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2020 Benefits & Incentives (Effective July 1, 2020)

2020 Benefits & Incentives (Effective July 1, 2020)

When you join the WellSpan Health team, we will be here to support your professional and personal goals. As a valued member of our growing staff, you will be part of a team-oriented culture where working as one with leading healthcare experts will give you ample opportunities to advance in your career. And, our comprehensive benefits package is designed to support you along your career journey and in your personal life so that you can achieve your goals.

This webpage is an outline and does not include all of the benefits provided by WellSpan or all of the information you may need to make an informed decision. For more information, ask for the Summary Plan Descriptions, Plan Documents, or other resources available. If there is a discrepancy between what is summarized here and the official plan documents, the official plan documents rule. Your eligibility for benefits and the premiums you pay depends upon the entity at which you work, the plan coverage you elect, your employment status and other factors.

Below is a summary of the many benefits we proudly provide. We hope this will help you make an informed decision to join our team.

Wellspan Sign On Incentives

WellSpan offers educational assistance for qualified employees. Our programs include:

Tuition Reimbursement
Eligibility and Program Details:

  • Full-time, part-time and PRN status employees working at least 32 hours per pay period and meeting expectations or higher in overall performance rating are qualified to receive tuition reimbursement after completing the employment introductory period.
  • Employees must receive a final grade of a “C” or higher or a certificate of completion for the course.
  • College credit courses must be related to current hospital duties and an academic degree that meets educational requirements of WellSpan Health position(s).
  • Institution must be accredited by “higher education within the United States.”
  • Reimbursable amounts are tuition only. Books, materials, lab fees, computer fees, registration, etc., are not reimbursable.
  • Reimbursable amounts are calculated based on the number of hours worked and the cost per credit, up to a per-credit maximum.
    • Full-time (70+ hours per pay period): 85 percent of per-credit established maximum
    • Part-time (32-69 hours per pay period): 50 percent of per-credit established maximum

Forgivable Loan Program
Through this program, WellSpan will pay tuition and related expenses directly to the school on behalf of the student/employee. These payments to the school will be excused on a per-pay basis after the employee has completed the program and is working at WellSpan in the specific position for which the loan was approved.

Bev Malloy Nursing Scholarship
The Bev Malloy Memorial Nursing Scholarship is available to all WellSpan Health staff members who have been employed a minimum of one year at acceptable performance and behavioral levels. It also is available to volunteers who have been with WellSpan Health in that capacity for one year.

The $2,500 scholarship is a perpetual memorial to Bev Malloy, a dedicated nurse, nurse recruiter and community servant. The scholarship funds are specifically designed for nursing.

Educational Partners
Listed below are links to institutions of higher learning used by WellSpan employees to pursue their educational goals. WellSpan does not enter into exclusive partnerships or endorse one school over another, but rather recognizes that each school offers its own unique opportunities and advantages for WellSpan employees.

The schools listed below represent those institutions with whom WellSpan has an active affiliation agreement or are approved institutions under WellSpan's educational reimbursement program and have requested to be recognized on our website.

American Sentinel University
Alvernia College
Capella University
Central Penn College
Drexel University Online
Grand Canyon University
Immaculata University
Lebanon Valley College
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
Saint Joseph’s University
Wilson College
York College of Pennsylvania

WellSpan employee benefits at a glance.

Each of our employees has different needs. That’s why WellSpan provides a comprehensive program that lets you choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Your eligibility for benefits and the premiums you would pay depends upon the entity at which you work, the plan coverage you elect, your employment status and other factors.

  • Medical insurance: Select a PPO, POS or traditional indemnity option, including prescription drug benefits, that meets your needs.
  • Dental insurance: Select dental coverage for diagnostic, preventive, restorative and orthodontic services.
  • Vision insurance: Select vision coverage for protection against routine expenses associated with vision maintenance.
  • Life and accidental death insurance: Provided by WellSpan at no cost.
  • Supplemental life insurance: Select supplemental life insurance available for employee as well as employee's spouse and children.
  • Retirement savings plan: Includes WellSpan-funded automatic base contributions, employee voluntary contributions and WellSpan matching contributions. Vested in WellSpan’s contributions after three years of service.
  • Paid time off (PTO): Begin earning time off on your first day of employment.
  • Short-term disability: Provided by WellSpan at no cost.
  • Educational assistance: Financial assistance for qualifying employees who choose to take educational or technical training courses that satisfy degree, certification or registry requirements for employment in a specific position with WellSpan.
  • Forgivable loan: Program that pays for tuition and expenses for individuals pursuing education for high-demand, hard-to-fill positions. Eligible positions identified by human resources leadership.
  • Flexible spending: Save pre-tax dollars for expenses in dependent care FSA and health care FSA.
  • Credit union: Available for all employees.
  • Employee recreational activities: Discounted tickets, coordinated trips, merchandise and more.
  • Child care: Resources available to assist employees in locating quality child care in our community.
  • Complimentary medicine discounts: Receive an employee discount for services provided at the WellSpan Center for Mind/Body Health.

Additional incentives, such as sign-on bonuses, relocation reimbursement and other special incentives, may be available for the job you’re applying for. Please be sure to check the job listings here at our career center or check with one of our recruiters for the most up-to-date information.