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Benefits

Mercy provides a variety of benefits to its eligible employees. These benefits are generally categorized as:

  • Health/Security
  • Employee Services
  • Employee Savings/Retirement Services
  • Paid Time Off

Such benefits are integrated with the Mercy pay plan to provide a comprehensive total compensation package and may require employee contributions for participation. 

The Human Resources Department may conduct periodic surveys and recommend new or revised benefits programs to administration in conjunction with the planning/budgeting process.

Personal Choice Benefits Program

Mercy offers the majority of its benefits package on a pre-tax basis. Eligible employees must complete benefit enrollment within the first 30 days of employment.

Coverage options include:

  • Medical/Vision
  • Prescription
  • Dental
  • Medical Reimbursement Accounts
  • Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
  • Term Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Care
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Short-Term Disability

Coverage will be effective on the first of the month following 30 days of employment/eligibility. Summary Plan Descriptions are available in the Human Resources Department.

Long-term and short-term disability plans go into effect on the first of the month following 90 days of employment.

Paid Time Off

Mercy recognizes that it is important and necessary for employees to be away from work occasionally. In recognition of this need, a flexible system of Paid Time Off (PTO) is provided to cover vacation, holidays, personal days and periods of disability with supervisory approval.


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