Trinity Health 2020 Employee Benefits
We are building for our future and with nearly 3,000 employees strong, we are seeking the best of the best – people who are compassionate, caring and dedicated to meeting the needs of our communities in the northwest region of North Dakota. As we continue to build for a strong future, we invite you to come and be a part of our dynamic team!
Paid Time Off – Giving You Time:
Personal time off with pay is called Paid Time Off (PTO). This time may be used at the employee’s discretion, for personal reasons, according to policy. Accruals begin with employment and are available for use the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment. PTO accrual rates increase with longevity. Use of PTO is encouraged, however, carry-over is permitted. PTO is a wonderful benefit that full-time and part-time employees earn based on hours worked. Limited part-time employees will earn PTO on hours worked in excess of regularly scheduled hours of work. Accrual rates vary based on employee status.
An example of how PTO works is if you are a full-time employee for 1 year (working 40 hours per week for 52 weeks) you would accrue .0577 hours of PTO per hour worked. After 2,080 hours this equates to 3 weeks or 120 hours of PTO. The rate increases at 2081, 10401 and 31201 hours.
Extended Sick Leave:
Extended sick time accrues from the date of hire, separate from the PTO accruals, and is available for use the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment. Sick leave is designed to assist the employee during times of personal illness. 8 hours of Extended Leave are accrued for each 260 hours worked.
Health Insurance – We’ve Got You Covered:
Trinity Health offers employees health insurance through United Healthcare/UMR. Pharmacy benefits are covered under OptumRX. Employees working at least 30 hours per week (minimum 1560 hours annually) are eligible for health insurance coverage through Trinity Health. Trinity offers single, single plus dependent, employee plus spouse, and family health care plans with Trinity sharing in the cost. Eligibility is the 1st or 16th of the month following date of hire, whichever is closest.
If your spouse is offered health insurance at another employer group, but chooses to be part of Trinity’s plan, there will be $50/pp surcharge to help offset the additional claims for that coverage. If your spouse is on Medicare or is also employed by Trinity, the spousal surcharge does not apply. If your spouse is not offered insurance at their place of employment, the surcharge does not apply.
There will be a $25/pp surcharge if any of the members on the contract are tobacco users. This does include chewing tobacco and vaping.
|PPO PLAN||30-39 HOURS/WK||40 HOURS/WK|
|Per Pay Period Deductions (Pre-Tax)||Employee||Employee|
|Single + Dependent||$157.71||$126.17|
|Employee + Spouse||$242.45||$203.84|
|HIGH DEDUCTIBLE PLAN WITH HSA||30-39 HOURS/WK||40 HOURS/WK|
|Per Pay Period Deductions (Pre-Tax)||Employee||Employee|
|Single + Dependent||$167.12||$135.38|
|Employee + Spouse||$257.04||$218.44|
For more information, visit http://www.trinitybenefits.org/
Dental Insurance – Something to Smile About
In addition to its health benefits package, employees working at least 20 hours per week are offered dental coverage through Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota for an additional charge for themselves and their families. Dental coverage begins the same time your health benefits begin. Dental coverage through Trinity Health may also be obtained as a stand-alone benefit, even if another insurance carrier is providing your health insurance. We also offer a dental buy-up option, which includes orthodontia and higher annual maximum limits. Eligibility is the 1st or 16th of the month following date of hire, whichever is closest.
Pre-tax Premiums (per pay period):
Single= $7.00 per pay period
Family=$34.54 per pay period
Single Buy-Up=$12.05 per pay period
Family Buy-Up=$46.48 per pay period
For more information, visit http://www.trinitybenefits.org/
After one year of employment, Trinity Health employees, working at least 20 hours per week, will receive life insurance benefits equal to 1 ½ times their base pay at no cost to them. Optional life coverage, as well as dependent coverage at the employee’s expense, is available if the employee is interested.
Long Term Disability Insurance:
Following one year of continuous employment, Trinity Health employees working at least 20 hours per week are covered by long-term disability insurance at no cost to the employee. A benefit of 60% of monthly income, not to exceed $3,000, continues until the age of 65 or until the employee returns to work or the disability ceases to qualify the person for coverage.
Holidays – Celebrate!
