Employee Benefits

All employees who work an average of at least 20 hours per week are eligible for the following benefits.

Paid Leave

Holidays - Employees receive ten federal paid holidays per year: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans’ Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. The number of hours paid for each holiday will be the average of the employee’s usual workday. For instance, an employee who usually works 25 hours per week will receive 5 hours of paid time for each holiday. You must work the day before and the day after a holiday to qualify for a paid holiday. You may use sick or vacation time for the surrounding days to qualify.

Vacation - Vacation hours are accrued as a percentage of hours worked. In the first year of employment, employees can accrue up to 80 hours of paid vacation. In each subsequent year, they accrue 8 additional vacation hours, up to a maximum of 160 hours/year. Employees who work an average of 40 hours per week accrue 80 hours of vacation time during the first year. Those who work more than 40 hours a week accrue more leave time, and those working less than 40 hours accrue less. You can carry over a maximum of 80 hours of unused vacation time into the new year. Unused vacation time in excess of this amount is paid out in December.

Sick Leave - Sick leave hours are accrued as a percentage of hours worked. In the first year of employment, full-time employees can accrue up to 30 hours of paid sick time. In subsequent years, the accrual rate typically results in 40 hours of paid sick leave a year. If you work more hours, you accrue more sick time; if you work fewer hours, you accrue less sick time. You can carry over a maximum of 40 hours of unused sick time into the new year. Unused sick time in excess of this amount is paid out in December. At Integrated Statistics, sick leave and vacation leave are considered interchangeable; therefore our sick leave policy is in accordance with the Massachusetts state regulations.

Maternity Leave - Integrated Statistics employees are allowed up to six weeks of paid leave after giving birth to or adopting a child. During this time employees are paid two-thirds of their regular salary. To be eligible for maternity leave, an employee has to be employed by Integrated Statistics for at least one full year immediately prior to the beginning of the leave, and to have worked an average of at least 20 hours a week during that year. Our policies are in line with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) so you may take an additional 6 weeks of unpaid leave if you wish, giving you 12 weeks total. Please contact the Integrated Statistics office with questions.

Paternity Leave - Integrated Statistics employees are allowed up to three weeks of paid leave after the birth or adoption of a child. During this time employees are paid two-thirds of their regular salary. To be eligible for paternity leave, an employee has to be employed by Integrated Statistics for at least one full year immediately prior to the beginning of the leave, and to have worked an average of at least 20 hours a week during that year. Our policies are in line with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) so you may take an additional 9 weeks of unpaid leave if you wish, giving you 12 weeks total. Please contact the Integrated Statistics office with questions.

Health Insurance

Integrated Statistics offers two health insurance plans through Harvard Pilgrim and pays a portion of each employee’s monthly premiums. More information and forms are here.

Section 125 Premium Only Plan (POP) / Cafeteria Plan - The Section 125 Premium Only Plan goes from April 1 to March 31. This plan allows you to pay the employee portion of your health premium with pre-tax dollars, effectively reducing the cost of your health insurance. The Section 125 Summary Plan Description gives you the big picture; for eligibility questions and enrollment forms, please contact the Integrated Statistics office.

Dental Insurance - We self-insure for dental insurance. A total of $1200 per calendar year family benefit is available for an employee, spouse, and/or child up to the age of 23. Please have your dentist send the bills to Integrated Statistics, 16 Sumner St, Woods Hole, MA 02543

If you have questions about the health plans, please contact the Integrated Statistics office.

401K Plan

Integrated Statistics offers a 401K plan that is administered by Principal Financial Group. Integrated Statistics matches employee contributions, dollar for dollar, up to 4% of the employee’s salary. For 2017, employees may contribute up to $18,000 per year to their 401K accounts. Contributions can be made on a pre-tax basis, thereby reducing your taxable income or after tax (Roth). The Principal Enrollment Booklet provides more in-depth information about the 401K plan, along with all the forms you need.

Employees are eligible to enroll after three months of employment.

If you are interested in opening a 401K account, please review the Enrollment Booklet and then follow the directions in the electronic enrollment document. It is a matter of setting up an account and then deciding how much to contribute and which funds to invest in. The beneficiary form needs to come to Integrated Statistics; please mail it to the Integrated Statistics office, or fax it to (508) 721-6841.

If you cannot find yourself on the Principal website, please contact the Integrated Statistics office.