​Employee Benefits       

Exceptional employees deserve exceptional benefits. After all, your career should be rewarding, engaging and inspiring. We’ll support you along the way with employee trainings, resources, competitive pay and benefits. Most benefits are available for employees who work 20 hours or more per week.

Managed Time Off

We offer a single bank of paid time off that is commonly used for vacation, sick time and other personal needs. Time off accrues per payroll cycle and depends on employee status, hours worked (excludes overtime if applicable) and years of service.


Eight traditional holidays are recognized and employer paid.

Health Insurance

Health Insurance benefits are available to all employees who work 20 hours or more per week through Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin (GHC-SCW) insurance. Premiums are shared between employer and employee based on FTE salary and wages and the plan elected:
GHC-SCW HMO or GHC-SCW POS single employee, employee +1 or family coverage. The HMO Plan covers most inpatient and outpatient care including eye exams. The POS plan allows flexibility to choose services from in-plan or out-of-plan providers. The POS Plan has additional out-of-pocket expenses.

Dental Insurance

Dental Insurance benefits are available to all employees who work 20 hours or more per week through GHC-SCW insurance. Premiums are shared between employer and employee based on FTE salary and wages and the plan elected. Employee premiums may be paid with pre-tax dollars.

Dental Health Associates of Madison, Ltd.

Single employee, employee +1 or family coverage.  100% single, employee +1 or family coverage of diagnostic, preventive, restorative, anesthesia and simple extraction services. Partial orthodontic coverage for beneficiaries under age 19. An additional available option includes 100% coverage of endodontic services (80% for root canals) and oral surgery. 80% coverage of periodontics and prosthodontics services.

Retirement Plans – EMPLOYER FUNDED and 403(b)

GHC-SCW offers employees an Employer Funded Retirement Plan. Additionally, GHC-SCW offers employees a 403(b) Plan.

Employer Funded Retirement Plan

You must work at least six months in a calendar year and must be at least 21 years of age to participate in the Employer Funded Retirement Plan. Entry into the plan is the first of the month coinciding with or following completion of eligibility requirements.  This is a 100% discretionary contribution integrated with the Social Security maximum as decided by the GHC-SCW Board of Directors. Employees must complete at least 1,000 hours during the plan year (January 1-December 31) and will be fully-vested after six years. Various investment options are offered.

403(b) Plan

Employees are eligible to participate in the 403(b) plan the first day of employment. Employee can contribute to a retirement plan on a pre-tax basis. Maximum dollar amounts are determined by the IRS. Various investment options are offered. Employees are paid with pre-tax dollars.

Roth 403(b) Plan

Employees are eligible to participate in the Roth 403(b) plan the first day of employment. The plan allows employees to save after tax dollars for retirement. Automatic enrollment is set at 3% after 30 days of employment. Various investment options are offered. Employees are paid with after-tax dollars.

Life Insurance

GHC-SCW offers an employer-paid term life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance offering two times annual earnings capped at $300,000. Employees may purchase additional insurance for themselves, their spouse and children.

Disability Insurance

Both long-term disability and short-term disability insurance products are available to employees and are employer paid.

Short Term Disability Insurance

Employees are eligible to participate the first of the month following 30 days of employment.  First date accident or 8th day illness. The insurance provides 66 2/3% of employee earnings, capped at $1,000/week for a maximum of 90 days and is employer paid.

Long Term Disability Insurance

Employees are eligible for long term disability insurance the first of the month following 30 days of employment. Provides 66 2/3% of earnings. Capped at $12,000 per month. Benefit payments begin on the 91st day of disability. Employer paid.

Flexible Spending

Flex Plan accounts are available for eligible employees to set aside pre-tax dollars for child care and/or eligible health care expenses not covered by health insurance.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

EAP is a confidential referral resource for employees and their eligible dependents who are encountering personal, financial or family problems.

Tuition Reimbursement

Tuition Reimbursement is available for eligible employees. Tuition reimbursement is limited to $2,000 and six credits per year for pre-approved educational courses. Employer paid upon passing grade.

Edgewood College Tuition Discount

Madison is the home of one of the finest private liberal arts colleges in the region. For over eighty years, Edgewood College has welcomed full and part-time students in pursuit of undergraduate and graduate degrees. Today, more than 2,500 students look to Edgewood College each year for an outstanding academic experience.

The Edgewood College Corporate Partnership Tuition Discount program encourages GHC-SCW employees to pursue their educational goals. The program provides a $300​ per semester discount to GHC-SCW employees enrolled in eligible academic programs. Employees identify their employment with GHC-SCW when applying for admission and work with the GHC-SCW Human Resources department to complete the tuition discount requirements.

Voluntary Long Term Care

Long-term care encompasses services to individuals suffering from a chronic illness, disabling condition or cognitive impairment and is employee paid.

Additional Perks

Employee perks include social activities, such as our summer picnic and winter parties, business-casual attire, direct payroll deposit, potential telecommuting opportunities, paid licensure/registration and more.

GHC-SCW is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Employees can learn more about their rights by viewing the following publications of the federal government:  EEO is the Law, EEO is the Law Supplement and Pay Transparency