Benefits

Dakota Gas and Basin Electric offer a competitive benefits package to attract the best employees. If you have questions about any of these benefits, contact our Human Resources department.

Medical insurance

  • Coverage starts first day of employment
  • Employee pays a small percentage of premium based on salary

401k plan

  • Two options available: Traditional 401(k) and Roth 401(k)
  • Contributes/matches a percentage of employee contribution based on employment status
  • A loan option is available

Cancer care / intensive care plans

  • Supplemental insurance for expenses incurred either due to cancer or extended stays in a hospital intensive care unit
  • Different options available
  • Premiums paid by employee through payroll deduction

Dental insurance

  • Two options of coverage available
  • Coverage starts on the first of the month following three months of employment
  • Premiums paid by Employer for Denta 50
  • Employee pays difference in premium for Denta 150

Vision insurance

  • Coverage starts on the first of the month following the first day of employment
  • Premiums paid by employee through payroll deduction

Flexible spending accounts

  • Two separate accounts: Dependent Care Account and Health Care Account
  • Dependent Care Accounts are used to pay for child care expenses while employee and spouse are working
  • Health Care Accounts are used to pay out-of-pocket expenses such as deductibles, co-insurances, and other medical expenses not covered by insurance
  • Contributions are pretax and begin the first of the month following date of employment

Dependent life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance

  • Coverage available for spouse and eligible dependent children.
  • Coverage starts the first of the month following three months of employment
  • Premiums paid by employee through bank deduction

Life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance

  • Coverage determined by rounding up base annual salary to next thousand
  • Coverage starts on the first of the month following three months of employment Employer provides 2X coverage
  • Employee can purchase up to 3X additional coverage through payroll deduction
  • Coverage maximum of $1,000,000 for life insurance
  • Coverage maximum of $1,000,000 for AD&D insurance

Short-term disability

  • 3 month benefit after 7 days of sick/injury off the job
  • 30 day waiting period
  • Premiums paid by employee through payroll deduction

Long-term care

  • Includes nursing home, assisted living, home care, respite care, bed reservation, alternate care, caregiver training, and equipment
  • Different options available
  • Premiums paid by employee through bank deduction

Long-term disability insurance

  • 90-day waiting period
  • Pays 60 percent of predisability salary or 70 percent of all sources of income
  • Payment begins after 90 days of total disability
  • Premiums paid by Employer

Employee Assistance Program

  • Offers confidential help in areas of personal concern and difficulty
  • Includes emotional crisis; individual, marital, and parenting concerns; financial and legal difficulties; chemical addiction evaluation; and work-related problems
  • Will provide up to eight appointments with an employee assistance counselor for each problem

Safety gear

  • Dakota Gas provides safety gear free of charge to employees
  • If the job requires fire resistant (FR) clothing, Dakota Gas provides FR clothing per the employee guidelines
  • If the job requires steel toed boots, Dakota Gas will pay for a new pair per the employee guidelines
  • Reimbursement is available for prescription safety glasses; non-prescription safety glasses are furnished at no charge

Retirement program

  • Waiting period based on employment status
  • Normal retirement is age 62
  • Retirement benefits are calculated using a predefined benefit formula
  • Premiums paid by Employer

Educational assistance

  • Full-time employees who complete undergraduate or graduate course work at a local/regional accredited educational institution in an approved program may receive up to 100 percent education reimbursement
  • Part-time employees may be eligible for pro-rated reimbursement

Exercise Equipment / PC loan program

  • Employees purchase their own computer systems or exercise equipment and, based on qualified purchases, repay the loan per the terms of the loan agreement through payroll deduction

Wellness program

  • Basin Electric and its subsidiaries promote a total lifestyle approach to employee wellness by providing blood screenings, flu shots, fitness facilities, and wellness and health education programs
  • Employees can take walks on breaks and use fitness facility
  • There is a doctor on staff who is available for office visits, and who can prescribe medication
  • A BE Well committee sets up activities and fitness challenges, including reduced-cost FitBits®

BE Involved

  • Employees are encouraged to get involved in their communities, even during work hours when appropriate and approved by a supervisor
  • The BE Involved committee makes getting involved easy, through regular notices on upcoming volunteer opportunities and information on local organizations that could use some help

Basin Electric/Dakota Gas is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities