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Employee Benefits Overview

Life outside of work

Vacation LeaveUp to 90 hours earned per year. Bonus vacation leave after 5, 10 and 20 years of service.
Sick LeaveUp to 67.5 hours earned per year.
Personal LeaveUp to 22.5 hours earned per year.
HolidaysTwelve (12) holidays per year, fourteen (14) during an election year. View current holiday schedule
Other Paid LeaveFuneral Leave, Jury Duty Leave and Military Leave.
Family LeaveUp to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per year for family care, adoption or childbirth.
Community Service LeavePromotes the direct involvement of State employees in public services in their communities through volunteer efforts.

Insurance for you and your family

Health InsuranceVisit the Employee Benefits Home for information about plans offered. These include two Consumer-Driven Health Plans (CDHPs) with an accompanying Health Savings Account (HSA) and one Preferred Provider Organization (Trad PPO) plan.
DentalThe state contributes to the premium, enabling all employees to participate in this plan.
VisionThe state contributes to the premium, enabling all employees to participate in this plan.
Life InsuranceGroup term insurance is available up to 150% of salary. Supplemental plans are available as well as dependent life coverage.
Short / Long Term Disability BenefitsThe state shares the cost for your participation in the disability plan.

Retirement Plans to help you plan for your future

Public Employees Retirement FundThe state pays 100% of the cost. Individual accounts are maintained for each employee. Investment options are available. Visit the INPRS website at www.in.gov/inprs.
Deferred CompensationThe Hoosier S.T.A.R.T. 457 and 401(a) plans, like their private sector counterpart, the 401(k) plan, offer public employees an excellent way to save for their retirement through tax deferred contributions to their own individual accounts. Visit the Hoosier S.T.A.R.T. website at www.in.gov/auditor/hoosierstart.

Additional Benefits

Automatic DepositDirect deposit of payroll checks and state deposits to one’s eligible Health Savings Account (HSA).
Employee Assistance ServiceProvides employee and family member support during difficult times either directly by phone or by referral to resources in the community. Learn more about Anthem EAP at www.in.gov/spd/wellness/employee-assistance-program-eap.
ParkingFree parking is available at most state facilities.

Are you currently employed with or planning to pursue a career with a Public Service organization? You may qualify for forgiveness of any remaining balance on your eligible federal student loans thanks to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.

About Public Service Loan Forgiveness:

  • The purpose of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program is to encourage individuals to enter and continue working in public service jobs.
  • You may qualify if you work full-time in a public service position and meet other eligibility requirements.
  • This program is for Direct Loans only.
  • Requires 120 separate on-time monthly qualifying payments and was just established in 2007, no borrower will be eligible for forgiveness until 2017.

Learn more about Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program at myfedloan.org click on Loan Forgiveness under Manage Accounts.