Employee Benefits

GROUP MEDICAL INSURANCE PLAN
Preferred Provider coverage is currently with CareFirst/Blue Cross Blue Shield and is effective on the first day of the month following your date of hire. The firm pays the full cost of individual employee coverage. Vision care and prescription coverage are included in the plan. For most services, copays range from $10-$20.

LIFE INSURANCE/ACCIDENTAL DEATH AND DISMEMBERMENT
The firm pays the full cost of term life and AD&D insurance to a maximum of one times your salary, with a double indemnity feature for accidental death and dismemberment. The coverage is effective on the first day of the month following your date of hire.

SHORT TERM DISABILITY
The firm offers at no cost to employees a short-term disability insurance plan. If you become physically unable to work, the plan pays 60% of your base salary to a maximum of $1500 per week for up to 11 weeks. There is a 15-day wait for benefits to begin.

LONG TERM DISABILITY
If after 90 continuous days you are still unable to return to work, the firm’s long-term disability plan pays 60% of your monthly base pay to a maximum of $10,000 per month for as long as you are disabled or until you reach age 65. There is no cost to you for this coverage.

DENTAL CARE
A choice of two voluntary dental care options are available through Guardian . Both plans cover preventative care at 100% and provide Out-of- Network coverage.

401(k) RETIREMENT SAVINGS PLAN
Participants may defer up to 20% per year of cash compensation on a pretax basis. The firm matches 50% on the dollar up to 6% of employee’s contribution to a maximum of 3%. Eligibility coincides with date of hire.

FLEX SPENDING PLAN
You may save through payroll deduction on a pre-tax basis up to $6,000 per year for certain medical expenses and up to $5,000 per year for dependent care expenses.

HOLIDAYS
The firm observes 7 paid holidays per year as follows:

New Year’s Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving
Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas

PAID TIME OFF (PTO)
Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman recognizes that employees have diverse needs for time off and believes that employees should have opportunities to enjoy time away from work to help balance their lives. Our Paid-Time Off program (PTO) combines vacation and sick leave into one general category. The benefits of PTO are that it promotes a flexible approach to time off. Employees are accountable and responsible for managing their own PTO hours to allow for adequate reserves if there is a need to cover vacation, illness or disability, appointments, emergencies, or other needs that require time off from work. Employees will receive a certain amount of PTO each month. Those who have been at the firm for a longer amount of time will receive higher accrual rates.

OTHER TIME OFF
The Firm provides time off for voting, bereavement, military service, jury duty, and leave required to comply with the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Details are available in the Employee Handbook.

CONTINUING EDUCATION/TUITION ASSISTANCE
The firm pays for a minimum of 40 hours per year of continuing professional education (CPE) for accounting staff. In addition, you may participate in the tuition assistance plan, in which the firm will reimburse employees for courses that are directly related to career development. Reimbursement of tuition is as follows: Grade A = 100%, Grade B = 100%, and Grade C or below = No reimbursement. Eligibility is after one year of service.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION DUES AND LICENSING
The firm sponsors your membership in professional associations related to your job function. In addition the firm will pay for your licensure in one state.

COMPUTER PURCHASE
The firm will reimburse employees 25% of the cost of one computer system purchased for personal use. If the employee terminates his/her employment before one year from the date of purchase, the employee is responsible for reimbursing the firm said amount. All personal computer purchases must be pre-approved by the managing partner.

RECRUITMENT INITIATIVE
The firm will pay you a recruitment bonus if you recruit new hires. These bonuses range from $500 to $10,000 and payments are subject to conditions contained in the Employee Handbook.

BUSINESS CASUAL DRESS AND FLEXIBLE WORK SCHEDULE
The firm has a business casual dress policy and flexible work schedules for all employees while in the firm’s office. Employees are expected to adapt to the clients’ requirements while on assignment outside the office.

DIRECT DEPOSIT
You may have your paycheck deposited in the bank of your choice. Our current payroll software allows for your paycheck to be split into three different accounts.