Acute Care

Benefit Summary

The following benefits are available to full-time employees working a regularly-scheduled 30 hours or more, weekly:

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending, Health Reimbursement and Health Savings Accounts
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Accident and Critical Illness Insurance
  • Supplemental Life and Accidental Death/Dismemberment Insurance
  • Whole Life Insurance
The following benefits are available to full and part-time employees:

403(b) Retirement Savings Plan – Security Benefit

  • Strictly voluntary – employee contributes 100% to the plan
  • Pre-tax only
  • Employee may enroll upon hire and anytime thereafter

State Funded Tuition Remission – Providers’ Council for Caring Communities

  • Must work an average of 30 hours or more per week and have been employed at least 6 months
  • The Brien Center pays for the application fee
  • Applies only for Bachelor’s degree in Human Services
  • Applies only for employee’s who work in certain state contracts
  • Must meet all state requirements
  • Employee may apply upon hire and anytime thereafter

Discounted Auto and Home Insurance; Cell Phone Rates and Select Tire Services

  • Discounted rates offered exclusively through The Brien Center on Home and Auto Insurance
  • Direct-billed or easy payroll deduction
  • Discounted select tire services with your Pittsfield or Bennington, VT Tire Warehouse
  • 15% discount for customers with Verizon Wireless
  • Employee may participate upon hire and anytime thereafter

Emergency Financial Assistance

  • Must be regularly scheduled a minimum of 7.5 hours, weekly
  • Through a partnership with Greylock Federal Credit Union, employees will be able to apply for “Safety Net Loans”. These loans will be used to pay for unexpected financial emergencies
  • Subject to approval by Greylock Federal Credit Union
  • Loan amounts range between $300 and $1500, offered at the low, unsecured interest rate of 7.99%
  • Loan payments are sent directly to your payment account at Greylock from Payroll
  • Employee may participate upon hire and anytime thereafter

Travel Time & Mileage

  • Paid travel time, plus 44¢ per mile for authorized agency business
  • Mileage is tax-free

Combined Leave and Bereavement Pool

  • Accrued in each of the 26 pay periods
  • New employees will accrue hours from their hire date
  • Leave Pool “Cash out” available (some limitations apply)
  • For Bereavement Leave, all full-time and part-time employees are eligible for up to 5 consecutive days off with pay for the death of an immediate family member. The following relationships qualify for this leave time:
    • Spouse; domestic partner; mother; father; sister; brother; children; grandchildren; grandparents; step and in-law relations
    • A person standing in loco parentis

Agency Holidays

All major holidays taken off will be paid from the employee’s earned leave pool.  All agency programs, except those that are open 24/7, will be closed on the following major holidays:

  • New Years Day; Memorial Day; Independence Day; Labor Day; Thanksgiving Day; Christmas Day

For further information, please contact any member of the Human Resources Department

All benefits are available through 12/31/2020