Career Benefits

General Information


The Connecticut Hospice, the first palliative hospital and home care, offers an outstanding salary and benefits package:

  • Flexible Benefits (medical, dental, prescription)
  • Additional Insurance (life, disability)
  • Paid Time Off
  • Pensions and Retirement
  • Other Payroll Deductions
  • Free Parking
  • Family Pool, Tennis, Beach and Fishing

Flexible Benefits

A comprehensive flexible benefits package is offered to all full-time and part-time employees. Benefits begin the first day of the month after employee has worked 60 days. Many benefits are purchased with pre-tax dollars, reducing employees income tax costs.

Employees have a comprehensive plan. No referrals needed for doctors or specialists.

Dental: Preventive care and diagnostic services are provided.

Prescription Drug Coverage: Employees and dependents covered under the medical plan are covered by the prescription drug program. Employees can choose to purchase prescriptions from participating pharmacies or through mail order (up to a 90-day supply) at a reduced cost.

Additional Insurance

The following may be purchased on a pre-tax basis:

Disability: Eligible employees can purchase short-term disability insurance. Long-term disability insurance is provided at no cost to full-time employees.

Life Insurance: The hospital completely funds life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance after a grace period for full-time and part-time employees.

Paid Time Off

Full-time and part-time employees who work 20 or more hours biweekly are eligible to access paid time off (PTO). PTO accrual varies depending on position and length of experience. There are six hospital-designated holidays per year. PTO includes time off for vacation, sick time and holiday time.

Pension and Retirement

Pension Plan: The Defined Contribution Plan is fully funded by employee contributions and matching amounts of the employer, up to 3% of employee contributions.

Retirement Accounts: Employees may participate in a 403(B) retirement savings account, where by employee contributions can be tax deferred up to the annual maximum as defined by the IRS (Internal Revenue Service). Talk to Human Resources representative for more information about these options.


general 004