Benefits

At Pines, we recognize our employees as partners and as the most important resources for delivering our Vision and Mission. Our benefits programs are an important part of total compensation. They are also a way of showing how much we appreciate our team members' efforts throughout the year.

In addition to a supportive, team-spirited, and fun work environment, Pines offers the following comprehensive benefits package:

1. Health Insurance —

Employees (30 or more hours) are eligible for health insurance coverage. Health coverage will be effective on the first day of the month following the employee's start date. Pines offers three health plans. A portion of the premium is paid by the employee. For a detailed explanation of health insurance coverage, click here: Health Insurance Detail.

2. Dental Insurance —

Dental Insurance — Employees (30 or more hours) are eligible for dental insurance. Pines pays 100% of the plan cost for the employee. The employee pays the cost of family coverage. For details about dental coverage, click here: Dental Insurance Detail.

3. Vision Coverage —

All full-time employees (35 or more hours) are eligible for vision coverage. Pines Health Services self-administers a vision plan. Pines pays for the cost of employee coverage and the employee pays family coverage. Pines provides $300.00 of benefit coverage to be used for eye exams, lenses, frames and contacts. Employees are responsible for paying expenses, and submitting original receipts for reimbursement. Reimbursement will be made after all insurances have been paid. Coverage is effective on the first day of the month following the start date.

4. Retirement Options —

All employees are eligible to participate in retirement options. Pines Health Services has chosen Lincoln Financial Group to provide investment options and administrative services for our 403(b) retirement plan. You may enroll in this plan immediately upon your date of hire. For more information about retirement options, click here: Retirement – Lincoln Financial Group

Click here to read about Pines Health Services 403(B) Plan.

5. Life Insurance —

All full-time employees (35 or more hours) are eligible for life insurance. Pines Health Services provides Basic Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance to employees in an amount equal their annual earnings to a maximum of $100,000.00. This coverage is provided through Lincoln Financial. If you would like additional life insurance to meet your financial needs, you can purchase voluntary life insurance through after-tax payroll deductions. Coverage elected will be in increments of $10,000.00 to a maximum of $200,000.00 or five times annual earnings. This benefit is portable, and can be taken with you if you choose to leave Pines at any point in the future. For details about life insurance, click here: Life Insurance Detail.

Dependent Life Insurance —

Dependent life insurance is also available. This coverage provides a spousal benefit of $10,000.00 and $6,000.00 for dependent children.

6. Short Term Disability (STD) Insurance —

All full-time employees (35 or more hours) are eligible for Short Term Disability Insurance. Pines Health Services offers Short Term Disability through Lincoln Financial. Employees are responsible for the premium if coverage is elected. The cost of this benefit is based on your annual salary. The short-term disability plan pays a benefit for each week you are unable to work because of injury or illness. Your weekly benefit is 60 percent of your pre-disability earnings reduced by deductible income. For more information about Short Term Disability Insurance, click here: Short Term Disability Highlights.

7. Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance —

All full-time employees (35 or more hours) are eligible for Long Term Disability Insurance. Pines Health Services offers Long Term Disability through Lincoln Financial. The long term disability plan pays a benefit for each month you are unable to work due to a disabling condition. Enrollment is automatic and Pines pays the full cost for your coverage. Your monthly benefit is 60 percent of your pre-disability earnings reduced by deductible income. Benefits begin on your 91st day of disability and continue until age 65 if you are unable to return to work. Important contract limitations apply. For more detailed information about Long Term Disability Insurance, click here for non-providers: Long Term Disability Insurance_Non Provider or here for providers: Long Term Disability Insurance Provider

8. Earned Benefit Time —

Full-time (35 to 40 hours) and part-time (16 to 34 hours) employees are eligible to accumulate Earned Benefit Time (EBT). Pines Health Services offers an EBT program for vacation, holidays, and sick time. This means that for every hour worked, you accrue a portion of that time as EBT. The basic annual accrual for a regular full-time employee is 15 days for the first year. Upon completion of a 90-day probationary period, an employee may use accrued time as s/he chooses, providing that staffing needs have been met. Employees have the ability to carry over EBT from year to year up to a maximum accrual of 40 days or 320 hours. At that point, EBT stops accruing, as it is important for our employees to periodically spend time away from their job.

NOTE: Providers' EBT is based on contract.

9. Employee Assistance Program (EAP) —

All employees are eligible for our Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP offers support, guidance and resources that can help you resolve personal issues and meet life's challenges. This service is provided at no cost to you by Pines. Employee Assistance Program.

10. Employee Wellness Program —

All employees are eligible to participate in our Wellness Program. Pines Health Services encourages employees to adopt a healthy lifestyle by promoting and offering wellness incentives. Click here for more details about Pines Employee Wellness Program.

11. Corporate Discount Program —

All employees are eligible to take advantage of our Corporate Discount Program. Pines employees receive discounts at a number of businesses in the area. Click here for a complete listing of businesses participating in Pines Discount Program.

Penny Wickstrom, Human Resources
Pines Health Services
P.O. Box 40
Caribou, ME 04736
(207) 498-2356 ext. 2031