Prairie Meadows Benefits

Following is a summary of benefits available to full-time employees of Prairie Meadows.


Two insurance plans through Blue Cross/Blue Shield from which to choose

$10 Copays for office visits for both plans

Prescription drug plan included in both plans


Dental insurance through Delta Dental at no cost to the employee (eligible family members can be covered for an additional cost)

100% coverage for checkups and cleanings

Orthodontia is offered for dependent children


Eye exam, lenses or contacts and frames coverage through Avesis insurance plan

Paid Time Off

Vacation: Full time employees accrue vacation hours each pay period based on years of service.  Vacation leave begins accruing on the first day of employment at Prairie Meadows and become vested upon 6 months of employment.

Accrual Rates:

  • 6months              1 week
  • 1-4 years              2 weeks
  • 5-9 years              3 weeks
  • 10-19 years         4 weeks
  • 20 + years            5 weeks

Holidays:  Regular full time employees who have completed the introductory period are eligible for the following holidays:

  • New Years Day
  • Memorial Day
  • July 4
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day
  • Plus (5) Floating Holidays

Sick Leave:  Sick leave is accrued at 2 hours each pay period to a maximum of 160 hours.  Sick leave begins accruing on the first day of employment at Prairie Meadows and become vested upon 6 months of employment.

Tuition Assistance:  Eligible after 6 months of full time employment.  Prairie Meadows will reimburse 90% of the tuition, including lab fees, to not exceed $5250 per calendar year for job related courses.

Employee Discount Program:  Employees enjoy the following discounts at Prairie Meadows

25% discount at Triple Crown Eatery, Café at the Meadows, AJ’s Steakhouse and Champions buffet for the employee and up to 10 additional guests (excluding alcohol purchases)

25% discount at the Prairie Meadows Gift Shop (excluding lottery tickets and tobacco)

15% discount on Prairie Meadows Hotel room rates depending on availability

Discounted use of Prairie Meadows Banquet areas and food

Plus several discounts available throughout the community

Company Wellness Program:   $50 reimbursement for (1) year gym membership OR special rates to Altoona Campus

Other Benefits

Onsite Employee Cafeteria


Company match up to first 4.5% employee contributes

Additional discretionary match to 401K is possible based on company performance

New employees are automatically enrolled after 1 year of service provided they have worked 1000 hours and are at least 21 years of age.

Flexible Spending Accounts

Limited purpose flexible spending account for up to $2500 yearly on a pretax basis to pay for health, dental and vision expenses not covered by insurance

Dependent care reimbursement account for up to $5000 yearly on a pretax basis to pay for daycare expenses

Life Insurance

Company provided life insurance of 1 times the employee’s base salary

Supplemental life insurance:

  • 1-5 times annual base salary for employee
  • Up to $150,000 for spouse life insurance
  • Up to $10,000 for eligible children


Short-term and long-term disability coverage at no cost to the employee

Short-term disability of 60% of monthly pay for 26 weeks

Long-term disability of 60% of monthly pay after short-term has been exhausted




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