Employee Benefits

Lowell Community Health Center Employee Benefits*

Health Insurance Coverage – The Health Center offers comprehensive medical coverage through Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. Employees who work 24 hours or more weekly are eligible for coverage for themselves and their families.

Dental Insurance Coverage – The Health Center offers dental insurance through Metlife Dental, a premium dental plan, for employees who work a minimum of 24 hours per week. Employees are eligible to select the following coverage levels: employee only or employee plus one.

Group Auto Insurance – The Health Center offers employees membership in a competitively priced auto insurance plan through Metlife.

Tuition Reimbursement – Employees may be eligible for reimbursement of up to 75% of costs up to $750 annually in tuition assistance. Tuition reimbursements are contingent upon hours worked, length of employment and budget restrictions.

National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program - Primary care clinicians are eligible for loan repayment assistance in exchange for working in underserved urban communities throughout the United States known as Health Professional Shortage Areas.

Life Insurance – The Health Center provides free life insurance for all employees who work a minimum of 24 hours per week.

Short Term Disability/Long Term Disability - The Health Center, through Lincoln Financial, provides short-term and long-term disability benefits for employees. The Health Center pays for long-term disability for employees. All employees who work a minimum of 24 hours per week are eligible for this benefit.

Retirement Funds — Employees may opt to enroll in a retirement fund, 403(b) plan, through The Hartford Group.

Vacation — All full and regular part-time employees scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week accrue vacation time after the first 3 months of employment. Non-exempt employees may accrue up to two weeks of vacation time until their third year of employment, at which time they are entitled to accrue three weeks. Exempt employees accrue three weeks of vacation time until their third year of employment, at which time they are entitled to accrue four weeks.

Sick Time/Personal Days – Each employee is eligible for 10 sick days per calendar year. In addition, employees receive 2 personal days per year. Accrued sick time may not be used until employed at least 3 months. Personal days do not have a waiting period.

Holidays — 10 paid holidays are recognized at the Health Center.

Credit Union Membership — Employees may join the Metropolitan Credit Union.

Direct Deposit — Direct deposit of weekly paychecks is available for employees.

Group Fitness – Group fitness discounts are available to staff who enroll in a gym membership through the Health Center’s wellness program.

Parking Subsidy Program – The Health Center subsidizes the cost of a monthly parking pass for eligible employees, greatly reducing the rate.

* Subject to periodic changes. For most recent information please contact Human Resources.