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Benefits

Medical Health Insurance

Offered to all full-time and part-time associates. Associates become eligible for the insurance the first of the month following 60 days of full-time or part-time employment.

Rates:

  • Self - $29.08 per pay period.
  • Self/Dependent - $64.96 per pay period.
  • Family - $83.65 per pay period.

Vision Insurance

Offered to all full-time and part-time associates. Associates become eligible for the insurance the first of the month following 60 days of full-time or part-time employment.

Rates:

  • Self - $3.22
  • Self+1 - $6.19
  • Family - $9.42

Dental Insurance

Offered to all full-time and part-time associates. Associates become eligible for the insurance the first of the month following 60 days of full-time or part-time employment.

Rates:

  • Self - $11 per pay period
  • Family - $25 per pay period

Life Insurance

BHSpays for $10,000 on all employees who enroll in health insurance. Additional life insurance is offered to all full-time and part-time associates. Associates become eligible for the insurance the first of the month following 60 days of full-time or part-time employment. The additional life insurance premiums are age banded.

Short-Term Disability

Offered to all full-time and part-time associates. Associates become eligible for the insurance on the first of the month following 60 days of full-time or part-time employment. BHS associates have the option of electing one of two plans. Plan 1 begins payment after 7 days of being off of work, and Plan 2 begins payment after 14 days of being off of work. Both plans will pay 60 percent of an associate's salary while out on disability. Premiums are based on the associate's salary and age.

Long-Term Disability

Offered to all full-time and part-time associates. Associates become eligible for the insurance on the first of the month following 60 days of full-time or part-time employment. BHS pays for the first 30 percent of the benefits paid under this plan. Associates have the option of a buy-up plan for an additional 20 percent of wages. This would result in associates receiving 50 percent of wages, should their long-term disability insurance begin paying. The additional buy-up premium is based on salary and age of the associate.

Tax Deferred Annuity (403B)

To help associates supplement their retirement income, this voluntary plan permits all associates to defer a portion of their earnings on a pretax basis to a savings plan.

Retirement Plan (401K)

The hospital provides a retirement plan for full-time and part-time associates who have completed 90 days of employment and have reached age 21. The hospital will match contributions of up to 5 percent of the eligible associate's compensation to an account in the associate's name.

Credit Union

All associates are eligible to participate in a credit union. We are members of Barksdale Federal Credit Union and Rapides Federal Credit Union, which is operated through Rapides Regional Medical Center. Deposits can be made through payroll deduction. If you should leave BHS, you can still maintain your accounts with the credit union.

Tuition Assistance

Tuition reimbursement is available to a full-time (minimum of 36 hours per week) associate who has been employed for six months prior to enrolling in a course for which reimbursement is requested. An associate must meet certain eligibility requirements for reimbursement.

Scholarship Program

Scholarships are available to students enrolled in a degree program of an accredited college or university with emphasis on a nursing or allied healthcare program or other designated areas in pursuit of an LPN, RN, Bachelor of Science or graduate education, contingent upon the needs as determined by Beauregard Health System. Scholarships are subject to certain eligibility requirements—and there is a requirement to accept full-time employment at BHS upon graduation. BHS grants scholarships up to $2,500 per semester/quarter for a student, not to exceed $5,000 in any 12-month period.

Sick Leave

Sick leave is based on 80 hours worked. Each associate accrues 1.8462 hours per pay period of 48 hours annually.

Vacation

Vacation Leave based on 80 hours worked. It includes holidays.

Accrual Rates

0 to 4.99 Years of Service

5.54 hrs/pay period per 80 hrs worked—18 days annually.

5 to 9.99 Years of Service

6.46 hrs/pay period per 80 hours worked—21 days annually.

10 to 14.99 Years of Service

7.38 hrs/pay period per 80 hrs worked—24 days annually.

15+ Years of Service

8.62 hrs/pay period per 80 hrs worked—28 days annually.

Holidays

Holidays included in the vacation accrual rates include New Year's Day, Good Friday, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, Birthday and Personal Day.BHS has holiday pay (one-and-a-half times base rate) for associates who work on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Jury Duty

A full-time associate who is absent from scheduled work because of jury duty will be paid his or her regular salary. The notice of call to jury duty and the certificate awarded to jurors by the court must be presented to the department supervisor.

Bereavement

A maximum of three days leave with pay may be given to full-time associates who must be away from duty because of a death in the immediate family. Members of the immediate family are interpreted to be father, mother, brother, sister, husband, wife, child, father-in-law and mother-in-law.

Shift Differential

Shift differential pay varies and is based on the job level being performed. The Human Resources Department will explain in detail during the hiring process.

Other Benefits

Beauregard Health System offers several other benefits to its employees including a flu vaccine and an annual health fair.

Cafeteria Discount

Associates may purchase meals at a discount. The cafeteria is closed at 1:30 each afternoon for the day and is closed on weekends.

Service Awards

Beauregard Health System holds Employee Appreciation Celebrations monthly to recognize all associates with a special emphasis on associates who demonstrate "I am Beauregard" values. Additionally during our annual celebration, employees are recognized for their dedication to BHS in five-year increments.