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Effective January 1, 2015, full-time employees working an average of 38 hours per week or more are eligible for the following benefits. Non-Exempt (hourly) employees are eligible for benefits, except for PTO, on the first day of the month following 45 days of active, full-time employment. Eligibility to use PTO hours remains at 90 days. Exempt (salaried) employees are eligible for benefits on the first day of the month following active, full-time employment.
Two medical plans through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota are available to choose from, each covering a broad range of services to include, but not limited to: preventive care, inpatient and outpatient hospital services, physician and professional medical services and prescription drugs. Weekly cost and coverages are as follows:
|SMSC Medical plan|
|Single + One||$55.75|
|Options Blue plan|
|Single + One||$28.00|
Health Savings Account (HSA)
An HSA is a tax-advantaged account which is used to pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses. Team members put money in the account through a pre-tax payroll deduction and the account balance accumulates interest or earnings tax-free. Money in the account also rolls over from year to year. An HSA can only be established if the team member is enrolled in the Options Blue Medical plan.
The dental plan is through Delta Dental and covers diagnostic and preventative care, basic services, major services and orthodontia. Weekly cost and coverages are as follows:
|Delta Dental plan|
|Single + One||$6.50|
Basic Term Life Insurance
An individual term life insurance policy equal to one times the employee's annual pay is paid for by SMSC Gaming Enterprise. Minimum coverage is $25,000 and maximum coverage is $50,000.
Supplemental Term Life Insurance
Eligible employees may purchase additional term life insurance up to the lesser of five times their annual pay or $500,000. Term life insurance coverage may also be purchased for spouse and/or dependent children.
Short Term Disability Insurance
Short term disability insurance is paid for by SMSC and pays 66 2/3% of weekly earnings, up to a maximum weekly benefit amount of $963.90 in the event an employee is disabled and unable to work. Benefits begin after a thirty (30) day waiting period and continue for up to nine (9) weeks of disability.
Long Term Disability Insurance
Long term disability insurance is paid for by SMSC and pays 60% of monthly earnings, up to a maximum monthly benefit amount of $10,000 in the event a employee is disabled and unable to work. Benefits begin after a ninety (90) day waiting period and may continue to age sixty-five (65).
Flexible Spending Account Plan
The Flexible Spending Account Plan allows employees to set aside pre-tax dollars from their weekly paycheck to pay for eligible out-of-pocket medical, dental, vision and day care expenses. HSA participants can also enroll in a limited health care flex account. The plan also enables employees to pay their portion of the cost of the medical or dental plan by payroll deduction on a pre-tax basis. This benefit results in reduced income tax which increases your take-home pay.
Shakopee Dakota Clinic
The Shakopee Dakota Clinic provides convenient medical care treating illness and injury and also offers preventative care. All services are provided free of charge for employees and dependents covered under the SMSC Medical plan.
SMSC Dental Clinic
The SMSC Dental Clinic is staffed with dentists and dental hygienists. Services include diagnostic and preventive, basic and some major restorative services. Diagnostic and preventive services are provided free of charge and all other services are provided at a reduced rate for employees and dependents covered under the Delta Dental plan.
Personal Time Off
Personal Time Off (PTO) is intended to provide employees with paid time away from work for vacation, holidays, illness or other excused absences. PTO is accrued according to the following schedule:
|Length of Full-time Service||Days Earned Per Year|
|0 up to 1 year||24|
|1 up to 5 years||29|
|5 up to 10 years||34|
|10 or more years||39|
The SMSC Pharmacy is staffed with pharmacists and support staff. A reduced copay for generic, brand and non-formulary drugs for employees and dependents covered under the SMSC Medical plan. The SMSC Pharmacy offers free delivery and a convenient location.
SMSC Vision Clinic
The SMSC Vision Clinic is staffed with optometrists and support staff. Services include routine eye exams free of charge as well as discounted eyewear for employees and dependents covered under the SMSC Medical plan.
SMSC Wellness Center
The SMSC Wellness Center is staffed with physical therapists and chiropractors. Services include evaluations and a wide range of treatments as needed. All services are provided free of charge for employees and dependents covered under the SMSC Medical plan.
Playworks Child Care Discount
SMSC pays 50% of the cost of child care services at Playworks up to an annual maximum benefit of $5,000.
Full-time and part-time team members are eligible for the following benefits:
401(K) Retirement Plan
The 401(k) plan provides employees with the opportunity to save and invest income for retirement on a pre-tax basis. Employees are eligible to participate on the first of the month following 90 days of service. Employees are eligible to receive a SMSC match beginning on the first of the quarter after completing one year of service with a minimum of 1,000 hours. SMSC will match $1 for each dollar the employee contributes, up to a maximum of 6% of their annual pay. Employees are 100% vested in SMSC contributions and earnings after five years of service.
Eligible employees are provided up to three (3) consecutive days off with pay in the event of a death of an immediate family member. Full-time and part-time employees are eligible upon completion of ninety (90) days of continuous employment.
Paid Jury Duty Leave
Reimbursement for lost pay is provided for employees required to serve jury duty. Full-time and part-time employees are eligible upon employment.
Dakotah! Sport and Fitness Membership Discount
All employees are eligible to receive a discounted membership fee and are not required to pay an initiation fee. Two hours of playcare for children is available at Playworks at no cost while using Dakotah! Sport & Fitness facilities. Available upon employment. Monthly cost, including tax and membership options are as follows:
|Single + One||$41.00|
Various discounts on products and services from area businesses are available to all employees. See the current MERSC Employee Discount Directory made available through the Benefits department. A 20% discount on all regular price items is also available at the Logo Gift Shop located in Mystic Lake Casino (excluding tobacco products).
Employee Assistance Program
SMSC provides Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services through Networks at no cost to all team members and their family members. The EAP provides professional counseling and referral services for problems such as addiction, mental health, family, legal and financial issues. All services are strictly confidential. Available upon employment.
A full scope of financial services to include, but not limited to: auto and personal loans, checking account and savings accounts and investments are available through the South Metro Federal Credit Union. Available upon employment.
This is a brief statement summarizing the team member benefit package. Please refer to the current Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community policies and procedures and Summary Plan Descriptions for more detailed information.