At Newport Hospital, for most benefits, employees are eligible to participate as of the first of the month following their date of hire. Others may require a short waiting period or require approval prior to coverage.
The cost of benefits in most cases is shared between the employee and Newport Hospital. The employee's share of the cost is determined by full-time or part-time employment status, the plan chosen and the number of dependents insured for medical, dental and/or legal coverage. Premiums are payroll-deducted either pre- or post-tax (depending on the type of benefit).
Choosing a medical plan for yourself and your family is a personal decision based on your specific needs. This is why Newport Hospital provides a choice of two medical plans. These plans offer comprehensive health care services with varying levels of benefits. You can select the plan that best meets the needs of you and your family.
Both medical plans provide hospitalization, outpatient services and prescription drug benefits. The main differences between these plans are the deductibles, co-payments, co-insurance amounts, out-of-pocket maximums and plan costs.
Coverage for You and Your Dependents
When you enroll in medical coverage, you can choose coverage based on the number of dependents you are eligible to cover:
You can cover the following dependents for medical coverage:
Appropriate dependent verification documentation must be provided prior to dependent(s) coverage taking effect.
When you enroll in a medical plan, you will automatically receive the prescription drug benefits of that plan. Each medical plan offers a different prescription drug benefit through the major pharmacies and other independent pharmacies.
Newport Hospital offers two comprehensive dental plans that include in-network and out-of-network benefits with coverage to accommodate your personal and family dental needs.
Dental Insurance Coverage Options
When you enroll in dental coverage, you can choose coverage based on the number of dependents you are eligible to include:
You can cover the following dependents for medical and dental coverage:
The long-term disability plan replaces a percentage of your income if you become disabled due to an illness or injury and you're unable to work for more than 180 days.
Long-term disability insurance coverage is provided at no cost to you. Coverage is 60 percent of pay to $6,000/month.
If you should die or become seriously injured in an accident while you're employed at Newport Hospital, life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance could provide you and your family with an important financial "safety net."
Employee Life Insurance and AD&D Insurance Coverage is provided at no cost to you. This coverage is equal to 1 times your annual base pay.
In addition, you have the option to purchase supplemental coverage based on your annual base pay as follows:
The combination of basic and supplemental coverage maximum is 5 times your annual base pay. For those employees who take supplemental coverage, free will preparation services are available.
Newport Hospital's retirement program has been designed as a partnership between the hospital and you to help you plan ahead for your future. Newport Hospital will work with you, contributing and investing funds, to help you reach your retirement income goals. The retirement program has three components:
The hospital observes the following holidays:
To be eligible for paid holidays, you must be regularly scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week. Part-time employees will receive pro-rated holiday time based on authorized work hours.
Time-and-a-half will be paid to all eligible employees for hours worked on the above-mentioned holidays, provided a minimum of four hours are worked. For Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, any shift beginning at 3 p.m. or later will be paid time-and-a-half, provided a minimum of four hours are worked. If you work on Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day, you will receive a free holiday meal in the cafeteria.
If you are benefit-eligible and scheduled to work the holiday, you have the option to receive the holiday benefit as additional pay based on authorized hours, or you may take time off within 60 days after the holiday. Failure to take time off within this time period will result in automatic payment of the benefit.
You may be given time off to observe personal religious holidays by substituting another holiday, taking earned time, or taking a day off without pay. Employees are eligible for various leaves of absence for medical, family, educational, military, bereavement, or other personal reasons.
Newport Hospital recognizes the need for employees to take time off from work for purposes of vacation, personal or family illness, or other personal needs. Compensation is provided for these absences through a benefit called earned time.
Earned time is flexible, allowing you to choose how your paid time off is used. Designated holidays, such as New Year's Day, Christmas, etc., are not part of earned time.
Eligible employees begin to accrue earned time with their first paid hour of employment. The amount of earned time that an employee is eligible to accrue is dependent on job category, length of service and the regular hours of the position. Annual earned time ranges from 20 to 30 days per year, prorated for part-time employees. Employees may take accrued earned time after three months of employment with their manager's approval.
Once a year, employees may choose to sell up to three weeks of earned time, in accordance with policy guidelines.
Lifespan's Work/Life Initiative can help you get more out of both. We are working to make sure that all employees feel welcome at Lifespan and have the resources necessary to be successful in their jobs. We also recognize that our employees' personal lives play an important role in Lifespan's culture and success and we are committed to providing the support needed to balance work and life.
Lifespan values its employees and supports each department manager's decision to offer flexible work arrangements to his/her employees provided they are able to continue to provide the highest quality patient care and/or the highest quality customer service and fulfill the missions of the department and Lifespan.
Spouse Coverage Options:
Child Coverage Options:
You can insure the following dependents for dependent life insurance:
Long-Term Care Coverage Options:
Dependents Who Are Eligible for Coverage:
Legal Services Coverage Options:
You can cover the following dependents for legal services: