Benefits of Joining the Methodist Team
At Methodist, we have a Total Compensation Philosophy approach that includes highly competitive salaries and excellent benefits to meet the needs of our employees and their families. We take a pro-active approach to benefits, surveying our employees to see what is important to them and working with employee-staffed committees to evaluate and upgrade our programs.
The following are highlights of the Methodist benefits program. Not all benefits are available to all employees. For more information, contact Methodist Human Resource Services.
Paid Time Off
A "paid time off" program is provided for all active full-time and active part-time benefited employees. Salaried employees enjoy a generous vacation schedule (15 days/year for 0 through 48 months of employment; 20 days for 49 - 120 months; 25 days for 121 months or more). Methodist recognizes 6 holidays per year and salaried employees are entitled to 5 sick days; short-term disability is available for total and continuous disability after 180 days of full-time employment.
Hourly employees enjoy "earned time," combining vacation days, holidays, personal days and sick days into a "bank" that can be taken as you wish after the initial orientation period (with appropriate approval). Employees can accrue up to 24 days/year during the first 36 months of employment; 27 days with 37 - 180 months; 33 days with 181 - 300 months; and 35 days with 301 months or more.
Employees of Methodist Physician Services (MPS) enjoy a "paid time off" program with a bank of days for vacation, personal days and sick days, plus 6 recognized holidays per year. MPS employees can accrue up to 10 days/year during the first 24 months of employment; 15 days with 25 - 60 months; 20 days with 61 - 120 months; and 25 days with 121 months or more.
Health Care Plan
A self insured PPO plan is offered to active full-time employees with co-pays for office visits and a $500 deductible with 90% on other services provided in-network. Prescription coverage is included in the medical plan.
Benefits of up to $1,000 per person per calendar year are available for covered dental services, including 80% coverage of reasonable and customary for many dental services/50% for orthodontic care (participants under age 19).
The plan provides both in and out of network benefits. National network providers, including retail optical providers.
Heartland Pharmacy Outpatient Drug Plan
Under this plan you may purchase your outpatient prescription drugs for $10 (generic), $30 (name-brand drug) or $45 (if generic is available and name-brand is purchased).
Life Insurance/Accidental Death & Dismemberment
Numerous choices on your insurance coverage are available. Basic Life and AD&D coverage equal to 1½ times earnings is provided at no charge to you (maximum benefit $100,000). Term life policies for employees, spouses and dependents are available to active full-time and part-time benefited employees.
Retirement Savings Plan
For each plan year, Methodist will contribute to your account a percentage of compensation from 2.5% up to 9%, based on years of service, after age 21. You must complete at least 1,000 hours and be employed on December 31 in order to receive the contribution. If you terminate employment before the end of the plan year, you will not receive the contribution, unless you terminate for reasons of death, disability or retirement. You are fully vested in the contributions after 3 years of service of 1,000 hours or more.
Through convenient payroll deductions, you may shelter a percentage of your income in a pre-tax 401(k). There is a waiting period of 90 days.Methodist will match $0.50 on the $1.00 up to the first 3%.
Quality childcare is available through the Methodist Family Child Care Center, conveniently located at Methodist Medical Center East Campus. The Child Care Center accepts children from infancy through kindergarten.
Employees and spouses can join our modern onsite fitness center featuring exercise equipment, lap pool, and aerobics area. Classes are available for members and non-members. Monthly Wellness Center fee can be paid through convenient payroll deduction.
Reimburse tuition cost for grade C or better
Maximum Tuition Reimbursement = $3,000 per calendar year (January 1 through December 31).
• Full time- 100% of tuition up to $3,000/year.
• Part time- 50% of tuition up to $3,000/year.
Books and fees are not reimbursed.
Our Employee Assistance Program reaches out to employees, spouses, and dependents to help them deal with the pressures and changes of life both in the workplace and at home. Confidential, professional counseling and/or referral for further assistance is available for employees and eligible family members.