Employee Benefits

From education and training to comprehensive life benefit programs, Northeast Georgia Health System provides benefits that fit your lifestyle and rewards you for your commitment.

Our Benefits Program offers custom options that let you plan for your life needs. Our education services start from the moment you begin working here and help create the career of your dreams with continuing education opportunities.

You’ll find everything you need here to succeed in all that you do – on and off the job.

Included in the Benefits Program

Medical/Prescription Insurance

Medical Prescription Insurance

  • Choice between two plans:
  • Both plans are partially subsidized by NGHS.
  • The Health Partners PPO Plan provides pharmacy co-pays according to the choice of generic, preferred and non-preferred brand prescriptions.
  • Employee Pharmacy is available to all NGHS employees.
  • Coverage is available to full-time and part-time employees.
  • Coverage begins on your date of hire.
Dental Insurance

Dental Insurance

  • Preventive, basic and major services included.
  • Orthodontic services are available for children under 19.
  • May visit any dentist.
  • Coverage available to full-time and part-time employees.
  • Coverage begins on your date of hire.
Vision Insurance

Vision Insurance

  • Choice between two networks.
  • Co-pays for exam and materials.
  • Coverage available to full-time and part-time employees.
  • Coverage begins on the 1st of the month following your date of hire.
Life/Accidental Death Insurance

Life/Accidental Death Insurance

  • Coverage available to full-time employees, premiums fully paid by NGHS.
  • Optional additional Life & Accidental Death coverage.
  • Optional Spouse & Dependent Life Insurance.
  • Coverage begins on the 1st of the month following your date of hire.
401(k) Retirement Savings Plan

401(k) Retirement Savings Plan

  • Available to all employees, age 18 or older.
  • Opportunity to contribute up to the maximum annual amount set by the IRS.
  • Employees automatically enrolled at 3% of earnings; the ability to opt-out provided.
  • NGHS will match a portion of the employee’s contribution.
  • Several investment funds to choose from.
  • Coverage begins on the 1st of the month following 30 days of employment.
Flexible Spending Accounts

Flexible Spending Account

  • Pre-tax money set aside in Health and/or Dependent Care accounts for future reimbursement.
  • Coverage is available for full-time and part-time employees.
  • Coverage begins on the 1st of the month following your date of hire.
Short-term Disability

Short-term Disability

  • Elect coverage up to 60% of gross weekly income.
  • Price based on the level of coverage selected, up to $5,000 in weekly benefits.
  • Coverage is available to full-time and part-time employees.
  • Coverage begins on the 1st of the month following your date of hire.
Long-term Disability

Long-term Disability

  • Coverage is available to full-time employees.
  • The benefit pays 60% of your gross monthly income with a maximum monthly benefit of $10,000, premiums fully paid by NGHS.
  • Coverage begins on the 1st of the month following your date of hire.
Health Savings Account

Health Savings Account

  • An employee can choose the amount to be deducted each period, up to the maximum allowed by IRS for employees enrolled in the Health Partners HDHP Plan.
  • Tax-free funds.
  • NGHS may contribute to account-based wellness plan participation and on the tier of medical coverage.
  • Coverage begins on the 1st day of the 2nd month following your date of hire.
Supplemental Insurance

Aflac

  • Supplemental insurance policies include cancer, accident, critical illness, and hospital protection.
  • Depending on the plan selected, premiums are payroll deducted on a pre-tax or after-tax basis.
  • Coverage is available to full-time and part-time employees.
  • Coverage begins on the 1st of the month following your date of hire.
Legal

Legal

  • Provides access to professional legal representation.
  • Coverage begins on the 1st of the month following your date of hire.
Paid Days Off (PDO)

Paid Days Off (PDO)

  • Automatic accrual for full-time and part-time employees upon 1st day of employment
  • Includes vacation, holiday, sick and personal days.
  • Opportunity to cash in PDO hours one time each year, up to 80 hours. Payment is made based on the employee’s current base rate of pay.
  • Available to full-time and part-time employees.
Continuous Learning Opportunities

Continuous Learning Opportunities

  • Tuition reimbursement for full-time and part-time employees: Maximum of $5,250 per year up to a lifetime maximum of $21,000 for relevant degree programs.
  • In-service educational courses are offered by NGHS.
Employee Recognition

Employee Recognition

  • Continuous Employee Recognition Events.
  • Service Award at 5-year intervals.
  • An employee of the Year Recognition Program.
Additional Benefits

Additional Benefits

  • Competitive Salaries, Stand-by Pay & Shift Differentials
  • Credit Union
  • Diabetes Benefits (Support Group, Insulin Pump, Medication Benefits, etc.)
  • Leave of Absence
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness Incentive for Health Insurance
  • Cafeteria Discount
  • Window Shop Charging

To learn more about these benefits, contact hr.benefits@nghs.com.

Customizing Your Benefits

We realize that “one size fits all” doesn’t always fit everyone. That’s why we provide employees with the power to shape their comprehensive benefits program to meet their specific needs. And it’s flexible – what may work for you this year, may need to be changed the next. Our benefits package can be recreated year after year to fit the changes in your life.

To learn more about benefits, contact us at hr.benefits@nghs.com.