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Our Benefits

Our commitment to fostering a dynamic and innovative employment experience extends beyond our workplace; our benefits program is designed to provide the utmost care and well-being for our staff members and their families. We offer access to 3 distinct benefits categories; all with the same objective: to provide unparalleled healthcare, lifecare and investment options for our staff.

Healthcare Benefits
The Foundation engages with the top health insurance providers in our region to provide our staff members with the best in class access to healthcare. The Foundation pays 100% of the monthly healthcare premiums for our staff members. Additionally, we pay 50% of the monthly medical premiums for our staff members' dependents.

Medical Care
Medical insurance, including prescription insurance, is provided by Independence Blue Cross (IBC); with plan options to participate in the IBC Personal Choice or Keystone networks. To learn more about IBC, please visit: www.ibx.com.

Dental Care
Dental insurance is provided by MetLife; with the Dentist Program (PDP) plan option.  To learn more about MetLife Dental, please visit: www.metlife.com and choose "Group Dental".

Vision Care
Vision insurance is provided by VSP, a leader in vision care offerings. To learn more, please visit: www.vsp.com.

Healthcare Flexible Spending Account
The Foundation offers staff members the option to set aside pre-tax monies (up to $2,500) for reimbursement for eligible healthcare expenses.

Lifecare Benefits
The well-being of our staff members and their families is of paramount importance to the Foundation. Our Lifecare insurance options provide Foundation-subsidized coverage as well as employee-supplemental coverage options to address our staff members’ short-term and long-term health and income protection needs.

Life Insurance
Basic life insurance is provided without cost to our staff members; the coverage is 2x annual base salary with a maximum coverage level to $300,000. Additionally, the Foundation provides access to supplemental life insurance plan options for staff members and their spouses; the coverage may extend up to 5x annual base salary with a maximum coverage level to $500,000. Life insurance is provided by Assurant Employee Benefits; to learn more, visit: www.assurantemployeebenefits.com.

Disability Insurance
Through a partnership with Assurant Employee Benefits, the Foundation provides coverage for short-term and long-term disability coverage, without cost to our staff members.

Maternity Leave & Parental Leave
In conjunction with the Foundation’s short-term disability plan, staff members are eligible for salary continuation during a maternity leave. Additionally, staff members are eligible to receive up to 6 weeks paid parental leave for time away for the birth or adoption of a child.

Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
The Foundation offers staff members the option to set aside pre-tax monies (up to $5,000) for reimbursement of eligible dependent care expenses.  Also, the Foundation provides accessibility for commuters to set aside pre-tax monies for eligible transit expenses.

Time Away Benefits
Each year, staff members receive generous paid vacation, 10 days paid sick leave and 5 paid personal days. Additionally, the Foundation observes a standard business holiday schedule with a floating holiday each year.

On-Site Fitness Facilities
Our staff members enjoy a discounted membership to the on-site fitness facility with services including fitness evaluations, personal training, and classes in self-defense and Pilates.

Investment Benefits
The Foundation offers multiple options to assist employees with their investments throughout all life stages; including access to an external certified financial planner, without cost to staff members.

Retirement Savings Plan
Through a partnership with Great West Retirement Services, the Foundation offers a vested 401(k) retirement savings plan with a variety of portfolio options; an employer match is provided to participants at the completion of one year of employment.

Defined Contribution Plan
Following the completion of one year of employment, the Foundation contributes 10% of total cash compensation (on an annual basis) to a staff member's 401(k) retirement savings account; without any staff member deferral required.

College Savings Plan
Through a partnership with Vanguard, the Foundation offers access to staff members to contribute by payroll deductions to a 529 plan for use on higher education expenses, for staff members or their designated plan beneficiaries. To learn more about the 529 plan; visit: www.vanguard.com and choose "Vanguard 529 College Savings Plan".

 
Emily
“I find joy in working at the Foundation because I am supporting remarkable people who teach me something new every day.”
Emily Hoffman,
Human Resource Administrator
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MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the John Templeton Foundation is to serve as a philanthropic catalyst for discovery in areas engaging life’s biggest questions. These questions range from explorations into the laws of nature and the universe to questions on the nature of love, gratitude, forgiveness, and creativity.

Our vision is derived from Sir John Templeton’s commitment to rigorous scientific research and related scholarship. The Foundation’s motto “How little we know, how eager to learn” exemplifies our support for open-minded inquiry and our hope for advancing human progress through breakthrough discoveries.