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Benefits

Employee benefits are an integral component of Total Rewards at South Shore Hospital.  We are proud to offer a wide range of rich, customizable benefits, designed to meet the diverse needs of our staff.  Benefit options can include:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • HIV Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 403b Retirement Savings Plan
  • Wellness Programs
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Tuition Assistance
  • 529 College Savings Plan
  • English As A Second Language Courses
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Additional Benefits/Services

Details regarding our comprehensive and competitive benefits package are listed below.  Please contact our Human Resources Department for further information on plan design and eligibility at (781) 624-8796 or email Employee Benefits.

Medical Insurance

South Shore Hospital’s commitment to our employees lends us to offer three quality Harvard Pilgrim medical insurance plans: a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) Plan, Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) Plan with a Health Reimbursement Account, and a High Deductible Health Plan with a Health Savings Account.   Plan features include coverage for medical services rendered at hospitals, emergency care facilities, and physician offices.  Prescription drugs through retail or a mail order program are also covered.

South Shore Hospital primarily pays for medical insurance premiums.  Employee contributions are deducted pre-tax, which further helps reduce employee cost.

Dental Insurance

The Delta Dental PPO Plus Premier plan offered is designed to provide easily accessible oral health care.  While the plan encourages preventative and diagnostic care, key attributes include a generous reimbursement for basic and major restorative procedures.  Additionally, the plan offers orthodontia coverage for dependents.

South Shore Hospital primarily pays for dental insurance premiums.  Employee contributions are deducted pre-tax, which further helps reduce employee cost.

Life Insurance

As part of the Hospital’s compensation package, full and part-time employees receive basic life insurance coverage at up to two times their annual base salary.  Additional supplemental term life insurance coverage is available for employees, spouses and children at competitive rates.

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HIV Insurance

South Shore Hospital provides all employees HIV insurance coverage equal to $50,000. Employee paid supplemental coverage is available in $50,000 increments to a maximum of $250,000.  Plan coverage is limited to occupational exposure.

Short Term Disability Insurance

If you become disabled and unable to work, South Shore Hospital provides free income protection coverage equaling between 60 and 100 percent of base earnings, dependent upon employment status, up to plan maximums to eligible employees.  Coverage commences after a 7 day waiting period following the onset of the disability.

Long Term Disability Insurance

If you become disabled and unable to work, South Shore Hospital provides free income protection coverage equaling 60 percent of base earnings up to plan maximums to eligible employees.  Coverage commences after a 180 day waiting period following the onset of the disability.

Flexible Spending Accounts:  Health Care and Dependent Care

Employees may take advantage of our flexible spending account options.  Employees can make pre-tax contributions through payroll deductions to be used to pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses (up to $2,000 annually) and/or dependent care costs (up to $5,000 annually). Reimbursements can be arranged via direct deposit.

403b Retirement Savings Plan

All employees are eligible to contribute a pre-tax portion of pay up to the IRS maximum allowance.  South Shore Hospital matches fifty cents on every dollar up to the first 6% of pay.  All matching contributions are fully vested.

South Shore Hospital also makes a core contribution annually for all employees that worked at least 1,000 hours in a calendar year.  This contribution is based upon service and age, and is subject to a 3 year vesting requirement.

Wellness Programs

We believe in promoting the health and well-being of our employees and consider it a shared goal for mutual success.  The Hospital regularly maintains unique onsite wellness programs including health screenings and coaching programs.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The EAP helps employees and their family members with confidential counseling, assistance and referral services to effectively problem solve personal issues and promote work/life balance.

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Tuition Assistance

A new career at South Shore Hospital will not require you to discontinue your education. South Shore Hospital values the professional growth that college level courses provide. With approval, classes relating to principal work assignment and contributing to effectiveness in a current or future position are reimbursable after one year of employment.

529 College Savings Plan

The Hospital recognizes the varied needs of our employees.  A 529 College Savings Plan allows employees to have a portion of their paycheck direct-deposited, post-tax, into a variety of investment accounts to cover costs associated with a secondary education. Some plan advantages include tax-deferred earnings and federal tax-free withdrawals for qualified education expense, including tuition, room and board.

English as a Second Language Courses

South Shore Hospital believes in delivering innovative benefits.  All non-native English speaking staff members can improve speaking, listening, reading, writing and computer skills through our free English as a Second Language courses.  The Hospital partners with JVS to provide onsite education that include lessons on health care vocabulary and hospital terminology.

Paid Time Off (PTO)

South Shore Hospital encourages a healthy work life balance.  All employees working in a budgeted, authorized position of at least 40 hours per pay period are eligible for PTO with the exception of physician and union colleagues.  PTO accrual is based on years of service.

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Additional Benefits/Services

  • On-site collegiate programs through Simmons College
  • Discounted long-term care insurance
  • Casualty insurance (auto, home, and other) through payroll deduction
  • Discounts at local businesses
  • Entertainment and family attraction coupons
  • Notary service
  • Direct deposit

This overview is intended only as a summary and is not a detailed description of the conditions and terms of South Shore Hospital employee benefits program.  The availability of these benefits is subject to the terms and conditions of the plans and the legal documents establishing such plans, and is qualified in its entirety by such documents.  In the event of any discrepancy between the plan documents and this summary, the plan documents govern.

The information in this summary reflects South Shore employee benefits as of this date.  South Shore Hospital reserves the right to amend, alter or terminate any of the benefits described here at any time.  This summary of benefits does not constitute an employment contract.

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