Unless otherwise stated, Pen Bay Healthcare employees are eligible for benefits if they work in a benefitted position of 20 hours or more per week. Medical and dental insurance begins on the first day of the month following an employee's first day of employment. For detailed information, view the Pen Bay Healthcare benefits brochure.
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Medical Insurance: Comprehensive medical plans available. HMO and PPO options available. Coverage is available for individuals, employee and children, employee and spouse/domestic partner and family plans. Preventive care services are available with both plans at little to no out of pocket cost.
Dental Insurance: Preventive and diagnostic care charges are paid 100%, not to exceed the Usual and Customary Charge (UCR). Two routine office exams/cleanings are covered in any period of 12 months.
Life Insurance: Pen Bay Healthcare pays two times the annual salary rounded to next highest thousand. Supplemental insurance is available at employee cost. Life insurance is available to benefited employees on the 1st day of the month following 90 days of employment. Dependent life insurance is also available.
Vision Plan: Anthem's Blue View Vision manages our Vision Plan. Both in and out of network benefits are available. Please see the benefits brochure for more information.
Short Term Disability: Benefitted employees are eligible for short-term disability after 6 months of continuous service in a benefitted position. Our Short Term Disability program replaces up to 60% of your lost income based on your lost hours if you are unable to work, or can only work on a partial basis, because of a disability that is not work-related.
Long Term Disability: Our Long Term Disability program replaces up to 60% of your lost income if you are unable to work, or can only work on a partial basis. The maximum amount you can receive each month is $10,000. LTD benefits kick in after either 180 daysor the end of STD benefits - whichever happens later.
Flexible Spending Accounts: Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) allow you to pay certain out-of-pocket medical, dependent care, transit, and adoption expenses with money that is taken out of your paycheck. The money you put in this account is not taxed when they are deducted from your pay or when they are reimbursed to you. This means the dollars are essentially tax-free!
Retirement Income: We offer a Partnership Retirement Plan - 403(b) Plan and this is available to all employees.
Upon employment, all employees may voluntarily participate in a retirement plan. After two years of service, employees become eligible for employer contribution. Pen Bay Healthcare will automatically contribute 2% of your salary to your retirement plan. If you (the employee) match this 2% contribution, Pen Bay Healthcare will contribute an extra 1/2% of your salary.
Paid Time Off
Paid Time Off (PTO): Pen Bay Healthcare has a program that consolidates traditional paid time off benefits (holidays, vacation, sick/personal days) into a single package called Paid Time Off. PTO hours accrue bi-weekly based on hourly status. Accrued hours up to 336 may be carried over to the next calendar year. Year-end cash out options are also available.
For exempt and salaried employees, the rate of accrual is also based upon your length of service and the weekly number of hours you are budgeted to work. Please note that your accrual increases at the beginning of your 5th, 10th, and 15th years.
Click here to view PTO accrual charts.
Pen Bay Healthcare recognizes the following holidays: New Year's Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
Pen Bay Healthcare also provides leaves of absences, bereavement time, jury duty, FMLA, etc. Please contact Human Resources for more information.
On-Site Education: Pen Bay Healthcare has an on-site education department that provides inservices, education sessions, and resources to all of our employees. CPR, ACLS, and PALS are just a few clinical courses provided.
Tuition Reimbursement: To support its commitment to the personal and professional growth of its employees, Pen Bay Healthcare provides tuition assistance for graduate, undergraduate and advanced certification exam fees.
All employees whose status is 20 or more hours per week and have been in continuous employment in a benefited position for six months or more are eligible to apply for assistance.
Prescription Drugs: Pen Bay Medical Center has an on-site Pharmacy that is available to all employees and their dependents. Prescriptions are available at cost. If you work off-site, most prescriptions can be sent to your place of work by our courier. All costs are deducted from your paycheck.
Child Care Center: Pen Bay Healthcare is committed to assisting parents with both family and work responsibilities through the provision of high-quality, affordable childcare services. The Pen Bay Childcare Center, located on the campus of Pen Bay Medical Center, is licensed by the State of Maine and serves children ages 6 weeks to five years old. The childcare center is a program serving both families employed by Pen Bay Healthcare and those in the wider community. Children may be enrolled on a full or part-time basis and enrollment is made on a first-come, first-served basis with priority given to employees of Pen Bay Healthcare. Childcare Center web pages. (new window)
Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Pen Bay Healthcare recognizes that a wide range of problems such as financial concerns, family issues, alcoholism, and drug abuse can be detrimental to an employee's performance on the job even though they are not directly associated with an individual's job function. Consequently, we believe it is in the interest of the employees and Pen Bay Healthcare to provide an effective program to assist employees and their families in resolving problems such as these as the need arises. To this end, EAP provides confidential short-term consultation services and referrals to local community treatment sources. All employees are free to use this program and are encouraged to do so.
Employee Health: Pen Bay Healthcare maintains an Employee Health/Occupational Health Service for its staff. Employee Health provides pre-placement screening, TB Testing, immunization programs, and Personal Health and wellness programs. Please see the attached flier for current Works on Wellness (WOW) programs or contact the Employee Health Office at (207) 593-5577.