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Cheshire County Employee Benefits Summary

Vacation Pay
0 to 5 years of service = 2 weeks per year *
5 to 10 years of service = 3 weeks per year
10 – 14 years of service = 4 weeks per year
15 – 19 years of service = 4.5 weeks per year
25 plus years of service = 5 weeks per year

Holiday Pay – 11 paid holidays

Sick Pay – Accumulates at a rate of 2 weeks per year *

Shift Differential Pay
3 pm to 11 pm = $1.30
11 pm – 7 am = $1.40
weekends = $1.35

Bereavement Pay

Health Insurance
For employees working 30 or more hours, County pays 82-84%, employee pays 16-18% ***
Employee – $62.35 twice monthly = $124.70 monthly
Employee/Child(ren) – $127.60 twice monthly = $255.20 monthly
Employee/Spouse – $170.10 twice monthly = $340.20 monthly
Family – $196.52.15 twice monthly = $393.04 monthly

Dental Insurance
For employees working 30 or more hours, County pays a portion, employee pays a portion ***
Employee – $5.66 twice monthly = $11.32 monthly
Employee/Child(ren) – $20.63 twice monthly = $41.26 monthly
Employee/Spouse – $19.01 twice monthly = $38.02 monthly
Family – $33.14 twice monthly = $66.28 monthly

Complementary Medicine Benefit
Employees enrolled in County Health plan, eligible for up to $350.00 per calender year after a $20.00 co-payment per visit.

Jury Duty – County pays the difference in wages

Life Insurance – For employees working 30 or more hours, $5,000 free for employee,
with employee option to purchase additional amount **

Meals – Cheshire County provides meals free of charge to all employees in Westmoreland and at the Department of Corrections

Military Leave of Absence – County pays the difference in wages less 5% if activated (maximum of 5 years)

Perfect Attendance Bonus – Quarterly incentives for perfect attendance *

Short Term Disability – For employees working 30 or more hours, no cost to employee,
with employee option to purchase long term disability **

State Retirement
Employees working 35 or more hours must participate:
Employees 7% pre-tax contribution, 10 year retirement
Correctional Officers, Sheriff Deputies. 11.55% pre-tax contribution, 20 year retirement
Service time will be carried over from any NH state wide agency participating in the program.

Tuition Reimbursement – Up to $2,700 per year for courses meeting selected criteria

Deferred Compensation – All full time employees may put money into this type of retirement program pre-tax.

Direct Deposit – Employees may opt to have their paycheck deposited into a bank or banks of their choice.

Automobile/Home-Owners/Renters Insurance – Employees may opt to have payroll deduction.

AFLAC – supplemental insurance paid for by employee **

Vaccinations – At no cost to employees, TB and flu shots are available. Hepatitis B vaccine will be offered free of charge to all at risk employees.

Employee Assistance Program – available to all employees and household members free of charge.

NOTE – All benefits listed above are effective at date of employment unless otherwise indicated.
* indicates benefit takes effect at the successful completion of the probationary period.
** indicates benefit takes effect on the first of the month following 3 months of continuous employment.
*** indicates benefit takes effect following 3 months of continuous employment.

01/05/2015