At Trinity Health we observe the following six legal holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Eligibility is after 90 days. Holiday pay is built in to PTO accrual.
Tuition Assistance – Education is Important:
Trinity Health provides tuition assistance up to $500.00 per school year to all employees working at least 20 hours per week. Courses must be job-related and approval is required before class begins. For details, contact HR.
TriniPlus 401(K) – Investing With You:
Employees of Trinity Health, age 21 or older, are eligible to participate in Trinity’s 401(k) retirement plan. Our TriniPlus 401(k) plan allows employees the chance to invest on a tax-deferred basis, or Roth after-tax basis for long-term goals, including retirement. Even better, Trinity will immediately begin to contribute funds to this program for those employees participating. Trinity matches 25% of the amount of your voluntary pre-tax contributions, up to a maximum of 6% of your pay. The 401k employer matching contributions are fully vested after 1 year. Employees can generally withdraw funds when they leave Trinity Health or reach age 59 ½. Employees must go online to www.trsretire.com to change deferral election.
Retirement Plan – Saving For You:
Trinity Health may elect each year to make a discretionary contribution to the TriniPlus Profit Sharing plan. This plan is open to all employees after one year of employment, provided they are 21 years of age or older and work a minimum of 1,000 hours per year. Employees are fully vested after 6 years of vesting service (1000 hours per year) in any contributions made to this plan once they are eligible.
Flexible Spending – Flexibility For You
Flexible Spending is available to staff who work a minimum of 1,040 hours per year. This benefit puts additional dollars in employees’ pockets by letting them set aside dollars on a pre-tax basis to pay for out-of-pocket medical expenses or dependent care expenses. Maximum elections for medical spending are $2,700 and Dependent Care is $5,000 for dependent care/daycare expenses for children up to age 13. Examples of out-of-pocket medical expenses include co-payments, deductibles, prescription drugs, chiropractic care, eyeglasses, out-of pocket dental expenses, etc. This is administered through Discovery Benefits. For more information, visit http://www.trinitybenefits.org.
Health Savings Accounts
If you choose to take the High Deductible Health Plan, a Health Savings Account is available to staff. This benefit puts additional dollars in employees’ pockets by letting them set aside dollars on a pre-tax basis to pay for out-of-pocket medical expenses. In 2020, maximum elections for the HSA are $3,550 for single plans and $7,100 for family unit plans. A discretionary company contribution may be made and is currently at $500 for single plans and $1,000 for family unit plans for 2020. Company contributions are pro-rated based on hire date. Examples of out-of-pocket medical expenses include co-payments, deductibles, prescription drugs, chiropractic care, eyeglasses, out-of-pocket dental expenses, etc. This is administered through Discovery Benefits. For more information, visit http://www.trinitybenefits.org.
Employee Assistance Program
Trinity Health offers an Employee Assistance Program called EmployeeConnect through Lincoln Financial Group at no charge to you or your dependents. The program is confidential with 24/7 unlimited phone access to legal, financial, and work-life services for you and your dependents. Additionally, the program offers in-person help with short-term issues (up to four* sessions with a counselor per person, per issue, per year).
- VISION INSURANCE
Employees working at least 20 hours per week may purchase vision coverage for themselves and their families through Superior Vision for an additional charge. Eligibility is the 1st of the month following date of hire.
Pre-tax Premiums (per pay period): Employee = $4.06, Employee + Spouse = $8.03, Employee + Child(ren) $7.86, Employee + Family = $11.95. For more information, visit http://www.trinitybenefits.org.
- SHORT TERM DISABILITY / VOLUNTARY INCOME PROTECTION
Trinity Health employees who work a minimum of 20 hours per week may purchase short-term disability at a group rate. Benefits are paid for a disability resulting from an accident or illness, work related or not. Short-term disability insurance replaces up to 60% of gross income and payment is based upon the schedule you choose (3 options). Rates are determined by your benefits selected and salary. There are no health questions asked if you apply when you’re eligible. The benefit is post-tax and only available during employment. For more information, visit http://www.trinitybenefits.org.
- ALL STATE CANCER INSURANCE
Trinity Health employees who work a minimum of 20 hours per week, and qualify, may purchase this voluntary, pre-tax insurance at a group rate. This insurance provides various benefits to a cancer patient including family lodging, airfare, experimental treatment, wig and hairpiece, at home recovery benefit and many more benefits that health insurance does not cover. It also covers a $100 per person/per year Wellness Benefit. This insurance is portable. For more information, visit http://www.trinitybenefits.org.
- ALL STATE GROUP ACCIDENT
Trinity Health employees who work a minimum of 20 hours per week, and qualify, may purchase this voluntary, pre-tax insurance at a group rate. This insurance provides various benefits to employees and their covered family members in the case of an accident. For more information, visit http://www.trinitybenefits.org.
- ALL STATE CRITICAL CARE
Trinity Health employees who work a minimum of 20 hours per week may purchase this voluntary pre-tax insurance at a group rate for themselves, children or family. If diagnosed with a critical illness, such as heart attack, stroke, etc. cash benefits are paid based on the plan you’ve selected.
- ALL STATE UNIVERSAL LIFE
Trinity Health employees who work a minimum of 20 hours per week, and qualify, may purchase this voluntary pre-tax insurance at a group rate for themselves, spouse and children. This is portable and the rate will never change.
- LONG-TERM CARE INSURANCE
All Trinity Health employees and family members are eligible to apply for this voluntary benefit which may help if you become disabled due to an injury, a chronic medical condition, the effects of aging, or a cognitive impairment. This insurance is portable. For more information, visit http://www.trinitybenefits.org.
- LONG-TERM DISABILITY BUY-UP
The core Long-Term Disability benefit is provided by Trinity Health according to the information listed above. The benefit amounts to 60% of monthly income up to $3,000/month. We also offer a pre-tax buy up feature for those qualified and wish to take advantage of the increased benefit. Trinity Health will continue to provide the core benefit as we have in the past however the qualified participant will have the option to buy-up the benefit to 60% of monthly income up to $6,000 per month. For more information, visit http://www.trinitybenefits.org.
- PURCHASING POWER
To qualify for this voluntary program, you must be employed 9 months, earn a minimum annual income of $16,000, and work at least 20 hours per week. Purchasing Power is an employee purchase program that gives budget-conscious individuals access to buy brand-name computers, electronics, home appliances and furniture via convenient payroll deduction. Purchasing Power is an exclusive voluntary benefit offered by Trinity Health that is not available to the public. The program offers an upfront price and there are no credit checks or upfront cash required. Items purchased are delivered right to your front door.
This identity protection plan offers: Identity monitoring and alerts, full-service remediation, identity theft reimbursement, iOS and Android app. Pricing is $4.59 per person/pay period or $8.28 per family/pay period. For more information, visit http://www.trinitybenefits.org
For more information visit the Trinity Health Foundation website at https://www.trinityhealth.org/foundation/programs-initiatives/investment-in-the-future/
Direct Deposit – Convenience For You
Trinity Health will automatically deposit your paycheck every two (2) weeks into checking or savings accounts of your choice (up to 4 accounts allowed). Employees can view or print their pay voucher each payday reflecting their earnings for the current pay period and year to date.
Trinity Discounts – Enjoy!
Employees, along with their spouse and dependents are provided certain medical service discounts by Trinity Health. Employees and volunteers are offered a variety of community discounts. Discounts available can be found in Trinity’s Handbook under Other Benefits and Services and Discounts.
Trinity employees are rewarded for working PM, nights and weekend shifts by receiving an added pay differential to their hourly pay rate. Those differentials are currently as follows:
- Weekday differentials include: $2.00 PM shift, $3.00 night shift
- Weekend differentials include: $.75 days, $2.75PM, $3.75 nights
We offer a competitive compensation package and the opportunity to work with cutting edge technology in a growing healthcare system. Trinity Health has locations throughout the northwest region of North Dakota.
If you’re considering a career with our team, apply online here. If you have questions, or need assistance applying, contact Trinity’s Human Resource office at 701-857-5191 or by emailing email@example.com.
Trinity Health is an EEO/AAP/Female/Minority/Disabled/Vets Employer
For more details about coverage and costs, you can get the complete terms by referring to the Summary Plan Description. This information is reviewed and updated periodically. This is only a summary and was last updated 12/12/2019.