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Benefits & Work Rules

Our Benefits

Medical Benefits

All eligible Associates are able to enroll in one of our excellent Company-sponsored health plans within 30 days from hire. The plans are offered through Anthem and provide access to their extensive network of leading health care providers. We offer a choice between a traditional PPO or a consumer driven health plan (CDHP) that includes a Company contribution of $800 for Associate Only coverage or $1,600 for Associate +1/Family coverage.

Dental Benefits

Dental coverage through Metlife is available for all eligible Associates 30 days from hire. Associates can choose between the Standard Dental Plan (provides comprehensive dental coverage and is paid in full by Republic Airline for Associate Only coverage) or pay the difference in cost to enroll in the Dental Plus plan (provides a higher annual coverage maximum and orthodontic care).

Leisure Flight Privileges

One of the many benefits of working with us is the ability to fly free (or at a reduced rate) on the partners that you support (American, Delta, United). In addition, depending on the airline, Associates and eligible family members may be able to fly for free or reduced fare travel. All travel related privileges are subject to applicable requirements and other restrictions.

Retirement Money

We offer a competitive 401(k) retirement program through Charles Schwab. Associates may contribute up to 90% of their income on a pre-tax basis up to the annual IRS maximum. Upon your enrollment, the Company will begin matching 100% for the first 2.5% that you contribute to the plan. Contributions made by Republic Airline are vested immediately, and the match grows with your tenure at the organization.

Health Savings Account

Used in conjunction with the High Deductible Health Plan option, the HSA is a bank/investment account which an Associate opens through our partnership with Chase Bank. Republic Airline will deposit up to $800 or $1600 into the Associate’s account which can be used toward out-of-pocket medical expenses.

Section 125 Flexible Spending Program

We offer Associates two types of flexible spending accounts (FSA): a health care account and a dependent care account. These accounts allow Associates to set aside pre-tax dollars for non-reimbursed medical, dental and vision expenses and, thereby, reduce taxable income. Associates who enroll in the CDHP are eligible to participate in a limited-purpose health care FSA (which can be used only for dental and vision expenses not covered by the CDHP).

Employee Discount Program

We offer Benefit Hub to our employees. Exclusive discounts to over 100,000 products and services (including local discounts). Options range from hotel stays and fitness center discounts to apparel and sporting events.

Voluntary Life Insurance

In addition to the free Life Insurance, regular Associates may elect to purchase additional life insurance coverage between $10,000 and $500,000 in $10,000 increments. Amounts over $250,000 are subject to evidence of insurability.

Voluntary Short Term Disability

The short disability insurance program helps protect Associates when they are unable to work due to non-work-related (off the job) illness or injury. Benefits begin on the 8th consecutive day of total disability and can last for up to 26 weeks. The cost for this benefit is shared between the Company and the Associate and varies based on the Associates’ pay.

Voluntary Long Term Disability

The long term disability insurance program pays a benefit of 60% of earnings (to a maximum of $5,000 per month) if an Associate cannot work because of a disabling illness or injury. The disability must be for at least 180 days and is offered to all eligible Associates. The premiums for this plan are based on age and salary.

Commuter Benefits

Republic Airline offers a commuter expense reimbursement account which allows Associates to use pre-tax dollars to pay for parking and commuting expenses that are incurred in order to work.

Vision Benefits

The vision plan offered by Republic Airline provides Associates and their families with Company-paid vision care 30 days from hire. Associates can choose between two options, both are through Anthem BCBS and both are available at no cost to the Associate and to all eligible dependents.

Life Insurance

Eligible Associates receive Company-paid group term life insurance equal to 2 times the Associate’s annual salary. Associates are automatically enrolled for this benefit. Eligibility starts after 30 days of full time employment.

Accidental Death And Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

If an Associate’s death is due to an accident, in addition to the free Life Insurance benefits, AD&D insurance is paid at 2 times the Associate’s annual salary. This benefit is paired with the free Life Insurance benefit and no enrollment is necessary. Associates may also be eligible to receive a portion of AD&D benefits for certain losses within 365 days of a covered accident.

Dependent Life Insurance

We provide Company-paid dependent life for all regular Associates. Coverage for spouses is provided in the amount of $10,000. Plus, coverage for dependent children (up to age 26) in the amount of $5,000.

Employee Assistance Program

We offer an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to all Associates at no cost to the Associate. The EAP provides solutions to help Associates balance work and life through confidential and easily accessible services. Services include telephone counseling and referral services, face-to-face counseling visits, legal and financial referral and consultation, elder and child care referral and consultation, work/life services and website resources.

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