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One of PCA’s goals is to support its employees in their vital role of serving Philadelphia’s seniors. The agency’s benefits, compensation, employee relations, recognition and training programs are designed and administered with its employees in mind.

PCA is proud of being able to offer outstanding competitive benefits to all its employees.




Medical Benefits
PCA offers the following medical plans:

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Prescription Plan
$20.00 co-pay generic
$35.00 co-pay brand

Mail Order (3 months)
$40.00 generic
$70.00 brand

Dental Care (Delta Dental)
employee co-pay

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Vision Care (Vision Benefits of America)
Free to all employees and eligible dependents (bi-annual deduction)

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Life Insurance
1x employee salary, can purchase additional life insurance.

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Long Term Disability Insurance
Available after six (6) months of employment + three (3) months of illness, up to 66 2/3% of salary.

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Retirement
  • Pension Plan (Defined Benefit)
  • 1 year and 1,000 hours – eligibility
  • 5 years – vesting
  • Defined benefit plan
  • Non - contributory
  • Tax Shelter 403B Accounts - contributory by employees – deducted from gross pay for tax savings

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Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
    The PSLF program “is intended to encourage individuals to enter and continue in full-time public-service employment by forgiving the remaining balance” of certain student loans. Due to recent changes in the law, persons who have worked for non-profits and employees who work for PCA, may be eligible to participate in the PSLF Program.

    You are encouraged to carefully review the eligibility requirements. Note that the U.S. Department of Education has published the “Employment Certification for Public Service Loan Forgiveness” form and established a process to assist borrowers in monitoring their repayment progress. If you have questions about the PSLF Program see the PSLF Program’s website, contact the US Department of Education or your accountant.

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Additional Benefits

Paid by PCA

  • 12 paid holidays per year (PCA Offices Closed)
  • Sick leave accrued at 1½ days per month (accrue 18 sick days per year)
  • Personal leave accrued at 0.166 days per month (accrue 2 days per year)
  • Vacation accrued at:
    • 1-2 years of employment — 2 weeks
    • 3-5 years of employment — 3 weeks
    • 6-19 years of employment — 4 weeks
    • 20 years of employment — 5 weeks
  • Cash-In-Lieu of Benefits Programemployees can waive medical coverage and receive a cash payment from $1,000 up to $1,500.

  • Credit Union (PFCU)/ Wells Fargo Bank - automatic deposit of checks and other services.

  • Direct Deposit - automatic deposit of paycheck to bank(s) of your choice.

  • Paid and unpaid leave - PCA complies with Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

  • Sick leave paid from accrued sick, vacation and personal days.

  • Work Life/Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - free counseling assistance with work life issues for you and your dependent

Paid by Employee

Car/Homeowners Insuranceemployees can purchase homeowners/drivers insurance at group rates.

Flexible Spending Accounts costs of medical and childcare can be deducted from gross pay for tax savings.

Life Insurance employees can purchase additional life insurance

Long Term Disability Insurance (UNUM/AFLAC)employees can purchase additional insurance.

Long Term Care Insuranceemployees can purchase long term care insurance at group rates.

Monthly SEPTA Transpass cards discount.

Pre Tax Commuting and Parking costscan be deducted from your pay for tax savings.

Tobacco Users Surcharge
We all know that tobacco use causes serious medical problems, many of which are preventable. If an employee and/or family member enrolled in a PCA medical plan is a user of any type of tobacco product, a surcharge of $10 per pay will be imposed on the employee’s medical plan contribution.

At the time of hire, employees will attest to the use or non-use of tobacco products. Employees are cautioned to be factual in their smoking representation. Those who quit using tobacco products for three consecutive months during the year can have the $10 surcharge waived going forward, provided they remain a non-user of tobacco products.

IBC has a number of programs to help employees and eligible dependents kick the use of tobacco products. These include up to a $200 reimbursement for completing an IBC approved cessation program, online support and free counseling for pregnant mothers who are tobacco users. In addition, PCA will again be offering smoking cessations programs to assist employees.

Cigna Personal Health Assessment Survey (PHA)
A PHA is a confidential self-survey that can help you maintain or improve your health.

Employees who do not complete a PHA one month following benefits start date will pay a surcharge of $5 per pay on their medical plan contribution (i.e., if benefits start 3-1-2014, you must complete PHP
by 4-1-2014). To complete a PHP please go to the link below:

  • http://www.mycigna.com/
  • Register
  • Log In
  • Complete PHA

Please address all questions regarding above benefits and salary to:

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging
Human Resources Department
642 North Broad Street – 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19130-3409

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Our Teams and Committees

PCA hopes to insure that employment with PCA is rewarding and challenging. To this end, PCA strives to create a healthy, productive, and positive work environment. PCA’s facilities are alcohol-, drug-, and smoke-free and the agency participates in a recycling program and wellness efforts.

PCA offers ample opportunity for employees to work collectively on projects of interest, recognizing that this is an excellent way to garner new ideas and tackle problems and promote self-development. There are several employee directed teams and committees that all are welcome to join. They are:

Employee Recognition Team — PCA’s Employee Recognition Team develops programs, events, and processes that recognize outstanding service. The annual Employee Recognition Day is organized by the team and spotlights employee accomplishments throughout the year.

Ethics Committee — The Ethics Committee examines ethical issues in long term care. The committee’s goals are to educate staff and the aging network about the ethical implications of their work, provide a forum for discussion of specific situations, and examine the ethical context of PCA’s client-related policy decisions.

Green Team — The Green Team works to bring environmentally-focused programs and education to PCA and its employees, and to spread awareness about recycling issues and other eco-friendly practices.

Internal Communications Team — The Internal Communications Team promotes a positive flow of information and communication among PCA departments.

Personnel Committee — The Personnel Committee serves as an advisory body that recommends, develops, and revises personnel policies and procedures that best meet the needs of all PCA employees.

Recreation Committee — The Recreation Committee combines business and pleasure through many activities. With representation from every department, the committee organizes an annual holiday party for staff, the costs of which are defrayed by fundraising efforts throughout the year.

Safety and Security Committee Through the Safety and Security Committee, PCA employees may voice their concerns about safety and security in the workplace. The committee comprised of a representative from each department, ensures that existing emergency procedures are followed and that PCA is made aware of staff that might require assistance in the case of an emergency exit.

Suggestion Review Team Under the auspices of the Personnel Team, this committee reviews suggestions from the employees that improve the overall operations of the agency. Eligible suggestions are sent to the appropriate department for review and if approved by the department receive a $50 gift card. When the suggestion is implemented the employee receives another $50 gift card.

Wellness Committee — The Wellness Committee includes representatives from every department at PCA, and is dedicated to establishing a broad range of activities and events to encourage and support employees in developing healthy lifestyles. Rewards and prizes are given to employees for participation in wellness activities.

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