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INTRODUCTION TO FLEXIBLE BENEFIT PLAN

CRRA's flexible benefit plan allows its employees to select benefits that meet their needs.

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HEALTH INSURANCE

CRRA offers two employee contributory health plans to its Connecticut employees and their dependents and one contributory health plan to its out-of-state employees. Our carrier is ConnectiCare of Connecticut. Currently, CRRA offers ConnectiCare's POS Open Access Plan (Base Plan), a buy-up plan POS Open Access 15-25 Plan and the out-of-state plan, PPO.

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DENTAL INSURANCE

CRRA provides dental insurance through The Standard Dental Program, which includes an Orthodontic option.

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OTHER INSURANCE

             Life Insurance

    CRRA provides two times an employee's annual salary in group-term life insurance coverage.  The Standard Insurance Company is our current carrier.

             Optional Life Insurance

    CRRA offers the option of increasing employee life insurance coverage through a Voluntary Life Policy not to exceed $300,000. At their option, employees can purchase through payroll deduction additional group term life coverage for their spouse and/or their children.  The Standard Insurance Company is our current carrier.

             Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

    CRRA provides coverage of two times an employee's annual salary.  The Standard Insurance Company is our current carrier.

             Disability Insurance

    CRRA provides short-term disability coverage of 66 2/3 percent of weekly salary, up to a maximum of $1,000 per week (elimination period of first day injury/eighth day illness). The maximum duration of this benefit is 26 weeks. CRRA also provides long-term disability coverage of 70 percent of weekly salary, up to a maximum of $6,000 per month. The maximum duration of this benefit is 26 weeks. The Standard Insurance Company is CRRA's current carrier.

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RETIREMENT

CRRA's retirement benefit consists of a 401(k) (defined contribution) plan.  Upon eligibility (six months of service, attainment of age 18) an account is established for each employee.  CRRA will contribute to the plan on an employee's behalf an amount equal to 5 percent of compensation, regardless of the employee's contribution amount.  In addition, CRRA will make a dollar-for-dollar matching contribution of up to 5 percent of an employee's compensation that is contributed.  In other words, any contribution that an employee makes between 1 percent and 5 percent is fully matched.  The plan provides for employee contributions of up to 15 percent.  Fidelity is our current Trustee and UBS Financial Services is our current investment management and education services provider.

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LEAVE TIME

CRRA currently provides the following leave benefits:

         Vacation

Accrual of three weeks per year, with additional days for each year of service up to 15 years (maximum of 20 days earned).  Vacation leave may be accumulated and carried over from year to year with a maximum of 30 days.  Vesting occurs upon successful completion of the probationary period.

         Personal

Eight days per year.  Personal leave is provided to employees at the beginning of each calendar year.  It cannot be carried over from year to year.  At the conclusion of each calendar year, remaining balances are paid out to the employee.

         Compensatory

(Salaried Employees Only, Non-Executive) On a bi-weekly basis, all hours over 80 are reimbursed at the rate of 1 hour of compensatory time for each hour that is worked. Employees that are elibigle for compensatory time are allowed to accure up to one week's work of hours (currently 37.5) at any one time. Compensatory hours are not carried over from year to year and are forfeited at the conclusion of the calendar year.

         Holiday

Twelve paid holidays per year (11 scheduled; one "floating", used at the President's discretion).

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OTHER BENEFITS

CRRA also provides: vision plan, tuition reimbursement, training, professional affiliation membership fee reimbursements, free parking, bus pass reimbursement and other similar benefits to its employees.

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This CRRA.ORG page was last updated on March 6, 2006.
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