I am enjoying the benefits and perks that Douglas College offers. Aside from health and dental benefits, I can get my prescription eyeglasses for up to $500 dollar worth and I get free use of the fitness centre, a good array of free fitness classes (yoga, zumba, spin, circuit training, etc.) and discounted rates for a personal trainer. The pension plan, with the College putting in more than the dollars I put in makes me feel secure about future retirement. Getting the extra life insurance coverage that is 3 times my annual salary is also a plus.
Best: the dental plan coverage is really good. Never had to pay anything from my pocket. They also have a program that offers counselling outside of the college. It’s for short-term only, but it’s good to have it. Worst: chiropractor, physiotherapist etc have a minimal coverage (we get $10 back from the amount we paid, no matter how much we paid).
Starts off with 3 weeks vacation which bumps up to 4 weeks after 4 years.
contract work,bo benefits, although they did pay in advance.very disorganized.
The dental plan is fantastic, but they need to improve the Vision and Extended coverage, especially the physiotherapy component
Extended health that includes dental, however, only receive $10 reimbursement for Chiro and message therapy. Eye glasses/exam is only $200 every two years
Dental coverage covers 100%, which is fantastic. On a short-term contract the other medical coverage is horrible. They cover $10 for each of the first 5 visits for RMT, chiro, etc., and then only a total of $275 per year per practitioner.
The following benefit values are for full-time staff - part-time staff have pro-rated coverage: Although dental is covered by Douglas, the total maximum annual claim is capped at $1000/yr for dental. Dental cleaning is 100% covered once every 9 months, while all basic dental work is 100% covered. 60% coverage for dentures major restorative services (e.g. crowns, inlays, replacement of bridgework, etc) Employee Life Insurance - 1x annual salary up to Max of 800k Extended health care includes 100% coverage for hospital and vision care (eye exams only), and 80% coverage for drugs and prescription glasses Professional services (including physiotherapist, chiropractor, osteopath, podiatrist, massage therapist, naturopath, speech therapist, and psychologist) are limited to a max of $275 each per year. Most are limited to $10 reimbursement for the first 12 visits. Permanent, Full-Time employees also get free access to the gym. After 1 year of service, permanent, full-time employees are entitled to 2 free classes per semester (as long as they are taken at Douglas College)
List based on reports from current and former employees. It may not be complete.