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Employee Benefits
 
MGH employees enjoy a wide variety of valuable benefits incluing the following:
 

 
* 401(k) Plan * Health Care Plan * Savings Plans
* Bereavement Time * Health Club Discounts * Shift Differential
* Dental Insurance * Hyatt Legal * Social Security
* Direct Deposit * Jury Duty * Paid Time Off (PTO)
* Educational Benefits * Life Insurance * Unemployment Compensation
* Employee Health Service * Disability Insurance * Vision Insurance
* Employee Assistance Program    
* Worker's Compensation Insurance * Premium Contribution Plan/Flexible Spending Accounts * Prescription Drug &
Pharmacy Benefits
 

 
 

PTO - Paid Time Off

 
Paid time off is offered to all non-contract employees hired for a position .5 or greater for the purpose of vacation, holiday, religious observances, personal or family business, illness, doctors appointments, or for any other reason deemed appropriate by the employee and approved by the manager.
 
Employees are eligible for this benefit after having successfully completed the probation period.
 

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SHIFT DIFFERENTIAL

 
Employees who work an 8-hour shift starting after 12:31 p.m. and before 8:00 p.m. will be eligible for afternoon shift premium.
 
Employees who work an 8-hour shift starting after 8:01 p.m. and before 3:01 a.m. will be eligible for night shift premium.
 
Employees who work an 8-hour shift beginning with the night shift on Friday through and including the evening shift on Sunday will be eligible for weekend shift premium.
 

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JURY DUTY

 
Should you be called to serve on a jury during your regularly scheduled work time, you will be paid for that day, provided you turn in the jury duty money paid to you, less travel and reimbursement expenses, to the Payroll Department.
 

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BEREAVEMENT TIME

 
Should a death occur in an employee's immediate family, time may be taken off with pay from scheduled work time during any of the five calendar days immediately following the death to attend or make arrangements for the funeral according to the following:
Note: A form must be filled out and sent to Payroll documenting the leave within 3 days of returning.
 
* Full-time employees: 3 work days
* Regular part-time employees: 2 work days
* Irregular part-time employees: 1 work day
 

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EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS

 
Employees have many different programs available to them in educational benefits. These include tuition reimbursement for courses, as well as extensive opportunities for in services and conferences.
 
* Tuition Reimbursement (Educational Assistance)
Any full-time or regular part-time employee working at least 64 hours per pay period can receive $75.00 (per credit hour), up to eight credit hours per semester for courses attended.
 
For additional information including eligibility criteria please refer to Policy 200-034
 
 
 
 
 
MGH holds, sponsors and participates in hundreds of conferences each year. Many are sponsored by and held at MGH, while others may be in the U.P. or available through organizations outside our area. In addition, Health Services Library and Education Department have a large inventory of resource materials, audio and videotapes, and programs covering a wide range of topics.
 
Departments have in services scheduled within their areas, as well as MGH-wide education programs set up for all employees.
 
Employees are encouraged to participate in the conference and educational opportunities at all levels.
 

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SOCIAL SECURITY

 
In addition to our retirement plan, MGH contributes to each employee's Social Security program in an amount equal to what you pay as an employee.
 

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WORKER'S COMPENSATION INSURANCE

 
Michigan Hospital Association (MHA) is MGH's third party administrator for worker's compensation insurance. If you are injured on the job, you must:
 
1. Complete an unusual occurrence form
2. Tell your supervisor about the injury
3. Notify employee health if you require treatment
 
Seek emergency treatment if necessary and the unusual occurrence report can be completed later.
 
If you have any questions regarding worker's compensation, please contact us at 225-3841.
 

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UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION

 
Marquette General participates with the Michigan Unemployment Compensation Commission as required by law.
 

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HEALTH CARE PLAN

 
A comprehensive MGH hospitalization plan administered by Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan is provided, including coverage for office calls and other benefits under a Preferred Provider Organization.  Full-time and regular part-time (.5) employees are eligible for this benefit.
 
MGH pays a significant portion of the premium for this benefit.
  
 

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DENTAL COVERAGE

 
Dental coverage, including orthodontics, is provided to eligible employees
Full-time and regular part-time (.5) employees are eligible for this benefit.
 
MGH pays a significant portion of the premium for this benefit.
  
 

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VISION INSURANCE

 
A comprehensive vision insurance program is provided by MGH. It includes coverage for exams, frames and lenses or contact lenses on a yearly basis. Full-time and regular part-time employees (.5) are eligible for this benefit.
 
MGH pays the entire premium for the employee. Employees may elect to add dependents to their contract at their own expense.
 
