Employee Benefits

As an Employer of Choice, The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) offers a robust benefit package., We are proud of our benefit offerings and believe they provide a substantial measure of security, protection and flexibility for our staff and their families, both now and in the future. In addition, the Heart Rhythm Society strives to create a fun and rewarding environment for its employees. 

Community Involvement

The Heart Rhythm Society previously participated in a multi-year volunteer partnership with the Children's Law Center (CLC) in Washington, DC. Through the partnership, HRS staff supported the CLC in a number of ways : providing books, puzzles and games for the CLC’s teen and children’s rooms; providing backpacks stuffed with school supplies each fall; and by volunteering time to support the CLC’s annual "Helping Children Soar" fundraising benefit.

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"Thank you SO MUCH for working so hard on all the ways that the Heart Rhythm Society has partnered with CLC this year. You guys are just absolutely the best! It means so much to us to have an organization like you working with us throughout the year. Your generosity as an organization, your spirit of volunteerism, the way folks have stepped up to the plate to help us this week and next...well, it's just great!"

Catharine B. Clarenbach
The Children's Law Center

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Society Benefits Program Overview

If there are any discrepancies between this information and the official plan documents, the official plan documents take precedence in all cases. All benefits are subject to change.

 

Health Care

Wellness Program

HRS takes wellness very seriously and has a wellness committee charged with providing staff members with events, contents, Automatic External Defibrillator and (AED) trainings.  Staff are encouraged to participate.

Medical Insurance

HRS currently offers a medical insurance option through Blue Cross BlueShield. Coverage is effective the first day of the month following date of hire. HRS pays a portion of the premium for individual and dependent coverage. Employees can elect the HMO BlueChoice Open Access plan or the PPO BlueFund Health Reimbursement Account (HRA).

Dental Insurance

Dental insurance is provided through Principal. Coverage is effective on the first day of the month following hire. HRS pays a portion of the premium for individual and dependent coverage.

Prescription Drug Plan

HRS offers a Three Tier Prescription Drug Plan. In addition, a cost-effective, mail order pharmacy option is available for drugs prescribed on a regular or maintenance basis.

Vision Insurance

Employees receive substantial discounts on eye exams, contact lenses and eyeglasses when using participating providers.

 

Financial

Health Care Flexible Spending Account

A Health Care FSA will allow you to set aside “pre-tax” dollars for the reimbursement of health care expenses incurred for you or your dependents that are not covered by your insurance. Eligible expenses include deductibles, co-payments, as well as other tax deductible medical, dental or vision care expenses you pay out-of-pocket. You may use this program for you and your family’s health care expenses regardless of whether you or your dependents are covered under our medical plan. You may elect to contribute  Up to the maximum amount currently allowed under IRS annual limits.

Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

Employees who utilize babysitters or daycare institutions in order to work will be able to pay for those expenses with “pre-tax” dollars using the Dependent Care FSA. Most employees will find this benefit to be more valuable than the childcare tax credit. You may elect to contribute up to the maximum amount allowed under the current IRS annual limits.

Flex Debit MasterCard

We also offer the Flex Debit MasterCard. The Flex Debit MasterCard allows the employee to directly pay for eligible Flexible Spending Account (FSA) expenses at the point of service. It deducts the payment directly from the employee’s FSA account. This allows the employee to avoid the hassles of an FSA such as paying cash for services, completing and submitting a claim form, and waiting for a reimbursement check.

Group Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

At no cost to the employee, HRS provides full-time employees life insurance equal to one times their salary, up to a maximum of $150,000. Accidental death and dismemberment insurance is provided at the same level. The life insurance is with Principal Financial and is effective the first day of the month following date of hire.

Short-Term Disability Insurance

At no cost to the employee, HRS provides full-time employees short-term disability insurance through Principal Financial. The benefit has an 8-day elimination period for injury or illness. The benefit amount is 60% of basic weekly earnings to a maximum of $2,000/week for a maximum period of 26 weeks. Coverage is effective on the first day of the month following date of hire.

Long-Term Disability Insurance

At no cost to the employee, HRS provides full-time employees long-term disability insurance through Principal Financial. There is a 90-day elimination period, after which benefits will be paid at 60% of salary up to a $11,000 per month. Maximum benefit duration will be Social Security Normal Retirement Age. Coverage is effective on the first day of the month following date of hire.

Transit Benefits

HRS allows employees to participate in the Metrocheks and SmarTrip Card transit benefits through tax saving payroll deductions.

Retirement

HRS offers two excellent retirement plan options to employees.

403(b) Plan. Employees are eligible to participate in the 403(b) plan beginning the first of the month following date of hire. In addition, HRS will match employee contributions $1 for $1 up to 5%. There is a “graded” vesting schedule for the employer contribution. The vesting schedule is 33% after one year, 67% after two years and 100% after three years of service.

Money Purchase Plan. Employees receive a 5% employer contribution into employee directed funds after three (3) months of service. Employees are immediately 100% vested.

Employee Referral Program

The Society offers up to $500 to employees who refer qualified candidates who are hired for open positions. See Human Resources for details.

 

Work/Life

The Society offers a number of programs and policies designed to assist our employees with managing their work and personal lives with meeting Society objectives for business success. The standard workweek is 37.5 hours per week.

Paid-Time Off (PTO)

To support opportunities for rest, relaxation, illnesses, medical appointments, injuries and personal pursuits, full-time employees receive 24 days of PTO each service year. PTO begins to accrue upon employment.

Attire

The Society offers a business casual working environment.

Flex Time and Telecommuting

The Society recognizes that flexibility in working hours is desirable for some employees. With the approval of their supervisor, employees may take advantage of this benefit. 

Holiday Leave

The Society observes eleven (11) paid holidays per calendar year.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

At no cost to the employee, the Society offers an EAP through Magellan Health Services. Employees and their families receive this free, confidential service that assists with problems that may interfere with your professional and private lives, including, but not limited to, family, relationship, legal, financial, child care, and elder care issues. Counselors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week from anywhere in the United States.

 

Personal/Professional Development

To assist in providing financial support to employees who want to further their education and enhance their skills, HRS offers a variety of personal and professional development programs.

Tuition Reimbursement

After completing twelve (12) months of employment, full-time employees may take advantage of HRS' Tuition Reimbursement Program, which reimburses employees up to $2,000 per calendar year for undergraduate or graduate coursework through an accredited college or university. Employees must meet specified grade criteria in order to receive reimbursement.

Training Courses

Full-time employees are eligible to request funds from their supervisor for outside training courses. In addition, the Society offers in-house training sessions, such as managerial training, computer training, project management training and brown bag lunches. 

Certification Assistance

For those employees interested in pursuing a professional certification, the Society will provide funds for certification preparation courses, self-study materials, and certification exams within departmental budget limits. In addition, for those staff members who are already certified, the society also provides funds for recertification fees. Please discuss your needs with your supervisor.

Memberships and Subscriptions

Full-time employees are eligible to request funds from their supervisor for memberships in professional organizations and subscriptions to work-related publications, within departmental budget limits.

 

Staff Event/Volunteer Planning Committees

For staff interested in expanding their role within the workplace and in the community, the Heart Rhythm Society offers many opportunities for employees to get involved year-round. The ‘Fun Committee’ is responsible for planning special events for staff including St. Patrick’s Day festivities, the Fall Harvest, a Thanksgiving Potluck, the Holiday Party and the annual Summer Picnic. The Society-sponsored events offer employees a chance to get to know their coworkers in a non-work setting.