The Diocese of Des Moines

Benefits


The following benefits are available to all active employees who are regularly scheduled to work 28 or more hours per week.  Benefits are also available to all active teachers and teachers' aides hired prior to June 1, 2002 who are regularly schduled to work 20 or more hours per week.


Health
We offer individual and family PPO and HMO plans to meet the needs of our employees.  A portion of the individual premium is employer subsidized. A portion of the dependent premium costs for an employee’s spouse and dependent children is also subsidized. As with all of our benefit plans, coverage starts on the first day of the month following the employee's date of employment.

Dental
Dental coverage is offered for individual and family plans.  Employees have two coverage plans to choose from. 

Vision
We offer four different levels of coverage for vision insurance to ensure you’re paying only for the coverage you want.  Our vision plan is designed to cover eye examinations and corrective eyewear at a tremendous savings to you!

Life and Long Term Disability
You never know what might happen and if the unexpected does happen, the diocese offers life* and long term disability plans to ensure that your family is taken care of in any event. We pay the full cost of the premium. (*Group life insurance is offered at participating locations.) 

Retirement Plans
Retirement and saving for the future is very important. The diocese knows this and offers a 403(b) plan with employer match for our parish and school employees.  Active employees who are regularly scheduled to work 20 or more hours a week are eligible to participate.  403(b) Plan Information 

 

Flexible Spending Account
We offer tax-free spending accounts for non-reimbursed medical, dental and vision expenses or dependent care expenses.  Premium payments for medical, dental and vision coverage can also be deducted on a pre-tax basis.


Voluntary Benefits
Employees may purchase supplemental life insurance, short term disability and cancer insurance at discounted group rates.    Employees pay all premiums associated with these voluntary benefits.


Employee Assistance Program
We pay the full cost of an Employee Assistance Program for our employees, available 24/7.  Participation in this program may vary by location.

 

This summary highlights some of the features of the diocese’s benefits and related programs; it does not include all provisions of the benefits and programs described.  Complete details are in legal plan documents, insurance contracts and summaries.  If there is any discrepancy between this summary and those documents, the documents will govern.