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Employee Benefits

Benefits Package

Benefits are offered to regular part-time and full-time employees who work at least 36 hours per two-week pay period at Plumas District Hospital.

Most of the benefits listed below, such as the Health Benefit plan, must be accepted or declined upon eligibility after the waiting period.  The decision to participate may not be changed until the Annual Enrollment Period in December, unless you experience a Qualifying Event.

Paid Time Off (PTO) Program

Full time employees accrue Paid Time Off (PTO) hours each year. This PTO is used for holidays, vacations, illness, family emergencies, etc., at the employees’ discretion and with the permission of their supervisor. Part-time employees accrue at a pro-rated amount, per hour of service. Employees begin accruing PTO immediately upon employment in a benefited status, and may start using accrued hours following a 90-day waiting period (exception for use during holidays).

Accrual schedule
Under 5 yrs. of service = 200 hours/year
5-9 years = 240 hours/year
10 or more years = 280 hours/year

Wellness Initiative

All employees are eligible for a incentive-based wellness rewards program. Eligibility is the first of the month following 30 days of employment.

Health Benefits

Available after 30 days of continuous service in a benefited status. We offer a comprehensive Health Benefits package (Medical & Pharmacy Plan, Dental Plan and Vision Plan). Employees contribute to a portion of the cost, with the Hospital picking up the majority of the cost. Employee contributions are made via bi-weekly payroll deductions on a pre-tax basis. Employees can cover themselves and all eligible family members. Certain benefits may be unbundled.

The PDH PPO and Pharmacy Plan

$2,000 deductible ($4,000 Family). 100% Preventive Care Benefit. 90% coverage at PDH, 70% at a PPO Network Provider, and 30% at a Non-Network PPO Provider. $20/$35/$50/20% Pharmacy program.

Delta Dental Premiere

Available if employee also selects the PPO plan coverage. $50 deductible, 100% for Exams & Cleanings, 80% for standard fillings & extractions, and 50% for crowns, bridges, etc., at a participating Delta provider. $1,500 Maximum Benefit payment annually.

Vision Service Plan (VSP)

$20 co-pay for a vision exam every 12 months. After a $20 copay, lenses covered by VSP every 12 months with a $20 co-pay; and frame costs covered every 24 months to maximum of $140.

Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)

Available at the first of the month following one month of continuous service. $20,000 Basic Term Life and matching AD&D insurance (coverage is Employee Only). Supplemental Life and AD&D for Spouse and Children is also available for purchase.

Flexible Benefit Program (FSA)

Available after 30 days of continuous service in a benefit-eligible status. These employees are eligible to participate in the Flexible Spending Account program for healthcare expenses or qualified daycare reimbursement. Through payroll deduction on a pre-tax basis, employees may utilize this plan to set aside money for out-of-pocket healthcare expenses, dependent care provider costs, or both.

Pension Plan

After one year of service at the hospital, benefited employees receive a contribution of 3% of gross wages from the Hospital to the 403(b) pension plan through the Principal Financial Group, with Morgan Stanley as the financial advisors.

Any employee (benefitted or not) may also voluntarily participate in contributing to their 403(b) retirement plan, and/or a 457(b) plan, and/or a Roth 403(b) plan. This benefit is available immediately upon employment. Employees may contribute any percent or flat amount of their gross pay every pay period, subject to annual maximums. The employee controls the investment funds on employer and employee contributions and the vesting period is one calendar year. Additional financial services are offered by the Principal Financial Group.

Credit Union

Benefitted employees are eligible for membership in the Sierra Central Credit Union.

Miscellaneous Insurance

Other insurance plans are available for benefitted employees to purchase at the first of the month following one month of continuous service. These include Universal Life Insurance/Long Term Care, and Long-Term Disability insurance (for full-time employees only).

Hospital/Clinic Bills

Available after 30 days of continuous service in a benefit-eligible status. Employees who meet certain criteria will have their billed amounts waived, except for co-pays.

Other job “perks”

  • Bereavement / Jury Duty Leaves (paid for by the Hospital; limitation on maximum number of days)
  • Shift differentials paid for certain work shifts, including Holiday pay
  • Discounted membership at local athletic club
  • Discounted membership with REMSA’s air/flight ambulance services
  • Reduced-cost personal cell phones
  • Continuing education – paid work days
  • Fabulous teamwork and atmosphere
  • Humana Go365 Wellness Initiative Program

Hospital Events

  • Employee of the Month Celebration
  • Length-of-service annual recognition dinner
  • Holiday Celebrations

For more information, please contact the Human Resources department at 530-283-7169 or 530-283-7120.

This Summary page is not intended to supersede any Plan Documents or Plan Summaries, nor is it a guarantee of eligibility or a promise of payments to be made under any of the Benefit Plans. Please contact Human Resources to request current documentation regarding available benefits. Updated 1/18