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Employee Benefits

To demonstrate our commitment to our employees, we offer some of the most competitive benefits in healthcare ~ providing both flexibility and choice.  Many of these benefits can be paid for on a pre-tax basis.

Medical Insurance

You have a choice of four comprehensive medical plans:  Network Blue New England HMO, Network Blue New England Wellness HMO, Blue Care Elect (PPO) and Health New England Wellness HMO.  Our plans are designed to meet the diverse needs of employees and their families.  These options include innovative wellness plans through Blue Cross and Health New England that provide generous fitness weight loss, and vision benefits to members.

Your coverage will begin on the first day of your employment. 

Dental Insurance

Three dental options provide different levels of basic, preventative, and restorative services including orthodontic care for children.  Dental coverage also begins on the first day of employment.

Flexible Spending Account

A Health Care and Dependent Care Spending Account can be established to shelter up to $5000 per account in pre-tax dollars for eligible out-of-pocket expenses.  For your convenience a debit card will be provided to you to pay for eligible expenses at the time of purchase.

Disability Insurance

After three months of employment you will be eligible for the employer paid long-term disability insurance program that offers 50% income replacement. An option to increase your coverage is available.  Short Term Disability Coverage is available for you to purchase.

Life and AD&D Insurance

You will become eligible for this insurance after three months of employment.  Berkshire Health System pays for the basic coverage and you have the option to purchase additional coverage for yourself and your eligible family members.

Pension Plan

A 403(b)  Pension Plan is available through Diversified Investment Advisors.  Upon meeting eligibility requirements BHS will contribute an amount equal to 2.5% of your annual salary as well as a half percent match for every 1% contributed by you up to the first 4% of your contribution.

Paid TIme Off

BHS offers generous paid time off plans in the form of Earned Time and Long Term Illness Bank.

Your Earned Time allows you to accrue paid time off for vacation, holiday, sick and personal.  Accrued hours carry over from year to year and increase with length of service.  An annual cash-in-option is also available. 

A long term illness bank is also provided during your first year of employment to be used for extended personal illnesses.

Additional Benefits/Services Include:

  • Comprehensive Wellness program including regular health screenings and coaching, and other healthy lifestyle programs
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Shift/Weekend Differential
  • Direct Deposit/On-Line Paystubs
  • Employee Pharmacy
  • Cafeteria Discounts
  • Reduced Local Gym/Fitness Memberships
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Credit Union
  • Free Parking
  • Verizon & ATT Wireless Discounts

Please note that only partial benefit information is contained on this site.  Additional information can be provided during the recruitment process.

Physicians may be eligible for additional benefits such as CME, Malpractice Insurance, Vacation, and 457(b) plan. 



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