Tri-County Services

Employee Benefits

Tri-County Services offers an excellent benefit package to all regular, full-time employees. Additionally, several voluntary benefits are offered to full-time and part-time employees. Following is a brief description of these benefits.

 

Health Insurance »

Provided for all regular, full-time employees at some cost to the employee, depending upon coverage. Any premiums for spouse or dependent coverage are the sole responsibility of the employee.


Long Term Disability »

Provided for all regular, full-time employees at no cost to the employee.


Life Insurance »

Provided for all regular, full-time employees at no cost to the employee.


Workers’ Compensation Insurance »

Provided for all employees in the event of an on–the-job injury.


Dental Insurance »

Offered to all full-time and part-time employees and their dependents.


Vision Care »

Available all employees and their dependents at a low cost.


Voluntary Life Insurance »

Available for all employees and their dependents.


Cancer, Heart Attack and Accident Insurance »

Employees have the option of purchasing this special insurance to cover these illnesses.


125 Plan »

Tri-County offers a Limited 125 ("cafeteria") Plan to all employees, in which dental and vision insurance premiums for dependents and/or childcare expenses are deducted from the employee’s gross paycheck before payroll taxes are calculated. Employees may also contribute to the plan through payroll deduction to cover expenses for vision care and dental expenses.


Paid Time Off (PTO) »

Regular, full-time employees earn hours of PTO every pay period as long as the employee actually works half of each pay period. PTO may be used for vacation time, sick time, or personal emergencies.


PTO Buy-Out »

Employees with at least one year of service may on February 28 of each year elect to have the Center buy out a portion of their excess PTO.


VIP Days »

VIP time may be used in any situation where PTO time could be used. VIP time is not reimbursable and must be used during the fiscal year earned. When hired, regular full time employees receive VIP time based on their hire date: 16 hours if hired prior to January 1st; 8 hours if hired after. Thereafter employees are granted two days (16 hours) of VIP time on the first day of each fiscal year.


Holidays »

Tri-County observes the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


Education Fund »

Employees who have been with Tri-County for one year or more are eligible to apply for tuition reimbursement up to $250 per semester for college and professional courses.


Jury Duty »

Regular employees will receive their full rate of pay while serving jury duty and may keep any jury duty fees received.


Military Leave »

Leave will be granted to an employee who must be absent from work because of service in the uniformed services as required by the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). In addition, an employee who must be absent from work because of service in the uniformed services will receive full pay for up to 15 working days.


Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) »

Employees may take up to 12 weeks of Family/Medical Leave every twelve months.


COBRA »

The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) provides for the continuation of health related benefits for employees, spouse and or dependents if group health coverage is not active.


Tri-County Retirement Plan »

Full-Time Employees: Tri-County contributes 7.5% of all regular, full-time employees’ salary to a 401(a) Defined Contribution plan each pay period. Tri-County will match 2.5% of the employee’s salary at 100%, which makes a total contribution of 10%, if the employee contributes at least 2.5% to a 457 or 403(b) plan. Employees have the option of contributing to a 457 plan and/or a 403(b) plan, which is tax deferred.

Part-Time Employees: Tri-County will contribute 4% of a part-time employee’s salary into a Social Security Replacement Plan (SSRP). Part-time employees are required to contribute 3.5% of their salary to the SSRP, which is tax deferred. This contribution is 100% vested from date of hire.


Social Security Taxes »

Social Security Taxes are not paid by Tri-County Services or employees. For more information, the website for information about the Social Security “windfall elimination provision” is www.socialsecurity.gov.