Benefits & Beyond
Measuring Success One Associate at a Time
Feel confident about the support you receive from your place of work—and your ability to enjoy life outside of it—with Benefits and Beyond from U.S. Cellular®. We empower our associates to soar in their professional endeavors and achieve professional recognition. Yet we also want them to thrive on a more personal level. And have access to the resources and programs they need to make each day more productive and enjoyable.
Which is why U.S. Cellular provides a compensation package that is comprehensive yet customizable. Whatever your objectives in life, we have your back. Concerned about your physical health, financial viability, and prospects for the future? So are we. And you can see this commitment in all that we offer to inspire your progress and empower your success.
U.S. Cellular extends all benefits to same- and opposite-sex spouses/domestic partners, as well as eligible children of domestic partners and your dependents.
Your Health and Well-Being
Many of our benefits are available Day One.
We offer two Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBS) PPO plans; one which includes a high deductible plan combined with a Health Savings Account (HSA). We also offer an HMO plan in Wisconsin. All plans provide 100% coverage for preventive care.
We have a plan from Delta Dental with 100% coverage for preventive care (e.g., routine exams and X-rays).
Our vision plan features in- and out-of-network plans by VSP. In addition to yearly vision exams and coverage for contacts and glasses, our plan also provides a discount for laser vision correction.
Life Insurance/Accidental Death and Dismemberment
Basic Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment plans equal to one times annual salary with a minimum of $30,000. Additional coverage can be purchased for yourself up to 10 times your annualized salary and you may also purchase life insurance coverage for your spouse/domestic partner and dependent children.
Short- and Long-Term Disability
In addition to sick days, full-time associates are eligible for Short-Term (STD) and Long-Term Disability (LTD) coverage at no cost.
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Associates can set aside pre-tax dollars for qualifying Health Care (HC) FSA expenses and/or Dependent Care (child/elder care) FSA expenses. Our plan also offers a HCFSA Debit Card.
Guidance Resources can help you and your family deal with everyday challenges that can affect your work, health and family anytime (24/7), at no cost to you.
Your Financial Security
Planning for your financial future.
Before-tax 401(k) and Roth 401(k) after-tax options with 100% matching up to the first 3%, and 40% matching for the next 2% contribution each pay period.
Pension Plan– 100% Employer Funded
Watch your balance grow over time! In general, the Plan provides 3% of compensation for most associates.
Supporting you in and out of work.
When you’re comfortable, confident and relaxed, so are our customers.
Flexible Work Arrangements
We support the use of various work schedules which are designed to allow for flexibility to associates while still meeting the needs of the business.
Paid Time Off
Full-time associates are eligible to receive excellent time off benefits, including five personal days, 10 vacation days during the first three years of service (15 vacation days after three years and 20 days after 10 years), six holidays and up to six sick days per year.
Education Assistance Program
We provide support for coursework at accredited colleges and education institutions with eligible degree programs. Eligible full-time associates are reimbursed at 100% for covered tuition costs up to the annual maximum; eligible part-time associates are reimbursed at 60% for covered tuition costs up to the annual maximum.
Associate PC Purchase Program
Employees receive a discount when purchasing a PC and related equipment through U.S. Cellular’s associate PC Purchase Program.
Associate Adoption Assistance
We provide financial assistance by reimbursing eligible associates for up to $5,000 for qualified adoption-related expenses.
Associate Support Fund
The Associate Support Fund is a company-and associate-funded program that provides emergency relief for associates facing a financial hardship as a result of a qualifying disaster or personal hardship.
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U.S. Cellular reserves the right to amend, modify, revoke or terminate any of its benefit plans, in whole or in part, at any time, for any reason, without prior notice, and without approval of any employee, former employee or other person.