Benefits of Working at GreenState Credit Union

What's important to our employees is important to us! GreenState Credit Union is pleased to provide benefits that contribute greatly not only to your total compensation, but also to your personal well-being and that of your family. From comprehensive health care coverage to a generous retirement plan to discounted logo-wear, the GreenState's benefits take care of the people who take care of our organization! 

The benefits listed below are available to all full-time employees. An overview of benefits for part-time employees can be found in a printer friendly handout below.

Wellness & Health Insurance 

Health Insurance

Health insurance coverage through Wellmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield is available to full-time employees of GreenState Credit Union. GreenState offers two plans: a preferred provider organization (PPO) and a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP). Both plans offer financial incentives for employees to receive health care services from a participating network of physicians, hospitals and health care professionals. Prescription coverage is provided through MedOne. Coverage for full-time hires begins on the first of the month following date of hire. The Credit Union shares in the cost of the monthly insurance premium for both plans.

Dental Insurance

Dental insurance coverage through Delta Dental is available to full-time employees. Our plan has been designed to encourage preventative dental care for employees and their families. Coverage for full-time new hires begins on the first of the month following date of hire. The Credit Union shares in the cost of of the monthly insurance premium. 

For staff enrolled in the GreenState’s Delta Dental Plan, participants automatically have vision discount coverage available through a program called Delta Vision. This program provides discounts on eye exams, discounted pricing on lenses, savings on eyeglass frames, and more. There is no enrollment form to complete nor enrollment fee to pay. This is a free program available to all current GreenState Delta Dental subscribers. Coverage begins on the same day that Delta Dental coverage is effective.

Vision Insurance

Vision insurance coverage through VSP is available to full-time employees. Our plan has been designed to encourage the best care at the lowest out-of-pocket cost for employees and their families and provides benefits toward the cost of an annual eye exam, lenses and frames or contacts. Coverage for full-time new hires begins on the first of the month following date of hire. Employees pay the full cost of the premium.

Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Plan

All health and dental insurance premiums are automatically deducted with pre-tax dollars through the Flexible Spending Account (FSA) program through Wex. The FSA program also offers additional voluntary opportunities for staff to pay for select monthly out of pocket expenses with pre-tax dollars, including both Medical Expenses and Dependent Care. By paying for these expenses on a pre-tax basis, taxable income is lowered resulting in more take-home pay for participating staff. New employees are eligible to participate in Dependent Care Reimbursement on the first of the month following date of hire. Staff are eligible to enroll in the medical care expense reimbursement program each year during open enrollment at the end of the calendar year.

Health Savings Account (HSA)

Staff enrolled in the High Deductible Health (HDHP) plan can elect to contribute to a Health Savings Account (HSA) through Wex to pay for qualified out-of-pocket medical, dental, and/or vision expenses. The HSA is a personal account separate from an employee’s GreenState benefits that allows for pre-tax contributions. By paying for these expenses on a pre-tax basis, taxable income is lowered resulting in more take-home pay for participating staff. New employees are eligible to participate in the HSA if they enroll in the HDHP on the first of the month following date of hire. In 2022, all participants who contribute a minimum of $10 per pay period to an HSA account will receive an employer contribution of $28.85 per pay period for Single coverage or $57.70 per pay period for all other contract types.

Work Life Balance & Time Off 

Flexible Time Off (FTO) / Flexible Time Off-Unscheduled (FTU)

A Flexible Time Off (FTO) benefit is designed to foster balance between work and home for all full- and part-time exempt and non-exempt staff. FTO is considered any time off taken with greater than 24 hours’ notice. Through FTO, time away is not based on a bank of accruals. Rather, employees take time off at their discretion (and upon supervisor approval) to attend to personal needs. Many of us struggle to find the sweet spot where we feel valued and appreciated in our professional lives without having to sacrifice our personal lives. FTO uses an innovative approach to achieve that universally desired, but hard-to-find balance. Our goal is to further enhance our culture of trust where employees are empowered to manage their time which, in turn, allows them to return to work refreshed and ready to serve. FTO empowers employees to take ownership of their success. Full- and part-time exempt and non-exempt staff are also eligible for Flexible Time Off-Unscheduled (or FTU), which is time off taken with less than 24 hours’ notice. FTU is limited to 80 hours per year for full-time staff and 40 hours per year for part-time staff. Both FTO and FTU benefits are available to use beginning date of hire.

Sick Leave

All full- and part-time commissioned employees, along with seasonal/intern/temporary staff are eligible for annual sick leave at the following levels beginning date of hire:

  • Full-time Commissioned: 80 hours
  • Par-time Commissioned: 40 hours
  • Seasonal/intern/temporary staff: 24 hours


Both Full- and Part-time non-exempt staff receive (11) paid holidays each year, or a fraction thereof, based on hire date. Full-time staff receive 8 hours of holiday pay and Part-time staff receive 4 hours of holiday pay for each holiday observed.

