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2011 Best Employers

Atlantic Health System

Spousal benefits and health screenings are perks with this company.

Benefits/Financial: Full- and part-time employees are offered a 403(b) plan, and a cash balance or other hybrid plan. Atlantic Health System makes annual contributions to the cash balance plan. Employees age 50 and over can make catch-up contributions to their 403(b) plan and may invest in lifecycle funds that automatically reallocate assets based on age or proximity to retirement.

Atlantic Health System hosts Focus on Your Financial Future Workshops, which are free day and evening workshops geared towards employee's age 50 and over.  

Short-term and long-term leaves of absence without pay are offered to allow for caregiving.  

Full- and part-time employees are offered flu shots, health screenings, health risk appraisals, smoking cessation programs, health club discounts, physical activity and weight loss programs, stress management training, cancer prevention programs and a sick call clinic. Sixty-one percent of Atlantic Health System employees have utilized at least one of these wellness benefits in the past 12 months.  

The Occupational Medicine Services Wellness Center goal is to improve the health and well-being of employees by promoting and supporting healthy lifestyle choices through educational programming.  

Atlantic Health System offers on-site child care for children of employees and for grandchildren of employees with responsibility for grandchildren as well as referral services to assist with child care, care for grandchildren and eldercare, and back-up care for child care, grandchild care, and eldercare to its full- and part-time employees.   

Benefits/Alternative Work Arrangements: The following alternative work arrangements are offered to full- and part-time employees: flex-time, compressed work schedules, job sharing, telecommuting and a formal phased retirement program. Employees interested in telecommuting must work 19 or more hours per week. Full-time employees are eligible to move to part-time work on a permanent or temporary basis.    

Opportunities for Retirees:
Atlantic Health System has 2,315 retirees and its Employee Relations Manager is an individual directly responsible for retiree relations. The hospital stays connected with its retirees by inviting them to organization events, providing ongoing access to retirement planning workshops and information, and by formally acknowledging retirees when they retire. Retirees are offered the following work opportunities: temporary work assignments, consulting and contract work, telecommuting, and part-time work.  

Age of Workforce:
Thirty-nine percent of Atlantic Health System's employees are age 50 and over.  The average tenure of those employees is 15.6 years.

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