long term disability.  There is no cost to you for these benefits.

Long Term Care Insurance
Full-time employees receive company-paid long term care insurance which will pay you $1,000/month for up to 3 years if you need to enter into a long term care facility or nursing home.  The plan also provides for $500/month for up to 3 years of professional home care.  This insurance is provided free to you, but you can buy additional coverage.  Part-time employees may elect this coverage for a fee.

Wellness Center
The Wellness Center is available free of charge for employees and their spouses.  It is accessible 24 hours a day and contains a variety of fitness equipment including treadmills, elliptical, and weight machines.

Retirement 403(b)
You are eligible to participate in our retirement program from day one of your employment. After one year of employment, BHS will begin to match 100% of your contributions on up to 3% of your pay. You are immediately vested in this match. Additionally, after one year of service, you will receive a discretionary contribution from Baptist Homes Society into your 403(b) account subject to plan provisions. There is a 5-year graded vesting schedule to reach 100% vesting in the discretionary match.

Vision Discount Program
BHS provides a vision discount plan that you and your dependents can take advantage of – at no cost to you.  MetLife VisionSavings Eyecare Program gives you discounts at many leading eyecare providers including LensCrafters, Pearle Vision & Sears Optical.  You can also receive a discount on your exam.  The card also gives you a 15% discount on LASIK. 

Tuition Reimbursement Program
BHS provides tuition reimbursement up to $5,250 per fiscal year for full time employees and up to $2,500 per fiscal year for part-time employees, after six months of service.

Employee Assistance Program
BHS contracts with Back on Track EAP for its employees.  All BHS employees are eligible for anonymous counseling sessions through Back on Track’s toll-free number.  Additionally, all callers are offered a free face-to-face screening or assessment session with a master’s level therapist.  The EAP is provided at no cost to you.

Sick Bank
The Employee Sick Bank is a voluntary short term disability program which runs with BHS’ fiscal year, July 1 – June 30.  The purpose of the sick bank is to assist employees who are unable to work for an extended period of time, as a result of their own personal illness.  It provides members with an additional 440 hours (up to 11 weeks) of PTO annually for use during their personal extended illness.  All employees who have at least 24 hours of accrued PTO may participate in the Sick Bank during annual open enrollment.  Employees may access the sick bank only if qualified for an episode of personal illness covered under FMLA, and they have taken off 5 consecutive work days for their own illness. 

Paid Time Off
BHS provides employees with 0.07 hours of Paid Time Off (PTO) per hour of work for full time and part time employees up to established maximums.  For a full time employee working 80 hours per pay, this equals out to 6.15 hours per pay, or 20 days per year.  After two years of service, the accrual goes up to 0.08 hours per hour of work, or 22 days per year for full time employees. PTO is to be used for vacation, holidays, personal days, illness or emergencies.

Credit Union
All employees of BHS have the opportunity to join the Omega Federal Credit Union.  The credit union provides many great services such as checking and savings accounts, home loans, car loans, etc.

Work Perks
BHS has partnered with many local merchants to offer its employees special discounts on many commonly-used services and products.  Participating merchants include Salon La Te Da, Stout Flooring, Life Uniform, and many more!  BHS employees also enjoy significant discounts through AT&T, Verizon Wireless, and Sprint on their cellular phone plans.

PAT Discount
Ride the Bus or Trolley to work?  BHS offers you the option of paying for your monthly bus pass through two pre-tax (saving you federal and state taxes) payroll deductions per month, rather than having to pay for your pass all at once!

Free Parking
No need to pay for an expensive garage lease - BHS provides free parking for all of its employees. 

This listing provides a general summary of benefits, which are subject to change. Summary Plan Descriptions and/or policies should be reviewed for more detail.



Our employees are one important reason why Baptist Homes is so highly regarded for excellent care with compassion. Each individual works hard to fulfill our mission, promoting a retirement lifestyle filled with creativity and independence.

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