The benefits objective of IES is to provide a safety net of protection for our team members from unexpected life events such as death, disability, and serious illness while providing access to tax-advantaged savings plans. For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
2021 Employee Benefits
Our team members are provided comprehensive medical coverage through BCBSTX with access to a nationwide PPO network. There are two high deductible health plan options and A PPO Plan. The High Plan carries an individual/family deductible of $1,500/$3,000 while the Low Plan carries an individual/family deductible of $3,000/$6,000. The PPO plan carries an individual/family deductible of $1,000/$3,000. After the deductible is met, the team member pays 20 percent of eligible claims up to an annual out-of-pocket maximum.
IES is now offering a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Healthcare FSA
The dental plan through BCBSTX allows you and covered family members to receive quality dental care. Greater savings if you use an in-network dentist. This plan covers preventive services such as semi-annual cleanings/exams, x-rays, and fluoride treatments at 100 percent. Basic services to include fillings, tooth extractions, and root canals are covered at 80 percent while major services which include crowns, bridges, and dentures are covered at 50 percent.
Both basic and major services are subject to an annual deductible. There is an orthodontic benefit for children and a maximum annual benefit per individual of $1,500. Team members can have their premium deducted pre-tax.
There is a $10 copay for exams.
If using an in-network provider, there are additional discounts available. When a team member chooses to visit an out-of-network provider, there are allowances for each level of service.
Life Insurance IES provides a basic group life policy through Cigna equal to two times annual salary with a maximum benefit of $500,000 along with a matching AD&D policy. Team members will have the option to purchase basic additional life insurance coverage for themselves as well as their spouse and child(ren).
Physicians and other highly compensated team members have the opportunity to participate in a Group Variable Universal Life (GVUL) insurance program in lieu of or in addition to the basic group life plan. GVUL provides higher amounts of permanent, portable coverage along with a tax-advantaged savings opportunity for those who have max funded their qualified retirement plan. Members may reallocate among a wide variety of investment portfolios; make tax-free withdrawals and loans with no surrender charge, age 59½ early withdrawal penalty, or age 70½ required minimum distribution. Members are able to purchase certain amounts of coverage on a guaranteed issue basis (no medical exam) for themselves and for their spouse in addition to any benefit funded by IES.
Long Term Disability Team members are provided long-term disability coverage through Cigna with a monthly benefit of 60 percent income with a maximum of $15,000. This carries an own occupation definition of disability. UNUM Physicians and other highly compensated members have the option to purchase additional individually-owned, fully portable disability coverage to address the limits under the group plan. This program covers true own-occupation coverage; enhanced income replacement up to 75 percent of salary and bonus; up to $10,000 per month on a guaranteed issue basis (actively at work only, no medical exam); fixed premiums at institutional discounts; and additional benefits for catastrophic disability. Very highly compensated members have the opportunity to purchase high limit coverage through Lloyds including an optional lump sum benefit.
IES sponsors a safe harbor 401(k) plan, matching 100 percent of the first 3 percent and 50 percent of the next 2 percent of team member contributions. Team members are immediately 100 percent vested in all contributions.
New in 2021, IES now provides the option to provide coverage for pets through Nationwide’s My Pet Protection. This is an employee-exclusive suite of pet insurance plans that offers protection for your loved ones. Some of the enjoyable perks of the program are listed in our benefits guide.