Health and Well Being
Our employee benefits program is a significant part of the total compensation package. It has been designed with your financial and health care needs in mind. This program will help offset financial hardship in the event you become ill, disabled or die. The various programs provide options and can be tailored to meet your changing individual and family needs.
This summary is a brief overview of the benefits for which employees may be eligible.
The NCQA retirement program provides income for you upon your retirement. This income is in addition to and independent of any other retirement benefits, such as Social Security and other personal provisions for retirement.
NCQA Employer Contribution Plan - 401 (a)
Under this plan, NCQA contributes 5.5% of your regular monthly salary up to the Social Security taxable wage base plus 11% of each participant’s compensation in excess of the social security wage base, to the maximum amount allowed by law. These contributions are made directly to Fidelity Investments, the fund manager and record keeper for the plan, and one of the nation’s largest mutual fund companies. You can elect how to allocate the contributions made by NCQA among a broad menu of Fidelity’s funds.
Employee Contribution Plan – 403 (b)
Participation is on a voluntary basis and provides an excellent means of supplementing retirement income. In this program you may contribute up to 100% of your eligible pay on a pretax basis, up to the annual IRS dollar limit of $18,500. There is no vesting with this program as NCQA makes no employer contribution.
NCQA provides comprehensive health coverage for its employees. As an NCQA employee you can choose between four medical plan options or you may opt out of medical coverage altogether. As a new employee you are eligible for coverage on the first day of the month following date of hire.
NCQA offers optional comprehensive dental insurance. Employees have a choice of three dental plan options that are PPO and HMO style. NCQA shares the cost of the dental plans with employees. A new employee is eligible for coverage on the first day of the month following date of hire.
In addition to the vision benefit in our medical HMO plan, NCQA offers additional vision coverage. This is an optional insurance to help employees maintain the cost of routine eye care. A new employee is eligible for coverage on the first day of the month following date of hire.
A Flexible Spending Account (FSA) allows employees to set aside pre-tax earnings to pay for eligible medical and dependent care expenses, thus reducing your taxable pay and increasing your spendable income.
Basic Life Insurance
NCQA provides life insurance coverage and pays the entire premium for regular full-time employees. The coverage provided is in the amount of two times your annual base salary to a maximum of $1,000,000.
Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
In addition to the life insurance coverage described above, NCQA also provides, at no cost to you, accidental death and dismemberment insurance.
Disability Insurance and Leave
Short Term and Long Term Disability
Should you have an accident or illness that causes an extended period of absence, Short Term Disability (STD) can help maintain a portion of your income. Approved STD follows a 14-day waiting period for sickness or accident or effective the first day of hospitalization and can extend up to 13 weeks. Long Term Disability (LTD) begins after 13 consecutive weeks of disability.
NCQA provides worker’s compensation insurance to you in the event you are injured while at work. The plan pays for medical bills relating to the injury and time lost from work after you have been unable to work for 3 days.
Paid Time-Off (PTO) is an all-purpose time-off policy for eligible employees to use for vacation, illness or injury, and personal business. It combines traditional vacation, personal, and sick leave plans into one flexible, paid time-off policy. Employees have the ability to manage this time to adequately cover all of their vacation, illness or injury, personal appointments, emergency, or other needs that require time away from work. In addition to PTO, NCQA provides several additional types of paid leaves including jury duty leave, military leave and bereavement leave.
New parents with at least one year of service will receive 2 weeks of parental leave to bond and care for their newborn or adopted child.
NCQA observes the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Inauguration Day, Martin Luther King’s Birthday, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. We also close at noon on the day before Thanksgiving and the day before Christmas; these two ½ days are treated as holidays.
Employee Assistance Program
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides assessments and referrals to help you and your family cope with a variety of personal or workplace problems.
Employees may receive up to $5,250 reimbursement annually for tuition and other course related expenses/fees.
All employees are eligible for SmartBenefits® and the program allows for employees to have transit benefits deducted from their paycheck on a pretax basis and automatically loaded onto a registered SmarTrip® card. This benefit also allows employees to pay for certain monthly parking spaces on a pretax basis as well.
Domestic Partner Benefits
NCQA offers Domestic Partner coverage for same sex or opposite sex partner and their dependent(s).