Medical Leave

FMLA is designed to help employees balance their work and family responsibilities by allowing them to take unpaid leave for certain family reasons. GreenState takes this law a step further and allows this leave to be paid provided applicable policy provisions are met. Full- and part-time exempt and non-exempt staff are to use paid Medical Leave for any continuous or intermittent extended illnesses for employees or immediate family members and follows provisions of GreenState’s FMLA policy. GreenState will provide up to 2 weeks of 100% paid medical leave; following two weeks, the GreenState will provide paid leave at 80% of the employee’s wage for up to an additional 10 weeks. To be eligible, the employee must have worked at GreenState:

  • for at least 12 months and;
  • for at least 1,250 hours during the year preceding the start of the leave

Parental Leave

In order to enable an employee to care for and bond with a newborn, or newly adopted or placed child, GreenState Credit Union provides 6 weeks of 100% paid parental leave to all full and part-time exempt and non-exempt employees. This policy provides eligible employees with a period of time off for activities related to the care and well-being of their newborn or adopted child.

To be eligible, the employee must have worked at GreenState Credit Union:

  • for at least 12 months and;
  • for at least 1,250 hours during the year preceding the start of the leave

Sabbatical Leave

A Sabbatical Leave Program is available for and required of all staff. Upon achievement of 15 years of service, and again 10 years following completion of the first sabbatical, employees will have five years to schedule and take a continuous four-week paid leave. This sabbatical leave promotes a healthy balance between work and home and encourages both personal and professional growth through an extended leave period. Specific guidelines and/or wait periods apply for rehired or acquired staff.


401(k) Retirement Savings Plan

GreenState Credit Union is pleased to partner with Principal in providing employees with an opportunity to save for retirement. Employees may choose to participate in a Standard tax-deferred or Roth 401(k) retirement savings plan. Our tax deferred 401(k) retirement savings plan offers many advantages in comparison to utilizing typical savings accounts. With a 401(k) plan, the money invested is tax deferred – no taxes are taken out. Additionally, the interest earned on investments grows without having taxes withheld, so the total grows more quickly than it would without this tax advantage. With a Roth plan employees pay taxes on employee contributions now, and then upon retirement, no money (including earnings) is taxable upon withdrawal. 

All employees are eligible and begin to participate in this plan on the first payroll following 30 days of service and attainment of age 18. As a participant, an employee may elect to contribute up to the IRS elective deferral limit each calendar year. The Credit Union offers a Safe Harbor Match for all participating staff. GreenState also provides a discretionary match opportunity based on both employee contribution levels and years of service. For staff that have participated in the plan for less than 5 years, the total match opportunity is up to 5% (safe harbor plus discretionary). For staff that have participated in the plan for 5 years or longer, the total match opportunity is 11% (safe harbor plus discretionary.) 

Employees are always 100% vested in the contributions they choose to defer, as well as in the Credit Union’s Safe Harbor Match contributions. Employees are vested in discretionary contributions after being employed for three (3) or more years in which 1000 hours or more have been worked. 

Match calculations are as follows:

Employees with less than 5 years of service
Employee Contribution Safe Harbor Match Discretionary Match Total
1.00% 1.00% 0.25% 1.25%
2.00% 2.00% 0.50% 2.50%
3.00% 3.00% 0.75% 3.75%
4.00% 3.50% 1.00% 4.50%
5.00% 4.00% 1.00% 5.00%
6.00% 4.00% 1.00% 5.00%
7.00% 4.00% 1.00% 5.00%
8.00% 4.00% 1.00% 5.00%
9.00% 4.00% 1.00% 5.00%
10.00% 4.00% 1.00% 5.00%
11.00% 4.00% 1.00% 5.00%
12.00% 4.00% 1.00% 5.00%
Employees with 5 years of service or more
Employee Contribution Safe Harbor Match Discretionary Match Total
1.00% 1.00% 1.75% 2.75%
2.00% 2.00% 3.50% 5.50%
3.00% 3.00% 5.25% 8.25%
4.00% 3.50% 7.00% 10.50%
5.00% 4.00% 7.00% 11.00%
6.00% 4.00% 7.00% 11.00%
7.00% 4.00% 7.00% 11.00%
8.00% 4.00% 7.00% 11.00%
9.00% 4.00% 7.00% 11.00%
10.00% 4.00% 7.00% 11.00%
11.00% 4.00% 7.00% 11.00%
12.00% 4.00% 7.00% 11.00%

Peace of Mind & Supplemental Insurance 

Group Life Insurance

GreenState provides all full-time employees with Group Life insurance coverage through Mutual of Omaha. The benefit value is 1.25 times total compensation to a maximum of $500,000 for commissioned staff and 2.5 times annual base pay for all other staff to a maximum of $500,000. Life insurance coverage begins on the first of the month following date of hire. Beneficiaries are appointed by the employee and can be changed at any time. There is no cost to the employee as premiums are paid by the Credit Union.

Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

In addition to Group Life insurance coverage, GreenState provides all full-time employees with additional coverage and protection in the event of accidental death or bodily injury through Mutual of Omaha. Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance (AD&D) provides up to 1.25 times to 2.5 times an employee’s annual base salary in the event of an accidental death and will cover for specified bodily injury losses subject to policy limitations. Coverage begins on the first of the month following date of hire. There is no cost to the employee as premiums are paid by the Credit Union.

Long Term Disability Insurance

The GreenState provides all full-time employees with protection against loss of income due to illness or injury with Long Term Disability insurance (LTD) through Mutual of Omaha. The LTD benefit provides income to employees who are disabled and unable to work for a period of time. The Lifetime Critical Disability Supplement allows the benefit to continue for up to the employee’s lifetime. Benefits begin after 90 days of disability and cover 60% of an employee’s monthly salary on a pre-tax basis up to a maximum of $10,000. Coverage begins on the first of the month following date of hire. There is no cost to the employee as premiums are paid by the Credit Union, however employees are responsible for paying taxes on the premiums paid by the credit union.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The success of GreenState relies heavily on the productivity, creativity and the health of its employees and their family members. The EAP provides free, confidential services to employees and their immediate family members in an effort to help identify, prevent or solve a wide range of personal problems before they begin to affect and interfere with daily job performance or health. The EAP has trained specialists on staff 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Staff or immediate family members may contact the EAP directly at any time. The assistance sought is held in the strictest of confidence. The employee’s right to privacy is one of the most crucial aspects of this program. The cost of initial assessments and short-term counseling is covered by the Credit Union. Continued treatment or additional services are at the expense of the employee or family member, but may be covered by health insurance plans. Problems don’t have to be solved alone. EAP is just a phone call away, 24-hours a day, and seven days a week.

Employee Perks 

Financial Well-being

GreenState works with all new and existing employees in review of their personal financial well-being to ensure that any financial products they have in hand, regardless of origin, are competitive and provided at an affordable rate. Our employees can place their vote of confidence in the GreenState as their preferred financial institution! Whether developing budget or savings plan, understanding and improving a credit report, buying a home, or planning for your financial future, the GreenState is the one-stop financial resource for all of our employees.

  • Student Loans Interest Reimbursement: Annually, GreenState will reimburse qualifying employees for the interest payments made to their outstanding student loan debt under qualified Federal student loan programs. Minimum tenure requirements, along with annualized maximum payments apply.
  • Mortgage Closing Cost: Employees see a discount of $500 off of their closing costs
  • Home Equity Loans and Lines of Credit: Employees do not pay documentation fees when closing on a home equity loan or line of credit.
  • Loan Rate Reductions: Employees see a 1.00% rate reduction off of the standard loan rate.

Employee Account Perks

  • Free Personal Checks
  • $500 EZ Access Line of Credit
  • Up to a $5000 Line of Credit, in the form of a GreenState Credit Card
  • $40 credit towards annual Safe Deposit Box rental fee

Other perks include:

  • Lunch on Us! Several times throughout the year, onsite GreenState Credit Union staff get to enjoy lunch on the Credit Union's dime!
  • GreenState Credit Union Casual Wear: GreenState pays for 50% of all GreenState branded casual wear items that staff order.
  • Cheers and Chill– Occasionally, as a downshifting opportunity, staff are treated to a cold beverage of their choice at the end of the workday.
  • Volunteering opportunities: giving back is a big part of our GreenState culture! To that end, with approval from supervisors, staff have the opportunity to volunteer at Credit Union functions during the workday in exchange for standard hourly pay.
  • Service Awards: In five-year increments, staff are recognized for their service to GreenState Credit Union and are given an opportunity to shop for a Service Award from our vendor partner in recognition of loyalty, commitment, and hard work! Watch for a congratulations email from your HR team at anniversary time to begin the gift selection process!
  • Identity Theft Protection: GreenState has partnered with NXG Strategies to provide all staff with fully managed identify theft research, remediation, and recovery. If you suspect theft for any reason, a professional Privacy Advocate will manage your recovery process to help restore your name and credit to pre-event status. They will handle the phone calls, paperwork, and follow-up for you through a Limited Power of Attorney authorization. This service covers all types of identity theft, even if it is not related to your account.

Corporate / Business Discounts

In partnership with local businesses and other vendor partners, a variety of corporate discounts are available to GreenState staff. The list of discounts updates frequently and can be reviewed by staff at any time.

Business Casual Dress Code 

The credit union provides the option of business casual attire to allow alternatives to the regular business attire, while at the same time promoting “Credit Union Pride”. Staff have the option to dress professionally or in business casual attire 6 days a week, Monday through Saturday. GreenState is pleased to share half of the cost of any Credit Union logo wear shirt or sweater ordered, and there is no limit to the number of items can be ordered. This is a great opportunity to not only represent the Credit Union but also to enhance work wardrobes at a very affordable cost!

Printer friendly benefits handouts 

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