 

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PREMIUM CONTRIBUTION PLAN/FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS 

 
The Premium Contribution Plan is a voluntary plan which allows employees to pay their premium contributions for the health and dental plans, as well as dependent vision premiums with pre-tax dollars.
 
Flexible Spending Accounts - In addition to paying premiums on a pre-tax basis MGH also offers flexible spending accounts to assist employees with paying for certain routine expenses, increasing disposable income, and gaining tax savings.  This is a voluntary benefit designed to save employees money by allowing employees to pay for out-of-pocket (uninsured) medical, dental, vision and hearing care expenses under a medical reimbursement account and dependent care expenses under a dependent care reimbursement account, all on a TAX-FREE basis.
 
 

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DISABILITY INSURANCE

 
Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance -
Employer Paid LTD - only FTEs  .8 - 1.0 are eligible for this benefit
 
* Employer paid long term disability benefits are taxable when received
 
Voluntary Employee Paid LTD
* FTE between .5 and .7 - can purchase voluntary long term disability with 25%, 40%, or 50% options
 

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LIFE INSURANCE

 
MGH provides employer paid life insurance to all full time and regular part time (.5) employees. Amounts vary and are dependent on status.
 
 
Employee Paid -
* Supplemental life & AD&D purchase option = 1x, 2x, 3x salary up to a maximum of $500,000
* The premium associated with employer paid life insurance in excess of $50,000 is taxable and will show up on your pay stub as non-cash earnings.
* Dependent life spouse.
* Dependent life child(ren.
* Child eligibility = Unmarried children to age 19, or to age 25 if full-time student
 

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401(k) PLAN

Retirement Plan (Policy #200-131: Non-RN employees hired 1/1/2006 and all RN employees hired 6/1/07 or later)

 
MGH offers a 401(k) plan to eligible employees matching $1 for $1 up to a maximum of 4%. Eligible employees who do not fill out an enrollment form or a waiver of participation form will be automatically enrolled at 2% contribution into a balance fund option.
 
No load mutual funds and two stability of principal options are offered through the program. A personalized statement will be furnished on a quarterly basis depicting the status of your personal account.
 
For additional information including eligibility criteria please refer to Policy 200-131 or a summary plan description.
 

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DIRECT DEPOSIT

 
Your paycheck may be deposited directly into a checking or savings account at your financial institution if you choose. Direct Deposit is available upon request to Payroll, or through Employee Self Serve.
 

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SAVINGS PLANS

 
Several savings plans are available to all employees through payroll deduction for:
 
* Credit Unions
* Christmas Clubs
* Savings Bonds
* Bank Savings/Checking Accounts
 
 

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PRESCRIPTION DRUG & PHARMACY BENEFITS

 
All employees, are eligible to purchase non-prescription and prescription drugs from the MGH's pharmacy.
 
 
 
 
 
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM 
 
Resources for Living Well.
 
A benefit for employees and family members of LifePoint Hosptials offers solutions for living well at home and at work.  We provide confidential support for a variety of concerns, from coping with stress to information and support on financial issues, relationships, and other life challenges. The goal is to hlep you live a happier, and more fulfilling life- today and everyday. 
 
 
 

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HEALTH CLUB DISCOUNTS

 
MGH provides this listing of health clubs in an effort to encourage employees and their family to be healthy. Memberships to health clubs across the region are available at special rates. A participating health club list is updated as needed and is posted on the MGH web site. Check with the facility of your choice to see if payroll deduction is available. If you are interested in another facility that is not listed, please contact Employee Health & Wellness at 225-3841.
 
Memberships to health clubs across the region are available to all employees at discounted rates.
 
 
 

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EMPLOYEE HEALTH & WELLNESS

 
Employee Health & Wellness (EHW), provides health promotion and illness prevention services to all of our employees.  These services include, but are not limited to, TB screening, immunizations, new hire health screening, medical surveillance for specific job hazards and medical evaluations after exposure to job hazards, ergonomic evaluations of work sites, and management of occupational injuries and illnesses.
 
 

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HYATT LEGAL
 
Comprehensive legal coverage including court appearances, document review and preparation, debt collection defense, wills, family matters and real estate matters, is available to employees on a voluntary basis. Employees who wish to enroll pay a small monthly fee each month for an entire year and have no co-pays, deductibles, waiting periods or claim forms.
 
 

 
Marquette General is an equal opportunity employer.
 
For specific questions on benefits, contact the MGH Employee Benefits Office
at (906) 225-3446 or by email.

You can also fax us at (906) 225-7080.
 
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