At The William W. Backus Hospital, employee benefits are just the beginning.

These benefits reflect the hospital’s commitment to and appreciation of the professionals who provide the quality health care our community has come to expect of our employees.

Medical Coverage

Backus Hospital offers comprehensive medical coverage. This coverage includes free preventive care for infants, children, and adults, as well as extensive coverage for illnesses. Coverage is offered for both in-network and out-of-network service provides with additional savings when services are rendered here at Backus Hospital. Coverage includes routine vision exams and a prescription drug benefit.

Dental Coverage

Two dental plans are offered with the emphasis on preventive care, which is covered at 100%. The plan also provides coverage for basic and major restorative care, (with a maximum of $1,000 or $1,200 depending on plan selected, per year, per person).

Time Off

We believe that to achieve a balance between work and personal life, the time that you spend away from work can be as important as the time you spend at Backus. Therefore, we have generous vacation, sick, and holiday policies.

Hartford HealthCare observes the following legal holidays:
  • New Year’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Group Short-Term Disability Insurance (STD)

In the event of non-work related disability, Backus Hospital pays 70% of base rate up to 120 calendar days after a 14 calendar day elimination period after one year of service. The benefit is offered at no cost to employees.

Group Long-Term Disability Insurance (LTD)

In the event of an extended period of disability, Backus Hospital provides salary protection through a Long Term Disability Plan. This benefit is provided at no cost to the employee.

Retirement Savings

The Hospital offers a Defined Contribution (DC) Plan which offers elective employee deferrals and non-elective Employer Contributions for eligible employees. There is a 3-year vesting rule for the Non-elective Employer Contributions.

Retirement Plan at Backus HospitalLife Insurance

Backus Hospital employees enjoy the benefits of a Group Term Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance plan. The amount of coverage is dependent upon the employee’s salary, and is offered at no cost to the employee. For added security, a Supplemental Life insurance plan is also available for employees and their dependents.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Flexible spending accounts allow you to reduce your income tax obligation by setting aside money up front through payroll deductions to cover tax-deductible medical dependent care expenses that are not covered under your plan.

  • Healthcare FSA – Up to $2,500 a year
  • Dependent care FSA – Up to $5,000 a year

Paid and unpaid leaves of absence may be granted for:

  • Jury duty
  • Bereavement (death of an immediate family member)
  • Maternity
  • Care of a new baby or family member (FMLA)
  • Military service

Tuition Reimbursement 

We encourage our staff to continually develop and improve skills that allow us to provide our patients with the best care possible. We offer financial incentives and assistance in the form of tuition reimbursement for job-related and degree program coursework.

Employee Assistance Program

The hospital offers this service to employees who may have personal problems (marital, financial, emotional, substance abuse, etc.) that can affect their job performance.

Credit Union

The hospital has an on-site credit union which offers employees a wide range of professional financial services.

Optional benefits include:

  • Auto insurance 
  • Homeowners insurance
  • Critical illness insurance
  • Legal insurance
  • Pet insurance
*Please note: Some benefits may vary depending on work location. Details and enrollment information will be available to newly hired employees. For organization-specific information please contact the Human Resources Department at the organization where you will be employed.

Hartford HealthCare is an equal opportunity employer who believes diversity brings out the best in everyone!


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    Hartford, CT

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