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Employee Benefits

Memorial Hermann hires the best and brightest professionals to help us achieve our mission to advance health for the patients and communities we serve. We provide our employees with a caring and supportive work environment, learning and development opportunities and a competitive compensation program. Our employee benefits are designed to help you achieve physical, emotional and financial health - a Healthy Balance. Here is a brief overview of some of these programs:

Summary of FY16 Benefits

Comprehensive benefits for employees and eligible dependents. Benefit eligibility is based on employee work classification.

Two Medical Plans

  • Edge Gold  - designed with comprehensive coverage and a deductible.
  • Edge Catastrophic - designed to cover serious illness and injury.

Pharmacy Plan

  • Same for both medical plans; costs will be based, in part, on the types of drugs purchased.

Two Dental Plans

  • Dental PPO  - designed with the choice of a broader network.
  • Dental HMO  - designed to encourage regular visits by having no copays on many treatments.

Vision Plan

  • Provides coverage, including eye exams, prescription lenses, eyeglass frames and contact lenses.

Employee Assistance Program

  • Provides various counseling programs such as financial, substance abuse, personal and marriage counseling.

Retirement Plans

  • On your first day of employment, you are eligible to contribute to Memorial Hermann's 403(b)/401(k) retirement plans and Memorial Hermann will match your contribution dollar for dollar up to 6% of pay. A vesting schedule applies.

Career & Development Programs

  • Certification reimbursement.
  • Tuition reimbursement, as well as education planning and advice. 
  • Student Loan Repayment for degrees earned in the last three years.

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

  • Healthcare FSA - allows you to contribute pre-tax dollars to cover eligible healthcare expenses.
  • Dependent Care FSA - allows you to contribute pre-tax dollars to cover eligible dependent care expenses.

Short-Term Disability Plans

  • Employee Paid Plan  - You have the option to purchase short-term disability coverage until you become eligible for the employer paid plan.
  • Employer Paid Plan - Pays up to 60% of base salary while you are on an extended illness leave, if you have one year of service with Memorial Hermann.

Long-Term Disability Plan

  • Employer paid plan that pays up to 50% of your base salary with the option to purchase an additional 10% of pay benefit.

Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance Plans

  • Employer paid coverage that provides one times your annual salary, as well as the purchase of life insurance for your spouse and child.

Accidental Death & Dismemberment Plan

  • Purchase insurance that pays a benefit in the event you or a covered dependent suffers accidental injuries that result in death or dismemberment.

Adoption Assistance

  • Provides up to $5,000 to defray the cost of adopting a child.

Employee Discount Spot

  • Employee discounts on a broad range of products and services.

Bright Horizons Advantage

  • Back-up Care Advantage - Provides caregiving solutions when your regular care is unavailable. Program consists of emergency care and scheduled care for children, teens, adults and elderly family members.
  • Additional Family Support - Connects you with resources for ongoing care for children, elderly and pets and with providers for tutoring and test prep.

Additional Benefits

  • Auto and Home Insurance
  • Critical Illness Plan
  • Group Accident Plan
  • Pre-paid Legal Plan

Healthy Balance

Time Off Programs

  • Paid Time Off (accrual begins after completion of first day of employment)
  • Designated Holidays (6)
  • Personal Holidays (2)
  • Spiritual Holiday (1)
  • Jury Duty
  • Bereavement
  • Military Leave
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Extended Medical Leave
  • Unpaid Excused Leave



Additional Benefit eligibility is based on employee work classification.

Full-time (FT) Employees regularly scheduled to work at least 70 hours each pay period.

Part-time (PT) Employees regularly  scheduled to work at least 40 hours each pay period.

Supplemental (SUPP) Non-Nursing: Employees who on average work less than 40 hours each pay period. 

PRN (Nursing) Employees who are scheduled to work a minimum of 24 hours per pay period. A minimum of three designated holidays are required in addition to weekend work, accounting for 25% of the total hours.

 

  Benefits

 FT

 PT

 SUPP/

 PRN

  Eligibility

 Medical/ Pharmacy Plans

 X

 X

 

 Date of Employment

 Employee Assistance Program

 X

 X

 X

 Date of Employment

 Dental Plans

 X

 X

 

 Date of Employment

 Vision Plan

 X

 X

 

 Date of Employment

 Flexible Spending Accounts

 X

 

 

 Date of Employment

 Retirement Plans

 X

 X

 X

 Date of Employment

 Employer Paid Short-Term Disability Plan1

 X

 X

 

 Pay period following completion of one year of employment

 Employee Paid Short-Term Disability Plan1

 X

 X

 

 Date of Employment

 Long-Term Disability Plan

 X

 

 

 Date of Employment

 Life Insurance Plan2,3

 X

 

 

 Date of Employment

 Accidental Death &

Dismemberment Plan3

 X

 

 

 Date of Employment

 Tuition Reimbursement Program

 X

 X

 X

 Date of Employment

 Adoption Benefit

 X

 X

 

 Date of Employment

 Back-Up Care

Advantage Program

 X

 X

 X

 Date of Employment

 Employee Discount Spot

 X

 X

 X

 Date of Employment

 Critical Illness Plan

 X

 X

 

 Date of Employment

 Group Accident Plan

 X

 X

 

 Date of Employment

 Pre-Paid Legal Plan

 X

 X

 

 Date of Employment

 Purchasing Program

 X

 X

 

 After 9 months of service

 Auto and Home Insurance

 X

 X

 

 Date of Employment

 Paid Time Off4

 X

 X

 

 Date of Employment

 Personal Holidays5

 X

 

 

 91st Day of Employment

 Spiritual Holiday

 X

 

 

 Date of Employment

 Designated Holidays

 X

 

 

 Date of Employment

 

1You must have one year of employment with Memorial Hermann in order to be eligible for the Employer Paid Short-Term Disability Plan. Full-time and part-time employees not eligible have the option to purchase the Employee Paid Short-Term Plan. Once you complete one year of employment, you will be automatically removed from the Employee Paid Short-Term Disability Plan and enrolled in the Employer Paid Short-Term Disability Plan.

2Effective date may be dependent upon an Evidence of Insurability.

3You must be actively at work on the day your enrollment or increase in coverage limit becomes effective in order to receive the benefit in the event of your death.

4Accrues in the pay period after completion of your first day of employment

5Accrues in the pay period after completion of your 90th day of employment