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Employment Benefits

(All benefits are subject to change)

Redwood Children’s Services offers its employees a wide range of benefits, including:

11 Holidays
Paid Time Off
Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Section 125 Plan
Flexible Spending

RCS offers all full-time and 3/4 time employees a generous annual holiday benefit package. Employees will be eligible for holidays after 30 days of full time or 3/4 time service. RCS observes the following 11 holidays:

New Years Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Presidents Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Veterans Day
Thanksgiving Day
Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Day

Paid Time Off (PTO)

RCS offers paid time off to all full time and 3/4 time employees. Employees will start accruing PTO beginning their first date of full time or 3/4 time status and will be available to use after 90 days of employment. PTO accrual rates are based on the number of hours worked per week and exempt/non-exempt status (hourly or salary).

Section 125 Plan

By participating in this plan, you may pay your portion of any qualifying insurance premiums on a pre-tax basis. Depending on your tax bracket, your tax savings could equal approximately 25%.

Things to Know

If you decide to terminate any coverage, it must meet the qualifying event criteria such as termination of coverage or reduction of under 30 hours. For more information please contact the Human Resource Department at (707) 467-2010 ext. 111.

All 40 hour per week employees pay 1/3 of their insurance & RCS pays 2/3; 30-39 hour a week employees’ pay 1/2 and RCS pays 1/2 of coverage. Coverage can be elected for entire families. This notice summarizes the provisions of various plan.

Medical Insurance

RCS offers health insurance through Anthem Blue Cross Insurance Company for all full time and 3/4 time employees. Employees are eligible the first day of the month following to completion of 90-days, after being hired full time or 3/4 time. The plan has a $500 in-network deuctible and another $500 for out-of-network per calendar year deductible and is available to cover spouses and dependents up to the age of 26.

Preventative care is covered at 100% with deductible waived. Regular office visits have a $20 copay if in-network.

Dental Insurance

RCS offers full time and 3/4 time employees’ dental insurance through Guardian Dental Guard Preferred a Preferred Provider Program (PPO). This plan has a $50 per calendar year deductible that is waived for preventative visits. Annual maximum is $2500 for each covered person.

Basic Life Insurance

RCS provides Basic Term Life coverage through Guardian for all full time & 3/4 time employees even if you have waived all other coverage. Your Basic Life coverage includes Accidental Death & Dismemberment coverage equal to one times the employee’s life benefits to a maximum of 25%.

Vision insurance

RCS provides vision insurance through Guardian’s Vision Service Providers (VSP) to all full time and 3/4 time employees’ and extends coverage to spouses, and dependents up to the age of 26. Vision insurance is paid 100% by RCS.

Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

Full time and 3/4 time employees who have worked with the agency for 1 year at the time of the elected open-enrollment date may elect to enroll in Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts through our payroll company, ADP. A Health Care Flexible Spending Account provides tax-exempt funds you can use to pay for eligible health care expenses that are not covered, or only partially covered, by your medical, dental and vision insurance plans. Uncovered expenses are co-payments, insurance differentials and over-the-counter medications. The minimum annual limit is $480, the annual maximum limit is $3,000.

Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

A Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) provides tax-exempt funds you can use to pay for eligible expenses related to the care and supervision of your child or elder dependent. Expenses such as day care, before and after-school care or even day camps can amount to significant costs paid directly from your pocket. Care must be at a licensed nursery school or child center and can be in or outside your home during your working hours. The annual minimum limit is $480. The annual maximum limit is $5,000 per household.

AFLAC Supplemental Insurance

RCS offers AFLAC supplemental benefits to all full time and 3/4 time employees. These benefits are 100% employee paid and pay the employee/policy holder cash at time of claim to cover lost pay and other expenses associated with an accident or illness. The following are a few of the available options: Accident, Personal Disability Income Protector, Cancer Indemnity Plan, Life Protector, Hospital Indemnity.

401(k) Plan

RCS is providing eligible employees a path to building their retirement funds. Employees, ages 21 and up, are eligible after 1 year of employment and 1,000 working hours. Monthly contributions are deducted from your paycheck and deposited into a suitable investment of your choice. This savings plan is tax deferrable if you choose the pre-tax plan. Also offered is a Roth 401(k) plan, an after-tax plan in which you pay your taxes now for your contributions.

Forms, Documents, and Other Information

New forms pending… 1-09-12

Other Helpful Links

Employee Policy Manual
Anthem Blue Cross Website
Guardian Provider Search
Flexible Spending Benefits