EMPLOYEE BENEFIT SUMMARY
Benefits play an important role in your choice of an employer. Western Star Northwest strives to provide a competitive benefits package. Please refer to the below summary to obtain a general understanding of the benefits offerings.
Western Star Northwest is self-insured and uses the Blue Cross/Blue Shield network. The healthcare plan is administered by a third party administrator, Regence Group Administrators (RGA). For Hawaii employees only, the healthcare plan is administered by Kaiser Permanente. Western Star Northwest offers a bundled health plan package for all eligible employees; which includes Medical, Dental, Vision and Pharmacy Benefits.
Western Star Northwest offers eligible employees an employer-paid basic group term life policy equal to one times the employee’s annual salary. This benefit is provided at no cost to the employee.
SUPPLEMENTAL LIFE INSURANCE
Eligible Employees may also purchase additional life insurance for themselves and their dependents.
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)
This program provides confidential counseling, assessments, and referrals to eligible employees and their dependents that may have personal or professional concerns. Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and members receive up to 5 sessions of free consultation annually per person.
This program offers all employees an opportunity to save for their future retirement. Employees can contribute up to 60% of their pre-tax earnings, and the company will match dollar for dollar of your contributions up to 3% of your income.
Western Star Northwest offers vacation time off to eligible employees. The amount of awarded vacation is dependent upon tenure with the company. Eligibility to take accrued vacation begins after 12 months of employment. Western Star Northwest also offers Paid Time Off (PTO) to eligible employees for unexpected illnesses, emergencies, weather or a day off to relax or for any other reason. Eligibility to begin accruing PTO hours begin after completing 60 days of employment.
Western Star Northwest offers the following paid holidays to eligible employees: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Western Star Northwest offers full-time employees up to three (3) consecutive work days to attend or make arrangements for a family member’s funeral.
This benefit is provided at no cost to eligible employees. This plan serves as an income supplement for a nonwork related injury or illness that causes the employee to be out of work for longer than 7 days. For our Hawaii based employees, our temporary disability follows in line with HI TDI state requirements.
We recognize the value of assisting its employees in furthering both their educational goals and employment opportunities within Western Star Northwest. Western Star Northwest is pleased to offer an Education Assistance Program to qualified employees. The program is designed to reimburse employees for certain business-related classes that are applicable to their current job or another opportunity within Western Star Northwest.
Please Note: This benefit summary describes only certain highlights of some of the Western Star Northwest benefit plans. It does not supersede the actual provisions of the applicable plan documents, which in all cases are the final authority. Although Western Star Northwest plans to continue the plans listed, they may be changed without prior notice.